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Old 05-09-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
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coconut oil lubricant for drains

The Blue Beret recently recommended coconut oil for the black and gray holding units to lubricate the open and shut valves. Where can I buy it?Local Walmart does not carry this product.
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Old 05-09-2003, 08:38 PM   #2
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I saw that also. Wondered why Mallwart would carry coconut oil, who uses it? Isn't it one of the tropical oils which are bad for ones health? My guess would be some sort of restaurant food supplier. Maybe it is a tanning product?

Guess you could just drink a lot of pina coladas and get a similar effect.

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Just to make things clear, you were talking about "Potassium Cocoate".
If this is the case (and it is), I have the feeling that WalMart was unloading it a few years ago. I bougth a few bottles of the stuff on clearance. Just because it was about 50cts each.

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For the price, we tried it.

Do like Chas said, spend your money on pina colada.
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holding tank valves

WHAT ELSE CAN BE USED TO LUBRICATE THE VALVES? I HAVE ONE THAT STICKS IN THE BLACK WATER TANK.

THANKS BILLY
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My guess is, if your valve is original 1976, no amount of lubrication will make it work smoothly.
We replaced the one in our 1974: the rubber-like seal was stuck to sliding part & was pulled out of its seat. We could have replaced the seal, but it nearly costs the same as the whole valve. For the work of taking the valve out.....
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Re: holding tank valves

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WHAT ELSE CAN BE USED TO LUBRICATE THE VALVES? I HAVE ONE THAT STICKS IN THE BLACK WATER TANK.

THANKS BILLY
billy,

i used silicone grease applied directly to the seal and gate when i had my valve out to repair a leak.

works well, it slides very easy now.

the only drawback is that you must have the valve out of the trailer to do this.

and as femuse pointed out, you might as well get a new one at that point.

the cost of tossing some cocconut oil in the tank is minimal, what the heck, give it a try. maybe it would work.

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Just to be clear...

We were talking about COCONUT OIL, pure and simple. The stuff that is BAD for your health. This is specifically what Dave Shumann (A/S Director of Warranty) recommended.

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In all the years we've had trailers, we've never had a problem with the valve. We winterize it, dewinterize it, use it, flush it and each year we had no issues.

I suppose perhaps I have something to look forward to??

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We had a sticky black water valve too. We tried various types of lubricants. Nothing worked. We had to change the valve.
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sticky valve

RV antifreeze seemed to free my stuck valves.

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