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Have a spare jocker valve handy before you begin the inevitable. It could be torn.

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the sanitation gods helped me out today. put the plunger to her (the head) an something must have gave because now it works . After 10 days of bothering me , it now works again. watch, now i'm not going to spend the 500 bucks on the electric masacator head that i wish for Xmas
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Great. Now flush several gallons (full to the rim bowls) of clean water to rinse it out well.

Hope nothing was damaged. I would probably wait and see, but there is an argument to get in there and do some preventative maintenance, while its clear.


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gladrags has a good point. We don't flush toilet paper either. We keep a small, COVERED wastebasket under the sink in the head, and all paper goes in that. Gets emptied regularly with the other trash. No odor and no clogs. If you have ever traveled to Greece, you will find this same set-up in just about every bathroom on every island... they don't want to clog their plumbing either. Same deal on some Caribbean islands too.
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gladrags has a good point. We don't flush toilet paper either. We keep a small, COVERED wastebasket under the sink in the head, and all paper goes in that. Gets emptied regularly with the other trash. No odor and no clogs. If you have ever traveled to Greece, you will find this same set-up in just about every bathroom on every island... they don't want to clog their plumbing either. Same deal on some Caribbean islands too.
We did the same in our Caribbean cruising.. Once you get past the 'EEEWWWW' it's not that big a deal..

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Switch to a C-head composting head. They never break down.

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