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post #17 of Old 11-11-2008 Thread Starter
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There is no direct path to the bilge where it is so if it did leak the water would end up all over the cabin floor.... ick.... But due to space restrictions it isn't possible to add a second valve. Heck, it is hard enough to get in there and work on the first one. The closest thing to that idea that I though of was to remove the hose barb and cap it. This isn't satisfactory in my mind. I have a nice pair of vice grips that are meant for working on pipe I can use to keep it from moving. Worst case I can pop it off, get some fast cure 5200 and stand there in the rain and rising tide with a heat gun
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