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Old 11-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Low point drain valve question

Hello Everyone, does anyone know how the lowpoint drain valves on a 322fks open? They rotate left and right 180 degrees, but nothing comes out of them. I read on this site that some of the valves you have to pull up to open? These are white plastic and look like they are meant to turn left and right to open. I just do not want to break them. This is our first RV and this is all new to us. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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Mine have to be pulled up to open as well. These are inside the trailer. The one on the fresh water tank drain turns left and right, however and is outside the trailer, under the tank.
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The valves I have are on the outside to the left of the entry door. I do not believe there are any valves inside, just the 2 on the end of the drain lines.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:26 AM   #4
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There are both types. I find that if mounted horizontally they are twist, if going down they pull up slightly till you hear a snap.
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All of my inside the RV drains pull up. Mine are located under kitchen sink and under the sink in the bath. Outside drains turn 180 degrees to open.
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Open a tap inside... that will let air into the system and the water drain out the bottom..
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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The one I have inside you pull up. The valve on the fresh water tank turns from the left to the right, when facing the valve. The 2 that come through the floor near the water heater also twist. I don't remember if they twist clockwise or counterclockwise to open and close. Opening a faucet or two inside the trailer (or the outside shower) allow the water to drain faster.
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Hi Everyone, Thanks to all of you for the replies. I contacted Jayco and they said I needed to pull the valves up instead of left to right. I hope to be able to get to the trailer over the weekend since it is 2.5 hrs away from home and will give that a try. I really think if they do need to be pilled up they should be marked that way. Looking at them you would think you only need to turn them left to right? Thanks again and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to all of this forums members.
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All of my inside the RV drains pull up. Mine are located under kitchen sink and under the sink in the bath. Outside drains turn 180 degrees to open.
X2 on opening inside faucets. It allows "venting" so the water will flow. Our first trip out with our White Hawk, the sensors said the fresh water tank was empty, but when I opened the low point drain for the tank, water started draining, and it was s-l-o-w! The plumbing system drained easily with open faucets. BTW: Our valves had to be turned 180 degrees left to right. Thought they were quarter turn inline, but until I turned them fully to the right, no water drainage. Do need to install a drain valve for the water heater though. Seems like removing/reinserting that plug would be a bit of a pain, not to mention risking damage to the fitting.
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I have had mine on the bottom get stopped up with dirt or bugs or whatever. Had to stick a wire up one once to get it to flow. Mine are just left and right turns with a valve...
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