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Old 09-29-2016, 04:48 PM   #21
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For those of you who want a strong, environmentally friendly, and traditionally manufactured toilet paper (The Headmistress probably won't approve of its use in marine heads) there is this:

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Old 09-29-2016, 04:57 PM   #22
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I dislike thin, weak, non-absorbent toilet paper. Always prefer thick, strong, and absorbent. In the boat, the soiled tissues go into a lidded waste basket for later, on-shore disposal, not the toilet.


That's just plain discussing
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:13 PM   #23
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On the one hand (no pun) I guess our potty habits have remained terrestrial as we have always (last 6 yrs) flushed all types of toilet paper through our Tecma heads. On the other hand our sanitation system hasn't had any problems. Of course now that I've revealed this I expect the holding tank to explode.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:30 PM   #24
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I find it hard to believe (and disgusting) that some people save their used toilet paper rather than flushing it down the head. I certainly wouldn't want to ask a guest to do that.
And I thought I was squeamish.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:06 PM   #25
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What would do you do with used "feminine Hygiene products" baby diapers, or Depends?
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:12 PM   #26
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I dislike thin, weak, non-absorbent toilet paper. Always prefer thick, strong, and absorbent. In the boat, the soiled tissues go into a lidded waste basket for later, on-shore disposal, not the toilet.
Some charter companies require this approach.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:22 PM   #27
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I knew this thread would be going down the toilet.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:28 PM   #28
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The manual of our new Marine Elegance Raritan head says the kind of TP doesn't matter. However, we put it in a trash can and don't flush it anyway. It isn't disgusting at all. Just biology. Just preventive maintenance. We don't expect our guests to do it. We give them the choice, but nobody seems the least bit phased with doing it. Anyway, the point is, we buy the same stuff we use at home and it is worth the effort.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:01 PM   #29
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As we are down to the nitty gritty(literally with David`s Artisinal TP), if you use single ply you`ll double it, so get 2 ply. Minimize usage, follow with wet wipes,they go in a small bin with liner bag,not the head of course.
And wash your hands thoroughly!Think cruise ship, most people come home with either an OCD hand washing fetish, or gastro.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:10 PM   #30
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That's just plain discussing
We don't "save" our paper either but have when aboard w others that do and you might be surprised that there is less smell than the garbage.
I think of Peggy's point that w oxygen and aerobic breakdown there is no foul smell.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:16 PM   #31
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What would do you do with used "feminine Hygiene products" baby diapers, or Depends?
We used to keep ziplock bags and paper bags in the head for just that situation. My wife was in charge of instructing female guests.

Put the item in the ziplock bag, zip it and put it in the paper bag. At that point it could go in the trash bag.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:18 PM   #32
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I have never seen instructions with a marine head that prohibit flushing toilet paper or even suggest not flushing it. This has to be something made up by some uninformed boat owners.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:33 PM   #33
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if the proper TP won't clog the head, then flush away. The two times the head clogged it had nothing to do with TP. Once it was a guest who had a bm like rock--seriously, and the other it was a tampon. The rock star was embarrassed.
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Holy crap, time to change the subject!
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A handy hint. Halve TP waste by using both sides.
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A handy hint. Halve TP waste by using both sides.
Wifey B: I'll let you use the second side. I'm just using the first.
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Wifey B: I'll let you use the second side. I'm just using the first.
Gives meaning to the words of that song, "I've looked at ___ from both sides now.." la de da, de la de da...
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A handy hint. Halve TP waste by using both sides.
I use both sides. After first wipe using several paper sections, fold paper in half and use clean half for second wipe.
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I use both sides. After first wipe using several paper sections, fold paper in half and use clean half for second wipe.
Wifey B: Omg. If you really do that, I have to ask why and how you got started. Wouldn't work for me, as I fold it before the first wipe. I hear something new every day but double using TP wasn't one I expected. We were poor when I was growing up but didn't do that. I didn't know people wiped without folding.
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I apologize for starting this thread.
Thank you Mark for not posting a picture.
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