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Old 02-19-2018, 09:15 AM
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....but somebody had to do it.

After having issues with slow flushing since we bought the boat a few months ago, figured it was time to tackle replacing the sanitation hose between the head and holding tank. Here is what the old hose looked like
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:19 AM
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Dude.... gloves...
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:19 AM
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Yup, $hitty job... been there, done that
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:21 AM
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holy shit
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:22 AM
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YUCK! I have to do that at some point too! NOT looking forward to it!
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:34 AM
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There's a pressure fitting used in pools, expands with water pressure like a balloon and blows out clogs, could work in this situation

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Harvey-Cl...&wl13=&veh=sem

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Old 02-19-2018, 09:48 AM
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with that clog someone probably needs to have their _ _ _hole checked too
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good lordy. i think you just convinced me to continue with using a porta potty on my small boat and any future purchases (i just looked at one this past weekend at boat show, thought a flush unit with holding tank would be super convenient for my wife and any guests).

after looking at that, at least worst case (as in i just can't deal with whatever mess is in a porta potty only) i can just throw the whole damned unit in a trash bag and buy a new one!
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Obviously the surveyor didn't need to use the head that day
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Almost lost my LUNCH......
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Oh the horror stories that those systems aboard have generated, there is this one yacht that came up here with a vacuum flush system.... it's a long story but when all was said and done there was ( what looked like ) a brand-new shop vac sitting next to the dumpster at the harbor ( I wonder who took that home with them ) and, well the rest of the story is just too shitty, use your imagination... I get paid well for that type of work
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The book on marine sanitation - and how to keep horror stories from happening.
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Nice... thanks for sharing
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Nice... thanks for sharing
10-4 - my pleasure!

Peggy is the Queen of the Marine $hitter. She tells you what works and what doesn't in keeping your system running. Also what not to buy.. She's independent and doesn't work for any of the MSD manufacturers.

This is the second edition. Follow her instructions and avoid buildup like in the photo and pearl diving!
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Bare handed to boot.
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That’s just crap.....
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Originally Posted by commuter boats View Post
Oh the horror stories that those systems aboard have generated, there is this one yacht that came up here with a vacuum flush system.... it's a long story but when all was said and done there was ( what looked like ) a brand-new shop vac sitting next to the dumpster at the harbor ( I wonder who took that home with them ) and, well the rest of the story is just too shitty, use your imagination... I get paid well for that type of work
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That reminds me of an "oil sludge remediation" I did on an older oil tank. Long story short after the correct disposal of most of it, we ended up with a small shop vac full of sludge.
It was behind our building waiting on another approved container, but then someone stole it. I wish I could have seen their reaction when they opened it the first time.
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Obviously the surveyor didn't need to use the head that day
Or maybe he did.
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Porta-potti = $50


Dumpster = priceless
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It may be sh*t to you, but since I've owned a plumbing company for 35 years, it's a new beach house and boat for me!
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