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empty the sanitation tank..a dometic

Discussion in 'Fairline Yacht' started by william wertz, May 9, 2019.

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  1. william wertz

    william wertz New Member

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    I cannot figure out how to empty the sanitation tank it is a demotic sanitation unit any help would be appreciated
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    Pascal Senior Member

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    It would help if you d tell us what kind of boat you have... Dometic just manufacture the heads, pumps etc but installation is done by the builders.

    You should have a deck fitting so you can pump out and usually an overboard discharge pump to empty the tank when you are 3 miles from shore and outside a no discharge zone like Long Island sound, Great Lakes etc.

    But without telling us what boat it is, it s impossible to tell you more
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    william wertz New Member

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    I apologize I thought it was in that big quote it is a 48-foot Fairline Targa 2000 year it has a pump out on Deck when you attempt to walk pump out nothing nothing comes out the unit is full unable to find the discharge work for pump or switch
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    If you are sure that dock pump out works, make sure that you have a tight fit for the hose. Any leak will prevent stuff from being pumped out.

    Follow the hose between the holding tank and the deck pump out fitting. Some boats have a valve on the tank or a Y valve to send output either to the deck pump out or to the onboard pump / macerator
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    william wertz New Member

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    Thank you I will research that on your description can't find the Y valve though but I will check the hose for leaks
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    If the dock pump-out was working...

    A plugged vent could cause the pump to not work...

    Shouldn't be any switches or valves required for pump-out via the on-deck fitting. Switches and valves would more likely only be applicable to an overboard macerator pump and the thru-hull it uses to discharge when legal.

    The builder could have used a T instead of a Y for the discharge outlet; in that case both the on-deck pump-out fitting and the overboard macerator might be "receiving" effluent via that T, no Y valve required (but there would be a thru-hull valve for the macerator discharge).

    -Chris