Swift waste valve?

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  1. nicklb

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help, I am fed up with having to manuver over manholes small drains etc, I have a sprite(limited edition, swift suntor really) and the waste drop is next to the rear door, i have noticed that there is a screw connection at the end, what would I need to connect a pipe or such?

    Probably a sillly question I know

    Thanks in advance

    Nick:Confused:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi nick,
    i have the same tap and have a short length (about 1 mtr) of convoluted hose with a threaded adaptor.

    try somewhere like 'The Plumb Center' to get the adaptor.....may be easier if you take the van to them so they can see/know exactly what you want and you can try it for fit 'on site' so to speak.

    ps....no such thing as a silly question....just silly answers:thumb:::bigsmile:
     
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    Great stuff, thanks, I have tried a hozelock (one I had) but did not work, it is sometimes quite dificult to get exactly over a small drain in the first attempt,

    Thanks again:thumb:
     
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    how very true ... :roflmto: it does get easier with practice :ROFLMAO:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    the tap could be a water 'shut off' valve for commercial/industrial type steel water pipe.

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    and you will need something like this to connect to it...

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    Swift themselves can supply you with the connector, or failing them CAC Tank.

    philip
     
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    Personally I would just look for a bit of pipe that pushes over the existing drain line.. valves and fittings reduce the flow rate and invariably clog up
     
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    i just got a pipe from caravan shop local to me and just push on ,does the job for a few quid .:thumb:
     
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    if its the same valve as mine then the thread is internal on the valve and is only approx 1/2" in depth so any hose just pushed in will just fall out again as soon as you try to 'aim' the hose.
    the external bit of the valve is a hexagon, the same depth, so wont take a hose pushed over.

    Jim, the 'valve' IS the drain tap!!! could be a pretty important bit of kit:winky:::bigsmile:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    well, pardon my ignorance of the Swift set up :Doh: .. :roflmto:

    on my Karmann there was just a tail pipe, the outlet valve was a slide valve beside the tank with a long handle to the side of the van..
     
  11. nicklb

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    hi Guys, thanks for all the info, much appreciated, it is a internal thread so pappajohn is correct, I will look at a plumbers as suggested, might be a bit cheaper than swift, off to Brixham on Sunday am for a week so will get it on my return,

    will have a practice which someone sugessted

    Thanks again:thumb:
     

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