Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2018, 12:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
rickymac's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2014 Windsport 34f
State: Alabama
Posts: 283
THOR #6507
Hot Water Heater Plug

When blowing out my lines yesterday, I realized that I did not have a tool that would remove/access the plug in the water tank. I am sure this has been addressed before, but can others tell me what tool to buy or how to proceed. I do not want to take a chance on breaking the line in front of the plug.



Thanks,
__________________

__________________
Rick & Jan
with Lilly (Most Active Dog) & Mattie (Laziest Dog in the World)
Wally: 2014 Thor Windsport 34f
Toad: (Wally One) 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking (4 Down)
"Welcome to our front porch"
rickymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Virginia
Posts: 315
THOR #7607
I can usually get mine to turn with channel lock pliers. It's a plastic plug. Once you turn it a little you can use your fingers.
__________________

__________________
ComputerChips
ComputerChips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 01:14 PM   #3
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 29M
State: New York
Posts: 65
THOR #11919
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickymac View Post
When blowing out my lines yesterday, I realized that I did not have a tool that would remove/access the plug in the water tank. I am sure this has been addressed before, but can others tell me what tool to buy or how to proceed. I do not want to take a chance on breaking the line in front of the plug.



Thanks,


I use a 15/16 socket on an extension for the plastic plug. Come in from under the tube that runs across the pipe (looks like it blocks access to the plug).
__________________
Mlleml is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
BandG's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 29M
State: Pennsylvania
Posts: 177
THOR #10254
I used an adjustable wrench the first time, rounded off the head a little.

Tried the inexpensive Camco water heater wrench & that really didn't work for me. I couldn't go too far & then I couldn't re-grip properly, so I had to end up using adjustable wrench again.

I ended up ordering a flex-head, ratchet wrench.

This works perfectly for me.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	flex head ratchet wrench.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	135.0 KB
ID:	14332  
__________________
Bryce, Gracia & Shadow (3 yr old mini-Daschund mix)
US Army vet- 82nd Airborne Div
BandG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 01:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 1,460
THOR #6411
Camco makes a special wrench for this job. The part number is 11633. Walmart has it for sale on their website.
__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 02:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Tuscany XTE 36MQ
State: Louisiana
Posts: 129
THOR #4843
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mlleml View Post
I use a 15/16 socket on an extension for the plastic plug. Come in from under the tube that runs across the pipe (looks like it blocks access to the plug).
X2 I use the 15/16 socket on mine as well. No need for fancy tools
__________________
Steve70605 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 03:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Miramar 34.4
State: Virginia
Posts: 132
THOR #5560
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve70605 View Post
X2 I use the 15/16 socket on mine as well. No need for fancy tools
__________________
MiramarVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 04:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Skip 500's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 24F
State: Arizona
Posts: 248
THOR #2878
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiramarVA View Post
X3
__________________
Skip 500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2018, 11:14 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 5
THOR #13958
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Drain-Plug-...yIah:rk:7:pf:0

Is this the correct plug? Mine was lost and my unit is in storage and can't measure at the moment.
__________________
brentandserena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 12:29 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Thor Outlaw 29H
State: Tennessee
Posts: 434
THOR #13869
This hot water tank drain plug, is it okay to replace it with one made from brass?
It seems that would solve the rounding off the head part, and I am sure they are an npt type thread.
__________________
10scDust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 12:35 AM   #11
Site Team
 
Brand: Crossroads
Model: CF32BL
State: Mississippi
Posts: 936
THOR #121
Quote:
Originally Posted by brentandserena View Post
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Drain-Plug-...yIah:rk:7:pf:0

Is this the correct plug? Mine was lost and my unit is in storage and can't measure at the moment.
Yes it will work in your ATwood Hot water heaater
__________________
Frank and Janet Henn
2008 CrossRoads CF32Bl pushing a 2007 Dodge 2500
Traveling with Hoover, Rainbow and Sunshine
The wonder Schnauzers
fhenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 01:36 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2013 ACE 30.1
State: Alberta
Posts: 918
THOR #2631
Hi, while a brass plug might work in an aluminum hot water tank I would suggest you stay with the poly plug. The plastic plugs are cheap to replace and I believe that aluminum and brass will (or could) create a galvanic corrosion under certain moisture conditions.
__________________
javelin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 03:21 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Quantum WS31
State: Washington
Posts: 867
THOR #7205
15/16" socket with extension used here too.
__________________

__________________
Pat & Becky & now Katie
Wenatchee, WA
99dart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 06:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×