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Old 11-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #11
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Dremel tool with a cutoff wheel will cut the bolt head or nuts. Split the nuts on the back side.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #12
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Right, ABS; not the usual PVC stuff. RV supply house should have it along with the fittings.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #13
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Dremel tool with a cutoff wheel will cut the bolt head or nuts. Split the nuts on the back side.
That would work real good 2
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:17 AM   #14
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Thanks for the advice. I need to get some pictures. The assembly is a hex head bolt going thru the valve/flanges with a nut. The bolt head will not hold vise-grips or a small wrench. Tried drilling but can't get the drill in for 3 of the 4 bolts and the drill is not level with the remaining bolt causing it to slip into the plastic. Thinking about cutting. Manufacturer sure doesn't make it easy for this model RV.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #15
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OK, I'm not able to picture the flange right now, but if there is a bolt, there is probably a nut (unless it is molded into the flange). If the nut can be reached a nut splitter would be an interesting tool to try. The tool might be available to rent or borrow at NAPA.
TEKTON 7580 Nut Splitter Set, 2-Piece - Amazon.com
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Thanks for the advice. I need to get some pictures. The assembly is a hex head bolt going thru the valve/flanges with a nut. The bolt head will not hold vise-grips or a small wrench. Tried drilling but can't get the drill in for 3 of the 4 bolts and the drill is not level with the remaining bolt causing it to slip into the plastic. Thinking about cutting. Manufacturer sure doesn't make it easy for this model RV.
The valve is no doubt going to be replaced so, get a cutoff wheel, i.e. Dremel and cut the nuts or just cut the flange where the nuts go thru the flange. It's just plastic and very easy to cut.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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Did exactly what dunnnc recommended - cut thru the plastic of the valve and since I don't have a Dremel just drilled thru. Then it was relatively easy to get the bolts/nuts out. Could have saved myself so much time and effort yesterday trying to get those bolts/nuts out. Thanks everyone
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