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We are fixing up a Helms 25 which came with a head ,brand "Zurn" and name Sani-Mate.Model number is T9000,serial number is N 006365.
Is there anybody who has the operating manual or instructions on how this head works?
We are beginner sailors and all help is welcome.
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Re: head manual

We too purchased a Helms 25 and are rebuilding her. !972 - And it came with a Zurn potty. Looking to try to use the head in an RV at our camp in the woods, since it is so blessed LARGE. Figure it would be good for 90 year old Mom since it is so ample and stable. Tried online to see if I could find anything, but Zurn has gone on to bigger and better things, it seems. Looks like you just use it then dump through the back opening. Haven't figured the pump handle out yet. Doesn't seem to be a reservoir for clean flush water, no fill port....surely you don't flush with what's in the TANK! I will keep looking - if you find anything, please post it here, as will I. Could use the info.
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Well, did a closer inspection of the Zurn unit with the result I don't think we will be using it for a head. Maybe a planter in the yard..... Removed the pump unit held into the top of the unit next to the bowl by 4 SS screws. Viewed a tube housing the plunger with a rubber seal. Replaced the pump unit. Placed clean water in the reservoir and inverted the inner bowl by the handle made for that purpose. Pumping the plunger sprays a blast of water from the reservoir up into the bowl and deflecting in down into the reservoir where the clean water is held. There is a slitted panel that allows the clean/(or not clean, after the first use) water of the one reservoir to pass into the pumping intake area, strained of any large solids, to be jetted with force into the inverted bowl to wash the contents into the reservoir. Begs the need for some antibacterial, deodorizing, enzymatic additive to avoid the obvious production of noxious odors and gases from the stored effluent. Otherwise, the unit is in excellent shape with no apparent breakage or damage. We will be using our smaller head used on our Starratt 45 when we were cruising in younger years for our Helms - or simply a bucket head with seat and lid. Not keen on dumping head chemicals into the sea. Hope this helps.
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