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Re: Head Help

Check out composting heads like airhead.com, natures head, or C-head. Much simpler.

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Speaking of pottie models...
Do take a good look at the Raritan PH2. Costs a bit more, but worth it!

There are other good quality heads, but that's the one we put in new and never had to work on it at all for a decade.

Previously, we had a Par/Jabsco "99 dollar on sale" head on our prior boat. Poor design and poor materials. Basically a POS.
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That thing needed a pump cleaning and rebuild almost every year.



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Speaking of pottie models...
Do take a good look at the Raritan PH2. Costs a bit more, but worth it!

There are other good quality heads, but that's the one we put in new and never had to work on it at all for a decade.

Previously, we had a Par/Jabsco "99 dollar on sale" head on our prior boat. Poor design and poor materials. Basically a POS.
(bad pun alert!)
That thing needed a pump cleaning and rebuild almost every year.



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Yep, for conventional heads I've gotta agree with this. Have had that model on two different boats covering the last 20 years... rebuilt it once in that time.

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+1 for a rigid tank over a bladder tank. After constant problems with the bladder holding tank on my previous boat, I replaced it with a rigid plastic tank. Big improvement.
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+1 on Peggy

Trident green strip sanitation hose is one of the best. Hoses are the most importatnt part of the system as they are the weak line in terms of the smell or eventual smell.

Also design a system that you can keep the effluent out of the hoses when at rest. I put a 11/2 inche ball valve at the exit of the tank to the hose going to the pump out/ macerator. This keeps the crap in the tanlk until you are rady to discharge as opposed to sitting in the hoses.

Make sure you use the largest vent possible as the fresh air is the best way to keep smell down as aerobic organisms are the good ones in your tank and you want them to proliferate.


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+1 on Peggie as well. For tanks she recommends Ronco Plastics in CA. I just ordered a holding tank from them and they are truly a pleasure to deal with and the tank quality is great.

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Re: Head Help

Here's a PHII installation topic

Installation of Raritan PHII head w/Flix

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