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Old 04-18-2016, 12:11 PM   #11
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Go to your local plumber!
They always have pipe laying around in different lengths


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Old 04-18-2016, 04:12 PM   #12
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Go to your local plumber!
They always have pipe laying around in different lengths
I'm not sure any of the local plumbers would be happy if I just showed up at their house
but I guess I could pick one out of the phone book and try calling one at random
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:56 PM   #13
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I'm not sure any of the local plumbers would be happy if I just showed up at their house

but I guess I could pick one out of the phone book and try calling one at random


I go to my local plumber all the time for odds and pieces.
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I go to my local plumber all the time for odds and pieces.
I'm used to doing most plumbing myself, but I guess it's not a bad idea to find a local guy that can supply me with stuff that I can't get from Lowes
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:13 PM   #15
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I'm used to doing most plumbing myself, but I guess it's not a bad idea to find a local guy that can supply me with stuff that I can't get from Lowes


Exactly!
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Old 04-20-2016, 04:50 PM   #16
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So, I'm toying with 3 options, and would like folks input: -

1. Replace the existing valve (top right of my drawing) with a cable-release one, so that I can easily access the handle, but don't fit any secondary valve near the new Tee (my only concern with this is whether stuff from the black-tank flush will wash up into the new length of pipe and get left there (tho' in theory that shouldn't be an issue so long as I always flush the galley tank after, tho' on short stays there might not be much to flush)

2. Leave the existing valve, but also add a secondary valve near the Tee. That should handle the above concern (of black tank contents washing up into the new pipe), but if I left the existing valve open and only use the new valve then I'll have water from the galley tank always sitting in the new pipe adding weight and possibly causing a breakage (more of a concern if travelling with a non-empty tank)

3. Combo of both. Replace existing valve with cable release, AND put the old valve (with new flanges) near the Tee, so that I can both keep the black tank from washing back up into the new pipe AND keep galley tank water weight out of the new pipe.
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Ordered all the parts for option #3
Most should be here tomorrow, but will have to wait an extra few days for the pipe and new valve
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:04 PM   #18
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Does anyone know where I could buy 3" black ABS DWV pipe in small quantities

Lowes sell 5ft lengths (great) but you have to buy in multiples of 4 (and I only need under 4ft total), and they don't stock locally (so I'd have to get it delivered). Paying over $60 for 4 lengths of pipe, when I only need one isn't a great option.

They also (in theory) sell a 10ft length, but it's not stocked locally, and neither delivery to store, or parcel shipping are available


An amazon seller sells a 2ft length, but I don't think that's quite enough.

Ace Hardware don't stock ABS pipe, only PVC
Wow,just for fun I looked around and ABS is hard to find. It is not stocked anywhere here as I believe it cannot be used in residential applications. Random searched turned up that WalMart will ship me a 10' joint of 3" ABS for $5 shipping.
Fortunately for me we bought some rural property many years back that had an old 12' x 60' mobile home on the property. When we tore down the MH I kept every bit of the ABS that was in it so I have a fairly good stash of 1-1/2", 2" and 3".

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Wow,just for fun I looked around and ABS is hard to find. It is not stocked anywhere here as I believe it cannot be used in residential applications. Random searched turned up that WalMart will ship me a 10' joint of 3" ABS for $5 shipping.
Fortunately for me we bought some rural property many years back that had an old 12' x 60' mobile home on the property. When we tore down the MH I kept every bit of the ABS that was in it so I have a fairly good stash of 1-1/2", 2" and 3".

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Thanks!
I ordered 10ft of 3" from jet.com
I think it's the same seller as on Walmart but with free shipping.
Lowe's sell 5ft lengths for $15, but you have to buy 4, and no stock locally so have to get delivered. The 10ft length from Lowe's is special order and would take weeks to get delivered.
I'm hoping to get the work done next weekend, after getting new tires fitted, but depends on time and weather of course
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I finished this mod over the last week, and posted a full write-up here: -
8281WS Sewer Mod - Connecting Galley drain to Front Drain
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