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Old 14-12-2010, 11:26   #1
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Installing Toilet

I have a Catalina 25 and when I bought it, there was a toilet just sitting in the cabin.I need some instructions on how to install the toilet from start to finish. Its a manual toilet. Thanks in advance.
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Is there a holding tank already installed? Is there any plumbing in place?

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There was an approximately 5 gal polyethelene tank laying in the cabin. There is not any plumbing that I can find.
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Here are some good diagrams and basic explanations:
Installing a Head by Don Casey

If you don't have available through-hulls, you will get to enjoy the strange experience of drilling holes in your boat.
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Thanks so much. This has been driving me nuts for a while.
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Keys, if you look at the West Marine web site, they should have some articles showing a complete marine head system and options for plumbing it. There are many options but I'm guessing in OK you won't be needing any direct-overboard fittings, you'll only be using the holding tank and a deck pump-out fitting.
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another trick is to install the holding tank above the water line,with the thru hull directly below it, so it empties by gravity ,and can be left open when you want it to operate it as a normal marine toilet off shore,saves having a diverter valve and pump.
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another trick is to install the holding tank above the water line,with the thru hull directly below it, so it empties by gravity ,and can be left open when you want it to operate it as a normal marine toilet off shore,saves having a diverter valve and pump.
If you are sailing where it's legal to dump overboard, I really recommend this system. I have it on one of my boats and love it.
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If you know the manufacturer contact them for a set of instructions and a parts list you will be needing that anyway. they can often be downloaded from the Mfr's site
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