Ice Box Drain

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psych
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Location: Rhode Island

Ice Box Drain

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F30 Ice Box not draining. Can't find access to where it T's into drain hose. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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drcscruggs
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Re: Ice Box Drain

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FWIW, you might try a blast of compressed air to clean out. The only issue there is if it cut off (valve closed). Then of course a blast of pressure would not be good. I realize that this doesn't help you find the hose, sorry. best

Tricia
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Re: Ice Box Drain

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Mine drains into the bilge. Sometimes a small plunger working the icebox drain works. Other times I've put the end of a small hand pump/bilge pump into the end of the hose and used suction to pull the blockage through.

psych
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Re: Ice Box Drain

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Thanks for all your help. Problem solved. It does indeed drain into bilge not sink drain hose. Previous owner capped off drain hose.

wcwcwc
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Re: Ice Box Drain

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My F36 came to me with the icebox draining into the bilge. I soon sealed it and pumped the ice box into the sink with a small pump. This reduced the smells from food particles being flushed into bilge.
Bill Cormack
Formerly Sailing F-36 "Hard Earned" out of New Bedford Yacht Club, Padanaram, MA. Now a member of Pelagic Sailing Club a New England based club whose members are about half boat owners and half crew.

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