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Old 06-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by KJRitchie View Post
If I have to replace a sensor what tool would I use the cut a clean hole. The holding tank is separated from the pan with 1/2" insulation.
I haven't had to make the cut yet, but expect to in the future, if not for the sensors at least to get to the dump valves. Hopefully someone who has done this will chime in. I believe one of these multifunction tools as they are sometimes called might be the ticket. I have one and have used the half circle blade to cut sheet metal. It doesn't rotate, but vibrates and works a lot like the saw the orthopedic doc use to cut casts off. Go slow to control the depth. I snagged this pic from the Harbor Freight site, but have seen them at Sears, Walmart, etc. there are a variety of blades for various tasks.

Are the sensors mounted on the drain pipe between the tank and the dump valve?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:20 AM   #44
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The dremel works great! Easy to control so you won't go too deep.

The sensors unscrew from the tank or pipe adapter. Check the link.

CAUTION! Do NOT over tighten the replacement sensor or you will BREAK the adapter!

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Old 06-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #45
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You can choose whatever diameter hole you want with this tool bit for your drill. I wipe the area with transmission fluid as the lubricant during cutting:

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:01 AM   #46
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The bottom of the waste holding tanks are closer to the ground than the water tank. In order to use that tool I'm imagine you'd have to run that side of the trailer up on some ramps to get the required clearance to use that tool with your drill.

Would this item be enough to lift the AS up to do this work? It supposed to lift it 8".

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Old 06-10-2013, 11:10 AM   #47
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Kelvin - you are correct. I used a similar lift on my trailer. While you have it up, check the lubrication on the stabilizer screws. Easy to inspect and clean debris if any.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #48
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Yeah but need a set for each axle so you don't overload Liftimg axles and tires

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