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What does evryone do with used toilet paper? Has anyone used a diaper genie for thissort of thing? I was taught not to flush your paper for fear of clogs. But if you just throw it in the trash it stinks. We are starting our first cruise very soon and this came up today.
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We flush it. If you use as little paper as possible and alot of water (fresh is better than salt water) you should not experience any clogging issues. I would think throwing it in the trash would attract bugs big time.
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One problem with using a LOT of water to flush paper is filling your holding tank more quickly. Some folks keep cheap ziploc-type plastic bags in the head for containing the paper.

We''re not sure yet just how we''ll be handling that issue.
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Use single ply paper as sparingly as you are comfortable with and flush it. The single-ply should break down just fine. You DON''T have to use the "marine" stuff from the boat store. That''s nothing but single ply with a hefty price tag.

We''ve been flushing single-ply with average amounts of water and have never had a clog.
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We have had no problem flushing a little toilet paper. A big wad will definately clog our pipes!!! If you have been flushing with salt water your pipes may have a lot of scale built up. I used Lime Away to clean out my pipes. It has Oxalic acid. I can''t imagine bags of used toilet paper in our boat. YUK!!!
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Thanks for the help. We are now going with single ply, use sparingly, copious amounts of water, and Lime Away. Great!
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I read on another board from someone who doesn''t flush to purchase the bags for doggie poop on a roll from the pet store. Each person can dispose of their mess in their own bag. If you do it this way, you can use top quality, thick paper and as much as you want.

We use single ply (Scotts) and flush. We have a manual LaVac, and it will pump anything.

I keep the lines clean by using HOT HOT fresh water and washing soda with borax. A rinse with vinegar, and a squirt of vegetable oil keeps everything working and is not too hard on the environment.
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