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Old 10-20-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Draining surveyor 220rbs fresh water

Hello, I have a 220rbs and am getting ready to winterize and have a slight problem. I know where the fresh water drain is but can not figure out how it opens would someone please inform me what needs to be done. Thank you
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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A couple pair of cannel locks will help.

If that does not work the cut off the caps and replace with 1/2 inch ball valves.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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1/4 turn valve?

Pictures would be great to see what we're dealing with.

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Old 10-20-2015, 08:48 PM   #4
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Ford Idaho, are you saying there is no easy way to drain the fresh water without cutting the caps off. Who ever design that fixture sure did not have any idea about winterizing.
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Before you do anything-else post pictures of what you think you are talking about, please!
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:50 PM   #6
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Ford Idaho, are you saying there is no easy way to drain the fresh water without cutting the caps off. Who ever design that fixture sure did not have any idea about winterizing.
No, what I am getting at is IF you can not remove the caps without tearing them up just cut off the caps and replace them with valves.

There is no reason for the caps to be hard to remove, the three on my unit can be unscrewed by hand, no they do not leak.


OK, I found what I am trying to say.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:04 PM   #7
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The pex fitting did not get tightnened enough at the factory. Have to hold the pex fitting with pliers to remove the cap on one of the lines as the fitting turns in the tubing. If I ever find someone with a pex tool handy, will arrempt to tighten it or replace it. Just be careful not to crush the pex fitting if this is the case. Or if it gets to be a leaky issue will replace with shark bite fitting.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies, when it stops raining I will get under the TT and open boyh the fresh water valve and the low point also.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #9
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It finally stopped raining and I was able to drain the fresh water and also the low points. Thank you all for assisting a newbie in the TT area.

Rich


ps. also was able to bypass the hot water tank
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