On a related note. I needed to change my head
hoses and holding tank
. Estimated time for work 2 days. This is what happened;
Remove old hoses and tank -1 day
new tank- although it technically fitted, would not fit in the right way replace with small tank, decided it was too small, hunted down larger tank- 2 days
Install new hoses- had to drill two new holse in bulkhead as tank fitting were not in exactly the same place- 1 day
decided to maintain pump on head
while it was out, discovered that pump needed new parts
, which are not made any more ( its a Raritan
Cricket)- 1 day
Replaced old head with a Lavac
, which meant the addition of two manual bilge
pumps. Because of the mechanics of the flow in and out of the pumps, had to drill two more holes for new hosing to run thru- 2 days
Hose is now too short, 2 days buying
and replacing brand new hose with more brand new hose.
While messing around with the sacocks noticed that the handles were starting to rust- why is it so hard to find these handles? and why are they built of ferrous?
So now i am up to about 2 weeks of work, and still need to replace these seacocks, plus while I am at it might as well replace other seacocks, perhaps 4 days?
and I still do not haver a working heads!