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Old 08-06-2016, 01:57 PM   #1
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A good one!!

So this morning while packing up we were going through the usual routine. I dumped my black water tank then closed the valve. I then went to open grey water valve only to find that somewhere along the way to the campground the extension handle came unscrewed and fell off. Luckily the threaded end was sticking out and I was able to open the valve.
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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That happened with our first camper as well. I carry 2 replacements if it ever happens again. https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-TX9H...p+valve+handle
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Yep happened to us -- you can buy a new one on Amazon. Make sure you know what you need because the first thing I ordered was the handle and my husband asked where the extension rod was -- so I had to place another order for the whole thing.
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I purchased a metal handle from Camping World and put some blue Loctite on the thread to prevent it from vibrating off. Don't use Loctite on a plastic handle.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:46 PM   #5
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...Don't use Loctite on a plastic handle.
Why not?
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Blue loctite 425 is fine for plastic to plastic and plastic to metal applications.
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Why not?
Normal loctite will cause the plastic to crack. Never used the 425
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Why not?
Loctite 242, (blue) does not play well with most plastics. The following is from the Loctite product website:
"The product cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces

Recommended For

Use on metal fasteners 1/4' (6 mm) to 3/4' (19 mm) in diameter such as bolts on small engines, swing sets and furniture

Not Recommended For

Use on plastic parts, particularly thermoplastic materials where stress cracking of the plastic could result
Use in pure oxygen and/or oxygen rich systems and should not be selected as a sealant for chlorine or other strong oxidizing materials
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Thanks, guys!
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one this happened to. Thanks for sharing info.
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