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Head Backfill

Curious: did the joker valve prove to be the problem? I'm having a backflow problem myself -- when the boat is at rest! Leave the boat for a few days (this week, for a few hours) and the head is full of water (or worse, overflowed) upon return. First time I've had any sort of issue since buying the boat, so I know the vent loop is configured properly and that the lines aren't clogged.
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Re: Head Backfill

The vented loop may be done properly but they do require periodic maintenance. The duckbill needs cleaning as it can stick, and sometimes it needs replacing.
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Re: Head Backfill

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...Leave the boat for a few days (this week, for a few hours) and the head is full of water (or worse, overflowed) upon return...
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Re: Head Backfill

Backflow is the result of remaining fluid in the discharge hoses. Vented loop is for not getting the sea water from the sea. The only way is to change the non return valves of the toilet.
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