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Old April 3rd 05, 10:38 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Chris J Dixon
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Default Water drain tap

After 25 years of annually wriggling under the van to disconnect
hot and cold water pipes to drain down for the winter, with
regular replacement of jubilee clips and pipe fittings, I am
still looking for in-line drain taps (old style 1/2 inch hose) to
simplify the task. Any suggestions?

Chris
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Old April 3rd 05, 01:15 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
pottsy
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Default Water drain tap

hiya,

can't you use the same drain tap as used on house central heating systems
with a couple of inches of copper pipe either side for the hose to clamp to?
cost about a quid or so each.

m


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Old April 3rd 05, 01:15 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
pottsy
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Default Water drain tap

hiya,

can't you use the same drain tap as used on house central heating systems
with a couple of inches of copper pipe either side for the hose to clamp to?
cost about a quid or so each.

m


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Old April 3rd 05, 05:22 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Roy
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Default Water drain tap

Chris J Dixon said the following on 03/04/2005 11:38:
After 25 years of annually wriggling under the van to disconnect
hot and cold water pipes to drain down for the winter, with
regular replacement of jubilee clips and pipe fittings, I am
still looking for in-line drain taps (old style 1/2 inch hose) to
simplify the task. Any suggestions?

Chris

I drilled out the end of the plastic 'bung' and inserted a wine maker's
tap designed for use on the end of a rubber tube so it has a taper on
the shaft + a bit of super glue to seal - takes a while to drain but
saves all the grovelling underneath.

Roy
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Old April 3rd 05, 05:22 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Roy
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Default Water drain tap

Chris J Dixon said the following on 03/04/2005 11:38:
After 25 years of annually wriggling under the van to disconnect
hot and cold water pipes to drain down for the winter, with
regular replacement of jubilee clips and pipe fittings, I am
still looking for in-line drain taps (old style 1/2 inch hose) to
simplify the task. Any suggestions?

Chris

I drilled out the end of the plastic 'bung' and inserted a wine maker's
tap designed for use on the end of a rubber tube so it has a taper on
the shaft + a bit of super glue to seal - takes a while to drain but
saves all the grovelling underneath.

Roy
 



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