How do you unfreeze a black tank valve?
It is either stuck of frozen. Wait until it warms up to determine which it it. Or accelerate the thawing by applying heat to the area. I had mine freeze up a year ago December when the temperature went below freezing for a week.
How do you unfreeze an RV tank valve?
You may have to “dump” the hot water a couple of times and add more hot water until the frozen valve releases. IMHO, if your tank is already heated I would think only a gallon or two will be enough to do the job. Volunteers for USFWS.
How do you lubricate RV holding tank valves and cables?
When you dump a tank and the handle is pulled to the open position, simply shoot the stainless rod with a good shot of lubricant spray containing silicon or Teflon. Now “work” the valve open and closed a few times. DO NOT USE the old standby, WD-40.
How do you unfreeze a holding tank?
Slowly moving the heat gun over the bottom of the tanks in a slow arc will eventually de-ice them. It may take a while, depending on how large the tanks are, but they will eventually thaw. Be very sure the tanks are completely thawed prior to operating the waste valves for evacuation.
How does a black tank valve work?
The black tank holds only waste that goes down the toilet, including solids and liquids. So, your black tank holds sewage. The RV sewer gate valve stops the sewage from draining out until you are ready to dump.
What happens if your black tank freezes?
Keeping both your gray and black tanks closed means you won’t have wastewater freezing inside your hose. If your sewer hose freezes, you’ll be unable to properly dump any of your tanks until you’ve managed to thaw it out. You can avoid this by simply keeping your valves closed and dumping your tanks as needed.
How do I unstick the valve on my RV black water release?
One way to unstick your RV black tank valve is to put Dawn dish soap and water in your black tank and then drive around. The sloshing around of the liquid will not only clean the inside of your tank, but it can get down into the valve and loosen whatever residue is there.
How do you lubricate a ball valve?
Brush silicone lubricant thoroughly over all inside parts of the ball valve before installation, focusing the application around the ball inside and the walls surrounding the bulb. Silicone lubricant won’t harm potable water and is also commonly used to lubricate O-rings inside the pump.
Can I put antifreeze in my black tank?
While in use – when using antifreeze while the RV is in use, you should only add antifreeze to the black and gray tanks (never add it to the freshwater tank while in use) and you’ll likely need to keep adding antifreeze to maintain effectiveness.