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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Today, 18:21
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Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

Here is the Dometic VG4 Vacuum Generator (https://www.dometic.com/en-us/us/products/hygiene-and-sanitation/sanitation/pumps/dometic-vg4-_-33652) and here is the VG4 Manual...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Today, 10:07
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

The VG3 is also called the VGLP and is still available for purchase.

The VG4 appears to be a more robust system and is also "low" profile and should be a better choice for new / upgrade systems.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Today, 09:15
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

The OP has the low profile Dometic / Sealand VG3 Vacuum Generator (https://www.environmentalmarine.com/low-profile-vacuum-generator-vg3/), not the previously linked VG2 Vacuum Generator...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Today, 08:36
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

The previously linked Proline 29 Express Owner's Manual details the macerator as an option. The OP image shows that the OP's boat has the optional Dometic TW-Series Macerator and Discharge Pump...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Today, 06:27
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

An additional examination of the previously linked Owner's Manual (image shown below) shows that ambient daylight is illuminating the top of the Vacuflush holding tank, pump, macerator and vacuum...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Today, 05:01
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

My speculation is that the image of the vacuum generator / holding tank was obtained by removing a side panel from this berth, correct?
...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Yesterday, 15:52
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

What problem(s) exist with the system? Has the system been pumped out? What diagnosis has been performed?
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Yesterday, 15:39
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

So, my speculations based on this OP image, that central vertical hose is the discharge hose, up to the deck plate pump out, with a tee to the right for the overboard discharge pump, the box on the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Yesterday, 15:14
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

From the factory Owner's Manual, it looks like the boat is equipped with the optional overboard macerator discharge pump, but that macerator is positioned to the right of the center vertical hose in...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Yesterday, 15:01
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

According to the owner's manual (https://prolineboats.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/29Express.pdf) for the OP's boat, that boat has a Vacuflush system as standard, and the overboard discharge is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Yesterday, 09:21
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By wingless
Re: 2007 Proline 29Express vacuflush problem

The Vacuflush is a well designed system.

My speculation is that issues exist leading to swap consideration.

Why not just resolve the problems and retain a properly working Vacuflush system?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-11-2020, 11:41
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

Yes, I agree that identical port and starboard will work, also agree w/ a small overhang on the edge. Maybe attach the halves w/ Velcro or a zipper.

For the forward berths I think loose square...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-11-2020, 19:21
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

This image shows the salon backrest cushions for my model boat (not my boat).

If going that route, then a thinner solution would work better on the OP's boat, but maybe using that concept. A...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-11-2020, 16:59
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

Thanks for all the updates. Great progress. Too bad about the frigid temperatures. It really sucks working in the cold.

The 1" hull taper will make flipping the cushions difficult even if the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-11-2020, 12:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By wingless
Re: How to clean barnacles out of a grated thru-hull fitting?

The method I found most effective is to have an index card of curse words, to ensure I don't fail to utter the entire assortment of appropriate explitatives.

On my boat I removed and replaced all...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-11-2020, 10:46
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By wingless
Re: VacuFlush Working Intermittently

If the system runs w/o making vacuum and w/o making the vacuum switch happy, then there are a limited number of potential sources.


Verify tank not full / over full (don't trust the level...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-11-2020, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By wingless
Re: VacuFlush Working Intermittently

WRT to a plunger on a Vacuflush, yes the big concern is inverting the duckbill valves.

A plunger is VERY effective on the pull stroke, but only marginally effective on the push stroke.

The...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-11-2020, 07:14
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By wingless
Re: VacuFlush Working Intermittently

Welcome to the forum.

The Vacuflush is a nice system that must be properly used and maintained.

When I use my system, I hold the flush lever until I hear the audible change when the waste has...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-11-2020, 05:28
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

Too bad the Weller hot knife conversion didn't work as hoped.

The ~$100 for a real hot knife was worth it on my projects.

When I had lots of fabric to cut I used a retired closet door w/ a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-11-2020, 19:22
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

Nice progress and updates.

Too bad the cushions cannot be reversed. The first time there is a spill / stain that won't come out then that will be an issue.

Here is my hot knife. It was terrific...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-10-2020, 09:18
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

YW

Good choice on the electric knife for foam cutting. A hot knife is the best way for fabric cutting. I use a large retired mirror door for hot knife fabric cutting.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-10-2020, 08:21
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

With that large ell shape, it won't be possible to attain gravity retention. The 90 bend that conforms w/ the cabinet may mandate moving the hinge away from the hull, so the inboard surface is...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-10-2020, 05:51
Replies: 165
Views: 10,438
Posted By wingless
Re: Interior refit 1970's kit sailboat questions

Sounds like a good plan.

The heat shield / backsplash should have a small air gap that permits convection airflow to prevent thermal transfer to the hidden surface.

Does the hinged heat shield...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-10-2020, 08:57
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By wingless
Re: Exterior raw water strainer opinions?

The Groco APHS strainer (https://www.groco.net/aphs-1250-1) with a plain fitting (https://www.groco.net/products/fittings/thru-hull-fittings/th-series) has been working well for years on my boat,...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-10-2020, 05:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By wingless
Re: Sanding rough interior of fiberglass hull

My Festool RO150FEQ vacuum sander is my go to tool for all sanding operations.

The vacuum not only makes the operation very, very clean, but it also greatly extends the abrasive life.
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