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Old January 17th 05, 12:32 AM
Alan Gomes
 
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Here is a question for Peggy, or anyone else who may have some direct
experience with lubing a Groco HF head....

I would like to lube the pump in my Groco HF head with some Teflon grease.
Unless I am mistaken, it appears that the pump will have to be removed
entirely (from the base and the discharge elbow) in order to lube it. Is
there an easier way to do it on this particular pump that I'm not aware of?

Thanks,
Alan Gomes



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Old January 17th 05, 03:20 PM
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Alan Gomes wrote:
Here is a question for Peggy, or anyone else who may have some direct
experience with lubing a Groco HF head....


This should work: remove the flush water intake hose from the
pump...make sure the wet/dry lever is in the wet position. Stick the
tube of grease into the pump and give it a good squirt. Put your finger
over the opening and pump the toilet to spread the grease all over the
inside of the pump. Repeat at least once.

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Peggie
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Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since 1987
Author "Get Rid of Boat Odors - A Guide To Marine Sanitation Systems and
Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor"
http://www.seaworthy.com/store/custo...0&cat=6&page=1

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Old January 17th 05, 04:16 PM
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Peggy,
Sweet! You're wonderful!
--Alan

"Peggie Hall" wrote in message
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Alan Gomes wrote:
Here is a question for Peggy, or anyone else who may have some direct
experience with lubing a Groco HF head....


This should work: remove the flush water intake hose from the pump...make
sure the wet/dry lever is in the wet position. Stick the tube of grease
into the pump and give it a good squirt. Put your finger over the opening
and pump the toilet to spread the grease all over the inside of the pump.
Repeat at least once.

--
Peggie
----------
Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since 1987
Author "Get Rid of Boat Odors - A Guide To Marine Sanitation Systems and
Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor"
http://www.seaworthy.com/store/custo...0&cat=6&page=1



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Old January 17th 05, 09:20 PM
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For many years, I have used dishwashing detergent to clean and lubricate my
marine head. First I use it when I do the routine cleaning and then, when
finished, I give it some extra in the final flush..

This has been especially effective when I'm going to leave the boat laid up
for a while.

My experience and opinion, FWIW.

Steve
s/v Good Intentions


"Alan Gomes" wrote in message
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Here is a question for Peggy, or anyone else who may have some direct
experience with lubing a Groco HF head....

I would like to lube the pump in my Groco HF head with some Teflon grease.
Unless I am mistaken, it appears that the pump will have to be removed
entirely (from the base and the discharge elbow) in order to lube it. Is
there an easier way to do it on this particular pump that I'm not aware
of?

Thanks,
Alan Gomes



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Old January 18th 05, 01:48 AM
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I use Dr Bronner"s Peppermint soap. Its biodegradeable and smells nice.


"Steve" wrote in message
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For many years, I have used dishwashing detergent to clean and lubricate
my marine head. First I use it when I do the routine cleaning and then,
when finished, I give it some extra in the final flush..

This has been especially effective when I'm going to leave the boat laid
up for a while.

My experience and opinion, FWIW.

Steve
s/v Good Intentions


"Alan Gomes" wrote in message
...
Here is a question for Peggy, or anyone else who may have some direct
experience with lubing a Groco HF head....

I would like to lube the pump in my Groco HF head with some Teflon
grease. Unless I am mistaken, it appears that the pump will have to be
removed entirely (from the base and the discharge elbow) in order to lube
it. Is there an easier way to do it on this particular pump that I'm not
aware of?

Thanks,
Alan Gomes







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Old January 18th 05, 02:55 PM
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Peggie Hall wrote:
Alan Gomes wrote:
Here is a question for Peggy, or anyone else who may have some

direct
experience with lubing a Groco HF head....


This should work: remove the flush water intake hose from the
pump...make sure the wet/dry lever is in the wet position. Stick the


tube of grease into the pump and give it a good squirt. Put your

finger
over the opening and pump the toilet to spread the grease all over

the
inside of the pump. Repeat at least once.

--
Peggie
----------
Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since 1987
Author "Get Rid of Boat Odors - A Guide To Marine Sanitation Systems

and
Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor"

http://www.seaworthy.com/store/custo...0&cat=6&page=1

Peggie

Dumb question: Any reason why this would not work for any other head?
A wilcox Headmate, bought last year, to be specific.

Thanks

Matt

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Old January 19th 05, 05:40 PM
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Peggie

Will it work for a recent Wilcox Head-mate? Or is there a way to lube
the pump without dismantling it?

Thanks in Advance

Matt


Peggie Hall wrote:
wrote:
This should work: remove the flush water intake hose from the
pump...make sure the wet/dry lever is in the wet position. Stick

the


tube of grease into the pump and give it a good squirt. Put your


finger

over the opening and pump the toilet to spread the grease all over


the

inside of the pump. Repeat at least once.

Dumb question: Any reason why this would not work for any other

head?
A wilcox Headmate, bought last year, to be specific.


It depends on the design of the toilet and the location of the inlet
connection...whether it's even necessary. For instance, Jabsco toilet


pumps have a top that can be removed...others connect to a wet/dry

valve
housing on the pump instead of directly to the pump housing.

Btw...while I have the floor again... Dishwashing liquid is a dandy
cleaner and as bio-degradable (a meaningless term, actually) as

anything
else, but unless you use it with every flush it doesn't lubricate at
all...just washes right out again with the next flush.

--
Peggie
----------
Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since 1987
Author "Get Rid of Boat Odors - A Guide To Marine Sanitation Systems

and
Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor"

http://www.seaworthy.com/store/custo...0&cat=6&page=1

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