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Old 20-08-2015, 11:15   #31
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Re: Oh joy - removing the head/holding tank/hoses this weekend

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A set of dentures were found..Seems one fellow came back drunk one day, threw up and lost his teeth. He was glad they were recovered. He cleaned them up, then put them back to use.
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Old 20-08-2015, 14:26   #32
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It was about 1970 or so. Submarines have holding tanks. When the tanks are near full, the tank is pressurized, a valve is opened, and the contents go thru the hull. You have to stop before air gets out or you break silence. After a while, the frequency of pumping gets shorter and shorter, meaning the sides of the tank are crusted. Next time in port, there is a bucket brigade up over the side. Everyone participated. The junior guys go in the tank, wearing a plastic suit and a respirator, with a safety line attached so he can be pulled out. One guy vomited into the mask and almost died. A set of dentures were found..Seems one fellow came back drunk one day, threw up and lost his teeth. He was glad they were recovered. He cleaned them up, then put them back to use. I think of that when I have to clean the macerator, which I did a few weeks ago when a woman on board broke the rules... They were verbal. Now they are written on the toilet seat. "Those who violate the rules will be keel-hauled."
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Old 20-08-2015, 15:04   #33
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Re: Oh joy - removing the head/holding tank/hoses this weekend

My drinking days are over...but you can buy me a coffee
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Re: Oh joy - removing the head/holding tank/hoses this weekend

Is the composer you are talking about one of those big heavy electrical devices that you need to run the motor to work it.? As in the morning when you need it and the house batteries are low?
Or is it newer and much more refined than that?
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Re: Oh joy - removing the head/holding tank/hoses this weekend

No batteries needed (except for the tiny draw from the computer fan). We have the Nature's Head. Other popular brands are the Airhead and the C-Head.
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Thanks I'll have a look on line
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Has any one changed a babies nappy?Just ask your wife to change the hoses and clean out the tank. She won't need space suit, vicks under the nose, fans, gloves etc 😷
I totally agree. After your kid(s) have projectile pooped all over your arms and legs you really loose all concern for the small stuff. Remember it well and with a smile on my face the first time I got the brown cream on my knuckles .
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