Electric safety drain valve

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  1. sheptenelan

    sheptenelan Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    The electric safety drain valve in my 1997 Pilote Gaxay 25 S will not shut, as a result the water runs straight of of the drain pipe and does not fill the Truma boiler. I understand that the valve needs a low electric supply in order for the valve to close. I was wondering does anyone know if there is a fuse anywhere in the wiring for the vavle. And also is it possible to obtain a manual valve and bypass the electric one.
    Regards, Steve
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You can lock it out with a clothes peg.
     
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    dump valve

    Hi hold it up with peg
     
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    Hi Steve, I pop a clothes peg on mine when I'm mucking about with the batteries just to stop it dumping.

    Last weekend at Carmarthen, Ash was fitting a solar panel and I forgot to fit the clothes peg and dumped the lot.

    Can't help you with the fuse. I would have thought a manual valve would be dangerous in frosty conditions.......Griff
     
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