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Old 05-04-2012, 12:14 AM   #15
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I appreciate the follow up picture on your water filtration system. Your use of brass fittings will make it even more reliable. Great to learn tips like this from fellow Airstreamers. Unfortunately, I don't think Airstream made a manual for my particular Cutter (there aren't too many '32 Cutter pushers out there). I have all the documentation from the original owner and it includes a manual for a Land Yacht pusher. I'll be visiting the original owner in 2 weeks and I'll have a small list of questions for him. Talk to you soon!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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Well I did it! Changed both grey and black valves, outside shower, water inlet and all the little cone washers a few days before leaving for San Diego. It's so nice not to have 2-3 cups of ooze to catch when I remove the black cap. I had to use a lubricating jelly as well. Thanks again Bill!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:49 PM   #17
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I just went through this with my Safari travel trailer only I was lucky enough to have the grey not the black malfunction. The handle would pull out but the fluid wouldn't drain. The black valve was very sticky and a knew an unpleasant problem was not far away.
No way to get at the valves. I took it to a repair facility. It was a $650 job--ouch. They had to drop the tanks to get at the valves. Not a DIY job unless you have no sense of smell.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #18
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Thanks Bill for your excellent post. I'll print it off for future no no no no. What am I saying. I hope to never have to look at it again.

Bill, what type of filters are you using?

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #19
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Very useful post Barnacle Bill. Thank you.

I originally designed my Waste Managment Compartment without proper access to the valves but had that error corrected this summer before my now begun trek to Newfoundland.

I've often wondered how I would cope with a valve slider handel coming off in my hand and your good solution will be kept in mind, all the while hoping I won't have to use it.


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Old 03-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #20
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On my black water tank where it connects to the valve is differant, what would I use? It appears silicone was used before. I have a steady drip, and black water drip ain't to good. There were large hose clamps on this but it still leaked.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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Working on a valve right now (replacing seals). Seems like a little lubrication is in order because the new seals seem pretty squeaky and, I would think, hard to scoot intoning place.

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #22
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I didn't tell my wife but I wash the tank valve the the kitchen sink with hot water dawn and then some bleach and now it works really smooth. I just have everything clean and ready to assemble. I just need to know what to apply to the connection before it gets cold again.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:17 PM   #23
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #24
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What do yall think? 3 1/2 OD PVC coupled to 4" OD black water tank outlet.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/FER...DC5?Pid=search
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #25
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outstanding Bill - evidently, you must have been a technical writer, to say the least, in your previous life!
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I have never had to replace the whole valve assembly. I just replaced the valve itself. If these are all PVC parts I would guess PVC glue would be the best after cleaning eveything
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #27
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White parts are made of PVC and black parts are ABS. Home Depot and Lowes both carry a glue that welds PVC, ABS and CPVC.
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I have been told the tank is made of polyethylene and regular pvc glue will not stick. They make a glue but I decided this coupling would be as good and I can take it apart should need be.
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