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Old 04-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Low Point Drains

I have 3 low point water drains in my trailer (Picture) that have PEX pipe plastic caps on them. The caps are OK but I would like to replace them with simple on/off valves. I have checked the local plumbing supply stores for such a valve but they don't know what I am looking for.. I am looking for a light weight nylon/plastic valve that would easily install on these lines with common tools. Ideas?? Suggestions??
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Mine are NPT threads (I forget if they are 1/2, 3/8, or 1/4 inch).
They are standard and stocked at Home stores.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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My low points have the gate valves on them so I pull them just as I leave the campsite and open the bathroom sink so that air can get the system and drain the water.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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Mc Master Carr they have many types of plastic ball valves to choose from and they are priced OK .
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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I refused to pay 25$ apiece for them at my dealer so I went to Home Depot and bought 1/2" PVC valves and threaded adapters for less than 8$ total. Works great so far.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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I have the threaded plastic ball valves with a thumb switch that you turn, 1/2 inch I think. Bought them at Menards for less than $3. I'll take a picture of them i you need me to.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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If you have the time, a picture would be nice... Thanks
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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I replaced my caps with 1/2" threaded PVC ball valves from Home Depot. Make sure to use teflon tape on the threads or they will potentially leak.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:32 PM   #9
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Was 1/2 in NPT thanks. Have not been back out to the camper to check and that mode was a long time ago.
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