Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-07-2011, 09:57   #1
Registered User
 
Jolly Roger's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Titusville, Florida - for the moment
Boat: Down East 45, Brigantine
Posts: 944
Images: 1
Cutting a Toilet

Hereís an unusual one. Iíve just bought a new Raritan electric toilet and I need to cut a 2Ē corner off one side at the back, so it will fit better to the curve of the hull. Neither a metal cutting disk nor a concrete disk on a die grinder makes much impression on it. Iíve also tried a sawsall with a metal blade and that doesnít even scratch the surface. Has anyone any experience of cutting what I assume is a vitreous enamel casting?
__________________

__________________
Jolly Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 10:03   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
S/V Antares's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Annapolis, Bahamas
Boat: 1983 Gulfstar 36
Posts: 1,249
Images: 1
Re: cutting a toilet

A diamond saw blade on a 4-5 " grinder. My tile saw (Home depot) is just that with a tray. A little squirt bottle to cool the blade. Might work. Might be easier to mod the interior or mount at an angle. Let us know if it breaks into a thousand pieces!
__________________

__________________
Will & Muffin
Lucy the dog

"Yes, well.. perhaps some more wine" (Julia Child)
S/V Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 10:05   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
S/V Antares's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Annapolis, Bahamas
Boat: 1983 Gulfstar 36
Posts: 1,249
Images: 1
Re: cutting a toilet

My tile saw cuts porcelin tile. Should be similar hardness. It may take a lot of smaller cuts.
__________________
Will & Muffin
Lucy the dog

"Yes, well.. perhaps some more wine" (Julia Child)
S/V Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 11:43   #4
Marine Service Provider
 
peghall's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,533
Re: Cutting a Toilet

You're right...it is an unusual one! Which Raritan toilet do you need to redesign?
__________________
© 2017 Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since 1987
Author "The NEW Get Rid of Boat Odors"
https://www.amazon.com/New-Get-Rid-B...dp/1892399784/
peghall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 12:34   #5
Marine Service Provider
 
peghall's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,533
Re: Cutting a Toilet

I sent this to Raritan...here's their reply...hope it helps:

We've used a "wet saw" (tile cutter) but you have to do it a little bit at a time, and "worry it along", sort of shave it off - you can't cut right through it all at one shot.
__________________
© 2017 Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since 1987
Author "The NEW Get Rid of Boat Odors"
https://www.amazon.com/New-Get-Rid-B...dp/1892399784/
peghall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 13:51   #6
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yemen & Lebanon... the sailboat is in Lebenon, the dhow is in Yemen
Boat: 1978 CT48 & 65ft Cargo Dhow
Posts: 5,816
Images: 139
Re: Cutting a Toilet

What a surprise...I would have figured they would have said not to try it!
Good for them.
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 15:45   #7
Registered User
 
Jolly Roger's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Titusville, Florida - for the moment
Boat: Down East 45, Brigantine
Posts: 944
Images: 1
Re: Cutting a Toilet

Thanks for the input, but five minutes ago I answered my own question.
I decided to try a 4Ē Skill Turbo rim diamond disk from Lowes at $11.50. On my die grinder I cut a 3Ē section off the corner of the loo in about two minutes. They are porcelain castings with a vitreous enamel finish and it went through like butter, as clean as a whistle. I can now get the toilet 3Ē nearer the hull, giving more room in the bathroom.
Itís a Raritan Elegance and Iíve already installed one in the forward head with their Purasan Waste System, which works very well indeed, and quieter than a domestic toilet flush. When this new unit is operational in the aft bathroom I have the unenviable job of chopping up the holding tank.
__________________

__________________
Jolly Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crazy Toilet Problem / Gravesend Bay Pumpout allanpeda Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 18-07-2011 09:50
Head Odors Sailagain Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19 15-07-2011 11:06
Head Puzzle memiller279 Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 32 05-07-2011 14:07



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.