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Old 11-12-2018, 03:48 PM   #41
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I did the braided hose and quarter turn valve also but it would not drain the tank this fall when I winterized. Opened valve and all fixtures in the coach to allow water out and very little drained. I removed the fitting from the tank and it all drained quickly. Kinda stumped by this. I did purchase through Camping World a drain plug kit. You get two nylon plugs plus an offset tool to remove them. Works well but water runs down side of my coach when draining.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:07 PM   #42
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Did you open the pressure release valve on the tank as well? That helps a lot.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:13 PM   #43
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Late to the party..

This was my fix (less than $10, even with the cement) but I think I like the SS hose better.
Time to upgrade my upgrade...

The "orange" store is the place and here is all you need:
(1) #100048636 CTS Slip x MPT Male Adapter
(1) #100347927 CTS Slip x FPT Female Adapter
(1) # 203019249 1/2 in. x 2 ft. Water Supply Pipe (cut to 4-5")
202078102 CPVC Medium Yellow Cement

Good thing is you can make a few spares for only a few bucks.

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Thanks LuckyDuck, I did not try opening the PSI relief valve. Will give it a try next time I drain.
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Thanks LuckyDuck, I did not try opening the PSI relief valve. Will give it a try next time I drain.

When you do, STAND BACK or you'll soak your shoes.
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When you do, STAND BACK or you'll soak your shoes.
And make sure the water is not hot!
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Water heater plug tool

Here is what I used before coming up with my attached drain hose modification. It is a spark plug wrench that worked very well for me. Down side is that neither of the included sockets were the right size. I needed a 15/16" socket for my drain plug on my 2016 26BH Atwood water heater. The upside is that the socket I used is a 6 point which I highly recommend to prevent damaging the plug.
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I keep a few spare nylon plugs handy. They're cheap. Some even come with a special wrench.
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