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Old 04-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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third drain valve under galley where???

Bought my 1975 AS in October last year. Never tried to hook up water until today ,because I was told it was winterized. Hooked up the hose and kept my finger crossed. Couldn't get any water out of any the sinks or the toilet. I had to tap the water pressure regulator and then the water started to flow behind the toilet. Yes I mean flow behind the toilet. After removing the toilet I found a bursted copper line. I will fix tomorrow.

After all this I decided to read the owners manual. It states that there are 3 drain valves under the galley (kitchen sink) . I can only find 2, is there actually three? The two I found are right next to each other right infront of the inverter.

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Old 04-25-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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Wink Lower Drain Valve

On My 1970 the valve you are looking for is about 6 inchs below the two valves you can see The two valves you see are for hot and cold drains for your water lines and the one lower down is for your drain for your water tank.Hope that helps
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You might want a flashlight, 'cause it IS there. But that recess is purty darkish even on a sunny day, so I'm not surprised you didn't see it.
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Thanks for the help, I will grab a light and take a look tomorrow,
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:24 PM   #5
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Still can't find

had a million candle light spot light and still no luck can't find the third valve. Trying to attach a picture of the valves I have found. can anyone lead me in the right direction"


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had a million candle light spot light and still no luck can't find the third valve. Trying to attach a picture of the valves I have found. can anyone lead me in the right direction"


Thanks Larry b
Well, I'm sorry, never seen one that didn't have it there in that era. From the picture on the left, you can see how easy it is for them to hide, though...

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Aage,
Thanks for the reply and the pics. My valves are both soldered in at the same direction as your lower valve. There is one drain spout going thru the belly pan. The drain valves that I have both drain into this one spout.

I guess I will have to follow the pipes to get an understanding of what each valve is for.

What do the three valves in your AS drain?

Still having fun learning this old girl! Pretty soon I will know her like the back of my hand. Got the toilet supply line fixed a couple nights ago. Only plumbing issues now is the the bathroom sink and shower faucets are stuck shut.

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Larry,

Two are for the "lowest drain point" to be used for winterizing, and the other one is for the fresh water tank drain, and just empties onto the ground below the trailer.

Good luck with your hunt.
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