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post #9 of Old 08-14-2012
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Re: Clearing the Holding Tank Vent Hose

Originally Posted by brucemoody View Post
Recently purchased a Hans Christian 33. We're dealing with foul odor from the head and going after all variables in play. We bought the boat from a person who spent weekends aboard it but never took it out to sail. When we took ownership of the boat, her holding tank was completely full. The macerator wasn't wired for power. Consequently, flushing the toilet would force effluent through the vent hose and out those nozzles on the starboard bow. That's great for crowd control but not so much when trying to make a good impression at a new marina. The macerator is now wired and working like a champ, we've emptied the holding tank and flushed it with water and a bottle of treatment. Still, I am certain those vent hoses are jammed and not allowing air to pass. Any ideas of how to clear the vents? Thanks!
Are you aware it's illegal to empty the holding tank in coastal or internal waters, macerator or not? Please use pumpout facilities.

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