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Old 02-12-2019, 01:16 PM   #21
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I like Destinees idea, but the shower head is too far. Anyone installed a bidet with success?

Perhaps a longer hose......
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:11 AM   #22
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I like Destinees idea, but the shower head is too far. Anyone installed a bidet with success?

Perhaps a longer hose......


Now there is a novel approach to cleaning oneself while aboard. I'm sure it's been done, air drying and all, or is that hair drying?
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Raritan offers the Marine Elegance with a Bidet option, and a number of bidet seats available from other sources. There's just one thing that makes any bidet impractical on most recreational boats: there are no DC models, they all require 115v ac power.


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Old 02-15-2019, 12:42 PM   #24
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We never flush anything in the head that didn't come from a human.
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we go to walmart, and buy their WHITE CLOUD! also do the terlit paper test, get a jar, like a pint, or a little bigger, fill with water, put a coupla pieces of paper in, close the lid, and shake good 3 or 4 times, if it falls apart, use it!! ...clyde
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Practical Sailor just published some test data on this question:
https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/37_70/features/Best-Marine-Toilet-Papers_12091-1.html?ET=practicalsailor:e39448:2321133a:&st=emai l&s=p_Waypoints020519

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i`m getting answers that refer me to other toilet paper brands, etc! to all those writting, we checked them all! why pay more because it has the word MARINE/RV on it? clyde
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We never flush anything in the head that didn't come from a human.


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I bought a case (48 rolls)of Scott’s RV/Boat tissue from Amazon in 2016. Almost ready to order more! No clogs, cheaper than Thetford, and the rolls are larger too.

https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Rapid-D..._pd_title&th=1
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Doesn't even have to be single ply...but not just any single ply either. If you want to find out whether any TP is safe to use in a marine toilet, tear off a sheet or two and put it in a mason jar or big glass of water. Come back in a couple of hours and stir the water. If the water is milky and all that's left of the TP is "snow," it's the same thing as "marine/rv" TP...but if the sheet(s) is still intact or mostly intact, try another brand.

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We've been using Scott's since the day we bought the boat. Last summer a marina friend mentioned the brand he uses, and suggested we try the glass of water test. It only took a few minutes for our Scott's to outperform the brand he no longer uses! We use Scott's at home and on the boat.
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Mmm... Curious, real curious.

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We never flush anything in the head that didn't come from a human.

Mmmm, so if you don't use bare hands, where do you put the paper? Asking for a friend
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Recycle??
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TP of whatever specifications you prefer. Put the used tissue, sanitary towel etc in a lined bin. Sprinkle some bleach powder on top every day and dispose of the bag when you dispose of the trash. Your holding tank, pumps, macerator etc will thank you for it.
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Mmmm, so if you don't use bare hands, where do you put the paper? Asking for a friend



Wash for reuse later.
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" Come back in a couple of hours and stir the water."


Some British folks prefer shaken , not stirred.
Quite right FF. Nice one. It all depends how the particles 'bond' I think.
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AAHHhhhh! Now I understand why so many recommend placing it in water and shake it around
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We never flush anything in the head that didn't come from a human.

Why not do like the Romans did? Hang a piece of soft leather next to the head for everyone to use.



OK, I'm a retired master plumber, I've seen all manner of clogs, backups, and poop-related grossness in my 30 yrs in the trade. But the little basket of fecal-coated tissue next to the head ranks right up there with the top-rated grossness. Mostly because it's simply unnecessary. Marine heads & plumbing systems are designed to handle toilet tissue, provided it will disintegrate in water. It's no more prone to blockage than anything that comes from a human. A simple test will prove the suitability for use, and eliminate the unhygienic practice of collecting used paper.
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Why not do like the Romans did? Hang a piece of soft leather next to the head for everyone to use.



OK, I'm a retired master plumber, I've seen all manner of clogs, backups, and poop-related grossness in my 30 yrs in the trade. But the little basket of fecal-coated tissue next to the head ranks right up there with the top-rated grossness. Mostly because it's simply unnecessary. Marine heads & plumbing systems are designed to handle toilet tissue, provided it will disintegrate in water. It's no more prone to blockage than anything that comes from a human. A simple test will prove the suitability for use, and eliminate the unhygienic practice of collecting used paper.



You haven't met my son. He plugs every toilet he uses and it's not with paper, as we first thought.
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You haven't met my son. He plugs every toilet he uses and it's not with paper, as we first thought.
Oh, yes I have. Not in the same person, but in 30 yrs of dealing with what runs downhill, there's not much that's new under the sun. Fiber, son. Fiber
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Single ply is good,you just fold it double.
A decent macerator can deal with most paper.
Using both sides of the paper is economical and green,but messy and brown.
Wet wipes after using paper, NOT TO BE FLUSHED, are good. Place in a plastic bag lined bin in the head. They reduce the quantity of paper used and they clean better.
We keep an antibacterial liquid soap dispenser bottle in the head.
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