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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #21
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So, I got the ball valves and put them into place this even. Fortunately, "Brian" at Lowes saw that I was lost in the plumbing area and was amazingly helpful. Took me right to what I needed.

Unfortunately, they both leak just a bit. The cold is worse than the warm. I don't know if I did a crappy job taping the threads or what (it was harder to get a clean/flat layer of tape than I expected). I'll try again when it's daylight or possibly try the paste. I don't know.

Oh- the original threaded end pieces had these inserts. Any idea what they are? I had to remove them to get the ball valves installed.

Thanks y'all.
Those inserts are what suppose to keep your low point drains from leaking.
I had one insert missing on one of my lines and guess which line dripped when hooked up at the campground?!
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #22
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herk you know it all you should openn up a camper store
but then I would have to charge for what you get for free now...
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #23
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but then I would have to charge for what you get for free now...
Not necessarily... just PM'd you.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #24
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So they are straight thread ends not tapered? Boy these RV manufacturers will do everything to make you just scratch your head.

If that is the case then get a razor knife, cut the red and blue pipe right above the crimp sleeve and put some sharkbite 1/2" ball valves on instead.

Or get a compression to NPT adapter and thread on the current valve.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #25
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So they are straight thread ends not tapered? Boy these RV manufacturers will do everything to make you just scratch your head.

If that is the case then get a razor knife, cut the red and blue pipe right above the crimp sleeve and put some sharkbite 1/2" ball valves on instead.

Or get a compression to NPT adapter and thread on the current valve.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #26
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I just wanted to say thanks for the info. I have been watching this thread and decided to do the mod. Went to Lowes to get the parts then completed the mod.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #27
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While your at it cut red and blue lines put on Sharkbite elbows (at Lowes they're caled GatorBite) and run lengths of pex to the edge of TT then put valves on. They'll be no need to crawl under to open them
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