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Posted: 07/11/12 04:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have and '05 Lance 1030 and discovered when filling my hot water heater for the first time this year that it leaks from the drain plug. This is a new plug and I have not tried wrapping the threads of the plug yet. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.


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Mine leaked also I wrapped it and it stopped but yesterday I put a new plug-in and as of right now there is no problems

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I tightened mine snug, so far OK for a week.


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That's what teflon tape is for: use it, no problems. If, however, you have a plastic plug, they can be tightened enough to stop leaking. If the plastic plug still leaks after you tighten it enough to worry it'll strip, then it needs to be replaced.





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Posted: 07/11/12 06:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Changed my plastic one to a brass one with the drain valve builtin, no problems now, teflon tape it also.


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I changed mine out to a drain valve with built in sacrificial anode.


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I find the aluminum threads corode. I chase the threads with a tap before installing the plug with both PTFE paste and teflon tape.


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He has an Atwood, plastic is the one recommended. No anode rods, not needed.
I carry an extra plug and tape with me just in case. I always use tape and have had no problems yet.

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Not a TC but I am still using the same 7 yo plug that came with mine. I wrap it with teflon tape each time I remove it.


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Thanks all, very helpful!

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