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Vacuflush head repair

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by CTdave, Jun 27, 2019.

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  1. CTdave

    CTdave Senior Member

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    ive never had one of these apart but the round piece that turns when flushed is not turning. It’s free and can be turned by hand but it doesn’t move when the peddle is pushed to flush. I took the peddle cover off and see the water valve but I’m stumped.
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Round piece that turns? The big clam shell door in the bottom of the bowl?
    If so, the shell has cracked on the shaft end.
    Domestic, who now owns Tetford-Sealand, has the IPB and manuals on their web site.
  3. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    If you have never worked on these heads, your time has come.
    Not to bad of a job if you can get the base band off.
  4. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    Sounds like it is indeed cracked. Weird because in all these years I never had to replace the actual ball valve. The seal, yes... but not the valve.
  5. Capt Ralph

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    I have once. Somebody had a heavy left foot.
  6. CTdave

    CTdave Senior Member

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    Oh boy, sounds like fun in the right space. I found the parts so again, thanks everyone!
  7. Alan Oakley

    Alan Oakley New Member

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    I have replaced the whole assembly myself. I bought the kit which includes everything you will need. Make sure you pump out and flush the holding tank. I watched a youtube video and it actually very simple.