Draining fresh water (1 Viewer)

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this maybe a stupid question but remembering the only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask. I have had my Chausson Allegro 97 for three years now and always have to empty the fresh tank by running the water through the taps. There is a green removable plastic cap underneath which I thought should empty the fresh tank. However when I removed it nothing came out. Today being a little bored I thought I’ll have a look at that. On removing the tank top and putting my hand in. I found a sink type plug in the top of the outlet to the green cap.
My question is. Should the plug have been removed by the builder 9 years ago? Is it ok for me to leave it out now? Will the green cap alone be sufficient to keep the water in? Can I get a threaded coupling complete with valve to fit in its place? Ok over to you.
Thanks Glenn.
 
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Had an Allegro a few years ago and to empty the tank I used to pull the plug out then put it back.
 
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Aye, I thought of that but it means removing the dinette seat and unscrewing the board then removing the tank lid. I just wondered if I could do away with the plug and rely on the cap to hold the water in the fresh tank. Sounds like it’s an Allegro thing.
 
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Unless the green cap is screwed on and has a rubber o-ring to make a seal then I can’t see how it could hold the water. The sink type plug, being on the inside of the tank would hold the water by the weight of the water acting on it. Our first van had a sink type plug with a chain on it.

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the green screw cap does have a washer, it's a Benimar and from the manual this is how to drain it.

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I’ll go and have a look at the green cap and if it doesn’t have a washer in it. It soon will. Thanks for replies so far. Keep them coming.
 
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These are the green cap, complete with washer and the plug. I have left the plug out and will see how we go. I may at some time replace the green cap with a valve of some description. Thanks for all your help.
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