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Re: Marine head won't pump
Originally Posted by JIvories
UPDATE: still having trouble with pump on Raritan PHII pump, but narrowed it down.
It's not the pump or joker valve, which looked clean enough and when I disconnected discharge line going to tank
it pumped easily.
It's not the tank vent, which I ran water through, and wire easily. Clean.
But I cannot disconnect the white, 1 3/4" flexible pipe from either the tank (where I think the problem is), or from the
90 degree elbow joint, plastic, which is in an awkward place.
Question: did PO use a special pipe lock or sealant which makes these difficult to remove (and conversely, leakproof)?
And how do you get them off?!
I tried pumping out while pumping in saltwater through bowl, and even tried blocking air vent and pumping to create a vacuum but no go.
Frustrating! Advice appreciated...
If this white hose is your main discharge line from head to tank or thru hull, then it most likely it has been heated to fit on the barbs and it will need to be cut off or heated to remove. Any way you can do it is fine; it's just going to be a female dog. But keep in mind that the plastic piece which fits the head is pretty fragile. Good luck.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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