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gene, RV Mechanic
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Experience:  28 yrs exp in the industry
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Need to replace the fresh water drain petcock. How do I get

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Need to replace the fresh water drain petcock. How do I get it off?
JA: What's the make/model/year of your RV?
Customer: 2004 Gulf Stream B+ touring
JA: What year is your Touring?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you fixing your Touring yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. I have pulled the drain hose up where I can work on it. The petcock seems to be comprression sealed with a blck O-ring that is very tight. Can I just pull this apart? If so, how do I get a new part on as tightly?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Randall replied 1 month ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what do you need to know? Btw, I thought this was $5 now it's $50...duh?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can I cancel this now? I don't want to spend $50 on a simple answer
Expert:  Randall replied 1 month ago.

Is this underneath on the drain? Attach a photo of the part you need to replace. Most of the time in the shop we replace these with an aftermarket valve made by FlairIt. Easy to change out. $5 is the deposit. I don't know what the actual value of your question is. Still way cheaper than a trip to the shop and much faster. One reason our site is to popular.

Expert:  Randall replied 1 month ago.

No problem............I can submit this for you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks. This seems way too open ended so I'd rather work it out myself. Please cancel this.