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Old 09-03-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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How to replace part that grey valve connects to?

Hey group, thank you in advance for any help you can give! I need to replace the piece that my grey valve connects to. I was replacing both valves, it was still leaking, I tightened the bolts more and snapped the tab that the bolt travels through (see pics). Where can I go to find a replacement?

This is on a 2011 Surveyor 235RKS.

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Old 09-03-2020, 05:49 PM   #2
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You can buy the whole "Y" with the valves on it. Just use what parts you need.

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Old 09-03-2020, 05:52 PM   #3
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That looks like the same thing I have!

Only other question is how would I attach that to the plumbing that is there? Am I cutting the PVC, doing a sleeve with another small section that is the same diameter and then attaching the backside piece to that?
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:31 PM   #4
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It appears you broke the corner of the "hub" that is part of the valve. I'd obtain a new valve then carefully remove the damaged hub from the pipe. SOMETIMES some careful work with an oscillating multi tool will let you cut down to the glue line and peel it off in pieces. Then using sandpaper strips remove any bits and pieces remaining. If successful you then just install new hub using plenty of ABS Cement. Worst case you'll just need to cut pipe off far enough you can reconstruct using a short piece of pipe, a coupler, and the new hub.

Another fix, which I did on my old trailer, is to remove bolt, spray with PAM, then using J-B weld, build up area where piece is missing. Do this with bolt in place. When J-B is fully cured, remove bolt and dress flat with file. Rin drill bit through hole to remove threads that formed. Assemble using a large washer.

The epoxy will keep washer from canting into area broken and put clamping force on rest of hub.
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That looks like the same thing I have!

Only other question is how would I attach that to the plumbing that is there? Am I cutting the PVC, doing a sleeve with another small section that is the same diameter and then attaching the backside piece to that?
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:44 PM   #5
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Take the Y off back to the valves (and the valves if you want to replace them) and leave the hubs on the holding tank side in place. Unless of course the flange is broken on the holding tank side. Then you'll have to do a little plumbing and you'll need a coupling for the repair.
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Another fix, which I did on my old trailer, is to remove bolt, spray with PAM, then using J-B weld, build up area where piece is missing. Do this with bolt in place. When J-B is fully cured, remove bolt and dress flat with file. Rin drill bit through hole to remove threads that formed. Assemble using a large washer.

The epoxy will keep washer from canting into area broken and put clamping force on rest of hub.
I think this is worth a shot before I have to drop $100... Thank you!
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Old 09-04-2020, 02:19 PM   #7
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That's what I had to do

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Take the Y off back to the valves (and the valves if you want to replace them) and leave the hubs on the holding tank side in place. Unless of course the flange is broken on the holding tank side. Then you'll have to do a little plumbing and you'll need a coupling for the repair.
My problem was freezing.

The lowest part of the gray water system is the fragile ABS plumbing from the tank to the valve. We had put just a few glasses of water in the sink and it wound up in the low part. Two segments of pipe split lengthwise. I had to replace two elbows, three pipe segments, and the hub that goes on the upstream side of the valve. It wasn't expensive at all.

The tricky part was the hub. They come in both male and female, and the illustrations here are so murky you can't tell which is the male and which is the female. (HINT: Spigot is male; Hub is female). Once you get the part number, you can order from Amazon.

Unlike PVC pipe, ABS pipe and fittings slip completely together when dry (like copper pipe). This means you can cut all the pieces and dry-fit them, then cement them together.

The larger "A" Lowe's stores have a pretty good range of ABS fittings. The smaller "B" and "C" stores do not. Amazon also has a wide range at reasonable prices.
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Old 09-04-2020, 02:45 PM   #8
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You could shim up with small diameter washers then a larger one ,,then replacing nut .
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