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Originally Posted by groundhog
I've never had a pump out before, and I am working on installing my head. So,..
Is it a pump out nozzel or hose?
Is the nozzel or hose flexible or rigid?
The reason I am asking is that I am wondering if I need a perfectly straight shot from the pump-out hatch to the spot where I want the sucker hose to bottom out (or can it be somewhat curved?).
ps. how much do pump outs cost? Per event or per gallon?
The pump out fitting for the tank should go to the bottom of the tank, or very close to it. It doesn't have to be directly underneath the pump out deck fitting, but the straighter the hose runs, the better off you will be.
The cost for the service depends on where you are. Most are per event, but some areas, like where I sail, the use of pump out facilities is generally free.
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