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Old 01-01-2018, 11:38 AM   #1
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Blackwater gate valve.

Blackwater gate valve is getting stiff and hard to open and close. Time to do something before the rod breaks. Has anybody has any experience in removing, cleaning and lubing this thing or should I just by a new one and replace? I'm a fix-it kind of guy.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:11 PM   #2
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I had a repair shop who added a grease zerk to add grease to the blade valve. It was a night and day difference and continues to be good.

I have one other handle that takes a grunt and cuss to get closed. I need to do something for that!
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:16 PM   #3
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Just looked one up on Amazon. For $15.00 I guess I just gonna change it out. Provided it's the one I need. The trailer is 1400 miles away.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-39513-3...ter+gate+valve
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:20 PM   #4
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Just looked one up on Amazon. For $15.00 I guess I just gonna change it out. Provided it's the one I need. The trailer is 1400 miles away.



https://www.amazon.com/Camco-39513-3...ter+gate+valve


Access was the bigger issue for me- there just wasn’t enough room to do much of anything with my tanks.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:05 PM   #5
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My handles operated my three dump valves by long cables and had got VERY stiff, especially the black tank. I added a small bottle of the valve lube liquid that you can purchase at most any RV store prior to a camping trip once. Seems as if the instructions were to have about 5 gallons of water in the tank, add the lube liquid and let it slosh around while driving down the road. This did help it a lot. I only used the one bottle of this stuff. and that was over a year ago.

Since I started adding Dawn liquid soap to my blank tank after I dump and prior to moving to another campsite, all my valves open and close easily.
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Access was the bigger issue for me- there just wasn’t enough room to do much of anything with my tanks.
That'a what I ordered. Got the 1 1/2" for the gray also. Delivered today. 15-year-old trailer needs a little TLC. The rod breaking on the black would not be in my best interest. Preventive maintenance goes a LONG way.
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I use "Jacks" lube on mine. Made for swimming pool filter O-rings. You can open valve and use a Q-tip to add a small amount into the tract where it slides.
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I use "Jacks" lube on mine. Made for swimming pool filter O-rings. You can open valve and use a Q-tip to add a small amount into the tract where it slides.
I'd like to be able to do that ---- but I can't get to my valves... can't see 'em.
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