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    Gray tank handle not coming out all the way?

    Hi everyone. We had a very successful shakedown on the Solitude, but I have one question. Two of the three gate valves operate very smoothly...the black and a gray.

    The other gate valve also operates smoothly also, but the handle only pulls out about half as far. The tank is draining, so I can't tell if this is a smaller gate valve with less pull, or if it is binding somewhere.

    Can anyone solve my little dilemma?

    Thanks!
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    Mine is the same and drains well so figured that is how it was installed.

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    The galley gray tank valve is smaller , 1&1/2 best I recall. The other two are 3”. They area sliding gates , so less travel on the smaller valve.
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    As others said, it's normal because the galley tank has a smaller valve. Do keep those cables lubricated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfowler55 View Post
    The galley gray tank valve is smaller , 1&1/2 best I recall. The other two are 3”. They area sliding gates , so less travel on the smaller valve.
    Charlie
    Ours is the same (smaller 1-1/2"?) drain on the kitchen grey tank).

    And a big second to keep the valve cables lubed as @cfowler55 said.

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    So what is the best lube for these cables?
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