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I was unable to trace the water and waste lines other than they start at #707 and go through the hull just in front of the port window.
I cannot tell if the water line to the toilet is the one from the deck or it is coming from the water tank under the Vberth. It was over 45C today in the cabin and I could not spend any more detective time below. I have to figure out how someone even ran those lines because I cannot see any point of access. The storage area in the Vberth has no access panel to the water tank.

Only thing I can explore is if I remove the wooden half divider between the Veberth and salon area would that give me access to under the Vberth.
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I'm afraid you may have a do-over coming. Can I assume you have the same no discharge laws on your side of Lake Ontario, as we have on ours? If so, that seems to be an illegal set up, designed to pump each flush overboard.

1972 on the label? 40 years is overdue. Just get a new porta potti, cap the thru hulls and call it a day.


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1. The waste line to the deck is for a pump out, not discharge into the water
2. the "1972" is the patent date. The unit is still new looking.
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The water should come from a tank IN the porta-potty. Maybe that cap on the left side is the fill for the water tank? Looks like someone took a porta-potty and plumbed it with a deck pump-out and water fill line so you could add water and pump it out without having to take the unit out of the boat.
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1. The waste line to the deck is for a pump out, not discharge into the water
2. the "1972" is the patent date. The unit is still new looking.
Sorry, hard to tell from pic. Pumpout is good. Porta potties are filled with chemicals and typically re-flush their own slurry. Gross, I suppose. if the smaller line is to refill with fresh water, I don't really get it.

I'm not reading that as the patent date. Have you googled for the manufacturer?


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Have you googled for the manufacturer?
yes, emailed both USA and CDN offices.....holding breath for response.
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yes, emailed both USA and CDN offices.....holding breath for response.
It kills me how many companies never ever respond to their email. I suppose, if they are anything like mine, they get hundreds of spam emails per day and the spam filter can suck up a good one too. Hopefully, they are on the ball, but I just pick up the phone now. All the best with getting your boat back on the water.


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I just got to thinking, what do the outside of those deck fittings look like? Does the presumed water inlet have a female garden hose attachment? If not, it is probably just the vent, which permits air to replace product while pumping out. Venting also allows for proper decomposition of waste, but I'm not sure a porta potti tank is designed from materials to hold waste for very long and could permeate odor. If nuked with chemicals, as they are intended, it won't matter anyway, but they can smell like chemicals instead.
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On that size of boat, I am assuming there are at least 2 other heads. Perhaps this one really isn't necessary? Before you rebuild it, consider the other uses you may have for the space - dedicated shower, wet locker, dry goods storage, etc.

Not saying you shouldn't look at getting it working but maybe it really isn't necessary...

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I just got to thinking, what do the outside of those deck fittings look like? Does the presumed water inlet have a female garden hose attachment? If not, it is probably just the vent, which permits air to replace product while pumping out.
You are correct...it is a vent.

Now if I could just get the manual from the manufacturer....
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