Same thing happen to me. Hose connection under the head sink broke free as soon as it was pressurized. Put it on, replaced the clamp good to go.
--- In J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com, sailingmaster@... wrote:
> Sounds like one of the connections between the pressure pump and the
> sinks failed.
> My boat had the HW heater removed when I bought it. I just replaced
> the pressure pump and am thinking about replacing all of the plumbing
> as it all pretty old (even though I sanitize, I dont drink the water
> lol) I use it strictly for washing up and flushing the head..never
> flush your head with sea water...) Anyhow, in the course of the
> project, I realized there is about a mile of hoses in this system..it
> 'Ts" at the tank to go to the foot pump and aft, and again
> on the return from the HW heater or CW line to go to the head or
> galley....If you saw the original manual that came with boat, you will
> quickly see that the plumbing is more complicated. I suspect you
> could have had a
> hose clamp come loose at any of these junctions and that would cause
> your problem. I am just surprised that you did not here the pressure
> pump continue to run.
> If the pump was not running, i would think you have a leak at the
> tank. Also if you overfill the tank, the overflow will go directly
> into the bildge. but the automatic pump should take care of things.
> I get pretty good, but not great pressure in my system, so I suspect
> that I may have a loose hose somewhere in the system.
> The only thing stopping me from working on it now, is that fact that
> it is so "easy to access' lol . I spent enough time last winter
> contorted in the hangin locker and foward cabin, head, and galley
> storage spaces fixing my deck,
> that I think I need to leave thsi project till the off season!
> Good Luck
> On Jul 7, 2013, at 5:05 PM, drabin76 wrote:
> > Interesting experience this weekend. Filled up the water tank before
> > heading out for a long cruise. Turned the water pressure pump on
> > when we got to port and instead of pressurizing the water for the
> > sinks, it pumped water straight to the bilge until the tank was
> > empty (glad I fixed the float switch wiring). Haven't had a chance
> > to diagnose the problem and I thought I'd check with the group
> > before I dive in just in case anyone has seen this before.
> > Thanks
> > Dan
> > #29