Water Tank Tap Valve Thingy ??

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  1. Yorick

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    I have 2 taps, fresh water and grey water tanks. They have MEFCO on the plastic

    On the fresh tank, the blue handle has broken and needs replacing.

    Have Googled and can't find anything :(

    Any ideas ?

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    I doubt you will get a handle on its own.
    Just replace the whole thing, its only held on with a hose clip.
     
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    Looks like a swimming pool valve
    There are loads on EBay in different sizes
     
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    Yup, but can't even find that :(
     
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  7. Yorick

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    Ideally they need to have one of these on the end to attach the hosepipe :)

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    Pushing your luck now :LOL:
     
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    Maybe, but need to get the water in somehow ;)
     
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    It doesn't look like a OEM fitting - the jubilee clip and tape around one end speak to a previous owner's work!

    As it seems to be a drain tap, which is usually only used during the winterisation of your motorhome, you could consider replacing it at the tank, so removing the need for a flappy bit of pipe hanging under your vehicle, ready to hit any bump in the road! You could even go upmarket and automate, rather than getting your hands dirty, with something like this:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adafruit-...582577?hash=item418c6941b1:g:LtQAAOSwuzRXdmEc
     
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    cak tanks will have them i would think. worth a google .
     
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    3/4 solvent weld - 1/2 adapter

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    Hi,
    Go uinder that bridge at Rouen,take the roof off........ If you take your shoes and socks off (You can now count up to twenty,the Navajo Indians taught me that trick when i was captured during my Pony Express riding days Yeeehar!...LOL)and work out the volume/cubic capacity of your now "Roofless" m/home......... HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU NEED?
    Must go now,there is another 4 cartons of Conde Noble Vinho Tinto in the fridge,with my name on them...Hic...pardon.
    Tea Bag.
    PS. WHOA me dads horse!
     
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    Sorry, I showed the drain tap as that was easy to photograph. I need the tap for the water fill, so needs the extension :)
     
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    what you actually need then is a replacement valve, which is a standard solvent weld one with a spigot on one end to attach to the pipe and a reducer to 1/2inch bsp the other, onto which the white hose connector screws. simple enough from a pond shop who will have the parts on the shelf or ebay
     
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    a temporary solution is to use a pair of water pump grips to turn the broken tap head
     
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