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Old 22-09-2009, 12:27   #16
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Thanks yogao,
On their website WW claims to have recently made durability improvements to the unit. Thanks for the warning, I will use cautiously.
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Old 22-09-2009, 12:28   #17
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Ask the Scandinavians - they have a 99.9% biodegradable stuff (I saw it available in NZ too, so I believe there is a distribution network)..

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Old 22-09-2009, 17:24   #18
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Bob,

The machine is in it's own cove in the forward head. We have a tiny hatch there: we open the hatch and put the hose out, let the hatch rest on top of the hose, that's all.

The drain is tricky. The drain-hose must come up 50-60 cm (about 2') or so from the "floor" that the machine is standing on. So first, the hose runs down from machine to the floor, and next 2' up again, where it normally (in a house) discharges in a standpipe. We did it wrong and had trouble. Our final solution will be a 1" or 1-1/4" PVC pipe running from 2' above the "floor" down through the floor (this "floor" is 3' above the real floor in the head) into a cabinet and then a 90 degree turn and through the bulkhead just above the shower-sump. So, we discharge into our (central) gray water tank. An alternative is to connect it to a thru-hull just above water line.

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Thanks Nick.
I would vent out a 5x14" port, so that is ok.
Our grey water tank is 10 gal, with a whale gusher pump... should be ok as well..

I should be able to do something like that once it is installed.

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We have a Splendide vented and it works very well, but we rarely use it while traveling. Only use the dryer to heat up the towels for after shower.... decadent, I know, but what a joy when it's cold outside!

We use liquid detergent. Have for years. My brother worked for a big soap manufacturer that detergent to hotels & laundries He told me that the powders are mostly fill and that we should use a liquid, if only for the fact that it didn't have to 'dissolve,' in the water. Made sense, so I started using liquid.

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