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Old 24-11-2011, 16:38   #16
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Re: Old Thru Hulls . . . What Should I Do ?

Got to ask thought what are you going to use for a toilet?

Good advice about grinding out a taper and doing it properly. Your only problem might be getting epoxy to set at this time of year.

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Got to ask thought what are you going to use for a toilet?

Good advice about grinding out a taper and doing it properly. Your only problem might be getting epoxy to set at this time of year.

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this job is for next spring...only shopping for materials now.

my toilet is a portapotty (modifyed for compost)

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dang I was going to use a holesaw and drill plugs of an old frp boat at the shipward...epoxy the plugs in my throuhulls and cover inside-out with a few layers of matt...thinking this was more then enough???

do I really need to do it as you say? it looks labor intensive
if I dont have a choice, will do it

thanks
Well, FWIW, I reckon yr plan is just fine and the other like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. Once the holes are keyed and the plugs epoxied in place with some overlapping mat cover there are simply no forces either willing or sufficient to dislodge them. They are there forever.

But I would suggest keeping the half inch inlet where it is (with a seacock with removable handle) and filling just the outlet. Then when you weary of the compost notion, simply install the outlet where is should be up nearer the waterline.
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