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fixed the CLOG, now...

how many of ya'll dispose of toilet paper somewhere OTHER than the head? Ive been flushing it dowon for 3 years but got a clog, turned out to be TP.

Thoughts? Advice? Wive's tales? Facts?

Im in fresh water and we cruise almost every weekend. NO othter problems with the head other than the occasion whiff of "....less than springtime air".

thanks as usual guys


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I know some people keep sandwich size ziploc baggies and a covered waste can.
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Re: fixed the CLOG, now...

If you carefully examine the component parts of the toilet you'll quickly discover that it really doesn't take much to block the valves. A TP would be disastrous - even if you had a macerater pump. I have experienced three clogs with ordinary toilet paper. I now have a large, Zip-Lock bag clipped to the wall next to the toilet, which is where all paper products are placed for disposal. It ain't pretty, but it sure saves lots of grief. Additionally, there is a placard in the head that states "Nothing deposited in the toilet that didn't go in your mouth first!" Haven't had a plugged toilet since.

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Re: fixed the CLOG, now...

one pound plastic coffee can with lid ... with a ziplock baggie inside. I have 4 people max on the boat at a time, so each person gets his/her own can (color coded!). that way nobody has to even look at the other person's TP. They all fit under my head sink.

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Get the cheap single ply TP, won't clog, least hasn't for me for 13 years.

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Get the cheap single ply TP, won't clog, least hasn't for me for 13 years.
That's an interesting idea -- it's certainly much cheaper than the marine/RV stuff (which I always considered a rip-off).

So can we go from anecdotal testimony to general experience here? Does anyone else use this? If so, what have your results been?

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Re: fixed the CLOG, now...

I use the cheapest thinest stuff too, and pump in enough water in the bowl to start to keep things fluid and flowin.

I'm thinking it's the solid mass with the TP "ball" that becomes the clogger...a nice soupy mix seems to pump right thru...

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agree with the single ply
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Scotts single ply or get an electric head with macerator.

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Re: fixed the CLOG, now...

We use single ply very, very sparingly. Most paper goes into plastic bag then into trash. The only clog we've had was with guests aboard, they ignored the no paper in head warning the first time, after clearing and cleaning the clog I was a bit more "explicit" the second time I educated them, no problems thereafter.

I think some paper is fine, hasn't been an issue with the wife and I.

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