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Old 03-04-2010, 17:17   #16
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Sounds like you guys figured it out. Our collection of hose and fittings for water and waste are: waste; 1.5, fresh cold water 3/8 flared (original) copper, Series 135 Heavy-Duty Water Hose hot water, others to include 1/2"ID Series 148 Hose, 3/4" Diameter and Series 148 Hose, 5/8" Diameter. All diameters ID. We also keep 3' sections of ShieldsFlexII Series 250 Exhaust/water hose with appropriate fittings.


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Old 03-04-2010, 19:41   #17
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ah yes the wonderful task of removing sanitary hoses
One of those once in a lifetime chores. So don't do it a second time! Lots of tips here and more if you need them. Getting this right could mean never having to again unless you really are young. Best to rip it all out at once. Double check vents along the way. When they go bad it really can be worse than you thought.

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Old 04-04-2010, 01:33   #18
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I have been replacing all the hose on our Endeavour 40 the last year. Getting to the deck drains is a hassle. There are 2 of them, port and starboard. They are located behind cabinetry, and it is not easy to get to them.
Be sure to use caution when removing hose from old thru hull fittings. I broke off the propane locker thru hull fitting trying to get the hose on... but it needed replacing anyway. After 25 years they get brittle.
There is a lot of hose in one of these boats. It adds up to a small forturne.
Use new clamps as well. The awab from defender Hose Clamp
are the best, but expensive. mcmaster carr has clamps that cost less, just make sure you get the ones with all stainless, including the screw.
The best head hose is the Trident sani shield hose. Trident Marine: Sanitation Hose
It is heavy and will last a long time. The sea land is a distant second.
Heating the hose up first works well, but not always. I spent 2 hours yesterday trying to get 1.5" water fill hose to go on a 90 deg elbow and still not satisfied with it.
You might as well rebed your deck fittings while your at it.
Don't forget to double clamp the below the water line connections.
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Old 08-04-2010, 19:12   #19
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The only plumbing hose that was not replaced was the y-valve to holding tank. Hopefully, we will not regret that too soon, but we were a tight on time. Of all the hoses, it looked the best anyway, so we'll see. Also replaced the anti-siphon vents. We broke one of the fittings on the shower sump pump, so had to make a quick run to West. Apparently, the fittings on this particular pump are not the norm. The guy at West said, "I've been here 10 years and never seen any that size.". Neither of us could find the right part among the many hanging on the racks. He gave up pretty quick, so I continued looking. Ultimately, I found a package on the shelf with quite a bit of dust on it. It was completely separate from all of the other similar fittings and behind a package of fittings of a different size. The boat might still be in Ft. Myers if I had given up as quickly as the sales guy did. Persistance paid off...

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You might want to check out that 3way. All should be well as long as you don't have to use the head.

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If by 3-way, you mean the y-valve, then yes, it was replaced as well. Without getting too graphic, the head was thoroughly tested by our 5 man crew during our 3 day passage. It performed very well.

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