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Old 04-12-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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Low point drains

The low point drains on our 8289WS were simply PEX tubing with threaded caps on the end. Removing the caps to drain the system tended to get me wet. I found these valves on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Zurn-Pex-Poly.../dp/B0080KI7RU . They simply screw on in place of the caps, no tools needed. (Thanks to Kamper00 for the idea.)
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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Good idea!
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:24 PM   #3
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thanks for the idea I just ordered two.
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id do the same thing but the shipping is a bit too expensive!

https://www.amazon.ca/Zurn-Pex-Polym.../dp/B0080KI7RU
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The low point drains on our 8289WS were simply PEX tubing with threaded caps on the end. Removing the caps to drain the system tended to get me wet. I found these valves on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Zurn-Pex-Poly.../dp/B0080KI7RU . They simply screw on in place of the caps, no tools needed. (Thanks to Kamper00 for the idea.)
Free shipping today. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:05 AM   #6
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Go to any Ace/Lowes/or HD......1/2 ball valves are cheap.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:36 AM   #7
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I bought two PVC ball valves at Lowe's for $3 each but they are so hard to turn I am afraid the PEX will kink before the valve turns. May be a two handed operation.
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Go to any Ace/Lowes/or HD......1/2 ball valves are cheap.
But those are brass. Much heavier. Was concerned about that weight hanging loose at the end of the PEX.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:55 AM   #9
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When I did mine a couple years ago I also added anipple with hose barb and a short length of tubing to jeep the road dirt out of the valve
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I ordered two with free shipping. Thanks...
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:18 AM   #11
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$3 at Home Depot and does the same thing. Have done it on my last two campers.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:25 PM   #12
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I added short hoses and quick connect to my low Point drains and purchased the plastic folding table from Amazon with a built-in sink I now have a portable sink outside with hot and cold running water I just use a 5 gallon bucket underneath for the drain
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:43 PM   #13
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Great idea!
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:50 PM   #14
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Here's mine...
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Here's mine...


What are those called and where did you get them??? They look sooooo much smaller and less clunky than the valves Iíve seen around!
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:03 AM   #16
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What are those called and where did you get them??? They look sooooo much smaller and less clunky than the valves I’ve seen around!
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Sorry I just seen this...

They are ball valves made by SMC.
I like them because they are full port and do not restrict flow which helps when draining, winterizing and just overall general use.
A garden hose attaches easily for any number of uses.

Once, some friends we were boondocking with ran out of water. I hooked a garden hose to one of these and easily pumped 10 gallons from my tank to theirs. Got them through the weekend.

I purchased mine through McMaster-Carr and I've seen them on eBay and other places.
You can find them here...
Light Grey PVC On-Off Valve

eBay Link To SMC Ball Valve
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this is what I used, they come in red and blue, ... mine are right behind one of the rear tires, to keep them clean from road grime, dirt, sand, ect, ..., I crimp a piece of aluminum foil down around them, ... does a good job of keeping them clean, and cheap to replace with a new piece after draining the lines for winterizing, ....

https://www.amazon.com/Ecopoly-29891...19GVD1BNSX0ERR
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5picker... did you have to use an adapter to go up to 3/4"?
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Excellent idea but we camp below freezing frequently in the winter.

"*Temp. Range: 33 Degrees to 200 Degrees F*"

I put these on and they are very easy (vs brass ones)

BestPEX 51249 Metal Chrome 1/4 Turn Straight Valve, 0.5" Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Z9B6U2..._xow2AbX0A0BV8
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