Join Date: Feb 2010
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Re: head problems
Have a spare jocker valve handy before you begin the inevitable. It could be torn.
It's just a matter of time before everyone does what you're about to do. Clorox bathroom cleaner is your friend!
As far as electric macerating heads, they make a huge difference in clog potential. Its still possible, but much less likely. On the other hand, they take extraordinary power. Something like 30+amps. You have to run an intake pump and a separate macerating pump. They also take substantially more water to flush than a hand pump. You can clear the bowl just as easily, but you have to send a couple of FULL bowls of clean water behind the waste to clear the macerator and lines or the effluent will destroy the macerator. Many fail to do this later part and get both smell and pump failure. You will want a spare pump as well, or you are not flushing at all, should one "crap out".
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.