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Old 09-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Bigger Valve on fresh Tank?

Hi with my 90 gallon fresh tank. I generally fill it for the weekend, then let left over out at the dump station.

But the sloooooow valves dont finish in time, so I close up, and dump the rest in my driveway.


Is there a way I could reasonably put a large gate valve on the fresh tank? like a 1.5 inch spa/pool valve?

My uncles class a has one, and it would be nice to dump the tank in a minute or two.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert but I would think you would be limited to the diameter of the threaded hole in the tank.If its bigger than your existing vale it would be a simple matter of just installing a valve the size of the opening.Drilling and taping threads for a bigger hole would be pretty risky.
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Don't fill it up so much if it's only a weekend. :-)
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I would be a little nervous drilling a hole in the tank. But with a little research to determine material properties and what type of glues would work, it might not be so bad.

My HTT also has a tiny little drain valve, probably the same one on your TT. The hose between the tank and the valve appears to be ” diameter. I have been thinking about replacing the valve with a turn ball valve.

If the existing valve is 1/8” diameter the cross sectional area is 0.05in^2 (A= pi * r^2). If you upgrade to a ” valve you will have a cross sectional area of 0.78 in^2. Which is almost 16 times larger area for flow, assuming there are no flow restrictions in the valves.

I would start by changing out the valve.
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Re: Bigger Valve on fresh Tank?

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But the sloooooow valves dont finish in time, so I close up, and dump the rest in my driveway.
Open the valve and let it drain as you drive home, it's clean water.
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Bigger Valve on fresh Tank?

Grumpy. I always would have thought that would be fine. But I have seen threads here where people seem to think its a bad idea.

I unpack at home so I guess it's not a huge deal
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Grumpy. I always would have thought that would be fine. But I have seen threads here where people seem to think its a bad idea.

I unpack at home so I guess it's not a huge deal
I guess I'm a bad, bad boy then along with many others that I've seen.
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Open the valve and let it drain as you drive home, it's clean water.
YOU know it's clean water. The guy on the motorcycle does not have that knowledge. That motorcyclist COULD be me. I would be VERY unhappy!
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YOU know it's clean water. The guy on the motorcycle does not have that knowledge. That motorcyclist COULD be me. I would be VERY unhappy!
My truck, which is towed directly behind the MH doesn't even get wet so how would it affect you?
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I feel your pain with the small drain on the fresh tank! My old Fleetwood had a 2" valve drain which was nice....I miss it.

I have with my new 28BHS drained some out at the campsite and finished at the dump station. If there is any left when I'm done dumping I just bring it home.

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