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  • John
    Jul 9, 2013
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      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.

      John

      --- 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
      >
      > JP
      > 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
      > >
      > >
      >
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