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milkmania
12-25-2007, 01:11 AM
well, you all know how stuff breaks down on either Sunday evening, a holiday......... murphy's freakin' law!

my travel trailer's hot water tank has a :mad:PLASTIC:mad: drain plug:rant:

well, tonight about 8:00, it decides to break in half!--------> Christmas Eve & everything's closed

I've looked everywhere, and I don't have another "plug"

anyone remember what size the exhaust manifold drain plug is on my 91 PS190???

it's winterized, and the plugs were put back in after it was drained.
it's 28 degrees here now, and I'm going to ruin something on the travel trailer if I don't get it fixed tonight:rolleyes:

I'm just wondering before I remove the cover and use my 3/4 drive ratchet to sacrifice one of those brass plugs..... ^remember, 28 degrees^

my water tank plug is 3/4 NPT

erkoehler
12-25-2007, 01:16 AM
Milk, sorry to hear that man....I'll sign on to the dealer site and see what I can find.

It is like triple time and a half since it is a holiday, after hours, and I'm at home :)

milkmania
12-25-2007, 01:20 AM
Milk, sorry to hear that man....I'll sign on to the dealer site and see what I can find.

It is like triple time and a half since it is a holiday, after hours, and I'm at home :)

but we do agree on the Murphy's Law deal, don't we 8p

erkoehler
12-25-2007, 01:22 AM
EASY DRAIN, EXHAUST MANIFOLD
Replaces Indmar or PCM 3/4 NPT Pipe Plugs


Looks like you better go take the boat apart.......:cool:

milkmania
12-25-2007, 01:23 AM
EASY DRAIN, EXHAUST MANIFOLD
Replaces Indmar or PCM 3/4 NPT Pipe Plugs


Looks like you better go take the boat apart.......:cool:

BBIALB

thank you Sir, hope you're having a good one;)

erkoehler
12-25-2007, 01:24 AM
BBIALB

thank you Sir, hope you're having a good one;)


Well, I tried to take the day off, but......;)

ski_king
12-25-2007, 01:38 AM
Hey Brian, did it fit?

and Merry Christmas to you and Eric and whoever else may be online!


Oh yea, on my trailer, I pull the hot water drain plug and us the bypass valves for the winter. I just start the plug back into the threads to keep small critters out of the tank......

erkoehler
12-25-2007, 01:44 AM
Ski King,

Merry Christmas.....hope you and the family have a great holiday!

milkmania
12-25-2007, 02:25 AM
well, good news is the exhaust drain manifold plug is 3/4 NPT

bad news, I guessed wrong.....
the water heater's drain plug is 1/2 NPT

but, good news.... I found a 6 inch piece of 1/2 inch black pipe with a coupling on it.... and my broken plug will screw into it.
half of the threads stayed in water heater and half stayed on plug... got the threads out pretty easily.
I can leave the water heater door open, put the 6" nipple and coupling on it, leave it loose and let it drip overnight:(

I put cover back on boat, I'll tie it all back down tomorrow, I'm getting warm now.

thanks guys, and Merry Christmas:)

sand2snow22
12-25-2007, 03:55 AM
Glad you got it fixed. Merry X-Mas!!

TMCNo1
12-25-2007, 10:04 AM
Glad you got it back in working order! I guess you'll be hitting the local hardware store after today to do the permanent repairs.
Murphy always hits at the most unlikely times.

milkmania
12-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Glad you got it back in working order! I guess you'll be hitting the local hardware store after today to do the permanent repairs.
Murphy always hits at the most unlikely times.

yep, made it through the night with no busted pipes/lines/etc.....

I whooped Murphy's butt!
this time:cool::rolleyes:

TMCNo1
12-25-2007, 02:38 PM
yep, made it through the night with no busted pipes/lines/etc.....

I whooped Murphy's butt!
this time:cool::rolleyes:

:uglyhamme Great news and Merry Christmas!

milkmania
12-25-2007, 03:43 PM
Oh yea, on my trailer, I pull the hot water drain plug and us the bypass valves for the winter. I just start the plug back into the threads to keep small critters out of the tank......

I'm a full timer though:o