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Electric head - repair or replace w/manual

Should I spend $125 for a new motor for my Jabsco electric head or $170 for a new manual unit?
The motor must have a bad spot on it. When it does not work I rotate the shaft with pliers and it spins properly.
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100% of the poll respondents say replace with a new manual head...

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100% of the poll respondents say replace with a new manual head...

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Yup, 100% of respondents STILL say manual! K.I.S.S.
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Replace with VacuFlush. I'm waiting for an excuse.


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Replace with VacuFlush. I'm waiting for an excuse.
Here is one excuse... $4K+ installation

I happen to have a Vacuflush system, installation paid for by the PO... While I'm OK with it, I can't see forking over 4 boat bucks for one...


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Here is one excuse... $4K+ installation

I happen to have a Vacuflush system, installation paid for by the PO... While I'm OK with it, I can't see forking over 4 boat bucks for one...
What? Gold plated maybe. Here is a randomly googled one for $500. You also need the vacuum generator, which is less, then installation.

Vacuflush 5000 Series


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Re: Electric head - repair or replace w/manual

VacuFlush means no salt water in holding tank or bowl to smell, clear waste lines, less water to flush means way more holding tank capacity. All pluses, albeit, they are more expensive.


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Re: Electric head - repair or replace w/manual

I like the system

However the toilet above is $500

I found a vacuum generator (refurbished) for $750 hereVG2 REFIRBISHED - Seacoast Services, Inc. (per the same website a new one runs $1172.00)

then you need a holding tank ~ $200

Then new hoses... ~$100

I'm at $1500 + installation so far, and that is for a re-furb toilet. New would easily be over $2K...

So I'll concede that $4K plus install was high. However $4k for the system installed is about right.

I don't mean to speak for the OP, but he is debating whether to spend $125 for a motor, or $175 for the head itself. I'm just guessing here, but $2K is probably out of the question.

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Re: Electric head - repair or replace w/manual

I do not believe you need a new holding tank, unless you buy the integrated vacuum pump and holding tank. You may or may not need new lines.

They are more expensive, just not nearly what you suggested above. They also seem quite worth it and get benefits you can't have with traditional heads, manual or electric.


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