I'm finally dumping my Jabsco
, since it's not cut out for the rigors of a family
of 4 cruising full time.
I've decided to get a SeaEra conversion kit, which has good reviews
and allows me to reuse the Jabsco
bowl. In particular, I'd like to get the kit designed for pressurized fresh water
, but to be used with raw water
The idea is to make the anchor
washdown pump do double duty and feed water
to the head
. It's just a matter of teeing off a line downstream of the pump, and taking that line to the kit's water solenoid valve and on to the vacuum breaker and toilet.
My first concern is to make sure the existing pump produces a suitable flow and pressure. The label on it says 3.5 GPM and 45 PSI. Does anybody know if that would be enough to supply the toilet as it rinses and flushes? Conversely, might that be too much for the solenoid valve or the head?
Also, are there any issues with using the solenoid and vacuum breaker with raw water
? The water will be properly strained at the seacock, and I could add another strainer somewhere down the line, before it gets to the solenoid.
And a final question: what is the point of the vacuum breaker? Is it to break the vacuum created by dry-flushing the head? That seems correct to me, but the SeaEra has a single
button, so I assume there's always water flowing as you press it to flush.
If I'm able to pull this off, I could add a Y-valve that would easily allow me to switch from raw water flushing
to fresh water flushing
(for those occasions in which fresh water isn't hard to come by).
I'll appreciate any opinions!
PS: I've sent email
tech support with the same questions. I'm currently awaiting their response.