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I installed a head tank on my 32 last season. Used the best of everything. It works great except that for a few days after pump out I can smell that odor in the fore cabin, where the tank is installed. Any ideas?
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Sometimes the hoses absorb (and emit) odors from the head & tank. The solution is to replace them with non-absorbent ones. Also, have you tried using enzyme tablets or other treatments? Even after pumpout, there may still be redidue in the tank.
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goto http://boatbuilding.com/content/sanitation.html

Peggy is an expert in such problems and sorts out the facts from the fiction.

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The setup is brand new - hoses, tank and toilet.
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Peggy turned out to be a dead end.
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Check your tank vent(s). You need good ventilation (2 vents, for cross-vent is best).
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If the vents are all clear, consider using a head additive like candure or similar that accellerates breaking down organic material.

Failing that look at the BILGEBUSTER. We had the same problem, installed one and the problem was gone within 12 hours.
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