Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Joliet , SW of Chicago
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 113
Images: 33
Dump valves '95 Excella 1000

In our continuing preparations to use the barn-find our new-to-us '95 Excella 1000, Lucy3 aka L3, we again are asking for recommendations/suggestions. We understand from the PO this TT was parked in a shed for the past 10-12 years. So far, the furnace works, the A/C works, the frig works, the LP tanks are full and re-certified and tomorrow the wheel bearings will be checked then tires. However, since the waste tanks have not been used in 10-12 years, are there any specific preparations needed before using the dump valves on the main and auxilliary holding tanks?

Thanks in advance.
__________________

__________________
Lucy749
Lucy749 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,140
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
I would put a gallon of water in each tank and check for leaks. If there are none. Be careful when opening the dump valves for the first time. They may be stuck. If you force them, you could break the operating rod. The water will help lubricate the tank side seal in the valves, but there is also a seal on the dump side of the valves. The seal could be stuck to the blade.
Gentle persuasion is the key.
__________________

__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 06:59 AM   #3
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,932
Images: 2
Anyone ever try organic sanitation used in brewing process? I have seen it clean some incredible gunk and is environmentally safe....
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,932
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwf View Post
Anyone ever try organic sanitation used in brewing process? I have seen it clean some incredible gunk and is environmentally safe....
Anyone read this? Thanks
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
PhilipKS's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
NE Central , Kansas
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 319
Do you have a link to this type of process? It sounds promising. Is it similar to Rid-ex or other enzyme like cleaners? My in-tank cleaner is clogged up or otherwise useless, so I use the el-cheapo wand cleaner available at Walmart to do the job.
__________________
AIR 57698, TAC NM-9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/philipks/
PhilipKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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