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Old 08-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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'61 International Overlander - replace seals on original black tank valve

Managed to get this off the black tank and get it unstuck. (It was in the ever-convenient "half closed, half open" position.) Got all the gunk out of it. (I will spare you the pictures and the details). I have the factory original blackwater drain hose. I would like to just replace a few of the seals and bolt this baby back on. I have read here about a place to buy these seals, but now that I'm looking for them, I can't find them.

Where does one buy these?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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I don't know where to get just the seals, but the whole valve with new seals is not much. If I went to the troulble of taking it off, I'd just put a whole new valve on, but that's just me.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
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photomikey,
I guess you are rebuilding your brass black tank valve. When we rebuilt the one in my '61 Overlander, we purchased the seals from a local hydraulics store. Just bring in the old seals and the valve & see if they can match them. Before you reinstall the rebuilt valve, be sure to check that the slides works properly. Also, we leaked checked the valve before it was reinstalled by putting water in it and letting it sit overnight.
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I don't know where to get just the seals, but the whole valve with new seals is not much. If I went to the troulble of taking it off, I'd just put a whole new valve on, but that's just me.
I was under the impression that I'd need an adapter plate:

Waste Valve Adapter for Early 1960s Airstreams

for a hundred bucks, plus a valve, plus a way to plumb the greywater into the blackwater line without blackwater backing up into the shower.

I am open to suggestions, but it seems like the price for new seals would be a few bucks (especially if I could get a kit), as opposed to what will undoubtedly be a couple hundred for a new valve.

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My apoligies, I did not know they were different.
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