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Re: Vinyl sanitation hose: How to get it over tight fittings

Heat gun works every time and you don't scold your self, remember most boat plumbing is done whilst standing on your head with your knee in your ear.
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Re: Vinyl sanitation hose: How to get it over tight fittings

Thanks for the advice. This started because that funky smell that would greet me when opening up the boat. I agree that we wouldn't put up with this at home, so why accept it as a part of sailing? After scaling the learning curve, we've replaced the toilet, and now we're replacing all the hose. We will certainly use the ten-dollar per foot odersafe sanitation hose. No need to be cheap here. We'll double up on the hose clamps and soften the ends in hot water or a heat gun. On a different note, I stopped going to physical therapy for a frozen shoulder. Working the bilges of my boat is so much more effective.
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