Originally Posted by wdkester
Anybody out there have any experience with the Jabsco
Lite Flush Toilet?
In it's favor (at least on paper) are:
1. Uses little water .6l for urine, 1.2l for solids.
2. Small footprint.
3. light weight.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!
These toilets are rubbish. I delivered a new cat with 2 jabsco Lites onboard. One lasted 4 weeks and the other a few days longer. Talk about engineered redundancy! The macerator impeller is belt driven and the gear
breaks. I've seen cheap
chinese toys better constructed.
We repaired both toilets. one lasted only a week. I left the boat
3 weeks later and the other one was still working
Using little water is definately not a benefit, especially if flushing
with seawater. Pee combines with seawater to form lime deposits in the toilet and pipes. Because not enough water goes through the unit to flush the pee away lime builds up. I found more lime after a month than you normally see after a year.
Oh, another fun thing; be sure to close the lid when you flush otherwise you breathe atomised urine, faceas and whatever else was in the bowl.
The brochure mentions virtually silent operation. Liars! A machine gun is only a little quieter.
I have used Jabsco "Quiet Flush" toilets extensively with no problems, other than they are not quiet. It is unbelievable that both models come from the same manufacturer.
The last boat
I delivered had Vetus which worked very well, and were very quiet. How long they will last I don't know, but they did last the 2 month delivery
Good luck with your search