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Old 08-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #101
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Be careful that you don't over-tighten the drain plug. Screw it in hand tight and only with a wrench a bit more. Check for leaks, tighten a bit more if needed. If you have a metal plug be very careful when threading in and tightening it, if you mess up the threads on the tank it could make for a very expensive repair, like a new tank. That is why the plugs are made out of nylon.

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:53 AM   #102
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Originally Posted by jcurtis95 View Post
I remember on an earlier RV purchasing a special plug with a drain valve built into it. There are several listed for sale on eBay:

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Those drain valves certainly fit in tight spaces, but I find the handles hard to turn. I prefer to use a brass valve with a handle. Here is a photo of the installation on my Hi-Lo:


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