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Old 25-03-2008, 19:19   #1
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Bladder Holding Tank

found a holding tank on a boat the other day that was some sort of black rubber bladder. I'd never seen a bladder for a holding tank. Is this a good idea?
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Old 25-03-2008, 19:24   #2
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We've got one on our boat. Made by Vetus. Good idea where space for a conventional holding tank is problematic. You can't vent them and they're messy when pumping out. You have to pump water into them constantly while being pumped out to flush the system. Other than that they work fine.
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Old 25-03-2008, 19:36   #3
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Mine had a vent but they last a shorter period of time than a conventioanl tank. After 16 years mine had the same problem the hose hose had. The "stink" eats through the tank just like premium hose does.
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Old 26-03-2008, 13:43   #4
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We have a bladder tank now and I am looking for a solid tank to fill the space. Our bladder is a little smelly now.
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Old 26-03-2008, 13:45   #5
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Our bladder is a little smelly now.
About 15 years is all they last, but ours worked well until it started to stink.
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Old 26-03-2008, 13:50   #6
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Ours is working fine, just old and time to change.
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Old 26-03-2008, 14:21   #7
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My bladder lasted over 50 years, but I gotta admit it's been a little leaky this past decade.
Anyone know of a good source for "Depends"?
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Gord, lol.

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Old 26-03-2008, 17:24   #9
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Uh oh!

This is gonna get me in trouble!

A young GordMay with a disfunctional bladder!

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For the first time in a loooong time, I'm speechless. Well, almost.
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LOL. Nice thread on both sides ...
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Old 16-10-2009, 08:44   #12
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This is gonna get me in trouble!
I don't even want to ask how or where you got that photo.

I think Vestus' new easy tank fixes most of those problems.
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The new vetus tank looks rather cool, and a smart solution to installing a tank in a unique place. Only question I have is when it comes time to replace, what do you do? Is there a way to make it collapse?
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Anyone have experience with the Nauta bladders?
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Anyone have experience with the Nauta bladders?
I went this route a few months ago to replace a horribly leaky rigid poly tank until I decided what to do long long term. So far it's been just fine. No leaks, no smell.
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