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Old 07-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Better quality drain petcock??

Agh, my wife and I were out for our 1 week summer vacation recently. Two days out, and the blasted (someone say "junk") drain petcock on our 30' Excella 1000 first cracked (causing a nightly mess and when water wasn't available, a shortage), and then on the way home, the darn thing broke all the way off. Saw from a previous posting how to access and possibly change the petcock, but would like to know if a better quality (brass or stainless steel) variety is out there somewhere.... Help!!! I really hate to replace junk with new junk......Pat
Also, will extend a grateful thanks in advance.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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Brass Drain Valve

Maybe this will work. I have found similar valves at my local Ace Hardware.

Buy "Anderson" Brass Drain Valve at BuyHardwareSupplies.com
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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Just noticed you are in Eagle River. In my previous life as an airline pilot I used to get into Anchorage quite a bit for fuel and crew swaps during trips to Asia. Used to hike and fish the Eagle River valley whenever I got a chance. I had always wanted to hike from Eagle River to Girdwood but never quite made it that far because the weather would always change. Hoping to bring the Airstream that direction in the next couple of years
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:11 AM   #4
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bpcaudill - If you haven't done it yet, I used this with an adapter on the back to mate to the vinyl tubing. It's a warm weather sillcock.

3/4 In. Flanged Threaded Brass Sillcock - 108-004HC at The Home Depot

Could now also attach hose to drain water away from trailer if need be. And UV and age are not going to affect it like the original one.
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I put this together with parts from Lowes. Hopefully you have one up there!
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