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Old 15-05-2016, 11:50   #196
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Not sure what you mean by "look after."

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The only additional work is emptying the container from time to time. For a couple people, the solids container only needs emptying every 4 -6 weeks or so. This involves pulling the container, throwing the contents overboard (which by this point looks and smells like dirt), and putting the container back. Takes 5 minutes.
That's exactly what I mean
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Hm... All a bit much, really. I used to keep Old English Mastiffs. My last bitch clocked in at 220 lbs. Thassa big dawg! Lemme tell you, if you are as squeamish as some of the posters on this thread, the OEM is NOT your breed ;-0)!

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Old 27-05-2016, 13:51   #198
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My head was having problems with one brand. i checked with the tests and found the Charmin Ultra Soft. This brand breaks apart quick, and haven't had any problems since..
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Some of you composters are obsessed.
I don't see any cause to consider it an obsession to point out the simple features of a composting head. Certainly, it's no more obsessive that pointing out the ease of pushing a button.

I don't have a composting head or a Lectra San or a standby bucket, but I'll appreciate any of this shared information.
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Old 27-05-2016, 16:21   #200
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CC45 I can't help but wonder if you work for kimberly clark or whomever makes charmin. For standard residential use there is nothing worse than charmin ultra. Repeatedly clogs sewers and toilets that have run free for 40 years. I guess a pressurized system is different.
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That's exactly what I mean
I'm with you Hoppy.
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I just use any 'recycled' toilet paper, two ply, and I've not in five years ever had a problem with my electric macerator and gravity fed holding tank.
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I don't have a composting head or a Lectra San or a standby bucket, but I'll appreciate any of this shared information.
After all the years you've been living on a boat you don't have a bucket
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Yep, composters like TP, don't clog, don't stink, zero maintenace.

Local charter boat recently hit a rock, which fractured an inside seam on the large and very full holding tank.
The whole interior was ankle-deep in stinking brown slurry. They'll need a flame-thrower to get the bilges clean.
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I still don't understand how you can just toss the contents of your "composter" overboard. Its still poop, dried but still poop.
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Yep, composters like TP, don't clog, don't stink, zero maintenace.

Local charter boat recently hit a rock, which fractured an inside seam on the large and very full holding tank.
The whole interior was ankle-deep in stinking brown slurry. They'll need a flame-thrower to get the bilges clean.
"Zero maintenance"? Really?
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I still don't understand how you can just toss the contents of your "composter" overboard. Its still poop, dried but still poop.
I'm not keen at all on composting toilets on boats, but 'no' it's not just poop. Its soil and no longer harbours many of the pathogens such as Ecoli.

Mind you, I wouldn't go tasting the stuff
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I still don't understand how you can just toss the contents of your "composter" overboard. Its still poop, dried but still poop.
You are aware that the vast majority of boats simply dump their raw crap overboard ... right? At least with a composting head the material is somewhat degraded.
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After all the years you've been living on a boat you don't have a bucket
Well, I will confess to having a couple of buckets, but they are used to hold some collected fresh water for rinsing after saltwater bathing or sometimes soapy water for washing the deck. They have never had a role related to waste of any kind.
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Ok a composting head is approved for use in a no discharge area. But once you dump it overboard, you are discharging affluent and not legal in a no discharge zone.
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