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Old 27-11-2008, 07:56   #1
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Replacing Head

First I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Turkey day, and Thanks to all serving in the Military. I have a Jabsco manual head (29090) that i plan on replacing because of age, and the small size. Could go with the Jabsco 29120 model which is a larger size, but wanted to see what others thought, and were using.

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Old 27-11-2008, 08:42   #2
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Spend a few extra bucks and get a Raritan PHII. The best "cheap" head around and rebuilding parts are found everywhere.
Look at the Lavac if cost is no object.
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The full size the Jabsco 29120 (@ <$150) is about half the price of the Raritan (@ < $300). Ive had excellent service from both the Jabsco & Raritan.
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Old 27-11-2008, 14:35   #4
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Thanks for the info guys, i appreciate all the help i can get. I went down to the boat today and measured the area i have to work with < 20" x 24" >, so am limited by space unless i made major modifications. Might have to modify for more room...A MAN NEEDS A GOOD THRONE
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Old 27-11-2008, 14:48   #5
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I just too out the ancient manual head (at the Admiral's insistence) and replaced it with a 12v Jabsco. Took the opportunity to replace the thru-hulls, ball valves, elbows, hose tails and hoses too. Very happy with the results.
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When I was a teen we had a tree outside our bathroom window (thanks mom) with tiny creeping roots. It would get into the pipes and every 4 months or so my brothers and I would have to dig up the front flower bed, find the buried access and clean out the clay pipes and rout out the roots. And with three sisters there weren't just roots. Cutting down the tree wasn't an option (thanks mom)...

Bottom line is that I don't do toilets!

When our Jabsco started acting up I was advised to get a pump seal kit and maybe a new seat.

I replaced everything from through hull to through hull. Almost 2 years ago and no problemo since.

We have the compact Jabsco and given a bigger boat we'd definitely have a bigger throne. Go large if you can and get the pot height right as well.
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Old 27-11-2008, 18:35   #7
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.......... A MAN NEEDS A GOOD THRONE
Didn't I hear that on Married With Children? Quote from Al Bundy right?
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Old 27-11-2008, 20:39   #8
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Sounds like something Al would say...As far as a new head goes I'm primarily interested in one that is reliable and fits. I'm 6'2" and the compact bowl is too small. If i go with the larger Jabsco it will bolt right back down on the existing hole saving some work. I'm still open though on a new one, just that if i spend $500 for a new one i don't want to be in the middle of an Atlantic crossing and wish i hadn't bought it, if you no what i mean.
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Old 27-11-2008, 21:15   #9
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This was my replacement for a horrible low-end Jabsco (trying to FORGET the model number). For me, never would I consider a Jabsco. So far (3 months), this Raritan is working great!
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I have just re built my Groco model K which has been in service for 18 yrs. It's all bronze and after taking it completely apart, cleaning and painting and replacing all the rubber bits it's 100% new and working great!. It's pricey, but absent breakable smelly plastic. I like it.
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A big vote for Raritan products! I replaced an aging Wilcox-Critenden commode with a Raritan Compact II which obligingly used two of the four existing mounting holes and took the existing hoses with no tweaks needed. Their customer service, notably Vic Williams, is very much the gold standard of customer support. (example: went to the home office in Millville, NJ to get some parts, paid up, and headed out to the parking lot. Vic almost sprinted out of the office to catch me, to appologize for being on the phone and not taking the time to explain a useful detail about the parts. Can't say better than that!)

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