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Old 07-25-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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shut off valves on drain hoses

Hi Folks, I'm a new owner 2015 forester model 2251SLE.
Blue and red drain hoses are dripping a bit,I can tighten the black plastic caps
but was thinking that there must be shut off valves somewhere, if correct can you direct me to the shut off, if no shut offs what do you seasoned owners do, hard to rely on those simple black caps on hose ends.
Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:55 PM   #2
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Hi Folks, I'm a new owner 2015 forester model 2251SLE.
Blue and red drain hoses are dripping a bit,I can tighten the black plastic caps
but was thinking that there must be shut off valves somewhere, if correct can you direct me to the shut off, if no shut offs what do you seasoned owners do, hard to rely on those simple black caps on hose ends.
Thanks for the help.
those are the "low point drains" and do not have a shut off valve, ... but many folk's have replaced the black caps with any number of different styles of small valves, ..... I haven't yet, but do see the advantage of doing that,......
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Fella 10, hard to believe, I think a new valve on end of the hoses is in order. sure appreciate the quick reply.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:52 PM   #4
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Hi Folks, a quick followup, teflon tape did not work on the black plastic cap of the drain hose, what did work was an oh ring inside the cap, just passed finger tight and leak stopped. a good quick fix till i can get some good ball valves down there.
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:30 PM   #5
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We added shutoff valves, Now we don't have to crawl under the camper and this is in a heated area. Also on left of the photo, we added a winterizing valve above the water filter. If you need to add a winterizing valve, I purchased a hot water heater bypass kit that was little more than a single valve. Used all of the parts, but have an extra two-way valve if ever needed.
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Thanks for letting us know how you solved the problem good idea with the o-ring. I thought my low point was leaking and it turned out to be the kitchen sink.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:45 PM   #7
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Just before I left on my first winter trip, I realized the low point drains would be exposed and the water in them would freeze. I temporarily "fixed" the problem by wrapping the drain pipes with aluminum foil (as a separator) then used expanding foam to build thermal insulators around the pipes.

Before I left on my next trip, I cut both drain lines in the plumbing compartment and installed ball valves. I still keep them capped underneath the compartment to prevent bugs from building nests in the bottom sections of the tubes but I no longer need to worry about freezing in the exposed pipes.

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Our low point cold on our Sunseeker does have a valve,,, it is in the cabinet with the pump & filter !!! It is how we drain the FR tank !!!
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We added shutoff valves, Now we don't have to crawl under the camper and this is in a heated area. Also on left of the photo, we added a winterizing valve above the water filter. If you need to add a winterizing valve, I purchased a hot water heater bypass kit that was little more than a single valve. Used all of the parts, but have an extra two-way valve if ever needed.
Great Job,,, I must take another look,,, I did not think I had a place for winterize kit !!!
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The teflon tape doesn't work because those are straight pipe thread (NPS) not tapered pipe thread( NPT) That's why there is that sealing washer in the cap. I switched mine out to ball valves
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