It seems that when a Template Variable has a default value, that default value is not stored in the database table:
site_tmplvar_contentvalues for each page. Rather I am guessing it gets grabbed from:
site_tmplvar at build time, whenever an alternate value was not entered for that page?
Is there a way to force MODX to save the TV even when it will have the default value? We would like to be able to access this data directly from the database for external PHP build functions.