Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: Leaking Copper Tube - Holding Tank


Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Mark,
I had same problem a few years ago. I was able to remove the copper pipe from the bottom of the tank.  I found a plastic spear the right size fitting with a threaded end that was a tight fit. I put that in with silicone of the type used to bed deck fittings. Had no problems since. If I remember correctly I had to peal a little fiberglass away to get the copper out.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl 
 



From: "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 10 January 2016 3:18 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: Leaking Copper Tube - Holding Tank

 
 
Looking inside the tank, there is a U shaped hose attached to the inlet to push the waste upward. Does anyone know if this is the same copper tube (meaning the tube would be one piece and sleeved through the tank). If this is the case, it might be very difficult to remove.
 
 
 
I’m still at a bit of a lose as to how to begin this repair. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Super Maramu 2000
Hull #275
Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay – Abaco Islands - Bahamas
 
From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:24 AM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: Leaking Copper Tube - Holding Tank
 
Oh, the joys of boat ownership…
 
I have a leak in the aft holding tank. The copper tube on the inlet side of the tank has a crack. Phew! I see where others have had a similar issue but don’t see the solution posted.
 
I have a couple of questions before I dive into this:
 
1)      How is the copper tube fastened to the tank? I do not see threads.
2)      What is the best way to remove the copper tube?
3)      What size tube do I need to replace this?
4)      What is the best way to insert and waterproof the replacement tube?
5)      I think something non-metallic might be a better material choice. Any suggestions?
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Super Maramu 2000
Hull #275
Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay – Abaco Islands - Bahamas
 


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