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396 aft holding tank and lines

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Re: 396 aft holding tank and lines

Postby Hugo » January 18th, 2017, 11:26 am

Start using Noflex Digestor in your holding tanks.

I replaced hoses only to have problems again a few years after on a 444 (same as 396). No need to replace hoses again if you use this as it dissolves the waste completely instead of just adding perfume.

My tanks became clean after a few months of usage. I also don't use the vents anymore, I just removed all the internals of the vent. In the aft stateroom if you look at where the vent is it'll get full of waste every time you go on plane if tank is more than 2/3 full. As soon as the carbon in the vent becomes wet it's useless. Now I just stick a garden hose in the vent at end of season and back flush it into the tank.

Read about it here:


I think you can get it on amazon now, I normally got it from fisheries supply.

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Re: 396 aft holding tank and lines

Postby g36 » January 18th, 2017, 11:50 am

+1 no flex is good stuff been using it 4yrs now
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