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Old 05-31-2018, 12:09 AM   #1
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bolt on seacock

I can't figure what the purpose is of the small slotted bolt that is on the tapered end of a my seacocks. It's on a piece that fits under the nut that holds the tapered plug in place. Any idea?
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How about posting a picture.

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Thanks for the input. The website doesn't mention or show the bolt I'm talking about. As my boat is 20 miles away and scheduled to go into the water later today and I have limited cellphone access, I will try to do a better description than the one late last night after a long day and a stiff manhattan. The bolt is mounted in the jam washer and appears to screw against the end of the barrel of the seacock. I have one on three of my seacocks.

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Is it a plug in a passage to drain the interior of the tapered plug to eliminate freezing damage? Some ball valve seacocks have such drains in the body of the valve.



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What model/year/length boat is that? Adding to your profile would be helpful.
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tapered plug sacocks often have a bolt on the end opposite the lever that is used to loosen and tighten the seacock. It must be loosened to open/close the seacock
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could you find a picture of a similar seacock on google and post that ??
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tapered plug sacocks often have a bolt on the end opposite the lever that is used to loosen and tighten the seacock. It must be loosened to open/close the seacock
Thanks, I believe this is the answer.

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What model/year/length boat is that? Adding to your profile would be helpful.
Thanks, have done so.
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