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Old 09-10-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Black tank handle

The black tank handle is becoming very difficult to pull out and push back

in. Is there a fix? Or am I heading to the RV repairman?

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Old 09-10-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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Silicone lube for the shaft and seals to loosen things up. They do need some care. Is it tough because of age or is the gate seeming to be bound up on "something."
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I have heard that you can pour a bottle of veggie oil in the tank to coat the valve to lube it.....never tried it......
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I have heard that you can pour a bottle of veggie oil in the tank to coat the valve to lube it.....never tried it......
I may be wrong but doesn't most tank treatments have seal lube in them as well?
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The lubricating thing sounds like the way to go. I would make sure I was "hooked up"prior to opening and closing that honey wagon
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Lubricateing the valves at every use with a non petroleum bassed lube will prevent this. Note that many silicone sprays have a mineral oil carrier that will swell and ruin the seals. Ive used "fluid film" on mine for the last 10 yrs or so ,it is lanolin, and Ive never, in nearly 50 years of doing this replaced a valve. Before "fluid film" I used "pam" or any other veggie oil cooking spray,but the fluid film rocks.And I do not sell it.
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For the uneducated like my self.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_43zs9e5yyp_e

Or.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...+film&_sacat=0
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Lubricateing the valves at every use with a non petroleum bassed lube will prevent this. Note that many silicone sprays have a mineral oil carrier that will swell and ruin the seals. Ive used "fluid film" on mine for the last 10 yrs or so ,it is lanolin, and Ive never, in nearly 50 years of doing this replaced a valve. Before "fluid film" I used "pam" or any other veggie oil cooking spray,but the fluid film rocks.And I do not sell it.
Tell us about "pam" sounds interesting.
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Have used cooking oil in commode....fixed leaking in to tank with valve closed....wouldn't hold water and valve was very clean
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Just do NOT get it on the toilet seat!

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