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post #21 of 23 Old 07-20-2010
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I'll look into this before spending any additional $$ on Jabsco parts. I went to the Raritan site and to West Marine and don't see where you can buy just the LBA (Lower bowel assembly). I googled it and found a fair amount of reading material that helps. But the only place I can see to purchase the LBA is via Catalina. Is there a better source?
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Before you take the head apart to clean the joker valve, try putting muriatic acid in the system. It make dissolve the deposits on the valve and allow it to close. If it doesn't work, it didn't cost much to try.
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I think my problem is "solved" - at least temporarily. I tried the vinegar (as suggested by Jabsco). After 24 hours, the back leakage seemed unchanged. While I was waiting, I took measurements for the changeover to the Raritan base. After 24 hours, I disconnected the toilet's discharge flange. The joker valve came right out. It was a little dirty and even perhaps a little deformed. I cleaned it up and put it back in. Removal, cleaning, and reassembly took about 5 minutes. That seemed to resolve the back leakage problem. Note – my holding tank has been flushed out several times and was empty so this was not a real “dirty” job. So I’m going to live with what I have for a while since none of the mounting holes or intake or discharge holes I currently have will fit the Raritan. The conversion will mean patching many of the existing holes and drilling new ones (in both fiberglass and teak bulkheads.
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