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Old 07-05-2016, 16:52   #46
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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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Bin the toilet paper and don't let anyone on board eat sweet corn or tinned sweet corn kernels - had 2 blockages from that.

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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

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Bin the toilet paper and don't let anyone on board eat sweet corn or tinned sweet corn kernels - had 2 blockages from that.

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Get a new head then. A cheap Jabasco will solve that problem.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

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You gotta be sh**ting me!

It's OK for a billion people to flush tons of stuff down various types of 'sanitation systems', yet you are worried about reusing a couple of shees of single ply that will self-destruct in the vast ocean ( 2/3 of the planet ) in a couple days max?

Get a life.
Lighten up Skuzzle, he was taking the 'piss'

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Lighten up Skuzzle, he was taking the 'piss'

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Not if he's a $500/mth cruiser..
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Old 07-05-2016, 18:17   #50
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

I'm always amazed how scatological sailing forums can be. Of course, heads will get used quite a bit and therefore be a subject of conversation.

Cheap paper from costco. Cheap Jabsco head. Only way to empty the tank is macerator (cause the pump out fitting is corroded closed). No clogs.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

Some folks i know install a simple hose beside the bowl. U wash yourself (kinda like a bidet), and pad dry with the paper.
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Except for cleaning a clogged holding tank I don't think anything on a boat is nastier than bagging TP. Been putting the paper down the head for 8 years and never had a clog and use the standard single ply TP.
Ooh! for heavens sake....USE THE TP and Bag It! (For those that don't know, we have had this argument for years)
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

Almost half of the Med cities and towns don't allow paper down the toilets, it's really not a big deal.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

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When someone is advocating drying and re-using TP, then it's a jokes thread
But you can do it with a single sheet!

Fold a sheet of TP across the middle.

Fold it again to form a small square.

Locate the corner which is at the center of the original sheet and tear it off.

Roll the torn off piece between your finger and thumb until it looks like a small toothpick and put it aside.

Open up the sheet, stick your second finger through the hole in the middle, and clean up with that finger.

Wrap the paper tightly around your finger as you take it off to collect the residue.

Flush the sheet of paper.
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Oh, and that little "toothpick" of paper? Use it to clean under your fingernail.


Personally, we just buy the cheapest single ply we can find and have no problems. The hardest part is educating ladies that they don't need a big wad of paper for each wipe - just a couple of sheets folded together are quite strong enough to do the job.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

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I also will not live in the same space as a bag of used TP!! We've never had a clog from the single ply stuff either.

Every time I hear of or think of bagged TP, all that conjures up is the smell of the men's restroom in Truck stop in south Texas.


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Yep, flush it all and keep it fresh in the head. Just pump more water than you think you need to and the pump and joker valve should do a fine job of mincing it all. Also, a real quality unit like a Groco or Wilcox will serve you well and they are worth the extra cost.
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The real bad part of this is less than 10% of TP is recycled ?
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

Used a standard marine head on two boats for years (seasonally). Never bagged it, but am always frugal with my paper use (canoe tripping experience). Never a clog, but can see how it happens if one uses big wads of paper to do the job.

A few years ago went to a composting head. Paper still goes in. Wad-away if you like. As Tellie says, composter does't care.


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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

The only time I ever had a paper problem was when someone thought ten or twenty sheets per wipe was good. It clogged on the spot.

I've used single ply for the past 25 years. no clogged pipes no build up in the tank. I also use freshwater in the tank when near shore and salt off shore, as it's not going in the tank when making long crossings. Salt water will smell up a tank fast. I also soak the bowl and pipes with white vinegar once ever month or so, cleans things up right nice. do that just before pumping out, cause that do make it smell ;-)
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But you can do it with a single sheet!

Fold a sheet of TP across the middle.

Fold it again to form a small square.

Locate the corner which is at the center of the original sheet and tear it off.

Roll the torn off piece between your finger and thumb until it looks like a small toothpick and put it aside.

Open up the sheet, stick your second finger through the hole in the middle, and clean up with that finger.

Wrap the paper tightly around your finger as you take it off to collect the residue.

Flush the sheet of paper.
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Oh, and that little "toothpick" of paper? Use it to clean under your fingernail.


Personally, we just buy the cheapest single ply we can find and have no problems. The hardest part is educating ladies that they don't need a big wad of paper for each wipe - just a couple of sheets folded together are quite strong enough to do the job.

LOL,LOL,LOL I'm studying your picture to make sure I recognize you if we ever meet. that way I'll know not to shake your hand ;-)

I've heard that before. it was always a good joke when out hunting for a few days. told one guy to use leaves. we had no idea he didn't know what poison ivy looked like.
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Re: Toilet paper and head cog

We've been using the TP from WM for years in our vacuflush and never had a single issue. It does break down quickly and reliably. It's possible to save pennies by finding some substitute or doing the nasty paper-in-a-bag thing, but use the right TP and you can use your boat head like a home toilet with no issues. My wife doesn't like camping.
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