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Old 05-25-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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fixed the leaking low point drains

Those low point drains were always a pain to use. Every time we opened those drains, we could never get them to seat back down without a lot of finagling. They finally were leaking badly that we could not get to stop, so we changed them out.

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Moved the lines a little forward so now the draining water does not hit the frame anymore.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:50 PM   #2
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Wow. That is awesome. I cannot believe how cheap the drain valves are. I never saw anything so flimsy. I too was thinking about replacing them. Never thought about using ball valves. That is an awesome idea.

I have to remember where mine are. If I recall they are not easily assessable. Which is also stupid as one should have easy access to them.

You got my head thinking now.

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Vin, They were a pain to get to and we did not have a lot of room to work with. I really wanted to move the valves outside but that was not working out. So they remain inside but I am really happy with the way they turned out.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:13 PM   #4
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Gals of escape where are urs located? Can't find any in my hw276 are they only for the outside kitchen?
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:16 PM   #5
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No you should have low point drains, they are used to drain your water lines. Not sure where they are in your model. Mine are in the back (rear)most cabinet. That just happens to be where my slide out kitchen is located.
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I think mine are under where the TV is mounted. I have to remove a cabinet board. It is screwed shut so you can tell it is not a part of the normal cabinet construction which would have hidden screws or staples. If you take off the board you can see the drain valves. They did the same thing with my hot water heater. It is behind a board that is screwed on. I have to take that off to reach the bypass valves when I winterize it.
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Kinma, they should be located in the cupboard located on the floor and to the right of the range/oven on a 276.

That's a beautiful mod and definitely will go for this if they start acting up. Thank you for sharing!
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Egads, how inconvenient. You would think they would make these types of things accessible since you have to get to them.
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Do I only need them when winterizing? I just flushed the antifreeze out and sanitized the tank n lines but nothing was dripping under the pup? Dealer winterize last yr for me. I'm thinking they need to be closed to hold the anti in
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You would also use them to dewinterize to flush the lines free of antifreeze or any time you want to flush or sanitize the lines. You pull up on the valve to open, open a faucet and the water drains to the ground. Push down on the valve to close it.
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