Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dublin Ireland
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fed up with dodgy slide type waste valves
the only recurring problem I've had with our Kreos are the slide type waste water valves serving the kitchen and bathroom. They are cable operated and every season they jam, probably because the inner cables stick in the outers making them impossible to operate. The way I had been dealing with it was to climb under the MH, undo the cables and try to flush them out with WD40 but it wasn't always a complete success. So I put on my thinking cap and came up with a solution
My fix was to open both valves permanently and install a 1/4 turn ball valve on the common outlet. It has proved to be a great success and I still have all the skin on my knuckles as proof. The total cost was about €12 but the result to quote a well known ad was priceless. The only minor downside is that I must empty both tanks at the same time but it's a small price to pay for a smoother operation. Oh and bracketing consists of heavy duty cable ties which do the job adequately but I'm sure the factory could come up with a more stable method.
Pic attached showing new setup. old valve actuator is hidden behind step.
I had a thought to send the pic to Laika as a cheap fix for a niggly problem, what do folk think? Will Laika pay any heed to it?