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Old 04-25-2018, 11:41 AM   #21
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Well... off to order the 5200. Tried the gorilla glue shit for plumbing + flex tape. Still leaking. Now I get the fun of cleaning up the mess so I can try the next thing.

I'll listen next time lol.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:28 PM   #22
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Good luck with this next step of the fix!
And remember:
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...Which often comes from Bad Judgement!
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:51 PM   #23
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I am just hoping that it works. Otherwise I think the next step would be to disassemble the entire drain system and rebuild it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:43 PM   #24
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...I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:21 PM   #25
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Cleaned back up again ... still leaking from same spot (maybe worse now? lol thanks gorilla glue).

And as you can see, gorilla glue silicon sealant was crap. Pulled right off. It says it would work for marine uses, but I am not sure I would trust it.



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Old 04-25-2018, 03:22 PM   #26
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You're halfway home on the project...
Let us know how it looks; once the 5200 has cured.


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Old 04-25-2018, 03:31 PM   #27
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Hopefully you can remove the silicone oil contamination sufficiently to allow the 5200 to adhere. You may need to sand, use acetone and then alcohol.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:37 PM   #28
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Yeah, I am going to clean it up more before applying. There is a bit of silicon still I need to scrape off and then I figured I would lightly sand both plastics, then clean it up again.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:07 PM   #29
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Hopefully you can remove the silicone oil contamination sufficiently to allow the 5200 to adhere. You may need to sand, use acetone and then alcohol.
Question: How much on the seal, and how much in the worker??
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:08 PM   #30
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I am about 90% sure I am going to be rebuilding the connection from the grey tank to the gate valve.

As far as I can tell, the eccentric reducer should slip over the collar of the grey tank drain, but it has about about a good 1/8" to 1/4" separation and appears to be connected only by whatever sealant was gooped on when they built it (or someone else repaired it.

Just have to figure out what I can use to seal it if I replace the reducer. I am sure something has to go in there to keep it from leaking. The tricky part will be if I just replace the one side of the gate valve to get the bolt holes to line up before the ABS glue locks it in place.

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Old 04-25-2018, 08:22 PM   #31
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just guessing, but the tank is probably some sort of PE (polyethylene)
In my experience nothing much will stick to that. Usually welded or mechanically compressed gasket as far as I've seen in PE tank fittings

Looks like the fitting is ABS
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Va...RoCQyIQAvD_BwE

Sorry, I have no idea.... think I'd be looking searching youtube "abs fittings to RV waste tank" something like that....
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:42 PM   #32
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just guessing, but the tank is probably some sort of PE (polyethylene)
In my experience nothing much will stick to that. Usually welded or mechanically compressed gasket as far as I've seen in PE tank fittings

Looks like the fitting is ABS
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Va...RoCQyIQAvD_BwE

Sorry, I have no idea.... think I'd be looking searching youtube "abs fittings to RV waste tank" something like that....
Apparently either this never comes up, or no one posts their secret. I think I have googled every variation of this I can find. The closest I can find is the 3-M 5200, which came up in a couple of other posts online. I suppose if that doesn't work I'll call the shop and we just won't fill the grey tank until dump time. Just use a bucket in the sink lol.

At what point does having an RV become fun?
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:01 PM   #33
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At what point does having an RV become fun?
Don't get too discouraged: there's always a solution to the problem out there!

The two best best days of RV ownership:
The day that you buy it...







...and the day that you sell it!
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:30 PM   #34
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For better or worse, the 5200 is on there now. I suppose if this doesn't work, it will be the shop's problem and I will blame previous owner lol.
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:11 PM   #35
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We're hoping to hear some REALLY good news from you about this one!
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:09 PM   #36
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Well, it's not definite yet, but we just went out for an overnight shakedown cruise to test everything on the RV and so far it seems to be holding up. It's back in the driveway on an angle again so I'll pump some water in the grey tank and let it sit a few days and see what happens.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:19 PM   #37
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