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    Low Point Valve wont close on Nautilis

    I have a 2021 solitude 345GK with a Nautilis system the low point drain for the hot water wont shut off so anytime I hook up to city water or try dry camping it just dumps water out of the low point. Anybody have any idea on what could be causing that? Or any temporary solutions that I can use since we are on the road in route to Texas?

    Appreciate any suggestions!

    Chris


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmonnette View Post
    I have a 2021 solitude 345GK with a Nautilis system the low point drain for the hot water won’t shut off so anytime I hook up to city water or try dry camping it just dumps water out of the low point. Anybody have any idea on what could be causing that? Or any temporary solutions that I can use since we are on the road in route to Texas?

    Appreciate any suggestions!

    Chris


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    Does the valve for the hot low point drain turn? Does it feel like the valve for cold water drain? Did it used to work (open and close)?

    A quick and dirty fix would be a plug or cap overt the end of the drain tube or another valve on the end. Shark Bite (brand) has push on fittings. Does not require any tools to install, but takes a ~$2 "disconnect tool" to remove. The drain tube is 1/2" PEX tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoChris View Post
    Does the valve for the hot low point drain turn? Does it feel like the valve for cold water drain? Did it used to work (open and close)?

    A quick and dirty fix would be a plug or cap overt the end of the drain tube or another valve on the end. Shark Bite (brand) has push on fittings. Does not require any tools to install, but takes a ~$2 "disconnect tool" to remove. The drain tube is 1/2" PEX tubing.

    Chris
    The valve feels the same as the cold, however, I turned it a few times and it eventually knob fell off. I dont see any cracks or breaks I put it back together and still doesnt work. So thanks for the suggestions Im going see if I can plug the bottom until I get a valve replaced


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmonnette View Post
    The valve feels the same as the cold, however, I turned it a few times and it eventually knob fell off. I dont see any cracks or breaks I put it back together and still doesnt work. So thanks for the suggestions Im going see if I can plug the bottom until I get a valve replaced


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    I pulled the core (not sure what its called) out of the valve. I wrapped electrical tap around it and put it back in. That stopped the water flow through the low point drain tube. Hopefully that holds until I get the valve replaced.


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    My cold drain valve did the same thing, the o-ring was gone, Lowes and Home depot have the rubber O-rings for it, it uses #6 and #8 O-rings.
    used some faucet lube and a new ring solved it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd278 View Post
    My cold drain valve did the same thing, the o-ring was gone, Lowes and Home depot have the rubber O-rings for it, it uses #6 and #8 O-rings.
    used some faucet lube and a new ring solved it for me.
    Thank you! I will be visiting Lowes when we stop tomorrow!


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