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Old 04-05-2008, 17:09   #1
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Toilet, dunny, potty, head...

Recommendations requested.

Looking for a 12v macerating toilet (Missus requested, heh)

Round here, TMC and Jabsco seem pretty popular, but are their any other brands that I should be checking out?

I'm more interested in reliability and robustness rather than aesthetics or flashiness.

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Old 04-05-2008, 17:19   #2
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There are some good "marine" toilets at 3:14 on this YouTube video:



Sorry... bored. Waiting to launch tomorrow.
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Old 04-05-2008, 17:52   #3
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I am looking at the same concerns, and am looking for an electric loo also
they have gone up a bit since i last bought one, but they definitely look alot nicer
as you say though, we need a reliable one
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Old 05-05-2008, 14:30   #4
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Are you looking for a full toilet or just the #11 pump from your prior post?

I used one I picked up from West Marine to "purge" the holding tank once I got out of the no dump zones on an earlier boat... probably will make some modifications to my existing / different boat soon using the Macerating pump to dispose of the holding tank's collection from use in no dump areas. Just getting the "system" thought out now. Would still use the existing manual head.
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Old 05-05-2008, 15:02   #5
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Weyalan,

Have you thought about a composting toilet? Check out...

Narrowboats - Composting Toilet World

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Old 05-05-2008, 15:08   #6
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Wilcox and Crittenden makes some nice heads both manual and electric. Expensive but durable.

I don't think I would want the smell of poop composting my boat. I would much rather get rid of it ASAP than keep it around composting.
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There is no smell from composting toilets...at least in my experience.
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We recently installed the Tecma Silence plus short model.

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Don't know about what's available in Tasmania. But, you want to consult Peggy Hall - otherwise known as the Head Mistress:

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Pelagic,

I've been looking at the Tecma for a while. Both the Silence and the Easyfit. Have you had a problems with it when healed? I'd heard a rumor that there used to be a problem but sounds like they've addressed it - if it ever was a problem at all.

Weyalan - the Tecma has two great features - very quiet flush, low water usage, and a macerator that is supposed to be able to chew through stuff that would jamb most others.

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Cheap=TMC. Get what you pay for. I have one, it has not failed me yet, but it is noisy.
Middle of the range=Jabsco. Better quality than TMC. A good middle of the road product. Above that they get really expensive. But you get what you pay for.
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Carl, I think the problem some have experienced may have been caused by not putting enough water into the system.

The manufacturer gives you a set level but some try to go below that to save water and that would show up when heeled.

For sailboats you should choose the 2-button control option.

The first button puts water into a dry bowl (The amount is easily adjustable by a set screw which adjusts the timer for the solenoid)

The second button is used after doing your business to wash and flush out the contents then rinse the sides. After a few seconds, the pump automatically comes on again to pump out to a dry bowl.

These have a very robust pump that can lift up to 10m and can pump horizontally along an 80m pipe.

So I think the only problem would be, if there was no water to pump! Not experienced that myself!
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