Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
New Member
1977 31' Excella 500
Prescott , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
Dump valve-gate attachment to handle rod?

Hi, Gang! Does anyone know how the handle rod on the old flat dump valves attaches to the gate portion of the valve?


walstibsf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
Rivet Master
easyride's Avatar
1977 27' Overlander
1973 27' Overlander
1963 19' Globetrotter
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,259
Images: 1
it screws on. Dave

easyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
New Member
1977 31' Excella 500
Prescott , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
So, I assume that the nut I see in the pics acts as a lock nut(jammed up against the top of the gate) once the handle rod is screwed into a fitting there on top of the gate?
walstibsf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 03:49 PM   #4
Well Preserved

1974 31' Sovereign
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,581
It depends on which end of the rod you're talking about. Most of the ones with a two part rod have a rivet holding the rod to the valve, and the other end of the rod is threaded so the plastic grab handle can screw on it. The lock nut goes on the screw on end between the knob and the rod.
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
Rivet Idiot
AirHeadsRus's Avatar
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Over Yonder , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 867
I had to drill a hole in the rod on my new gate valve and used a rivet to attach it. The handle just screwed on. I clamped the rod on a vise and just used a small bit and hand drill.
AirHeadsRus is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1981 Excella II shower valve noreen&sal Sinks, Showers & Toilets 2 03-06-2011 08:06 AM
needed! - Thetford toilet ball valve 68-Ovrlndr Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 5 02-14-2011 12:59 PM
Unable to dump black water tank before 20 deg. forecast mikeandnora Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 02-04-2011 09:46 AM
Pls HELP Replacement of Deadbolt in Handle of '90 Elf1 Doors & Locks 8 01-28-2011 08:16 PM
Fresh water tank relief valve "bumps" above floor? DanielB Fresh Water Systems 12 01-19-2011 06:00 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.