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Old 11-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #10
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RE: Replacing the Holding Tank Starting Tomorrow-Wish Me luck!

Peter B wrote:

What did help was using a plumbers type silicone lubricant and heating the hose end to be put on with a hairdryer.
A hair dryer is better than nothing but to really get the hose pliable and easy to work with use a heat gun.* You have to be careful not to damage the hose but it will take much more heat than a hair dryer can put out.* A heat gun is the tool of choice with the shipwrghts we've talked to about dealing with plumbing.* We recently had to install a new diverter valve in the discharge line from the aft head and what could have been an almost impossible job became a frustrating but doable job with the heat gun.

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