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Old 07-02-2014, 05:39 PM   #11
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Will a Rhino hose fit better in that fence post? Once I replaced my rusted bumper with one but should have went to the 5" instead of 4.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:49 AM   #12
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Will a Rhino hose fit better in that fence post? Once I replaced my rusted bumper with one but should have went to the 5" instead of 4.
If you shave off the "ears" of the Rhino flex hose it will fit in a 4" bumper. I think I only had to shave off 2 adjoining ones to make it fit.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #13
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I have a Rhino Flex and it fits in my bumper. Had the Rhino on my previous TT (which had round tubes underneath for storing). I had lightly shaved the ears as mentioned by Seann45 to make it slide in properly
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:32 PM   #14
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I just took my water heater plug with me to Lowes and told the guy what I wanted to do. I was lucky and got a employee with a little knowledge and he helped me find exactly what I needed.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:24 PM   #15
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I made a hot water heater drain from a nylon nipple,braided faucet line and a 1/4 turn shutoff valve.
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I've been to Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot, and a few other places. I cannot find the nylon nipple/fitting that replaces the HW heater drain plug so you can then thread on the braided faucet line. Can anyone tell me where to get this piece?
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:41 PM   #16
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Lowes carries the fitting. Make sure it will tolerate hot water.
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I've been to Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot, and a few other places. I cannot find the nylon nipple/fitting that replaces the HW heater drain plug so you can then thread on the braided faucet line. Can anyone tell me where to get this piece?
I just did this mod and I used a 1/2" NPT (national pipe thread) brass nipple fitting that was about 1 1/2" long. It is a real pain to try to get the fitting tight. Don't use the fitting on the braided hose to tighten the brass pipe. You will over tighten the braided hose! I went with the brass fitting because of the heat issue. You can find these brass fittings in the "little" bags that have different plumbing parts in them at your Big Box stores. Once your done, hook up your water hose and fill the hot H2O tank to make sure your fittings are tight. Also wrap your brass fitting with Teflon tape.

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If your water heater has (had) a white nylon plug, you shouldn't use a brass fitting to replace it. The brass will degrade the anode and/or heating element in the water heater. You should be able to use a CPVC (the beige plastic - not the white plastic PVC) pipe nipple instead. Also, make sure you get a 1/2" FPT (Female Pipe Thread) water line, not a toilet line or 1/2" compression water line.
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If your water heater has (had) a white nylon plug, you shouldn't use a brass fitting to replace it. The brass will degrade the anode and/or heating element in the water heater. You should be able to use a CPVC (the beige plastic - not the white plastic PVC) pipe nipple instead. Also, make sure you get a 1/2" FPT (Female Pipe Thread) water line, not a toilet line or 1/2" compression water line.
I am not sure I agree. I replaced the plastic plug on my water heater 7 years ago with a brass adapter/anode plug, then with a steel drain valve. NO issues.

In fact I removed the plug this year to inspect the anode, and found no deterioration.

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If your water heater has (had) a white nylon plug, you shouldn't use a brass fitting to replace it. The brass will degrade the anode and/or heating element in the water heater..
Brownie, The brass fitting will not harm your hot water heater anode, that is if you have one. Very few RV hot water tanks have an anode rod (mine being one of them). The only thing that brass will do is start corrosion where the brass and cast iron (hot water tank) meet. This is why I use Teflon tape on the brass fitting. Now the Teflon will not stop the corrosion but it will slow it down. However it will take several years of use before any corrosion will start.

But if this bothers someone, then just use a dielectric union. Sorry but plastic fittings break to easily.

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