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Huntindog

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Posted: 12/13/21 03:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depending on how involved you want to get into fixing this... I would relocate the dump valve right next to the tank. Use a cable operated one. This would eliminate the waste/weight that is presently in that pipe. It would also make it impossible for liquid to freeze in that pipe as it would only have liquid in it when dumping.


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Posted: 12/13/21 04:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^^^^^^^^^^Agreed. Good thinking.


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Posted: 12/16/21 08:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mobeewan- thanks for the follow-up. Makes sense. I was looking at the pipe going into the 1.5" female reducer, and not seeing any seam whatsoever. Clear now that KZ "welded" the 2 together with either a heat gun or a bunch of abs cement on the seam.

Socket saver is in, so will pick up tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone for all the help. While I'll have dealt with fixing sprinkler system, and bathroom pvc plumbing, this was somewhat new, so- have learned a lot.


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Posted: 12/18/21 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Update:

Applied the fix today. I did opt for socket saver solution. Everything worked ok- socket saver cleared out the hub from what I could tell, but- new pipe was only going in about .5", to which- I was uncomfortable with that. Would have liked a little more pipe into the hub. I bored out the hole quite a few times, and...no new material was coming out. Not sure if there was perhaps a small sliver on the side I couldn't fully see that was causing blockage on the new pipe or not.

In any event, I opted for the Fernco coupling solution at that point. Think it worked well. The coupling was "1.5 hub"/"1.5 pipe". This may have been the best solution anyway, as it provides flexibility at the stress point now. Also added a pipe strap at the elbow.

Thanks to all for your help. I now have knowledge, tools and supplies to make abs repairs in the future if I need to do anything at the campsite- woot!

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Glad you got it fixed and thanks for letting us know the solution. This is the reason I love this board.

I wonder if you got a long 1/4 inch bolt, or threaded rod, and put it through the holes in your pipe strap if you could then put a little tension (not to much) on the strap by tightening the bolt and squeezing the strap closer together. (If you know what I mean, I'm bad at explaing things.)

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I want to run a board or thin piece of steel between the steel beems directly above the 3" ABS 90. The board can be atteched to beam flange with self tapping screws.
With the board in place a stap could be run vertically directly above the 90ยบ and provide better/correct support.


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Posted: 12/19/21 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Running a board across the 2 ibeams is a great idea! Hadn't thought about that.

While the strap may look loose, it was pretty taught. But agree- ideally supported from above so will run a board across.

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