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Old 04-13-2016, 08:20 AM   #1
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Help changing fresh water tank drain

Help. My valve disintegrated and I was expecting an easy replacement. Now that I have the new part the old one it is not an easy removal. Do I have to drop the whole plastic heat shield to get to it? I see that someone drilled a slot to get to the low point drains, but that hole won't reach the drain. Or should I drill another access hole? Photo is attached. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:28 AM   #2
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Well. Thank goodness for a dremel reciprocating saw. I ended up cutting it out to expose the 3" piece of plastic tubing and hose clamp. Not a very user friendly place to get to otherwise. Click image for larger version

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Then a strap with self tapping screws to put it back together. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #3
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Good job. It's maddening how Airstream feels access to maintenance items is unnecessary.

I've seen others cut a hatch below and others have dropped their water tanks.

Many do use the same drain but use a metal one.

I would put a patch over the other hole to keep debris out and warm furnace are in.

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