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Old 01-03-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Black tank/Gray tank termination valves

Are these valves electrically operated? I can pull out both the black and gray termination valve T-handles only about 1/2". Nothing seems to be draining although there was quite a bit of black/gray waste water when I pulled the shutter? valve at the drain opening. If they are electrical they might be part of a bigger problem in that my water heater and refrigerator only work on gas and should be both. The lights on the panel show gray 2 - E; gray 1 - F and black 2/3. The manual is not helpful at all. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:40 PM   #2
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NVM. I read the post about stuck valves and I used brute force to open my valves. Normally, I use force as a last resort (broken too many things in the past due to lack of information). My valves have not been used for at least 12-15 months and must have "froze" in place. They closed much more easily and then re-opening them was a breeze. Thanks for reading post and sorry for being a noob on this topic. I'm much used to the dump valves you can see and pull.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:32 PM   #3
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Not electric unless you had electric ones installed. Cable flush valves and if installed sloppy, as was the case ith our 2015, with long runs and loops, the cables are hard to use. I just dropped my underbelly and reinstalled and keystone had done a sloppy job to include flush valves too tight.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:36 AM   #4
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My galley tank handle works very hard, and it takes 2 hands to open and close. Found out that my tank wasn't leaking but was over filled sitting in one place. Now I am dumping kitchen tank every 5 days.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:13 AM   #5
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It's always fascinated me that Keystone thinks the place to put a drain valve is under a slide, back by the wheels where those of us with bad knees, and or bad backs can barely work them. They probably put them there so that they can generate a lot of funny stories about folks who didn't even know they had a drain valve there.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:03 AM   #6
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Black tank valve failed about 1 month ago. Cable also failed only 8 months of ownership. Luckily extended warranty is covering the valve replacement.
Trailer is only 1 1/2 years old.
I like my old trailer setup where the valves were easy to get to.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:29 PM   #7
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I've always had stiff gate valves. What I tried recently was to flush the tanks thoroughly, close the valve after letting the tanks completely drain, then mix about 1/2 cup of liquid Calgon water softener and a good squirt of dish soap in about 1 gallon of water. Pour down toilet and same for grey tanks. Let it sit for 5 minutes so it makes it's way to the gate valve, then open and close valves quickly to coat the gate sliders and channels that they slide into. I was surprised at how easily they operated after. I've also read suggestions from other members to pour cooking oil into the emptied tank and operate the valves. As long as cables aren't binding and causing the problem, this should help. I do have cables for the black and one grey tank, and now you wouldn't know they were there. Once the lubricity is gone at the valve, the procedure needs to be repeated.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:05 AM   #8
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I use about 8 ounces of Baby Oil with a couple of gallons of water then work the valves back and forth.
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