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Old 13-09-2013, 18:12   #46
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Re: Raritan Electro Scan

Peg, you are the expert, so I will defer to you...

But how many people would consider a bucket a "receptacle intended to receive or retain body waste"? I mean, unless they don't have any other place to put it.

And is what comes up considered bodily waste? I mean, if you are drunk, it's certainly a waste of alcohol, but is it illegal to be sick in a bucket and dump it overboard? When I was growing up and racing sailboats, my father had a "pee cup" on our Lightning. Is that illegal too?

Seriously, I'm just joking about this... I get your point.

It does seem pointless that we treat sterile urine in a Pursasan or Electrasan, and it's OK to dump overboard (in non-NDZ), but not if it's not treated.
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Old 15-09-2013, 20:36   #47
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Re: Raritan Electro Scan

I have used the Lectra Scan for a few years and it works just great. It uses very little electricity and discharges nothing that I can even see. The discharge is sterilized also. Before that I had a Micro-Phor (made in Willits CA) which uses no electricity, just chlorine pool tablets, and has no motors, just gravity. The Micro-Phor is in the same treatment class as the Lectra-Scan.
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I have been using this system for 12 years with good results until recently. I have been having trouble with the controller while in a high heat / summer location with hot engine room temps. It appears the potting material is melting. IT was 110* here this summer, add to that eng room temps and .....
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Anyone out there have any horror stories about this unit?
I'm tempted to buy one and get legal for once in my life!
My friends at the yacht club give me dirty looks when I dump my bucket over the side!
had one for 8 years and no prob;ems , you just have to ensure that it gets the correct DC voltage , everything is pretty simple , just need a small 10 or 20 gal holding tank from which you can dump directly over board , you actually don't even need the small holding tank as you can pipe it so that it dumps the treated effluent overboard , I put in a holding tank because at most marinas they don't allow you to pump even treated effluent overboard
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I have used one for 16 yrs. It will likely need service every five years. Otherwise run muriatic a it throught it every six months. Most locations you will need to add salt to process fecal matter, depending on salinity and temp of local sea water. Just keep a canister next to potty and prime the bowl with a 1/4 cup table salt.

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Old 13-06-2016, 13:55   #51
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I have used one for 16 yrs. It will likely need service every five years. Otherwise run muriatic a it throught it every six months.
Do you do that with the boat in the water or out? We have one on our Irwin that a PO installed and it works fine for now, but I read the manual and it calls for cleaning every 6 months or so.
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In the water...and it's actually very easy. Just follow the directions in the owners manual.
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The stuff from Home Depot, or...?
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Just got off the phone with Raritan Engineering and they confirmed the stuff I can get from HD or some other big box store is, indeed the muriatic acid needed to clean the system.
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Be sure to CAREFULLY READ and then follow ALL the safe handling directions on the acid bottle AND the directions for use in the Raritan owners manual!
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