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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

Minne,

Anything that is sized right to plug the end. I was thinking a length of PVC with a cap on it then a hose clamp to hold it in place. That wouldn't work in the case of the right sized holes that dinosdad had, but if you have some room to work with that would plug it.
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Great idea. I'll leave new hoses, clamps and a six pack on my boat. Let me know when you finish up, I'll buy lunch.
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

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Any tricks to getting a waste hose off that you might want to use again?


I've found a radiator hose pick useful - it can be used to loosen up a stuck hose and also to align a hose you are putting on the won't quite go. BTW, does anyone know where to get inch and a half hose grip pliers? The largest I've ever found is inch and a quarter.
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Great idea. I'll leave new hoses, clamps and a six pack on my boat. Let me know when you finish up, I'll buy lunch.
1. For beer make it mcsorleys
2. How bout some oriental food ( I defer to your expertise)
3. I might as well, my wife says we're gonna buy your boat
Eventually anyway !
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

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well this winter I'm replacing my head, all the hoses, holding tank, the works.
First thing I decided, I wish to not have a toxic mess to clean up! after having the tank pumped before hauling, i carefully studied the spaghetti mess of plumbing connecting all the bits together. my set up entails the hoses snaking through various cabinets, shelving, bulkheads etc.. no matter what I would have to lower open ends of the hoses to remove through the various parts of the boat. heres what i did that kept my sanity and my lunch in check. i carefully decided my places to cut{higher is always better here!}
then using a fine blade on a sawzall would make a cut,{heres the neat part!}
I took a can of expanding foam{same stuff you use around the house to fill cracks and crevices} and shot a healthy blast into both ends of the just cut hose. any odor was quickly sealed! btw, this is not the time to be frugal !
fill that hose a good six inches or so! continued making cuts and filling the open ends with foam, then when all cuts where done left the boat for the week{a day would have probably been just as good} came back the following weekend and sawed off the extra bits of sealant that oozed out of the hoses
and then proceeded to remove them without spills, smells, no drama!
Another trick I read about is to wait for a hard freeze.
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

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1. For beer make it mcsorleys
2. How bout some oriental food ( I defer to your expertise)
3. I might as well, my wife says we're gonna buy your boat
Eventually anyway !
You both have great taste in food and beer and boats. I'll let you do the replacements on Block Island in June before it get's to hot.
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

Boil some water and pour it on the end you are trying to get off. It will soften it and make it easier to remove.

But after having to replumb the head hose on the high seas on a passage from St. Martin to the Bahamas I will never again do it unless I have to. I am all for Mark's suggestion to have the dockyard guys do it. I will even pay US prices.
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

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The one that is necessary has a big dip and I think became permeated by the settled waste.Minniewaska
I know you flush you lines super well.

If the hose which is looped with the large place for waste to get stopped in is after he holding tank,, consider what I did. I placed a 11/2 inch bronze ball valve at the exit of the tank to th waste hose which led to mu "Y" vave to either mascerator or deck pump out. The valve renaibs closed unless I am pumping or dumping thus no waste lays in t hose to stink
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

Any tricks to getting a waste hose off that you might want to use again?

Use a heat gun. Works getting them on and off.
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Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

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I know you flush you lines super well.

If the hose which is looped with the large place for waste to get stopped in is after he holding tank,, consider what I did. I placed a 11/2 inch bronze ball valve at the exit of the tank to th waste hose which led to mu "Y" vave to either mascerator or deck pump out. The valve renaibs closed unless I am pumping or dumping thus no waste lays in t hose to stink

I absolutely do and the line in question is the line from the head in our stateroom to the holding tank, so I know its always flushed properly. Probably the longest line as well. Regardless of how much clean water we flush, a dip in the line is always going to have fluid sitting there partially contaminated. Unfortunately, you can't get at any of these lines, nor the tank, with the floor and settee installed. There are a couple of inspection hatches at best.

The problem, as I can now see it with everything removed, is how long the waste line is and where it routes. While the line must be 15 feet long, it runs 6 or 8 feet across a space with no support. The weight of the fluid must cause it to dip and over 8 years, its stays that way. I may consider coupling in an ABS pipe for just this part of the run, or come up with a bracket of some kind.
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