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Old 03-11-2009, 16:11   #1
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Brydon Manual Head - Leaks - Rebuild?

Hey folks,

I have an older manually-pumped head, and lately it's started leaking raw water (at least, I'm pretty sure it's raw water) out of the top of the pump when it is operated.

I can't seem to find much on Brydon on the intertubes - any comments or suggestions on rebuilding this pump, before I take it apart? Is there a compatible Jabsco rebuild kit or something?
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I don't know about Brydon....but if its really old you could replace it with a Jabsco for $150.
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"Brydon Boy" is the trade name of a Jabsco Head manufactured under license in Canada some years ago. You may be able to find replacement parts by contacting Jabsco or, alternately, Depco Pump in Florida. A few years ago I bought a replacement pump assembly from Depco for less than the cost of the parts kit and later found lots of old parts kits at former distributors for next to nothing. Now we simply swap out the pumps about every 4 years and I rebuild the old pump in my garage when I have the time. In fact, the Brydon Boy has proven to be a very robust design, close to the Raritan PH in reliability.

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We have removed the pump, connected up a diaphragm bilge pump to empty the toilet, and another smaller one for the flush. They sit in a compartment under the hand basin, with just their handles showing. That gave us a foolproof system which is still working after 20 yrs. Regards, Richard.
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Replace the entire head. I rebuilt mine some years ago and the re-build kit was almost as much as a new head.
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Replace it. Change the hoses. Clean out the holding tank... Ya have one right... False Creek and all that.
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Replace it. Change the hoses. Clean out the holding tank... Ya have one right... False Creek and all that.
yeah, yeah. I was just hoping to find a $50 fix instead of a $500 fix. you know, False Creek and all that.
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Was just out to Vancouver/False creek and had a great time hiking, biking and eating!
Pretty Country!
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Was just out to Vancouver/False creek and had a great time hiking, biking and eating!
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Ja we're kinda proud of it!
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