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Old 07-05-2016, 07:33   #16
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

We use plain toilet paper, never had a single problem. Manual toilet RM69.

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Old 07-05-2016, 07:39   #17
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Composter. It doesn't care what you put in it.

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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

A little wash works wonders for most of the world, why use paper?

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Old 07-05-2016, 07:54   #19
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

Any single ply paper works just fine in any manual head. That's all the WM stuff is, with a higher price tag. Ripoff.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

I've never had a blockage in the past five years with toilet paper. Been on boats that bag toilet paper and ask 'why'? They usually have some expensive head which won't take TP. I always recommend they swap for a cheap one then.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

I am using much less toilet paper than I used to use. I am researching this to reduce waste at sea and also reduce the need for supplies. I first use about 6 or 7 sheets carefully folded and refolded between wipes, and get 6 or more good wipes, depending on the consistency of the movement. I set this aside after use and it dries before the next movement, the last wipe from the last use are clean enough to serve as a first wipe for the next use and then I cover that with the first sheet of 4 sheets and wipe again. I then with careful folding I often can get 6 wipes or more out of the 4 sheets, sometimes there is enough left over for a first couple wipes for the next use. The wad gets too big to be convenient after about 6 movements. Overall I probably use 1/3 the toilet paper, reducing trash (since on a boat the TP should not go in the water with the waste) and also reducing the supplies needed to be carried.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

a. Kleenex can survive the laundry. There's nothing more to say. I wonder if it doesn't cause most clogs, since all proper paper gradually falls apart.

b. Use enough water. Some folks skimp for fear of pump outs, and then wonder why pumping out is a battle.

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You can get rapid dissolving paper through Amazon. For exampleI typed in Marine grade toilet paper and found Scott rapid dissolving paper for .71/roll. 6 years on our boat and no problems at all.
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This newbie was at West Marine and saw "special" toilet paper that cost a lot more but are not going to cog your komo in the head.
Is this truly necessary or is it a gimmick to get the ignorant like myself spend more money on the boat?

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Any single ply paper like Scott will work fine. Buy the cheapest stuff you can find. Actually, the expensive paper at the marine store is just repackaged and relabeled cheap single ply paper.
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I am using much less toilet paper than I used to use. I am researching this to reduce waste at sea and also reduce the need for supplies. I first use about 6 or 7 sheets carefully folded and refolded between wipes, and get 6 or more good wipes, depending on the consistency of the movement. I set this aside after use and it dries before the next movement, the last wipe from the last use are clean enough to serve as a first wipe for the next use and then I cover that with the first sheet of 4 sheets and wipe again. I then with careful folding I often can get 6 wipes or more out of the 4 sheets, sometimes there is enough left over for a first couple wipes for the next use. The wad gets too big to be convenient after about 6 movements. Overall I probably use 1/3 the toilet paper, reducing trash (since on a boat the TP should not go in the water with the waste) and also reducing the supplies needed to be carried.

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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

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This newbie was at West Marine and saw "special" toilet paper that cost a lot more but are not going to cog your komo in the head.
Is this truly necessary or is it a gimmick to get the ignorant like myself spend more money on the boat?
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It's a gimmick!
Just buy normal toet paper. I buy the 'basic' range not the 'extra tough' or 'extra soft'.
And flush it in the head! There's no way I want to live my life bagging toilet paper.

The normal Jabsco head has a 2 inch outflow pipe. Its pretty hard to clog it up.
About 10 squares per flush is fine.




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Just pretend you're a desert nomad and use your left hand.
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Quote: "This newbie was at West Marine and saw "special" toilet paper..."

Hm... As newbieness recedes we all learn to stay away from WestMarine :-)

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In TrentePieds, and in any other boat I've ever skippered, there are two rules: 1) "If you intend to put it in the toilet, eat it first" 2) "Them wot bungs the toilet, unbungs it!"

Use cheap single ply stuff bought at "case lot" sales.

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:53   #29
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

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To answer your direct question, marine and RV TP is definitely intended to breakdown faster then "average household"... but there are some that break down just as well...



I've never had WM paper on any of my boats...

After seeing that test a year ago, we switched to Charmin and never had a clog.
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Hey, don't be saying the c word. I'm a plumber and charmin will clog a good toilet and 4 inch sewers.
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