Removing holding tank in Freedom 36

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Removing holding tank in Freedom 36

Postby EllenZimmer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:51 pm

Anyone have experience removing the holding tank on a Freedom 36? It is built into the wall beside the salon bench storage and the head sink vanity. There is no access from the head sink area. Molded around the tank with no access. Only access is from bench seat storage area, however it seems pretty built in... and bilge hose crosses it as it snakes to the seacock.

Any advice is much appreciated.

By the way, this is a 1987 Freedom 36 that I am replacing the current marine head with composting toilet.

Thanks!
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Re: Removing holding tank in Freedom 36

Postby wcwcwc » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:13 am

I did this some years ago in my 1986 F36. It is a hassle and smelly. Get the hoses out of the way by cutting them off, assuming they are the sewage hoses, as close to the tank as possible. Work the tank out into the under seat space as far as you can then use a jigsaw to cut part of the tank out then continue work out/cut until done. NOt a pleasant job but no more smell from that source. Good luck with the composting head.
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Re: Removing holding tank in Freedom 36

Postby EllenZimmer » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:39 pm

Wow, that was what I was afraid of, having to cut the tank as we go... ugh. Probably need a mask for this job. The smell is foul enough with the tank sealed!

The bilge hose is the other one in the way, but we will just have to pull it out and feed it back down when we are done.

Thanks for the reply!
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