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Old 31-08-2010, 20:43   #16
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thanks Herb honey for fixing the water pressure. I'll get you a beer.

right after I do the dishes that have been in the sink for 24 hours.

in the mean time - GET IT YOURSELF BUB!
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Old 31-08-2010, 21:01   #17
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Had to throw money at it and buy a new pump. 99% sure it was the motor and now the water flows, all is good, the good woman, (not that other one named Cybil) brought the beer and is now doing the dishes, all is well, Stevie Ray on the juke box................. and I think the rain has quit, tomorrow the sun will shine.
peer N slip 6, beers on me, thanks for all the input. Yeah when I whacked it on the floor and it started that's when I went for the truck keys.
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Old 31-08-2010, 23:30   #18
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Did you happen to look at the motor's brushes when you had it apart?

Smacking a car starter with a hammer, in the old days, would get you going again. You could get about 4 or 5 good starts and then it was all over.

Generators could be manipulated a bit too, but not alternators.
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Once I determined it was unreliable, it was time for new. Did not open up for brush inspection. Little weak in that area and time is waisting, got more chores before we can cast off, hopefully just after Labor Day.
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Par 4 water pumps are in my opinion very reliable. The "weak" link is the pressure switch. This is the on off switch for the motor. Buy a spare and the next time you have a problem you can fix it. My Pump is 12 yrs old and on it's second pressure switch. Being a full time livaboard we use the pump daily. Have fun and enjoy your boat boot camp
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:35   #21
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sorry sweetums!

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.... and now the water flows, all is good, the good woman, (not that other one named Cybil) brought the beer and is now doing the dishes, all is well, ....
thought you would laugh at that reference to the 1980's Ranier Beer ad you loved sooooo much....

love the way you can fix anything. I'll get you a beer anytime.
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