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Search: Posts Made By: Gord-May
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Gord-May
Hot and cold water tubing

Yes plumbing supply houses have PEX.
Wirsbo Brand has 2 versions, you''d want "Aqua-Pex", suitable for potable water.
PEX uses on compression fittings, never solvent cement or glue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Gord-May
Hot and cold water tubing

You don’t want PVC tubing, you want potable grade “Cross-Linked Polyethylene”, sometimes known as “A-Pex”, or Aqua-PEX.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By Gord-May
fiberglass thickness

A flat metal backing plate distributes the load across a larger surface area, providing excellent fastener pull-out resistance; but does little to increase the structural “beam-strength”.
You’ll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
Posted By Gord-May
how to install head?

Sorry, I was being facetious about the “difficulty” in drilling holes through your hull when afloat - it’s just NOT practicable.

I neglected to indicate Holding Tank Vent lines on my CruisersForum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
Posted By Gord-May
how to install head?

Yep, pretty difficult to install underwater thru-hulls while afloat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
Posted By Gord-May
how to install head?

The Holding Tank is often installed under the V-Berth.
I’ve posted a crude Marine Head Plumbing Diagram, on the CruisersForum & Photo Album, at:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gord-May
vacuum break in head plumbing

Sorry - the diagram is at:
http://cruisersforum.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=1553
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gord-May
vacuum break in head plumbing

I’ve posted a crude Marine Head Plumbing Diagram, showing the Vented Loop locations etc, on the CruisersForum, at:
http://cruisersforum.com/photopost//editphoto.php?phoedit=1553
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gord-May
vacuum break in head plumbing

If the head is installed below the waterline (as recommended), there are TWO vacuum breaks (vented loops);
First one 3/4" between the flushing pump & toilet bowl
Second 1 ½" between the toilet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By Gord-May
Propane locker problems

If I picture this correctly, the under-seat storage would vent to the cockpit - not acceptable. Would be ok, if you could enclose it (or install a manufactured locker), and vent overboard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Gord-May
Larger to Handle all

A 1" dia. thru-hull will provide 4 times the capacity of a ½" dia. fitting. The trick is to properly manifold the larger supply, to provide multiple smaller end-use appliances, without interference....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gord-May
battery charger Iota ?

You get what you pay for.
When comparing prices (Iota vs Xantrex), you have to add the Iota IQ Controller* Option to your total cost.
* allows the DLS Charger to operate as an automatic 3-stage...
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