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Old 01-15-2014, 01:05 PM   #43
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Old boat builders trick for stripped wood screws. Take a wooden match or tooth pick, dip in epoxy, insert in hole, drill small pilot hole, insert screw.
Newer boatbuilder's trick for stripped wood screws. Fill the hole with epoxy, without the toothpick. Insert screw while epoxy is still wet. Allow to dry thoroughly

Not to be used if you anticipate ever having to unscrew it again, because after epoxying the screw in place, the only way to get it out again is to drill it out.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:15 PM   #44
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ill need to take a second look, but I *think* the piece of wood this is screwed into is like a strip of it seperate from the drawer...so I *think* that as such, I could replace that piece of wood if it gets too knarled up quite easily...going to double check tonight...for now going to just try and put in glue, then re-screw in with additional screws and then put in new latches and perhaps that will hold...as long as they dont fling out like that again I think this will work for quite a while....otherwise I could replace that small strip with the same material or even something harder to hold....

Protagonist...new photo I see....I was thinking about you at canopener cause we are the few that use an actual photo of ourself for our avatar....
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:51 PM   #45
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At dealer I filled both sinks - drained and watched traps and all to look for leaks - dry as a bone back then

Looks like now I just need to put on some plumbers tape around water heater drain plug or replace - someone had recommended I keep a spare one of these and also to try putty on threads

I'm very happy about the water fix though - huge relief

Unrelated to this a couple of the drawers came out during trip back and ripped off a couple of the mechanisms that de-latch the drawer from the rails - screws holding them in into strip of particle board not impressive - drawers still work though - no real damage per se
Part of our get-ready-to-travel routine is to remove the underwear drawers and place them on the floor. One of the kitchen drawers comes open, but has never fallen out, yet. I think that is all a consequence of bad, rough, bumpy, lumpy roads. On the way home from Canopener one of the sink covers came up off the sink and moved across the counter.
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Part of our get-ready-to-travel routine is to remove the underwear drawers and place them on the floor. One of the kitchen drawers comes open, but has never fallen out, yet. I think that is all a consequence of bad, rough, bumpy, lumpy roads. On the way home from Canopener one of the sink covers came up off the sink and moved across the counter.
A couple of cup hooks, one above the top drawer, one below the bottom drawer, with a bungee cord stretched between the cup hooks, should do well enough to keep your drawers in place while in transit, and the bungee cord is easily stored out of the way while camping.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:17 PM   #47
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...AND I think there may be a 5th low point drain (ill double check this later) for the hot water heater, which has a valve I think in there around behind the hot water heater tank...
The valve by the water heater should be to by-pass the water heater not to drain it, unless they changed something.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:35 PM   #48
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The reason I say that is that I think there is another small pipe like the one in question in this thread right there so perhaps it's a similar deal

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Protagonist - great idea about the hooks !!
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This is a pic of the arrangement in my '08 27FB. It has the typical 3-valve bypass arrangement and a low point drain seen at the bottom that exits out through the belly via a PVC type pipe. This is in addition to the 2 brass petcocks on the opposite side of the trailer. Click image for larger version

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The reason I say that is that I think there is another small pipe like the one in question in this thread right there so perhaps it's a similar deal

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That may be a high pressure releas?
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Maybe? I'm not sure but interested to know....
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That may be a high pressure releas?

No, that's a low point drain for the cold water line feeding the water heater. It's not mentioned in the owners manual, but Jackson Center confirmed it when I called asking what this 4th valve was for. I hadn't discovered the exit pipe until I applied water pressure in the spring when the valve was still open!
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Ha - same issue I had but different location - seems these manuals need updating!!
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How can they have a maintenance winterizing section - mention low point drains and miss 2 low point drains in the directions....imagine winterizing by those directions but not draining these two areas....
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Unrelated to this a couple of the drawers came out during trip back and ripped off a couple of the mechanisms that de-latch the drawer from the rails - screws holding them in into strip of particle board not impressive - drawers still work though - no real damage per se
PharmGeek - we had the same thing happen on our maiden voyage with our bunkhouse. Apparently one of the "improvements" with our model year was the drawer mechanism - supposed to self-close. However, I think they need to do some more R&D on the staying closed part. For the amount that we paid for the unit I would expect better. One should not have to use an after market jerry-rigged solution to keeping a drawer closed during transport.

That being said, your damaged drawer should be covered by the warranty.
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