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Old 13-06-2007, 13:44   #1
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What is the proper procedure for using a Jabco manual toilet?

We just purchased a manual Jabco toilet and can not find directions to use it.We e-mailed Jabsco to no avail.There answer was not provide directions but to buy a repair kit when all we wanted was to get directions.
I am sure there are plenty of these toilets in use.Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Old 13-06-2007, 14:01   #2
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Ummmmm, not sure I follow. You lift the lid, you do the business, you pump the handle up and down, you flip the little lever to the water intake and continue to pump the bowl dry if you want a dry bowl, you close the lid.
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leave the lid down and pee over the side.
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Old 13-06-2007, 14:36   #4
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Here's how we use ours.

1. Swtich to wet setting and pump a couple of times so there is a little water in which to do your job.

2. After job, pump on wet until all waste is well gone and bowl water is clear (or whatever color the water is at your location).

3. Pump on dry to remove water from bowl and get a little air in the line to break syphon (reduces bleed back)

4. Pump on wet a couple of times to get small amount of water in bowl. This completes the air lock in the line.

5. MOST IMPORTANT: Change valve back to dry. Most heads are at or below water line and you can sink the boat unless seals in head are perfect and there is no such head.

Hope this helps.

Of course, don't put anything in the head you didn't eat first. Toilet paper, used sparingly, is the one exception.

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Same procedure as sunspot except:

0 - Open seacocks

Yada - yada - yada

6 - Close seacocks

Our head is below the waterline and these are two seacocks that definitely don't need to be left open. I posted instructions on the bulkhead for vistors.
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Once the bowl is clean, it's not a bad idea to pump some extra water through the system. This keeps any sewage from standing in the hoses, which otherwise can cause the hoses to become stinky. If it's going overboard, I usually give it an extra ten pumps. If it is going into the holding tank, perhaps a bit less flushing is appropriate.
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Same procedure as sunspot except:

0 - Open seacocks

Yada - yada - yada

6 - Close seacocks

Our head is below the waterline and these are two seacocks that definitely don't need to be left open. I posted instructions on the bulkhead for vistors.
I would be sitting in on "the visitors" first dump,just to make sure "If it wasn't for bad luck,I'd have none at all".Mudnut.
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I usually swallow a couple of bottles of Janola for the first pump. Helps with the loo and your own system.
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Janola ???
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Janola.... goggle search reveals:

toilet cleaner lemon gel 500ML janola - Foodtown Online
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Yep, the lemon stuff sure works well. I think the base ingrediant is sodium hypercloride. Burns my small intestine but better than Rum.
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