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Old 04-16-2015, 08:37 PM   #21
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I use a little pipe dope on mine because I don't like teflon tape. Never had a leak from the plastic plug yet but I do carry spares.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:48 AM   #22
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I used one of these on my last TT, but haven't installed it yet on my new Jayco. This avoided having to remove the plastic plug each time I got done camping and wasn't going out again for a few weeks. (The water gets skunky sitting in there, stagnant, and in the summer heat!)
I want this!!!

I too remove the plastic hot water heater plug to drain the tank, as our TT will sit sometimes for a month before it gets used again. And yes, that plastic plug leaked on me after the second time it was removed. Teflon tape cured that, but I'm off to the hardware store for one of these brass fittings with a pedcock!
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:01 AM   #23
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I use the plastic plug but no Teflon. I drain it after every trip and it doesn't leak. I do plan to get a spare as others have mentioned.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:41 AM   #24
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I use plumbers goop
Teflon tape was always for gas connections I thought

I got a 15/16 socket and extension for mine...so I hand insert it and use the socket to tighten...I do NOT torque it down as supposedly its supposed to be hand tightened...but this is easier as its hard to get to

I will be getting extras as I don't see this cheap plastic plug, threading into steel/aluminum, lasting very long
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:56 AM   #25
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Anyone know the thread size on the plastic plugs? Thread pitch, etc.?
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:56 AM   #26
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I've always used teflon tape and had good luck - several years running on the same plug. It can be used for gas or water, but not gasoline, oils, etc. My cousin is a plumber and he recommended I use the tape, since I remove it frequently. I carry a roll of the tape in my toolbox, in the truck bed. It has come in handy for other things, as well.

The plastic plug should last quite awhile as long as it is not overtightened. But a spare is always a good idea.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:56 AM   #27
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I bought a PVC plug. They are pretty cheap and much more durable than the soft plastic ones that came from the factory.


We've only taken our new Jayco out once, but I drained all the water by the low point drains and emptied it out with no problem. I opened the low points for both water lines and opened the faucet to cold water, then I opened the relief valve in the water heater.


When I got home and took off the plastic drain plug, nothing came out... it was already empty.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:16 AM   #28
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When I open relief valve water splashes all over everything as opposed to the drain plug...not sure if this will hurt anything
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:34 AM   #29
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I you relieve the pressure on the water system first and open the low points then open the relief valve it should not spray all over. Even if it sprays out it will not hurt anything. Mine also drains completely this way without having to remove the plug - just takes longer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:15 PM   #30
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White Teflon for water and yellow for gas. Have used the white plastic plug for three years, no tape-no leak. Cross threading is the leak problem, and that is very easy to do when putting the plug back in.
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