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Old 12-12-2012
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not to beat on you or any one but just a suggestion

i would have used a steel schedule 40 nipple

i have done same thing on gen sets and seen that brass nipples crack under the vibration with all the weight of the valve.

just a suggestion from a redneck!
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Woody, That's what we're paying you the big bucks for. To head off trouble before it happens. Looks like a very nice way to do it but the devil is in the details. Is a valve really needed in that application seeing as how you would rarely use it? ( I am assuming it would rarely be used ) The old KISS principle might apply. Just a brass plug might be the best solution given your concerns?
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the brass plug is what i would do.
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I'd suggest a 1" nipple with a cap so that draining is easier.
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as always there is 50 ways to tackle a problem and most all fixes will work! just great that we have these to play and live in!
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as always there is 50 ways to tackle a problem and most all fixes will work! just great that we have these to play and live in!
Woody,
Is that a take off the ole Dr. Paul Simon song "50 Ways To Love Your Liver"
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Great fix on the generator, but our coach has gremlins that will hide and loose not only sockets, screwdrivers, wrenches,etc. How do you capture these little monsters? I have left a wrench out in the open and they havent touched it!
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I removed the Dorman brass petcock drain and installed the Brass Ball Valve in its place this morning and there are no leaks with it, I actually had all of the parts needed for the job on hand, this will make for an easier job at draining the block when needed. I also put a large vacuum cap over the barbed fitting to keep any bugs out and prevent mud daubers from nesting in there. Thanks again Mike for the brass ball valve idea.



I chose the ball valve because I wanted to save the fresh $16.00 per gallon CAT ELC coolant, when I removed the defective petcock with the engine full of coolant, it didn't flow out in a stream that could be caught in a container, but just dribbled down the side of the block creating a mess on the drawer under the oil pan, with the ball valve if I ever have to do that again I can just hook a hose to the barbed fitting and empty the coolant into a container off to the side of the engine....................NO MESS!!
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