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Old 11-01-2013, 06:22   #46
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Re: Toilet Paper question

For the record I use a cheap jabsco ($149 maybe?) and its worked great as a flusher. A whole spare pump is only $52. I have a system for not getting waste everywhere when doing maintence. FIrst screw in the male deck fitting so pump out can be clamped on. Then add a ball valve to vent or plug it well. If you stop the vent air intake you can create enough vaccum to clear all lines and not lose a drop, even flush a 5 gallon bucket through to clean the line. Then do or start repairs with dock vaccum pump running. I also never leave port without a box or two of quality latex-free nitrile exam gloves, actually have 3 boxes now (600 gloves). For epoxy, diesel oil, and septic work.
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:34   #47
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Re: Toilet Paper question

PlumBob, the OP, here. Certainly this seems to be a very "touchy-feely" topic... A heartfelt Thank You to all who have shared your various experiences - and insights.

RabidRabbit, a special note of thanks for the ideas about protecting one's workspace from contamination when having to service the machinery

So, methinks, Charmin it shall be, but only in moderation!

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:03   #48
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Single ply Scott tissue. Cheap and works great in the head. And no, I don't own the company...
Six years liveaboard with the same -- Scott 1-ply, 36 roll packs at the local warehouse store in the US. Good stuff, flush down the loo, and an outstanding rattle stopper offshore.
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:20   #49
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3 Squares a day, Its not about meals anymore.
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We have 2 TMC macerator toilets. We've always flushed the paper - 2 ply - and never had a problem. BUT we always flush the brown lumpy stuff away first, then the paper.

If I had to store and cart around bags of crappy paper, I think I'd sooner go live in a house.
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No matter the cost. Way cheaper than replacing my bunny.
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Old 13-01-2013, 19:45   #52
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Old 13-01-2013, 19:55   #53
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We use the same paper on the boat as at home, Charmin 2 ply. Our Raritan macerator heads have no problem digesting this along with the other stuff.
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We use the same paper on the boat as at home, Charmin 2 ply.

Talk about green!

Two ply was actually designed for it as you can pull the plies apart, fold the soiled side inside, and sanitarily reuse.
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Talk about green!

Two ply was actually designed for it as you can pull the plies apart, fold the soiled side inside, and sanitarily reuse.

And to think I believed the expression "get your 3 squares every day" was about meals
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Man, clogged heads, holding tank spills, bags of used TP??? And water-headers talk about us composters like WE'RE dealing with nastiness!



JUST KIDDING!! I know you guys are having a serious discussion!
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Youtube is full of videos on how to use only one square of TP.
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All TP in our RV and on our boat goes into a trash bin next to the toilet.

That's the way all public restrooms in Mexico handle TP as well.

The trash in the head is double bagged and put in our main trash bag each day.
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After working as the service manager of a large RV dealership I've seen the mess that the wrong type of paper can do to tanks, pipes and valves. I would not rec anything other than the very thinnest standard single ply or an actual RV paper be used. I'm guessing that boat black tanks, valves and plumbing are pretty much the same as RV types? Its an accumulative problem as a little bit of the solids stay behind every time you dump the tanks. Most of that residual is the paper unless of course you are using zero chems and you are dumping w/o much fluid in the tank. The other issue with standard paper is the tank probes for your moniters get mucked up by reg. type paper.
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Settingsun - What put you on the path to not putting paper in RV or boat? I sorta understand why boaters dont do it (fear of a clog). But I cant say that it has widespread carry over to the RV crowd.
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