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    Valve on Low Point Drains

    My low point drains are opposite of what I'm seeing for most others. The cap on the plug has the threads/male side, while the female side is on the actual drain lines. The plastic valves I've found are also female ends. The big box stores have adapters I could glue in to the valve to get me threads on one end, but none would fit.

    Maybe need to hit a plumbing store.

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    Post a picture for us with a tape measure or quarter or something of recognizable size in frame so we can help identify the threads you're working with. Most likely you'll be able to find a valve that'll thread right up once the threads are known. Every camper we've owned had something different for the LPDs.
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    I don't think I can post photos. Not seeing how anyway.

    Here is a youtube video and mine are setup the same. I believe they are 1/2", I was trying to avoid getting metal ones as everything else is plastic.

    https://youtu.be/X7cTXEncf_8

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    Yes, those are 1/2-inch NPT. You can skin the cat many ways:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/FLAIR-IT...6889/308745556

    https://www.amazon.com/Camco-22243-D...a-450281363681

    https://www.acehardware.com/departme...e-valves/46854
    (Also usually found at Home Depots)

    You can also crimp on a valve and have added measure of cap:
    https://www.zoro.com/zurn-pex-12-pex...saAjRIEALw_wcB

    Or no cap:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBit...06A2/206133153

    Lots of ways!
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    This is what I put on mine. I cut the fittings and used PEX clamps to install the valves. I tried a couple of screw on replacements but they kept leaking. This is a much cleaner solution.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/SharkBite-2...lve/1000183195
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    This has been very helpful. I don't know plumbing so put in a bit more research and currrently it is a sharkbite cinch clamp holding everything on.

    My plan is to undo the clamp and change the female end for a male end so I can get the screw on type valves. I also picked up some caps in case the valves leak and I need to unscrew them and cap the ends.

    Much appreciated!

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    This is what I used... although the 1/2in no longer shows as available. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Thanks!

    I picked up:

    Sharkbite male plastic adapters 1/2 x 1/2
    Sharkbite stainless steel cinch clamps 1/2
    2x Plastic Ball Valves

    About $15 and I have extra adapters and cinch clamps.

    I snipped off the old adapters right above where they ended and was able to pull the old sharkbites off and save the previous plug setup as a back up.

    Thanks everyone for pointing me in the right direction.

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