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    I have the manual switch that fires a noisy bilge/drain pump when we use the shower. I was always curious why water would seemingly drain out of the outside starboard drain only once in a while. I was thinking, ok where is this water going? Well today mystery solved, it's ending up in this little sump under the galley step, next to the FA heater assembly that runs off engine heat. There sits a mess of water and the drain/hose that is unscrewed from the shower drain. I'm sure the drain connection is an easy fix, but it would appear that the noisy pump is not pushing water. I feel no suction while it's running and I have my finger stuck in the hose. So two questions - where the heck is that little pump (let me guess; buried in the cave) and is it likely clogged or something? Again, it occasionally spits water out the side drain.

    I would actually consider rerouting this water flow into the bilge and/or black water tank. Our moorage is not gray water friendly. Thanks in advance for helping me enjoy my shower.

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    The pump is between the hot water tank and holding tank. Now would be a good time to cut a hole in the floor for access. It is an easy job. Just tent off the cabin to keep all of the dust in one place. I cut mine with a skill saw and used a jig saw for the corners. I then bolted 1X3s all around the opening and used a pull like on your engine hatches for a handle. Wish I had done it years sooner!

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      #3
      billsguns wrote:
      The pump is between the hot water tank and holding tank. Now would be a good time to cut a hole in the floor for access. It is an easy job. Just tent off the cabin to keep all of the dust in one place. I cut mine with a skill saw and used a jig saw for the corners. I then bolted 1X3s all around the opening and used a pull like on your engine hatches for a handle. Wish I had done it years sooner!
      You are totally right, I just don't want to do it:sorrow:

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        #4
        It took me 20 years to get the gumption up to do it. I wish I had done it years ago

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          #5
          billsguns wrote:
          It took me 20 years to get the gumption up to do it. I wish I had done it years ago
          Since you are an expert I will supply beer + food if you do mine

          I'll probably get to it, after boating season. I will try and hook it all up again to see if I can get it working. If not, cave diving. Yuck.

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            #6
            I do not think that doing 1 makes me an expert. I can help you if you are local when I return from Vacation.

            I will be taking off the 15th of July and should be home by the 1st of October

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              #7
              If it helps give you motivation, we bought Papa Charlies 3218 Selkie Song and he did the cave mod. It is awesome! Granted, I did not have to do the work, but the results are great for access in there. 5 Stars for the mod!

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                #8
                billsguns wrote:
                I do not think that doing 1 makes me an expert. I can help you if you are local when I return from Vacation.

                I will be taking off the 15th of July and should be home by the 1st of October
                thanks for the offer Sir ! Enjoy your time away.

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                  #9
                  OK Here are some Pic's for the cave hatch. Mine is 24" wide and 36" long. You can see where the shower pump is located from these.

                  [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/701236=29437-cave 1.jpg[/img]

                  [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/701236=29438-cave 2.jpg[/img]

                  [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/701236=29439-cave 3.jpg[/img]

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                    #10
                    billsguns wrote:
                    OK Here are some Pic's for the cave hatch. Mine is 24" wide and 36" long. You can see where the shower pump is located from these.

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                    Thanks very much, yah I don't know that I can reach that without a hatch. I ripped out all the old drain and it's basically a sink strainer, or at least that is the only thing that fits back in. I noticed that most of the drain underneath parts are this weird sized black plastic that I can't find anywhere. In this case I am salvaging that and using RTV to seal it up to the new metal drain.As I mentioned the pump is working, just slowly like it's clogged. I shop vac'd the line and heard some material coming out. However logic dictates that it ain't that simple. I'll put it back together and give it a test.On the hatch, I like the method posted in the other thread with the template and fiberglass underneath part. Looks simple(ish). Thanks again for the picture.

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                      #11
                      I had to take my shower pump apart and I found two things. First one of the "valves" inside had a chunk stuck in it. Secondly someone before me had it apart and put the "valves" back in wrong direction. The pump is basically a plunger with two check valves inside. When one opens the other is closed. I would bet if the lines are clear one of the valves isn't seating properly or has something stuck in it. I do not have the "access" modification done so its a tight squeeze but it is quite possible to do. Also note you only have to take out the top two screws and leave the bottom one in. The unit is rubber mounted and will lift off the bottom mount.

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