Originally Posted by RickMorgan
Thanks for the common sense replies. Sounds like a good rainy day project
. Next up, replacing sanitation hose!
Unless your discharge hose is emitting odors, you might be able to save yourself some difficulty by flushing
a solution of SaltAway through your system with fresh water
(although it will also work in saltwater). The product dissolves accumulations of salt
and calcium carbonate quite effectively. We keep squeeze bottles of a mild solution in each of the heads on our boat and, after use and emptying the bowls, we run a quart or so of fresh water into the bowls, and add a good squirt of the SaltAway solution, and pump it into the lines with the pump lever in the Dry Bowl position. With this our lines have remained free and clear, the joker valves pliable and unobstructed and the pumps easy and effective. A squirt of HeadLube, which is really nothing but Olive Oil
with some additives, once a moth or so keeps the pumps quite happy. We've follow this protocol for 10 years with no difficulties and no need of head parts replacements
since we began.