I'm the new owner of a 30 year old 28 foot sailboat, with what is, I'm sure, the original Jabsco
This toilet has a simple vented loop to a seacock.
Given modern regulations
, I'll be replumbing things to include a holding tank
While I'm at it, I'm giving serious thought to a new toilet as well.
I've studied the forum archives
and have purchased several books
on marine plumbing
but still find myself ignorant of the most basic operation of marine
toilets, making the formulation of a plan difficult.
So forgive me the simplicity of these questions but ..
1. How far does the pump
push the waste?
Does it just leave the bowl or just get past the pump
or get part ways down the hoses or will it get all the way to the holding tank
(assuming enough pump strokes)?
2. Are some manual toilets better than others at pushing it all the way to the tank?
I'm trying to be mindful of not leaving waste in the hoses.
3a. Can manual toilets really deal with quantities of toilet paper?
3b. Are some toilets/pumps better than others at quantities of toilet paper?
I'm quite sure I can keep all but human waste and TP out of the toilet but I'm equally sure I can't limit the amount of TP to a square or three.
I'd rather not go with an electric
macerating toilet if I don't have to (I'm assuming here that they would handle this without difficulty). But an electric
toilet is perferable to repeated unclogs at sea .. or even a single
Cost is not the primary issue here; low hassle is the issue.
Thanks for any information.