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Old 10-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Low point drains

It is that time of the year. I'm going to have to "winterize" after each trip, which leads me to a question. Is there a way to lubracate the "pop-up" low point valves? You know, the little "T" handled valve way back under a cabinet in a hard ti get to place. You pull it up to let the water drain. I never "boondock", thus I use the water at the camp sites. In this area the water is filled with calcium that gets on the valves makin them hard to open. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Have you looked into products like CLR to see if they would be safe for cycling through your system?....not a recommendation, just thought.

Certainly NOT if it's TOXIC!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Remove the stainless steel clip and pull the T handle out. Now you can put some Dow Corning 111 or 7 silicone high vacuum grease on there and they'll work like a charm.
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Farmall, i will give it a try. Thanks. The major problem will be gettin to the valve. As i said, jayco placed them in very hard to get to place.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #5
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How about Vaseline? Just a thought, as it's non toxic.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #6
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Farmall, you are soooooo right. Remove the little keeper and the "t" handle pops out.

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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Have you looked into products like CLR to see if they would be safe for cycling through your system?....not a recommendation, just thought.

Certainly NOT if it's TOXIC!!!!!!
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BTW....CLR is NOT toxic. It is safe to run through your system....

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Old 10-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #8
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You guys are geniuses. I've had trouble popping my low point drains since day 1. Pulled the clip, remove the body and lubricated it with Vaseline and now it pulls up with ease. Thanks a million. Terry
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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I, too, deal with this problem from time to time. Wouldn't it be easier to just periodically open/close the valves momentarily to help keep them free of deposits? I'm not a fan of Vaseline either as I have found it will cause some plastics and rubber to deteriorate.
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