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Old 10-13-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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DIY quick connect blow out plug

Spent about 15 minutes at Home Depot putting this together today and thought I would share with others new to Rving, like myself.
Tested it this afternoon and it worked perfectly at 45 psi. Hope this helps someone. ~Cliff

1/4"x1/4" NPT male $1.89 Compressor section
3/8"x1/4" reducer female $2.91 Plumbing section
3/8"x3/4" reducer male $3.43 Plumbing section
1 roll of pipe tape $.98 Plumbing section
Total cost $9.21

Or you can just buy one from here, but that takes all of the fun out of it.
Winterize Manufacturing - Quick Connect RV Blow Out Plug

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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I kinda went crazy on mine...I found lots of goodies in my pipe fitting box of junk...along with a regulator and shut off valve
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:28 AM   #3
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Thanks HDCliff for posting the parts list to make one of these. This will be on my list of things to make for the trailer. For now I'm going to use the following clip on chuck but will look into making one out of the parts you listed.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:16 PM   #4
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I kinda went crazy on mine...I found lots of goodies in my pipe fitting box of junk...along with a regulator and shut off valve
Nice!
Kinda of like a blow out plug on steroids. I like it. ~cliff
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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Thanks HDCliff for posting the parts list to make one of these. This will be on my list of things to make for the trailer. For now I'm going to use the following clip on chuck but will look into making one out of the parts you listed.
You're welcome.
It's crude, but got the job done. I'm interested to see how others have improved a basic concept. ~cliff
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:43 PM   #6
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Well, I went out and made one like HDCliff.

Here are the parts I used:

1/4"x1/4" NPT male .99 Compressor section at Harbor Freight
1/2"x1/4" reducer female $2.44 Plumbing section at Lowes
1/2"x3/4" reducer male $3.65 Plumbing section at Lowes
1 roll of pipe tape laying in the tool box.

Total cost for all three parts $7.08

Getting HDCliff's idea on making one: priceless

This should outlast the trailer.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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Sure looks like a lot of parts. I simply took an old white water hose that I going to throw away anyhow and cut about 12 inches off including the male end and one hose clamp and one air line quick connect and I have my blow out.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #8
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Outstanding.
Now I feel like I paid too much for mine.
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