I need to remove the forward water
intake seacock valve for the head
. We have and area on the hull
that needs to be ground down right at the thru hull
fitting, so it needs to come out. I was at the boat yesterday working on this problem and of course more problems developed. The newest problem is there is a 90 degree elbow
on top of the seacock valve that isn't allowing me to turn the valve because the elbow
hits the floor joists.
I see two potential solutions. One is to grind the flange off of the thru hull
fitting and then replace it with a new one. Solution two is two cut off the 90 degree elbow so that I can turn the valve.
After all this is done I'll have to install a new valve completely assembled and tighten it from the exterior because again I can't spin it from the interior
of the boat, which might not give me the best exterior seal.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Overall it wasn't the best location to install the thru hull
but i assume it was much easier when the flooring
wasn't put down from the manufacture.