Replacement turn wheel for grey water valve.

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  1. Bushtrekker

    Bushtrekker Read Only Funster

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    The MOT was done this morning and apart from some welding it was fine. The small wheel controlling the valve for the grey water tank has disintegrated and I haven't got a clue where to start looking for a replacement. Does anyone know if caravan shops might stock these, as although I can't see it being a regular occurrence they must go occasionally?
     
  2. Terry

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    Yes they should sell them but if not take it to your local plumbing suppliers,they will soon sort you out :thumb:--Plumbing S may well be the cheaper option :Wink:
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    Any chance of posting a photo so we can see which type it is?
     
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    i havent got round to it yet, but will be replacing the ones on my van for lever valves. much better than the cheapies fitted by the original converters
     
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    You can't beat a good gate valve!:Smile:
     
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    A ball valve is better :Wink::BigGrin:
    Bushtrekker try a search for ball valve and bore size :thumb:
    terry
     
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    Same as I fitted almost 6 yrs ago :thumb:Simple to fit and never a problem-I also carry a 3 mtr length of 22mm hose that simply screws on in case I do not get close enough to empty point :thumb:
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    Ahh but it depends how much of your holiday you want to spend watching your grey water drain!

    Our waste tank has a 105 litre capacity and empties in seconds through a 2 1/2" gate valve. The rapid drain down and the fact the valve is on the bottom of the tank ensures most of the residual crud is emptied too!:thumb:
     
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    Yes. I changed our plastic beer barrel type to a 22mm gate valve about three years ago and very rarely get problems now.

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    Only had 22mm laying around when I did the build :BigGrin: Usually fill clean tank while emptying the other :Wink:
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    Hi Terry

    We used a 22mm ball valve on our old Elddis as a cheap upgrade to the woefully inadequate beer-barrel tap previously fiited by the manufacturer.:thumb:

    The performance of the old one was laughable! It was another example of how some manufacturers don't seem to have a clue as to the use their products will be put to!:Angry:
     
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    Hi John and Shell the 22 mm does OK plus I had /have plenty of 22 mm hose to trip over in the garage :thumb:If I am on the last empty before home bound,I empty the loo cassette at the same time so the tank is normally well empty before I have done the loo :thumb::BigGrin:Ann does her bit by having wet ones for my hands before she lets me back in the van :Doh:
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