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Old 11-06-2014, 02:54 AM   #1
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How to Operate Low Point Drain Valves

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I must be a dummy because, even with pressure on the system, I cannot get these valves to open and drain water. It seems that these valves turn in either direction FOREVER! This leads me to believe that they might be the type of valves that only require a quarter or a half turn to open and close them. I did not try pulling up on them.

If someone could tell me how these valves are SUPPOSED to work, then I will have a good starting point to figure out what's going on.

Thanks much.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:51 AM   #2
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You pull them up to drain, push them back down to close.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:54 AM   #3
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Crabman,

My camper is in Onancock! Thanks for your response.
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You are only 5 miles from here by road, closer as the crow flies.
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Hmmm...now I know why I couldn't get mine to work either.
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Do you have to turn them at all? Or just pull them up. I was told that they have to be a 1/4 turn before pulling up?
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Do you have to turn them at all? Or just pull them up. I was told that they have to be a 1/4 turn before pulling up?
I think either or is fine, usually they just pop right up. If they get difficult to pull up, pull off the little retaining clip and pull the entire valve out. You'll see an o-ring, lube it with vaseline or something and it will get easier. Also, if you see a drip from one that's closed, just give it a quick turn [without pulling up] to reseat the o-ring and that usually stops the drip.
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