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Old 09-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #1
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water tank drain plug

We're getting set to use our Shasta Airflyte 16 ft for the first time, running water into the tank... and the water drains right out through a small hose on the left side. There's no plug for it... How do we close this drain hose?

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Old 09-27-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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Check inside right where the tube is for a cabinet there might be a valve that needs closed.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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Maybe it's a low point drain and the drain cap is just missing. Is there a inside threaded end on it.


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Thanks to all. We originally thought it was a valve that needed opening/closing, as one responder suggested. After spending two hours trying to educate ourselves about, and checking valves, decided it was just a missing fresh water tank drain plug. Lo and Behold, I found the little bugger in the hot water heater compartment nearby, where apparently the dealership had placed it. (This was all after asking my husband hours ago to check there for it; he said it wasn't there). It WAS hard to see, a little black plug sitting on a black background. It's G&T time for me!
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Thanks to all. We originally thought it was a valve that needed opening/closing, as one responder suggested. After spending two hours trying to educate ourselves about, and checking valves, decided it was just a missing fresh water tank drain plug. Lo and Behold, I found the little bugger in the hot water heater compartment nearby, where apparently the dealership had placed it. (This was all after asking my husband hours ago to check there for it; he said it wasn't there). It WAS hard to see, a little black plug sitting on a black background. It's G&T time for me!
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If you have an Atwood water heater hope the plug wasn't the plug for it. Surely you would have noticed though.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:42 PM   #8
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I replaced my fresh water drain plug with a drain valve. I put the old plug in the hot water heater compartment as well)


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Old 09-28-2015, 01:25 PM   #9
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Thanks again for all the messages and suggestions. I had also emailed ShastaRVing.com, and got a nice message back from a man named Tony. He told me that we needed a drain plug for a 1/2 inch water line, and even included a couple of options, which can be purchased at a home improvement store. I am going to buy a couple of extras, because this is an easy thing to misplace!
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