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Old 22-03-2010, 13:01   #1
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Standard Head Plumbing Seems Small

Is it just me or does it seem like the plumbing used for heads is really small. I forsee this as a problem because I routinely make large no. 2's that my home plumbing can barely handle. I can't imagine trying to pump a giant log through that tiny little hole in the head and then through 1.5 inch hose all around the boat. Thoughts anyone ? I know I can't be the only one capable of large movements. Thanks

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Ok are you just really full of......well you know, or do your really want to know?

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Old 22-03-2010, 14:40   #3
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The difference is your home plumbing tries to swallow it whole relying only on gravity. where the marine head pump macerates it to a degree first and it is pumped, not just flowing with gravity.

The systems are more prone to clogs, etc. however. Enjoy.
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Old 22-03-2010, 14:58   #4
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True

There are obviously some big a**holes and smaller ones. Sounds like from what you say you'll be in the first grouping, and if so not sure what advice we can give.
If you are one of the second group then accept my apologies and read the maceration response above.
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Old 22-03-2010, 15:29   #6
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Is it just me or does it seem like the plumbing used for heads is really small. I forsee this as a problem because I routinely make large no. 2's that my home plumbing can barely handle. I can't imagine trying to pump a giant log through that tiny little hole in the head and then through 1.5 inch hose all around the boat. Thoughts anyone ? I know I can't be the only one capable of large movements. Thanks

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I acturally feel it is a fair question. I used to design sewer pumping stations and one of the requirement of the pumps was that it had to be able to pass a 3" diameter solid. So when I first got to a boat with a little 1.5" diameter hose I said sh*t that's not going to handle it. But it does mostly. If you don't think it's going to down, break that log up as that's less nasty than taking the system apart to clear it.

What a crappy thread!
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Old 22-03-2010, 16:22   #7
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Get a LAVAC...It will flush a tennis shoe...
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Old 22-03-2010, 20:07   #10
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Tavis,
In the event that the above advice is inadequate, consider one of those "blender-on-a-stick" units common in modern kitchens... apply when needed.

Just don't invite me over for frozen margaritas...

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It's not the poop that will plug it up. It's the paper that's the problem. The closer the paper resembles a paper towel, the bigger the problem. Low quality paper that disintegrates in water is the way to go.

If you get clogs, it will because of too much toilet paper or toilet paper that doesn't disintegrate.
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maybe you are worried because you have a water saving toilet that can hardly flush a wad of toilet paper. i think maybe the marine head is actually better than the one i have in my house
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My head starts with a small hose which then goes up a size all the way to the end. Like you I have wondered why it starts small.
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My plumbing seems to have deterred me quite well :-)
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Thanks for all the replies. To you doubters and jokers, it is a serious question.
I think i'll just have to keep a "chopper" handy.
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