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Old 05-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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The cable assembly is covered with a plastic housing covering a sprial metal housing and a wire to pull the valve. The cable is connected to the handle assembly with a compression fitting. No set screw. While you can spray lubricant onto the first three inches of the wire, there is no way to get it down the length of the wire.

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So what your saying is there is no real way to get lube down the full length of this cable then? Looks like I may end up doing this sooner then later. One thing I hate and I think it was a bad design is that in order to leave the valves open you have to leave the door open and if the wind is blowing it just bangs so I put on a foam softener on it but I just don’t like leaving the door open. I think this is where water gets into the cables and causes trouble down the road. I think there was plenty of room that they could of used a deeper box to install the valves in so we could at least keep the door closed.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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You can't close your door with the valves open?
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #13
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NO Sir! So I leave them closed most of the time. But we have to leave them open when doing laundry. So we have to leave the door open. And there is always a nice breeze here in TX.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:56 PM   #14
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You can't close your door with the valves open?

Negative on closing the door with any of the valves open.

With the valve modification we have on the FL, to use both grey tanks you have to have both valves open. If we want to close the door we have to close the valves, which means we can onlyuse 1 of the grey tanks.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:01 AM   #15
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You can't close your door with the valves open?
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Negative on closing the door with any of the valves open.
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With the valve modification we have on the FL, to use both grey tanks you have to have both valves open. If we want to close the door we have to close the valves, which means we can only*use 1 of the grey tanks.
I guess I never really tried. There goes the theory of leaving the gray open for the week.

This tanks are huge compared to what I had before, maybe it won't be a problem.
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Are there only certain models where the door has to be left open to keep the valves open? We have a RL and I have no issue closing the door. As a matter of fact, I keep the outside shower hose connected to flush tank so that after I dump the black tank, I just turn on the cold water and let it run for 10 - 15 minutes. No issue closing the door at all.
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I think that depends on your model of Redwood. On our 2012RL, we can open the valves and close the doors.

Regarding lubing the five/six foot cable... all you can do is spray silcon or graphite on the first three inches of the handle assembly and hopefully some gets to the wire. But most likely, if the handle is hard to pull, it is most likely that the rubber gaskets on the gate valve have dryed out, or have debris in them. I endorse other recommendation's of pouring some cooking oil down the drain to lubricate the valves.

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