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LaSalle Bristol RV Black Water Waste Valve Body Installation - 2007 Starcraft Homestead Lite Fifth W

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How to Install the LaSalle Bristol RV Black Water Waste Valve Body on a 2007 Starcraft Homestead Li


Adam: What's going on, everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today, we have to replace some valve. So there's a couple of different reasons why we'll have some leaky valves.Maybe sometimes we just have the seals going bad on the inside. But other times, it's just going to be completely gunked up. Well, regardless of what caused it, we need to replace it. This video is going to show you how.If you all are wondering what we're going to be replacing the valve on today, it is going to be a 2007 Homestead, by Starcraft.

So first things first, even if you're doing it on any other type of travel trailer, first thing you got to do is just locate your valve.So both our black and gray water tank valves are going to be right in the front. We are not hiding them with any panels, or anything like that, so it was super easy. Some of them, you might have to open up a panel to find them, but what I'm going to be using is a 11 millimeter socket and wrench to free these up.All we really need to do is just take all four of these off. And we really don't have to worry about keeping this hardware, because the new valve will come with new hardware. I was putting new stuff on.

It's always nice when it comes with it.So one thing that I highly recommend doing, very thoroughly, is cleaning out your black water tank before you tackle this problem, just because. Luckily, it's windy, so I'm not really smelling all this, but I can still get a whiff of it. So I highly recommend spending the time to clean it out as best you can, because that's just better. Trust me.As you can tell that this one, we are having a little bit of issues. The bolts are actually completely rusted out.

So what I'm doing is pretty much just punching them through, and hoping that this thing's going to pop off.And that is another reason why you got to keep up with the maintenance on your valves, just so this doesn't happen. And this is just basically making a crummy job a little bit crummier and longer. So definitely prepare for this valve system.So I'm going to go ahead, and just get this out, off camera. And then we will start rolling again, when I'm putting in my new valve.Well, we got it off. Now what we want to do is take our seals out.

And as you can see, it's still a little dirty in there. So definitely go ahead and do a little bit better job of cleaning out your black water tank, before you do this, trust me.But now that the seals are visible, we can take those off. Nice and crusty, we all know what that is. Yeah. Toss that to the side, throw it way. All right, so now, we're ready for our new valve.Now, with our new valve in place, all we've got to do is grab our hardware that comes with the kit, which is super nice, because the other ones, I couldn't use those.I'm going to slide this in, kind of line it up, and start lining up our holes. Just like that, I can just put the nut on the other side, and I'm going to get all of them on, and started, and then I'll come back and tighten them all down evenly, just so that seal won't get messed up at all.Now, you can take the same exact socket and wrench you used before, and tighten them up. But notice how I'm going to tighten this one up a little bit. There's still a little bit of gapage, but then, tighten the bottom one down a little bit.Tighten the back one, and you know, I'll end up going back through these again, but it's definitely important to do them not completely tight, all at once.Well, now we're all done, everything's tightened up, and no leaks. So we achieved what we wanted today. And one other thing to notice, it was so easy for me to pull out and push in my other one, which is pretty much why it was leaking. With these, it's extremely tight, so we're not going to have any leaks anymore.So in our situation, we replaced the whole entire valve. But if your hardware looks like ours, and your seals look like ours, but the whole rest of the assembly is good, you don't have to worry about it. Because, then this here, come with the seals and the added hardware. So that's always a plus.You don't want to have to run into this nasty mess, a lot of rust on these bolts. These are going to come with it, and that's always a plus.Now that we have everything all done, let's go over some of the specs. One, this is going to be the three-inch waste valve. We have different sizes here at etrailer, so definitely check that out, if this isn't the right size for you.Two, this is made of ABS plastic, so it's going to be extra strong, so it's not going to crack or anything over time. And even if it does, we can go ahead and grab another one here, because we got them.Another thing is, we carry a bunch of replacement parts. We carry replacement seals, we carry replacement hardware, and replacement knobs here. So if one of those components is failing, then you don't have to replace the whole entire thing. We have all the replacement parts here at etrailer.Other than that, if you have any other questions after watching this video, I do meet up with a couple of my co-workers and answer some of their questions. Did you know right away that this is where it was leaking I mean, I would assume that this is going to be the culprit of most, the most common points of leakage Or did you have to actually look around to figure it all out Adam: Oh no. You'll know. You'll know, whether it's down here at the, where the two pipes smashed that valve, that'll be one. Or if it starts coming out right here, and usually it doesn't. It's not that difficult.I mean, obviously do it on a dry day. You know what I mean You don't want to have to go over there, just sniff everything around, to see if it's rain or not. You know what I mean So do it on a dry day, or when everything's dry.But yeah, you'll be able to see, obviously, piping and stuff. There's a bunch of fittings all around here. There's one, two, three, and four different sealable pieces, together on the pipe, and then there's the seams for the valve.But you'll be able to see that. I didn't have search around, to answer your question. The handle on the valve, is it going to break off I know that's a dumb question, because who knows, and I guess it could, but crosstalk 00:07:03- Adam: It will. . It will Okay. Adam: It will. I've seen it. I've seen it all the time. So that is why, if that happens to you, especially if you're in, let's say you don't have a cover, and your valve's like this, so it's exposed, and sees a lot of sun, and then it also sees a lot of cold. You know what I meanIt's eventually going to crack, and it will eventually break. I'm not saying it might not. The one that comes with it, it will eventually break.Yeah, the one we took off, it was looking pretty harsh. And I think that lends to the whole thing of just replacing it all at one time, because yeah, your seals may be bad now, and it may be like half and half for the full thing. So why wouldn't you just do it all at one time, and then have a fresh new setup for the valvesI agree. But if you have a brand new valve, let's just say, Jay comes over here, just, inaudible 00:07:57, breaks it. Grab this.So this is a metal one. You can't really hear it, but it's metal, trust me. This will solve that problem. And then the rod is metal, too. But one thing I have seen, what you have to do is, it's kind of difficult.Okay, so on the ones that I took off, I couldn't even get the knob to turn, because it was just as old as the hardware, and the hardware was rusted away, horribly.So it was really, really seized up. If you're really dead set on keeping that valve, and you don't want to spend the extra couple bucks, you get the whole assembly, go for it. But this one's a little bit easier, but you have to get a tool.I use a vise, or ChannelLocks, to just hold it in place and then twist it off. So, on all the replacement knobs, they're going to be threaded on the inside. And the nice thing about this is, these are all plastic, so all the threads are plastic.On the other one, though, for some reason, it looked like it had a little metal insert in there, but that was, I'm not sure what brand that one was, that we took off. It was pretty old, but they're all standard.Look at that. So they're all standard. You don't really have to worry about matching up the right pitch, or whatever. They just thread right on, and come right off. So that's just an accessory part that we sell, or replacement part, that handle Adam: Yeah. So if you do have the problem with this breaking, we have a solution, and it's this, which won't break. Yeah. I'm 100% positive I would break the plastic one, like that one. Adam: Oh yeah. I'm with you. Speaker 3: We almost broke it. Adam: Yeah, I almost did. Speaker 4: The gray water has the gray handle, and the black water has the black handle, right Adam: I mean, yeah. Speaker 3: I think that's . yeah. Adam: You can replace it with whatever you want, I mean it's- Speaker 4: Yeah, it's just- Adam: . I really don't care. Speaker 3: See It's in there tight. So there's not- Adam: See, it's in there, so . There's not a difference functionally, or anything Adam: No, not really. Speaker 4: Right, just a rule of thumb. Adam: I would suggest, though, getting the metal one for the black water, because this seal is so much more intense than the other one, so much tighter, which is good. Just because- Speaker 4: Yeah, that's good. Adam: . it's definitely inaudible 00:10:35. Yeah. Adam: You know, I don't have to say it. Speaker 3: It's holding back the floodgates. Adam: Yeah. Yeah. Speaker 3: Yeah. Adam: But yeah. So we have a bunch of different knobs, replacement knobs. So yeah, if your nut breaks, we have replacements for exactly what it is. But then you have also, these kind, which is actually what was on the other ones, where it has a little fitting on the inside.So this will rust out, and it did on the ones that I replaced. So if that is you, just get, just spend the extra little bit of money, to redo the whole entire valve. I mean, you're taking it off anyway, so just replace it.But we have all sorts of different little knobs. So some of them are plastic. The ones that come with them are plastic. These, has a little inserts in them, with threads. And then the metal one's obviously just metal. It doesn't have an insert in it, Just metal. So that's cool. When you get in there to replace the valve, is it typical that you're going to find other things, that maybe, you need maintenance as well Or is this just a one and done thing Adam: It's one and done. Speaker 3: It really is. Adam: It really is. So, for instance, if you guys can . Like over here, I mean, and you got, you basically have this curved pipe, which goes up a size, and then it has that plate, and that's one piece. So that's all sealed up, leading up to there. And then, it just is in.Then there's the valve, and then on the other side, we have the little plate converter piece, and then the pipe. So basically, it's just two of the pipes, just clamping down over this. So this is literally all it's in there.And then of course within that, the valve, there's just these two rubber seals. That's the only thing on the inside of there.Yeah, so no, not really. I mean, unless you have a cracked tube or something like that, but then you've got a lot bigger problem. You know what I mean A valve's not going to do anything for you. All right. So this is probably the easiest maintenance that you can do for this, anyway. You don't have to cut any pipe, and reseal, or anything like that It's just bolt in, and you're good. Adam: No, that's all why I'm just saying, do it all. Yeah. Adam: That's good for it. It's like, if you're doing brakes on your truck, you know what I mean It's like, are you just going to do the back brakes, or are you going to do all of them, or . You know what I mean It's like, if you're in there do it. Speaker 5: You can tell and see whenever there's a problem. Adam: Yeah. Speaker 5: And you can tell and see whenever any of the bolts are corroded, or it's starting to look grody. I think that's one of the good things about it is, you will definitely be able to tell when you need to change it. Adam: Yeah, if you have stuff there on your driveway, or else . Speaker 3: Yup. Speaker 4: I guess, one thing that, it's kind of simple, but it's a pretty simple . When you pull it, it's pretty smooth. It doesn't wiggle around. You don't have to give it a lot of force to push and pull it. Adam: Yeah. Here, let me grab something real quick. I mean, it's not, there's not a whole lot to it. I mean, this is like the valve. I mean, you just have your seals that go in on the ring, here and there.I mean, it's just in and out. It's very, very simple, very simple gate. But yeah, it's the easy . It's just like a little door. I mean, that's basically all- Speaker 4: Right. Adam: . just in, straight out, that's it. So, not a whole lot to it, not very, very mechanically advanced. It's not difficult at all. It's just a valve.You have the, there's the valves that are like a ball of holes in them, and you got to kind of twist it. Or then, you got this kind of a valve, and that's what we're using, but yeah. Speaker 6: Do you think there's any easier products to install, or is this about the easiest one you've gotten, inaudible 00:14:27 with that Adam: If there's something that's easier than this, someone needs to bring it to me, because I don't really think it's possible. I mean, that's just me. I mean, if it is simpler and it works just as well, then kudos, but I don't see that even being a possibility, just because it's four bolts. Speaker 6: Yeah. Adam: Okay Well, you guys have any other questions, you guys can always e-mail me. We're going to be doing this stuff all day. So I will talk to you guys later. Thanks for coming out.Well, everyone, I hope this video maybe just helped you run you through the process of replacing your waste valve, maybe just getting you a little bit of a closer look at the product, or just answering some of those questions you may have had about some waste valves. But other than that, that's pretty much it for a look at the Bristol black water tank waste valve. And I'm Adam with etrailer.


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