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Review of Valterra RV Waste Valves - Straight Valve - E40A-8

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Valterra RV Waste Valves - Straight Valve - E40A-8 Review


Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this Valterra EZ Valve electric waste valve with the three-inch spigots for your RV black water tank. Now, this part here will replace or upgrade your standard waste valve on your RV's black water tank with this nice, electric one, so that you can open and close the valve with just the flip of a switch. The three-inch spigots right here, these are designed to slide into your sewer pipes. Now, I did wanna zoom in and show you what's included.

Comes with everything laid out here on the table. It includes the electric waste valve with the one foot long wiring harness. It does include this eight foot long wiring harness with the black tank switch and plate. And it even comes with an alternate gray switch plate. Does come with installation instructions.

Now, this allows easy operation of your waste valve with just the flip of the switch right here. You can see this harness will plug right into there. And then by flipping this switch will control your waste valve. This switch plate is designed to install in your RV's control compartment, and the valve will open to allow flow from your black water tank. Also, what's nice on this switch here, when you do turn it on, there's a bar here that'll light up.

So, that light on the switch will come on when the valve is open. Also, at the very bottom, you notice there is a built-in five amp breaker, which will provide circuit protection and it resets with a button. There's no fuses that you have to replace. On the waste valve itself, it does use this nice, high-torque, water-resistant, electric motor. Power draw in that motor is 2.5 amps.

And this valve also offers a tool-free manual override if you're dry camping or if you lose power to it. Basically, all you have to do is pop out this pin right there. It's tethered, so you don't lose it. And then just turn your valve handle just like that. And again, that allow you just to pull up on it. And you can see it opens your valve, and then push it down to close it. So, you can do it manually if you need to. We'll go ahead and put the clip back in there and that'll keep it from opening. Now, this is compatible with 12 volt systems. Now, when you do install this, it will require some ABS solvent bond for installation of the valve. That solvent bond we do sell separately on our website. It's part number AO5-0303. Few specs on this, the inside diameter on these spigots is three inches on both of them. Now, we did mention it also comes with this gray plate. You can adapt this valve to work with your gray water tank. The gray switch plate is included for that purpose. But for that installation, you do need to use adapters that we do sell separately on our website to convert the valve opening from three inches to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. But that should do it for the review on this Valterra EZ Valve electric waste valve with the three-inch spigots for the RV black water tank..


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