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Old 01-26-2019, 07:36 AM   #19
suntansailor
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City: Sint Maarten DWI
Country: Sint Maarten DWI
Vessel Name: Au Naturel
Vessel Model: 2000 Mainship 390 Trawler
Join Date: May 2017
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VacuFlush toilet fix

As an additional "honey do" item along with the VF rebuild, I was never happy with the Raritan LED liquid level light gauge for water and holding tank. It was 18+ years old, with corrosion, always reading 7/8 full in holding tank even after pump out, and 1/2 full to 3/4 full on water tanks even thought I could see the levels were not that.

So I decided to go "old school" with reed sending units and analog gauges. Could not find a unit that satisfied my enthusiasm, so created my own.

Ordered water and holding tank gauges from WemaUSA (now KUS)...cheap, and also ordered the tank senders as well. Quality SS product that should provide years of worry free service.

Installing sender in water tank simple, and used wiring from previous Raritan system. Installing sender in holding tank a challenge due to location, but got it done. Now with momentary ON switch, I get a tank reading and also wired the gauge backlight with switch so I can read it at night easily.

Simple wiring job, and now have confidence in levels again.
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