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Old 08-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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leaking fresh water drain

The outside plastic drain on my 2011 22FB Bambi Sport is leaking and in need of replacement. But how does it come off, does the metal cover on the fresh water tank have to be removed?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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If yours is like mine, replacement is fairly simple. I think they come in two sizes so you will have to take it out and measure before buying a replacement. If I remember correctly there are two screws holding the valve in. Take those out and pull the valve out of the bottom of the fresh water holding tank (I hope by this time, you have drained the tank). The valve is just a tight slip fit on the tubing at the bottom of the tank. Slide the new valve on, push back into the tank and replace the screws. The valves do not seem to last very long.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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Ours had access panel underneath. There are two hose clamps, one near tank, other near/on valve.

Loosen one on valve, twist carefully while watching tank end of hose. If tank end moves that is not good. Don't turn as hard.

A bit of movement and outward pressure should pull valve free. Replace in reverse order.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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There is a nice machined aluminum and brass replacement available...but alas, I didn't bookmark where I got it. It was pictured and referenced in another thread somewhere. If you need to replace, it is a nice robust upgrade.
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Bingo! I found it. Look at post #9 in the following thread. It's on ebay.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f163...8-a-99789.html
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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Repaired

I ended up taking the end off of the metal cover by drilling out the pop rivets and taking out the 3 screws. The valve was attached to a piece of pex tubing coming out of the tank with a short piece of clear plastic tubing with hose clamps on both ends. My metal cove now has an inspection panel in it for the next time the valve gets broken, a stone must have broken the valve on our way returning from Alaska.
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