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boosTT

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Posted: 08/24/18 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When back flushing the holding tanks, I forgot to open the T-handle to actually fill the black tank. A lot of water pressure built up in the little 6" section of pipe after the T-handle.

Now I have a small drip coming from the dump valve even when the t-handles are closed and cap is on. It appears to be coming from where you connect the hose (just as if I left the T-handle cracked open).

Is there a easy way to fix this? I was thinking maybe greasing the valve could help a bit?

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Posted: 08/24/18 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pull it apart and inspect for cracks, then replace the seals or the entire valve as needed.





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Buy a rebuild kit and rebuild it. Two major valve mfgs; Valterra and (can't remember the other one). The two are not interchangeable.


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Posted: 08/24/18 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forget rebuilding, thay are less than $15 each. Just replace

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Posted: 08/24/18 07:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Farmboy666 wrote:

Forget rebuilding, thay are less than $15 each. Just replace



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Bristol is the 2nd one but Valterra is #1.


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Posted: 08/25/18 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I usually put a cap with a good seal on it till I get around to replacing the valve. I have at one point put bearing grease into slide groove after dumping one time and it did help but only temp solution at most.

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Some end caps only have two bayonet grabbers and some have 4 if yours only has 2 go buy a 4 point cap. Even if you replace the valve the 4 point cap will keep things closed better.


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Posted: 08/27/18 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does the old valve just unbolt?

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Should be 4 bolts, one on each corner. Maybe 3/8 or 7/16 wrench. Pretty straight forward. Don't over tighten it will make valve hard to open/close.

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