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Old 06-22-2021, 07:11 PM   #1
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Stuck Open Position: Fresh Water Valve

Hello, newbie here only had the RV since October.
Thor Chateau 25v 2021 Ford Chasis

We have only used the city water connection so didnt notice our fresh water tank issues until i was making sure everything was working properly before our cross country trip next week.

When i put water into the fresh water tank it immediately poured back out underneath the RV. After some digging (lots of digging) my tank valves are under the passenger side bed. Located what i think is the valve I need to turn to close but it will not budge. I tried pushing then turning, I tried turning, I tried pulling and turning but i dont want to break anything so I thought I would ask if anyone had any suggestions.

thanks!

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Old 06-23-2021, 01:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I am not familiar with your coach, but usually a fresh water tank drain would be co-located with the tank. Any chance you can attach a picture of the fresh tank drain valve so the forum can see what you are dealing with exactly? I have a style of drain valve with a ring through the drain pin (attached just for reference) which is a pull up hard to open (drain) and push down hard to close. Note the long white plastic pipe passes through the floor of the coach to drain the fresh water onto the ground. If your valve has finger tabs then usually just simply turning the tabs to be in line with the pex lines allows fluid to flow.
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Old 06-23-2021, 02:05 AM   #3
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I have a Thor Chateau 24F, and the 40 gallon fresh water tank is just left of the entrance door, under the kitchen sink area. By removing various kitchen drawers, I can access the drain handle... a vertical rod with a "T" handle similar to a dump valve handle.

Directly under the rig in that area is a short white PVC pipe sticking down from the tank. If I pull up that drain handle, the water blasts out of that PVC drain. Pushing the handle down closes the valve.

Are you SURE that's not the low point drains you're trying to turn? Then again, my low point drain valves are cheap little plastic buggers near the water pump.
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Old 06-23-2021, 11:49 AM   #4
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Thank you for the help, I checked under sink no luck here is a picture. I reached out to Thor customer care havenít heard back yet. Itís the blue knob in pic, I looked for o-rings and nothing is jumping out near the pump
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:12 PM   #5
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The blue handle shown in the picture is in the open position. Has to turn 90 degrees to close.

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Old 06-23-2021, 12:17 PM   #6
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Itís stuck will not turn, I tried turning, tried push and turn , tried pull and turn
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:19 PM   #7
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Itís stuck will not turn, I tried turning, tried push and turn , tried pull and turn
No pus, no pull, just turn. The question is: Which way? It will only turn 90 degrees in one direction and the PVC ball valves can get "stuck" but they will turn with enough force.
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:23 PM   #8
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Thank you for the help, I checked under sink no luck here is a picture. I reached out to Thor customer care havenít heard back yet. Itís the blue knob in pic, I looked for o-rings and nothing is jumping out near the pump
That is a PVC ball valve and it's position in the picture shows it open. Those type valves can be stiff and it needs to be rotated 90* so that the blue handle is perpendicular to the line, not in line with it. Typically those valve like to be turned one way and there is a lip on the valve base that lets it turn the appropriate direction 90*. When I install one of those I set it up so that clockwise closes the valve. I enlarged the picture and it appears that it's installed that way. I assume you can reach that valve, move the wiring bundle out of the way and see if that flat lip on the valve base goes between the 3 and 6 O'clock position. That's the valves movement range.

I have used some of those type valves, 1" schedule 40 pipe in underground water supply to our bayou property. I made a T handle by taking a 1" schedule 40 T section and cutting it out so it slips over the handle and glue a section of pipe to the T end. Makes access to the valve reachable rather than laying on the ground. For your application, it may take 2 hands to rotate that valve the correct 90* to shut it.
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:35 PM   #9
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Thank you Chunker21 the lip is indeed between 3 and 6 oíclock I will try again after some coffee to turn it now that I know Iím doing the right thing! Thanks!
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