Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2002, 08:06 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1967 22' Safari
clarkston , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 52
Question below toilet

Ive got the toilet pulled easily, and found a pretty rusty yet once enameled iron or steel ring bolted(anyone have an idea where I can get a new steel ring?) to the wood floor(which looks pretty good, whew!) I find a grey plastic ring inside that is hard to grip or turn. Does it turn? should I hacksaw it to the edge and gently chizel it from the expensive black tank? Would this be a hard to find ring that fits to the black tank? I may fashion a 3&1/2 inch piese of steel to fit into 2 grooves of the grey plastic black tank insert to see if that turns it. Lots of questions but like they say "there is no stupid question (only stupid people who ask them!?!) "
__________________

__________________
tod47d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2002, 10:51 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
1967 22' Safari
clarkston , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 52
below toilet

removed steel ring and was able to extract tank with plastic ring intact still hoping that this threaded grey ring is not glued to the black tank and fear that exerting much torque could fracture black water tank. Am also clueless about dump valve replacement -repair. andy suggestions are welcome-
__________________

__________________
tod47d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2002, 12:50 AM   #3
hex
 
hex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 222
Thumbs down

STOP
I have never been there yet and do not know the answer.
BUT they ought to call the Black Tank the GOLD TANK from what I remember about it's HIGH COST. And the labor is a bear also.
DON'T BREAK THE DAMN THING !!!

Someone will arrive with advice shortly I hope.

Good Luck!
__________________
hex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2002, 06:23 PM   #4
New Member
 
barnacle5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2
black tank and gate valves

barnacle 5 ( bill) here in KY . just pulled a 65 overlander home today. it is in really sound shape stored under a shed for many years, but the waste tanks are gone ( owners had it hooked directlly to a septic tank) can anyone send me diagrams and or photos of these installations? I am going to have to replace the H2O pump , battery, waste tank(s) and gate valves. any and all help is greatly appreciated.
has anyone jerked the (hot) water heater and installed a direct inline heater? also need to know how these sway bars connect.
thanks, Bill.
__________________
barnacle5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 89
tiolets

How do the toilets come apart? I was replacing the spray hose and loosened the hose clamp to pull it off and I pulled of what looks like a drain hose, clear hose with a lot of silicon around it.
__________________
Gene Wissink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 12:09 AM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 334
Images: 3
Toilets ??

RV toilets are easier to change/repair than any house unit. Allmost all RV toilets are mounted directly over the black water holding tank. The holding tank has a 3 inch pipe connected to a common plumbing fitting called a closet flange. These are available in several sizes but RV use the 3 inch. The closet flanges are available in several styles. I prefer the heavy ABS. After glueing a short piece of 3 inch pvc to the toilet ring[read closet flange], the flange is fitted to the pipe into the holding tank., with a wax seal between. The toilet is bolted to the flange with 2 bolts. The front bolt is located behind the foot lever. The rear bolt is located under a snap in plastic cap. Usually a 15-18 inch extension with a swivel 1/2 inch socket will work great. Place some wheel bearing grease in socket to prevent loss and easy install. The last connection is the water supply. A very handy item to have at the toilet is adish washing hand sprayer. It really makes any clean up in the bowl very easy. I raised my toilet 4 inches. It is terrific for an old guy. My sweetheart likes the move too.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	toilet raise.jpg
Views:	330
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	2051  
__________________
Visit Idaho The people are great
FrankR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 12:13 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 334
Images: 3
toilet bottom

Every one should see the bottom of a RV toilet...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	toilet bottom.jpg
Views:	317
Size:	32.6 KB
ID:	2052  
__________________
Visit Idaho The people are great
FrankR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 12:16 AM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 334
Images: 3
Toilet helper

Da best and easiest way to get at front bolt...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	toilet front bolt .jpg
Views:	305
Size:	27.8 KB
ID:	2053  
__________________
Visit Idaho The people are great
FrankR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 07:36 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 89
Good idea

I got the toilet removed and found out where the hose came from, it was in the fitting that goes to the the bowl fill, I cleaned the fitting out and found what looks like where a O ring should be, is there supposed to be a fitting in the hole for the hose to be put on? I looke at the picture that you have of the floor and it looke like you made a riser to set the toilet on,good idea, now to get some pipe and lumber and go to work
__________________
Gene Wissink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2003, 08:32 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 89
Toilet repair

I took the toilet apart the other day and found a lot of silicon , I wonder how long it took to fill the bowl with water, I will replace the O ring with a 3/8" copper coupling inside so it will seal tight when the screws are put back in place, they sure used a good caulk to put the toilets together, I will use a automotive silicon to reassemble the two parts of the bowl, our son wanted to know if I wanted copper, blue, black or red.
__________________
Gene Wissink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2003, 10:45 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Silicon ... not hardly!

Quote:
I will use a automotive silicon to reassemble
Unless you are fabricating a transistor, I suggest that you use Silicone, not Silicon. That little "e" makes a world of difference.
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toilet changing tips... drboyd Sinks, Showers & Toilets 2 07-18-2006 02:28 PM
Toilet Overflow bentguy Sinks, Showers & Toilets 4 07-09-2004 04:07 PM
64 Swirlomatic toilet MW64OVERLANDER Sinks, Showers & Toilets 1 10-27-2003 10:57 PM
Toilet replacement Globestream Sinks, Showers & Toilets 2 09-23-2003 12:52 PM
remove/reinstalling the toilet Chuck Sinks, Showers & Toilets 7 07-28-2003 03:44 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:29 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.