Friday, September 21, 2018

Hangfire Job

7:50 am:
A week or so back, the dump tube connection to Scampy's grey water tank began leaking. George took a look and did not immediately comprehend the procedure to repair this leak. George has been thinking about it ever since.

Do you believe that the passage of time, as it always does, brings the answers to all problems? We do!

Procedure:
1. Jack up Scampy's left wheel.
2. Remove the dump tube that connects to the grey water tank. At the other end of this tube is the grey water dump valve.
3. Inspect both the grey water tank's outlet fitting and the mating end of the dump tube.


The red Here is where the leak is located.





10:30 am:
Home Depot
We are at the Home Depot to repair the leak. The Home Depot parking lot is a place where we will not be bothered while doing this leak repair.

Also, if we need something, we are able to buy it here. For example, ABS pipe cement.

Inspection of the Dump Valve Assembly and its mating pipe showed no damage. No cracks.

We believe that the cemented joint worked itself loose because the mount securing the assembly to the bottom of Scampy's floor allowed the Dump Assembly to move up and down.


Scampy jacked-up.


Grey water dump valve assembly.


4:45 pm:
Leak Repair Finished!
It took me over 4-hours for this simple repair! It turned out that the way I had chosen to support the Dump Valve Assembly was wrong. Too complicated!

My Dad who was a hot-shot tool engineer always advised me:
"Do everything the simplest way, George!"

About a half hour ago, the simplest way dawned on me.  Only 20-minutes later,
the dump valve assembly was installed. Then water was run down the kitchen drain to check for leaks.

So far, no leaks!

After repairing the leak.


5:32 pm:
Dough Zone Dumpling House
A couple of days ago I treated myself to supper at Dough Zone [Link]. This is a restaurant that specializes in what they call, "Classic Chinese Dumplings."

My dumplings were so adorable. They had nice shapes. Especially the
Bao [Buns]. An order is quite large. So I took with me some of each item for eating later.

I re-heated my dumplings by frying them in light oil. This made them crispy. My, my, my! I learned that a crispy dumpling is sooooo much tastier!

2-Baos [Cut-in-half for frying] and a pot sticker.


7:48 pm:
The Leak Is Back!
I believe that I may have stressed the ABS joint that was leaking during the process of clamping the Dump Valve Assembly to Scampy's floor bottom. As a result, the leak is back!

I've just poured a bottle of:
Blue Devil Radiator & Block Sealer [Link]....

....down the kitchen sink. Who knows? Maybe this Blue Devil may stop the leak?









Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 17 feet




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18 comments:

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I gotta get myself back to that Dough Zone Dumpling House very soon!

      George

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  2. Hi George.... after fixing stuff... do you ever play "On the road again" by Willie Nelson? It is one of my favorite RV songs. I wonder if you and other readers have favorite RV songs?

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      I am going out to buy Willie Nelson's, "On the road again" right now from iTunes!

      George

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  3. George, I don't see a jack stand under Scampy. My uninformed, unprofessional opinion is that those plastic blocks are not sufficient of themselves to protect someone working underneath. Just don't want to see you get hurt George.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      That yellow ramp is NOT made up of blocks.

      And that ramp is as strong as any jack stand ever made [In my opinion!].

      George

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    2. Bob, if George has Transito's emergency brake on tight, Scampy won't move off of the tire ramp; that's what our instructions say which came with the ramp.

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    3. Hi Dee,

      At the time, I did not think about which direction that I should have driven on to the yellow ramp.

      But looking at the pic now, it's clear that I should have backed on to the ramp!

      That way if Scampy did roll off of the ramp, it would have rolled away from me.

      George

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  4. Hi Geoorge... I listen to Willie and others via YouTube.... no cost.
    On my cell whenever I have Internet. So many tunes. All free.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      Thank you! Good to know! 😎

      George

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  5. You're photos don't show it
    the black water tank has a 3 inch fitting that comes out.
    Your PVC 90° Tube, goes up against that fitting do you have this type of Rubber collar
    The 3 inch rubber collar goes over the Black water tank tub
    The PVC tube which would be a female goes inside the rubber collar
    And you would have two stainless steel hose clamps to hold it all together
    That collar would look like this.

    https://www.amazon.com/Fernco-P1060-33-Flexible-Coupling-Fitting/dp/B000BPEPXC

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Not right! Not at all right!

      George


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  6. Looking at your picture of the dump tube the portion that goes into the tank is wrong
    In light me here The black water tank has a 3 inch OD
    You're dump tube in the picture has a 3 inch ID if that's the case it's the wrong configuration
    The tank would be 3 inch OD Your PVC adapter should be 3 inch OD as well,, with the 3 inch collar clamping it
    The reason you can't Clamp it
    The pipe is PVC and the tank is plastic
    Two different kinds of plastic and they're not compatible

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    1. Hi Ed,

      I was working on the Gray Water Tank today, which is located in Scampy's left-rear.

      The Black Water Tank is located in Scampy's left-front.

      Scampy's holding tanks are ABS not PVC.

      The Scamp Trailer Company installed the Gray Water Tank and the Gray Water Dump Valve assembly, not me.

      George


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    2. let's put it this way gray water or black water doesn't make any difference it's a liquid tank and it probably has a 2inch OD or a 3 inch OD opening
      The receiving tube should be OD with an ID collar
      Hallelujah praise the Lord
      Your saying that scampi trailer manufacturers are perfect

      If I'm wrong I'll eat crow and apologize

      The coupling you could buy at any Home Depot or an RV repair shop

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  7. Ed,

    If I had to, I could buy that Amazon Fernco Coupler and make up a new Grey Water Dump Valve Assembly that would be clamped by the Fernco.

    George

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  8. I was half🀷🏿‍♀️ wrong and Half right I'm only going to eat half the crow πŸ—πŸ—
    Your set up slips inside the gray pipe not outside
    Your PVC 90 is to Ridgid for a clamp, so it's technically supposed to slip inside the gray water tank and the black water tank
    You have πŸ“«

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    1. Ed,

      I am not sure if it makes any difference, but the Dump Assembly and the Gray Water Tank are ABS, not PVC.

      It is my understanding that ABS pipe connects to a gray water tank by slipping over the tank's fitting.

      I have decided to buy a hub coupler like the Fernco valve. That should permanently fix this leak problem.

      George


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