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post #7 of Old 09-20-2012
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Re: Pearson 31-2 fresh water head conversion

Yea, I agree. Potentially nasty solution, but I thought I read that the supply tank was going to be dedicated to the toilets. That would be a very good idea.

Chlorine in the supply is a very bad idea. It kills all the good bacteria that keeps your holding tank from smelling and will ultimately rot ever metal, rubber or plastic part it comes in contact with.

Before we leave for an extended period, we fill the bowl with fresh water from the sink and flush it. That clears the waste line of any rotting seawater. We still have the problem of the seawater decomposing between the thru-hull and the head, but that less than a half gallon and easily flushed through when we return. We pop the hatch, put a few drops of Raritan CP in the bowl, fill and flush. Easy and right back to normal. We never notice the smell of seawater when aboard an using the system routinely.

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Jeanneau 54DS

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