Hi Mike and Chris, thanks for your input. I am pretty sure the holding tank cannot be removed so I think the only solution is with the holding tank in place, grind out the copper pipe and fibreglass in a plastic plumbing fitting. It would be easier to tap a thread for the fitting but no-one I have spoke to knows where I can hire or borrow the tool.
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Thank you again,
Tradewinds III SM#171
--- In email@example.com, Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:
Â Â Not good news I'm afraid - I had a similar problem on the fwd holding tank on my Santorin, but worse, the entire pipe came off inside the tank!!
Â Â The solution was to remove the tank completely, which meant a virtual dismantle of the fwd heads. Once out, it needed to be sat in the sun and kept dry for about a week, then all the limescale and sh...(you know what).. could be removed by hitting the sides of the tank with a wooden mallet, and letting it fall out.
Â Â Then we removed both copper pipes and replaced them with plastic ones which were glassed in - remember the inlet pipe has to be longer and reach to about 8cms below the top of the tank.
Â Â Then it is put it back in and replace the panels etc.
Best of luck
Mike & Chris
SN 027 - Akwaaba
--- On Wed, 4/20/11, Barry <seagasm@...> wrote:
From: Barry <seagasm@...>
Subject: [Amel] Waste pipe of the holding tank
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:23 AM
Good morning, can anyone advise me how to replace the copper pipe in the waste pipe of the rear holding tank. I have discovered holes caused by electrolysis where the hose clamp secures the earth wire. Thank you
Tradewinds III SM #171
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