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Old 06-17-2018, 11:25 AM   #1
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Waste water cap removal

2018 22' Bambi Sport FB that we bought and towed from Scotsdale, AZ to our home in NH. It was winterized for the trip in January, as we were traveling north through sub-zero weather. I have been familiarizing myself with everything for our maiden voyage next week. I find that I have trouble getting the waste water cap off. I don't like tapping plastic with a hammer, but that has been the only way to remove it. So, my question is, is there a lube or a wrench of some kind to make this easier, but still secure when putting it back on.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:35 AM   #2
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After getting the cap off try putting some type of lube on it. Maybe WD=40

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Old 06-22-2018, 06:24 PM   #3
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A strap wrench to help break it lose, but use silicon lubricant to prevent it from happening (WD-40 is not a lubricant).
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:31 PM   #4

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Originally Posted by SilverHouseDreams View Post
(WD-40 is not a lubricant).
Wow 😳 Never realized that.


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Old 06-22-2018, 09:04 PM   #5
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Plumbers silicone grease. NOT plumbers putty or petroleum based lube. It screws up plastic pipe. Thin film only.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:59 AM   #6
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I had the same problem.

Once I got it off didn't have to hit it, but I did have to work it good and hard I gave it a shot of silicone spray.

Made a big difference.
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