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Old 08-10-2014, 11:34 AM   #1
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Atwood water heater drain plug

For those with an Atwood water heater do you wrap the drain plug with teflon tape? If so do you wrap more then 1 wrap?
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Teflon tape is great stuff. It has been my experience 1 wrap does nothing on anything. I have always used anywhere from 5 to 10 wraps. Yes, I do use it on the Atwood nylon drain plug.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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Yup, what Chuck said. 5+ wraps and make sure you don't cross thread it.
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5 wraps works pretty good for me...
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #5
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This is my drain plug and I got it from Ace Hardware. 1/2"x1/4" bushing and a 1/4" needle drain. I like to travel between spots empty and this is an easy way it do it. I keep a gallon of water in the TV at all times just in case. At end of camping season or should I say the freezing months I remove the bushing and do a complete flush and leave it off till I leave again.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:54 PM   #6
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Drain plug

New Atwood drain plug, 5 plus wraps with teflon tape, no leaks. Thanks everyone for the info.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #7
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This is my first season with our trailer so I can't say what I do will work forever but....I don't wrap it with anything. I think it may have had one wrap on it from the factory but I didn't bother putting that back on and it doesn't leak.

The plug that came in ours looks like a nylon plastic so it's kinda soft and seems to seal fine for now, only time will tell.

I plan on putting in some sort of drain because it's a real pain to get the thing back in once the tank has been drained.
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This is my drain plug and I got it from Ace Hardware. 1/2"x1/4" bushing and a 1/4" needle drain. I like to travel between spots empty and this is an easy way it do it. I keep a gallon of water in the TV at all times just in case. At end of camping season or should I say the freezing months I remove the bushing and do a complete flush and leave it off till I leave again.
I did the same thing with mine, it sure beats the plastic plug.
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I use a plastic plug, without tape. Doesn't leak. I keep a spare, along with a low water drain valve. I fastened a coffee can around the drain valve, and it was all beat to crap not long after I put it on. Anybody want to guess why I put the coffee can on???
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