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    [E32-3] How do you remove the head hoses on an E32?

    Hi folks,

    Early year project is to replace all the head hoses and replace the PHII pump. My system currently runs from the head to the Y valve underneath the sink, and then out towards the hull, forward to the holding tank in the port V-berth. The deck fitting hose runs out from the holding tank, up to the deck fitting that looks to be behind a bulkhead or other wall. I can't make out how I would get to it for replacement - what's the usual process with this?

    For the Y-Valve -> Holding Tank hose, would I just undo it from the Y-Valve, gorilla tape the new hose, and push it through up and out of the V-Berth?
    For the Holding Tank -> Deck Fitting hose, how do I replace the hose at the Deck Fitting end?

    Any other weird bends or things behind walls/bulkheads I'm going to have to look out for?
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    When I did that years ago I removed the entire deck fitting and pulled the hose out, attached.

    New hose, new deck fitting attached, and snake it down the reverse of how it came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sati View Post
    Hi folks,

    Early year project is to replace all the head hoses and replace the PHII pump. My system currently runs from the head to the Y valve underneath the sink, and then out towards the hull, forward to the holding tank in the port V-berth. The deck fitting hose runs out from the holding tank, up to the deck fitting that looks to be behind a bulkhead or other wall. I can't make out how I would get to it for replacement - what's the usual process with this?

    For the Y-Valve -> Holding Tank hose, would I just undo it from the Y-Valve, gorilla tape the new hose, and push it through up and out of the V-Berth?
    For the Holding Tank -> Deck Fitting hose, how do I replace the hose at the Deck Fitting end?

    Any other weird bends or things behind walls/bulkheads I'm going to have to look out for?

    Head hoses are a special breed of “wild animal” with a mind of their own regardless of which model/size boat it is! Extreme patience, a serious sense of humor and perseverance are an absolute necessity in dealing with any and all work endeavors! Seems the “ID” sizes of whatever you try to cobble up are difficult to match no matter what you attempt to do.

    Reading your postings, I sympathize now that I have (finally) finished mine. There really should be some sort of merit badge for all of this we endured and hopefully survived ��
    (Most certainly I came up with more “four letter sailor words” than for any other project I’ve ever had!) ��
    Last edited by kapnkd; 01-11-2019 at 04:20 PM.

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