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    jviss replied to the thread Water system hoses and connectors.
    I really like having an accumulator. I like that the pump doesn't have to run if someone rinses hands after going to the bathroom in...
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    jviss replied to the thread I left the lights on.
    It would be much more efficient to use a 12VDC phone charger. My favorite is this one: Anker 30W Dual USB Car Charger (I think I have...
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    I considered that. Can't see any of the holding tank hose connections. I may someday remove some panels below to see what I can see.
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    jviss replied to the thread Winterizing the Head Holding Tank.
    According to this review, the Jabsco joker valve is superior: joker-valves-for-marine-heads
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    Yes, but the hose just disappears behind boat structure, and one can't see where it goes. Believe me, if it were easy to find the pump...
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    jviss replied to the thread Winterizing the Head Holding Tank.
    Ha! I heard that at an MIT graduation the valedictorian said "Four years ago I couldn't spell 'engineer,' and now I are one!" Yea, I'd...
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    The only part of the holding tank that I can view is the very top. To see any other part would require me to take the boat apart.
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    Spectacular avatar picture! Wouldn't the answer be what the manufacturers recommend, rather than what anybody else is doing, or, as you...
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    jviss replied to the thread Winterizing the Head Holding Tank.
    Peggy, I know how pumps work. My grandfather was an engineer, my father was an engineer, I'm an engineer, two of my kids are engineers...
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    I don't think you understand my situation. I don't know where the macerator is, can't put my hands on it. So, I can't disconnect the...
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    jviss reacted to DeniseO30's post in the thread 1/2" anchor line for my 34ftr?? with Like Like.
    It is also possible to do a battery Bank in the bow of the boat especially a boat like mine has almost no weight up there! But I cannot...
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    jviss reacted to Ward H's post in the thread I left the lights on with Like Like.
    I have one. Unfortunately they don't work well sitting in the To Be Installed bin. :oops:
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    jviss replied to the thread Winterizing the Head Holding Tank.
    That's overkill, in my opinion. I got 15+ years out of a joker valve on my first boat!!! What's the rationale for annual replacement...
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    jviss replied to the thread I left the lights on.
    Boat electrical systems are quite primitive, and are not evolving very quickly. On sailboats we are living with systems that were in...
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    The electrical panel is so loaded with tight bundles, it might be impractical to attempt to identify and un-bundle the macerator wires...