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Cracked potti repair?

Found a 1" cracked in bottom of domestic sanipotti. What should I use to repair it?
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A new potti
That's defnintely the fix I would do.
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Re: Cracked potti repair?

You don't really want to have to repair that twice. Could be a pretty sh!tty mess.
The Jabsco manual heads are cheap: Jabsco Twist 'n' Lock Manual Toilet
Many folks just buy a new one when the old one wears out after several years.

Groco and Raritan make better heads but cost more at the outset.
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Re: Cracked potti repair?

Sanipottie permanent? buy a new one. they are about $ 150
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Re: Cracked potti repair?

Just last season, I did my last potti repairs ever (I hope). We have electric heads and one was leaking at the macerator and another was not pumping correctly. It was filthy and cost an entire weekend. Hours of crawling around to remove little screws I could not see but had to do by feel.

I was talking to one of the yard guys about it and he said they will not take a job to fix one. It would cost more than just bolting a new one on. He started his reply by saying, "your time must not be worth much". His point was right on.
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Re: Cracked potti repair?

Thanks folks. I hear u on replacing this with new. I may just dothat . However it being a non-holding tank portable toilet in otherwise great shape I may go for something cheap like eyernabond yape or just a quick glass repair kit. Call me cheap which I am but it is at least worth a try. My other thought is down the road to plumb it in for pump out capability. I think it is a domestic 975msd.
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Thanks folks. I hear u on replacing this with new. I may just dothat . However it being a non-holding tank portable toilet in otherwise great shape I may go for something cheap like eyernabond yape or just a quick glass repair kit. Call me cheap which I am but it is at least worth a try. My other thought is down the road to plumb it in for pump out capability. I think it is a domestic 975msd.
Before I used some sort of tape (assuming that is what you are talking about above) think I would use some sort of 2 part epoxy like JB weld. If this is any part of the system that holds fluid, I would just replace it. But if it is just the outer shell then I might try patching it for a few seasons. I would not expect tape to do much though, especially if it is part that holds fluid. that is a fluid that you do not want to leak! porti potties are worse even that regular heads with that blue fluid, and waste.
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