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DIY HTVF for $14.45 02 Jun 2012 04:19 #26

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 02 Jun 2012 05:27 #27

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yeah I made one too this year, good news no Odor!

the nasty part was changing the holding tank hoses.. terrible!

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 02 Jun 2012 07:44 #28

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As was mentioned the brass fittings failed on mine and I switched to plastic fittings.

Good Luck.

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 02 Jun 2012 10:29 #29

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JimMc;691205 wrote: As was mentioned the brass fittings failed on mine and I switched to plastic fittings.

Good Luck.


Don't know what you eat but my brass fittings are still like new after 2 years. :livid: I am actually going to the boat today to do a few things and replace the carbon in my filter so I will take a picture of the fitting showing the inside and any signs of corrosion ;)

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 02 Jun 2012 13:51 #30

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Maybe they were poor quality brass material. But they failed and literally broke.

You milage may differ.

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Just got back from the boat and replacing the carbon in the filter so I took a shot of the fitting. Clean as a whistle and no signs of corrosion whatsoever.

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 03 Jun 2012 00:34 #32

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JimMc;691251 wrote: Maybe they were poor quality brass material. But they failed and literally broke.

You milage may differ.


I made mine with the plastic fittings just in case..

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 03 Jun 2012 01:15 #33

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Great idea Hans Thanks for the tip

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 03 Jun 2012 13:24 #34

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JimMc;404529 wrote: Hans
Where is your custom Holding Tank Vent Filter Mount ?

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This is version #2 of mine.

My first had screw on ends with brass elbows similiar to yours. I hate to dissapoint you but must tell you. The vent gases corroded the input elbow and it failed. The odor in the engine bay was a dead give away. On the first version I too used screw on end caps.

On the second version I eliminated the threaded end caps and the only tool you need to service it once built is a screwdriver.

I used 2 plastic elbows, 2 threaded PVC adapters 2 PVC reducers , 2 rubber couplers and PVC tubing.

A plastic elbow threads into the PVC adapter. The adapter glues into the PVC reducer. The PVC reducer slips into the rubber coupler. The coupler slips onto the PVC tubing.

I also used foam to retain the charcoal. The foam is used in aquarium filters. I also got the activated charcoal from a pet store.


Do You have pictures

Refards

Kevin 3218

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 05 Jun 2012 13:19 #35

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I didn't read every single post in detail so sorry if this was mentioned:

My boat came with the filter mentioned in post #1 but as usual failed in about a year. I then saw a "rebuild" kit on ebay, looked at the pictures and decided to build something similar myself.

All I did was take the original filter, cut it in half, empty it, pvc glued on two 2" male and female threaded fittings (similar to post #1), added new floss pieces in the ends, filled with fresh activated charcoal and screwed back together. Now every year the entire job takes me about 10 minutes and $10 to rebuild a new filter! Waaay better than the $100 for a "comercial" filter every year.

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 05 Jun 2012 16:56 #36

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Nauti Knotts;692281 wrote: I didn't read every single post in detail so sorry if this was mentioned:

My boat came with the filter mentioned in post #1 but as usual failed in about a year. I then saw a "rebuild" kit on ebay, looked at the pictures and decided to build something similar myself.

All I did was take the original filter, cut it in half, empty it, pvc glued on two 2" male and female threaded fittings (similar to post #1), added new floss pieces in the ends, filled with fresh activated charcoal and screwed back together. Now every year the entire job takes me about 10 minutes and $10 to rebuild a new filter! Waaay better than the $100 for a "comercial" filter every year.


Excellent idea for those with the commercial style filters. ;)

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 19 Jun 2012 04:29 #37

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Thanks for this great DIY project.

The holding tank on our 288 is terrible. I've tried different chemicals. They will work for a few days but it always smells when we flushed. Just did this DIY project on the weekend. Had to improvise a bit. Got the 2" PVC pipes and caps. Found plastic fittings in the plumbing section of HD. Got activated charcoal at my local Wallyworld in the aquarium department for $4. To keep the charcoal in place, I got a 4 pack of scrubbing pads (the thin green ones) -- one pad was large enough to cut out for both ends of the pipe.

Fitted it and flushed. Absolutely zero smell now. Very pleased so thanks!:D

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 19 Jun 2012 10:25 #38

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Did mine this weekend. What a breath of fresh air!

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 16 Oct 2014 22:48 #39

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Update for 2014 pricing in WA!

A 12" length of 2" abs plumbing pipe
(Free, used a left over piece from a very expensive bathroom remodel)

2 pieces, 2" abs slip x 2" female pipe thread fitting @ $2.49 ea

2 pieces, abs 2"MPT cap @ $1.79

2 pieces, 1/2" NPT x 3/4" PEX
I went all out on expenses for this one and paid $5.99 each for these solid brass babies.

2 pieces gear clamps @ $0.60 each

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DIY HTVF for $14.45 26 Oct 2014 18:54 #40

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Great idea Hans. We had a heck of a stink this season. I hope this solved the problem. I made mine in less than half a beer. :P

FWIW I didn't need to tap threads in the end caps for the brass fitting. I just used a 5/8 spade bit and screwed the fitting in the hole.


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DIY HTVF for $14.45 13 Aug 2016 14:52 #42

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Hans, great write up and pictures! I am building mine today. Many thanks!

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