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Old 08-08-2013, 12:35   #1
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CAL 39 MkIII 1984 Refrigerator Drain

I can't find the end of the fridge drain hose. It is said to drain to the bilge which I would like to change. It is plugged and won't plunge or ream out. Any suggestions?
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Re: CAL 39 MkIII 1984 Refrigerator drain

is there a hose or just a fridge exit fitting?
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Re: CAL 39 MkIII 1984 Refrigerator drain

I can't see under fridge but I assume there is a hose attached to the fitting. I did manage to slide about 12' of wire into it before it wouldn't go any further. I then looked around in the bilge to see if I could see the end of it.
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Re: CAL 39 MkIII 1984 Refrigerator drain

Mine (Cal 34) comes out and tees into the galley line under the sink, try tracing that line to see if yours does, there may be a shutoff valve at the connection which could make it seem clogged. You are probably looking at a lot of ancient insulation foam obscuring the line? Have you tried pouring some hot water through to relieve a clog? This with some pressure from a plumber's helper works pretty well on any clogged drain. Also if you try this don't melt your plumber's helper like my ex once did.
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Re: CAL 39 MkIII 1984 Refrigerator drain

Thanks for suggestions. Just checked - there is no T connection to the galley sink drain. I have plunged with plunger repeatedly.
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Re: CAL 39 MkIII 1984 Refrigerator drain

There may be a loop in the drain hose to avoid warm air entering in the ice box?
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