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Old 08-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Blackwater Valve Leaking

2013 Rockwood 2304S

Took delivery in May 2012.

Used first weekend trip July 13, 14, & 15. New Hampshire

First week trip August 5-11 New Hampshire

Noticed on both trips when we first hooked up the camper that there was water/fluid in the outlet from the Blackwater/Graywater. When I twisted of the cap there was about a gallon of water flowing out. I twisted my sewer hose and emptied the tanks.

Is there an adjustment on the valve to make it tighter so no leaking?

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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2013 Rockwood 2304S

Took delivery in May 2012.

Used first weekend trip July 13, 14, & 15. New Hampshire

First week trip August 5-11 New Hampshire

Noticed on both trips when we first hooked up the camper that there was water/fluid in the outlet from the Blackwater/Graywater. When I twisted of the cap there was about a gallon of water flowing out. I twisted my sewer hose and emptied the tanks.

Is there an adjustment on the valve to make it tighter so no leaking?

Thanks
Jack
No really jack sounds as if there's some tp stuck around valve or such.
If not seal might have rolled in housing..
When empty try sliding valve in and out several times fast.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Depending on your model camper, a gallon is either full pipes or almost full.

Is it possible the handle was not returned to the fully closed position?

If you are sure it was closed, then F1100turbo is probably correct; bio-matter or a wad of TP was left in the valve track.

ALWAYS fill the black tank with water before you dump. A weekend is not enough usage to dump solids without adding additional water to provide the volume to completely clear the valve and pipes of black water.

Also always dump the black first; then gray so the gray water will clean the pipes. If the camper is not completely level when you dumped, water can be trapped in the pipes. Later when you are more level, that water can be found up against the end cap. If your gonna get your shoes wet; it is better to be gray water than black.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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... If your gonna get your shoes wet; it is better to be gray water than black.
So true! I installed a clear elbow on mine and put the cap on it. That way I can see what, if anything, is in there just waiting!
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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Blackwater Valve

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try and close the valve swiftly the next time we are at the campground.

It seems odd that both our units would be doing the exact same thing.

If this continues and the seal is "pinched" or has moved how do you fix it?

I think I know the remedy and am not going to like it.....

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try and close the valve swiftly the next time we are at the campground.

It seems odd that both our units would be doing the exact same thing.

If this continues and the seal is "pinched" or has moved how do you fix it?

I think I know the remedy and am not going to like it.....

Thanks
Jack
Swiftly is not the problem and might make it worse. Open the valve and FLUSH it out with LOTS of water. Close the valve; let it fill; then dump and flush again.

That should clear any crud out of the valve track.

Hopefully that will fix it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try and close the valve swiftly the next time we are at the campground.

It seems odd that both our units would be doing the exact same thing.

If this continues and the seal is "pinched" or has moved how do you fix it?

I think I know the remedy and am not going to like it.....

Thanks
Jack
True that ! Remedy is not going to be fun !
Good luck
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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Only IF you have the cable operated vavles: I have these and noticed that each time I removed the cap on the drain line there would be at least a gallon of liquid in the drain line. I had to get under there to find out what was going on. The grey water valve would not completely close off with the handle in all the way. I finally figured out that the cable was being pushed all the way in but the valve seat was not being completely closed. There is an adjustment on the piece the cable fits into on the valve, not the threaded part, the hole the actual cable goes into. I loosened the set screw, pushed the valve completely closed, pulled back on the cable just a tiny bit, then clamped down on the set screw. So far this has worked.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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Blackwater valve adjustment

On my Columbus 325 the cable operated blackwater valve leaked the first time the cap was removed for a dump. After much deliberation and inspection, I discovered that it is adjustable at the t handle mount. The large nut adjusts the closing of the valve. If the valve leaks, turn the nut to the right. You should notice the shaft moving out as you turn the nut. Push the valve back in and check for leaks. If it still leaks, repeat the process. It apparently works like the break adjustment at the hand lever on a bicycle. I flushed the tank several times before making the adjustment.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:10 PM   #10
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I have a 2013 model 233s that does the same thing. First time it was black tank, last time it was gray water.
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