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Old 06-13-2013, 12:12 AM   #31
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Plastic. I turned mine in as tight as I could get it with my fingers. Done. :smiley_simmons:

2012 Jay Feather 197 w/pull-out
1997 GMC Sub 1500 4x4;
or 2015 Ford F150 4x4 SuperCrew EB
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Jagiven View Post
Congratulations Becky. I would do a few things. 1st I would sterilize the water lines and tanks. There are directions in your owner’s manual. You do not state how long it was between trips, nor if you drain your hot water heater tank. I drain my tank if we are not going out for a few weeks. The plug is not in the greatest location, so I made a drain hose adaptor. Basically, I replaced the plastic plug with a plastic adaptor (that was threaded), I threaded in a short piece of brass pipe then added a short section (1’?) long flexible hose you would find under your kitchen sink, and then added a turn valve on the end. Now all I have to do is open the valve, and release the pressure relief valve and the water heater tank drains in a few minutes, with no tools.

Using a water filter might help too. Some CG have nasty water.

Here is a picture similar to what I did, but my turn valve is much smaller.

<img src="https://www.jaycoowners.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8305"/>
What adapter did you use between the threaded water heat and the stainless strain braided hose? Assume you water heater uses 1/2" plugs?

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