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Kevin Henderson

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Converting Jabsco electric head pump to manual
« on: April 28, 2019, 03:15:59 PM »

The PO of Pau Hana had a Jabsco electric marine head installed.  I have never really liked it since it sounds like a screaming Banshee when it's used.  Today we noticed a bit of leakage at the base of the electric pump  and while I could probably get a repair kit or buy a new one, I think I would like to re-convert this electric head back to a manual head. 
Has anybody done this before?   I'm thinking that I may be able to buy the manual pump and simply replace with the electric and pull back the wires that are running to feed the current pump. 
Or... should I bite the bullet and rep[lace the entire head.  Any thought or ideas greatly appreciated as always.   :abd:
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Re: Converting Jabsco electric head pump to manual
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 05:57:19 PM »

Kevin,

You have basically three choices, given your background of wanting to go manual. 

1.  Replace pump assembly with a manual Jabsco - not top of the line

2.  Replace pump assembly and base with a Raritan LBA pump and reuse your old bowl

3.  Buy a Raritan PHII.  PHII Installation with Photos  http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3797.msg45617.html#msg45617

If not, you could get a"better" electric head, which IIRC is also made by Raritan.
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