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Old 07-26-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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One:I need to replace badly corroded chrome bath tub drain. How do you get the old one out?
Two:Toilet sometimes fills with water. Trouble is that it can fill up the black water tank, which then.... ( don't ask) Lifting up on the pedals sometimes helps indicating that the flush valve is leaking. Solution: Turn water supply off at toilet or get busy replacing valve. Any suggestions?
Trailer is a 27' 1971 Overlander Int. w/rear bath.
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One:I need to replace badly corroded chrome bath tub drain. How do you get the old one out?
Two:Toilet sometimes fills with water. Trouble is that it can fill up the black water tank, which then.... ( don't ask) Lifting up on the pedals sometimes helps indicating that the flush valve is leaking. Solution: Turn water supply off at toilet or get busy replacing valve. Any suggestions?
Trailer is a 27' 1971 Overlander Int. w/rear bath.
On mine, I had to heat it up a bit first, if you do not have a heat gun a hair drier will work nicely. Get it warm to touch then turn it counter clockwise to loosen. I put 2 Screw drivers in and it came out fairly easy. IT WOULD NOT BUDGE with out heating it first. Got a replacement @ Home Depot......... Good luck!

There is a repair kit for the toilet if it is a Thetford.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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Use the proper tool!

I used a wire stripper tool as my wrench. Stuck it down the hole and it spun right on out. I didn't have to heat mine up (but that doesn't mean you won't).

Here's what I did...

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Old 07-26-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the timely advice. I will use the proper tools and also heat it first!
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Tried to remove the drain yesterday. NO luck. Too hot to care in Az. Anyway, I assume that the drain screws out. It's threaded? Is there a nut on the other side?
No remarks now! Give it another try today. Tom
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Tried to remove the drain yesterday. NO luck. Too hot to care in Az. Anyway, I assume that the drain screws out. It's threaded? Is there a nut on the other side?
No remarks now! Give it another try today. Tom
All of mine are threaded in. Might be quoting the obvious, but lefty tighty, righty loosey. (counter clockwise)
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I took a piece of 1" pipe and cut four notches in the end that matched the "cross" in the drain fittings bottom. I then could get a pipe wrench on it for much more leverage. I also heated it with a heat gun.
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Thanks guys. I'll give it another try.
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Toilet Valve

Before you replace your flush valve, try just cleaning it. Icky job, but calcium buildup can cause small leaks because the seal can't work effectively.

When I got my new CCD, there was a strange little tool that looked like a plastic tongue depressor with velcro on one end. Luckily Vern told me what it was for before I decided it was a dental tool!

I read the instructions and now know how to use this little gizmo to clean the seal. If you don't have the gizmo, a self adhesive piece of velcro (the scratchy side) stuck on a tongue depressor would probably work just fine. More "right tools for the job" eh?

Say, have you considered leaving your slinky on and your black water valve open until you get this resolved?

good luck, Tin Lizzie
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Good Idea, Tin Lizzie. The toilet does hold water so the valve should be tight but I will give it a try next time out. Thanks Tom
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Talking Did it....bath drain

Not so easy. First, had to be 100 degrees in trailer. Tried the methods mentioned above .... nothing. Had to cut a segment out of the drain. I used a saber saw and cut two slits right through the threads. Then drilled holes on top and pried out the segment. Fun! Now to paint the tub, more fun. Tom
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Not so easy. First, had to be 100 degrees in trailer. Tried the methods mentioned above .... nothing. Had to cut a segment out of the drain. I used a saber saw and cut two slits right through the threads. Then drilled holes on top and pried out the segment. Fun! Now to paint the tub, more fun. Tom
Bummer bout the heat, and the hard time it gave you, Nice job for keeping your cool and hanging in there to get it out! Good luck painting! Love the way ours came out, you'll be glad you did!
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