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Old 05-08-2015, 03:29 PM   #21
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Careful the Admiral will demote you to Bilge Monkey! You could go get a Home Depot orange bucket, put a toilet seat on it....

Don't ask how I know. My 2 vacu-Flush toilet systems were rebuilt last October. Not fun...But shower sumps! That is almost as bad...
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:54 PM   #22
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Friar George, I've got toilet seats that fit the orange buckets. Stop by my store, I'll give you one. Not sure the ladies will appreciate it.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:21 PM   #23
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If anyone requires swearing lessons, I have 11 years of US Navy Machinist Mate experience followed up with quality time supervising piledrivers and boilermakers. I can conjugate seemly innocent words into streams of filth which are guaranteed to inspire incompatible mechanical items to fit together.

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Friar George, I've got toilet seats that fit the orange buckets. Stop by my store, I'll give you one. Not sure the ladies will appreciate it.

Ha! Nope but I sure plan on coming down to see u sometime
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:57 AM   #25
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Lectra Sans back from Raritan. All on board are happy once again; all but me. I'm out almost $900 bucks!
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Good Grief! For less than $200 more you could have bought a brand new one. Did that include a lot of nasty labor removing it and reinstalling it?
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:13 AM   #27
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Good Grief! For less than $200 more you could have bought a brand new one. Did that include a lot of nasty labor removing it and reinstalling it?
I wan't going to tell him that.

Then he would have ended up with a lot of nifty spare parts.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:51 AM   #28
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Good Grief! For less than $200 more you could have bought a brand new one. Did that include a lot of nasty labor removing it and reinstalling it?

Yes, $200 in labor. So that was to unhook the hoses and haul it up to Raritan, and then bring it back and replumb. I'm in the wrong business for sure.

Thing that sucks is I could have done it myself if it weren't for my stupid back.

Never again!
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:20 PM   #29
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Thing that sucks is I could have done it myself if it weren't for my stupid back.
At my age....that's my pet peeve!
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:43 PM   #30
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At my age....that's my pet peeve!

Agreed. If these are the golden years they can keep em! 😄
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:59 PM   #31
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Good Friar-just remember that while you are cruising in the sunshine with the Admiral happily ensconced on her new throne, the Raritan guy is still going to be fixing sh!tty toilets!
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Good Friar-just remember that while you are cruising in the sunshine with the Admiral happily ensconced on her new throne, the Raritan guy is still going to be fixing sh!tty toilets!

Ha! Wisdom. Thanks, I needed that
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You still would have had the labor cost if you bought a new one so that wasn't so bad. Mac McCoy probably did the work on it over at Raritan. He will have done it right.
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You still would have had the labor cost if you bought a new one so that wasn't so bad. Mac McCoy probably did the work on it over at Raritan. He will have done it right.

I hope he did. It was the elctro pack, that is $400 bucks. We thought the second stage motor was bad cause it was not coming on but, it wasn't, thank goodness. They also replaced all the seals.

One thing to note, and I have seen a lot of different opinions on this: since we are on the ICW, we were told we had to add salt to the toilet at every flush. This simply not true, at least where I am at Dania Beach. We are in Brackish water near a creek and the Lectra Sans is happy happy now.

Another really cool thing I learned about these Raritan toilets: if the piston is squeaking, don't waste time adding lube to the pump shaft. Instead, pour some vegetable oil in the toilet during a flush. Seems the rubber on the inside where the piston is dries out from the salt water. The vegetable oil lubes it up and cuts the squeaking. Go figure.

Anyways, glad this is behind me - pun intended! 💩
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Friar George, the salad dressing is just a temporary fix. Sounds like you have a Raritan PH toilet. When you get a chance, remove the pump and grease the inside of the cylinder with a silicone or Teflon grease that is safe for use on rubber. It's a good toilet and should give you good service.
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Frg, you…have joined the club. Whenever I am working down on the boat, a passerby would hear quite frequently, (in a pained and frustrated voice)..."f***ing d**n…why does everything have to BE SO HARD..?"

I have just had to take down, and gut and clean, not a nice fish, but my air breeze wind genny, and get it back up on that pole there you can see in the port stern corner. What a job. One thing about having to gut pieces of equipment - you lose your fear of them - they are no longer mysterious and scary - still, I'd rather have not had to do it. At least it was not expensive parts required, merely carbon dust had coated the terminals, so it kept seeing that as no load, and braking itself.

Next job is a frozen holding tank macerator pump…joy of joys…I'll think of you...
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