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Old 09-28-2022, 12:24 PM   #1
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T-Handle

Good afternoon everybody does anybody know how to fix the gray water T handle pictures are included. The black Waste is above to the right. Looks like I should be able to replace pretty easy
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Old 09-28-2022, 12:40 PM   #2
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Those handles screw onto the rod that goes into the valve and you can buy replacement T-handles almost everywhere that sells R/V parts and online.
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Old 09-28-2022, 12:49 PM   #3
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^^^X2^^^
And they even have metal ones!
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Old 09-28-2022, 01:27 PM   #4
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that being straight down lets all the crap settle in the valve slide groove. move it to horizontal. drill a tiny hole sbove slide rod ,just big enough for a spray lube red tube . keep it lubed . be sure to put a screw in hole or it will squirt on you. paint top of screw white for easy recognition of where it is located.
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Moved thread from the General Community Discussion section to the Plumbing and Water Systems sub-forum since the OP's questions are specific to that sub-forum.

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Sorry dude but you have no idea what I'm talking about thanks though
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Sorry dude but you have no idea what I'm talking about thanks though
Are you responding to my post?
You should quote the post you're responding to.

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Old 09-28-2022, 03:09 PM   #8
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Amazon has replacement valves with metal handles. Easy one wrench 10 min job.
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Sorry. Not u. Thomas that drill hole and spray lube
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Got it fixed. Thanks guys. Have a good day
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Sorry. Not u. Thomas that drill hole and spray lube
Check out this video. It will explain Thomas' post.
And BTW I've been doing this for years and it works. Still using the same valves our camper came with. Use stainless steel screws.


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Old 09-28-2022, 05:41 PM   #12
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If you read my post I was talking about how to replace the broken t-handle the broken t-handle not how to lubricate anything the broken t- handle. I needed to know how to replace it BECAUSE IT WAS BROKEN
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Forget it. I replaced the T-handle
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If you read my post I was talking about how to replace the broken t-handle the broken t-handle not how to lubricate anything the broken t- handle. I needed to know how to replace it BECAUSE IT WAS BROKEN
If you spend any time here, youíll see that members give helpful tips that are not merely crisp answers to questions asked. We use what info we can and skip what we donít need. We donít always complain that someone gave too much information. The possibility exists that one ear of the T-handle broke off because the handle/rod/valve didnít slide smoothly.

Iíve seen T-handles work even with a broken ear.
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Great video! I bookmarked it.
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Check out this video. It will explain Thomas' post.
And BTW I've been doing this for years and it works. Still using the same valves our camper came with. Use stainless steel screws.


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very helpful, thanks!
X2 Great video
I never thought to do this, lucky I never had an issue I guess.

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If you spend any time here, youíll see that members give helpful tips that are not merely crisp answers to questions asked. We use what info we can and skip what we donít need. We donít always complain that someone gave too much information. The possibility exists that one ear of the T-handle broke off because the handle/rod/valve didnít slide smoothly.

Iíve seen T-handles work even with a broken ear.
I agree. This looks like two potential problems to me. (in addition to the broken handle)

1) it seems to be that the T-handle is pointing straight down at the ground. This puts the handle in an unprotected position and might well be the lowest point on the undercarriage. In addition to the handle breaking off again, I could foresee a piece of road debris breaking the whole valve off.

2) With that handle pointing down, it means that the blade in the valve slides down to open and up to close. When the valve is open, the blade and the slot that it slides into is a low point in the drain path, which could cause it to collect debris and drag or even jam.

The suggestion to remove the valve, rotate it 90 degrees and bolt it back on solves both of those problems, while probably making the T-handle easier to reach and manipulate. If my trailer had come like that, I think I would have rotated that valve long before the handle had a chance to break off. Just because I'm lazy!

But hey.... you can lead a horse to water....
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:41 PM   #19
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my problem with those valves is that they tend to leak a bit, even new ones... makes for a surprise when you take the cap off to attach a drain hose...

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Well said Dan and thanks Thomas ho for reminding me

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If you spend any time here, youíll see that members give helpful tips that are not merely crisp answers to questions asked. We use what info we can and skip what we donít need. We donít always complain that someone gave too much information. The possibility exists that one ear of the T-handle broke off because the handle/rod/valve didnít slide smoothly.

Iíve seen T-handles work even with a broken ear.
Even though the originator of this thread didn't appreciate the friendly advice from Thomas ho - I did. It reminded me I need to do the lubrication on my T-handles. So I am thankful for that.
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