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Old 09-10-2015, 07:22 AM   #1
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Toilet paper

Consumer report tested toilet paper this month.

Their 3rd place winner Scott Extra Soft was the best at dissolving.

Folks with grinder toilets or macerators might want to give the machinery a break.
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That's a great tip. Thanks.
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Instead don't flush it, put it in a closed container then the dock trash.

Deja vue?
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Thanks for the "heads" up.

A test that I think Peggie told me about years ago, was to put one square of TP in a jar with water in it, seal lid, then shake the jar 5 times. If the square breaks up in 5 shakes, it's good to go for use in your marine toilet.
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Consumer report tested toilet paper this month.

Their 3rd place winner Scott Extra Soft was the best at dissolving.

Folks with grinder toilets or macerators might want to give the machinery a break.

Tried some Scott single-ply stuff. Is this the same?

Dissolved easily enough, but a corn cob would have been more "comfortable."

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We use the Scotts stuff from sam's/Costco single or two ply and fold to our heart's delight. Vacuflush heads make easy work of almost any sort of TP if you make sure to fill the bowl a bit more before flushing and hold the flush lever down for a three count, just like in the directions!
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OK, I posted this in OT, but I think it applies here, too. Mods feel free to delete if needed.
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Thanks for the "heads" up.

A test that I think Peggie told me about years ago, was to put one square of TP in a jar with water in it, seal lid, then shake the jar 5 times. If the square breaks up in 5 shakes, it's good to go for use in your marine toilet.

But I can't shake my toilet 5 times
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We have VacuFlush heads and we have found the Scotts single ply, extra soft, septic safe brand works best. Found out very early on in this adventure that you can't just use any type (Charmin comes to mind) in VacuFlush heads. Plugs at the duck bills. Water is also your friend. As far as putting the paper in the waste basket, yuk! and smelly, double yuk!
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Thanks for the "heads" up.

A test that I think Peggie told me about years ago, was to put one square of TP in a jar with water in it, seal lid, then shake the jar 5 times. If the square breaks up in 5 shakes, it's good to go for use in your marine toilet.
Not quite, Bill... Put a sheet in jar of water, seal it and let it sit for an hour or so--or overnight. THEN shake it a few times. If all you see is "snow" and the water is milky, that TP is safe for use in any marine toilet. But if the sheet is still intact, or mostly intact, keep looking.

As for putting the TP in a waste basket...if your toilet can't digest quick-dissolve TP, you need a new toilet! 'Cuz even the cheapest compact manual that's working anywhere close to factory specs can do that. Wet wipes are another matter...those shouldn't even be flushed on land regardless of any labeling that claims "flushable."
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We also use Scotts single ply (septic safe) and have not had any issues in 12 years.
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We also use Scotts single ply (septic safe) and have not had any issues in 12 years.
That's the paper recommended to me by the Jabsco engineer I spoke to.
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Not quite, Bill... Put a sheet in jar of water, seal it and let it sit for an hour or so--or overnight. THEN shake it a few times. If all you see is "snow" and the water is milky, that TP is safe for use in any marine toilet. But if the sheet is still intact, or mostly intact, keep looking.

As for putting the TP in a waste basket...if your toilet can't digest quick-dissolve TP, you need a new toilet! 'Cuz even the cheapest compact manual that's working anywhere close to factory specs can do that. Wet wipes are another matter...those shouldn't even be flushed on land regardless of any labeling that claims "flushable."
Ah, waddyaknow anyway!
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Not quite, Bill... Put a sheet in jar of water, seal it and let it sit for an hour or so--or overnight. THEN shake it a few times. If all you see is "snow" and the water is milky, that TP is safe for use in any marine toilet. But if the sheet is still intact, or mostly intact, keep looking.

As for putting the TP in a waste basket...if your toilet can't digest quick-dissolve TP, you need a new toilet! 'Cuz even the cheapest compact manual that's working anywhere close to factory specs can do that. Wet wipes are another matter...those shouldn't even be flushed on land regardless of any labeling that claims "flushable."
Yep what she said!!!
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So glad your still willing to help us out. You sure know your shit. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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Ah, waddyaknow anyway!
Weeellll...I know that a wise person learns from experience...and a wiser person learns from other people's experience. I didn't have to flush a wet wipe to learn what would happen if I did.
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We personally had no clogging problems with Kleenex or Charmin in our Vacuflush at a time we ran out of the "right" stuff and didn't have ready access to it. Used plenty of water and away it went!
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Not quite, Bill... Put a sheet in jar of water, seal it and let it sit for an hour or so--or overnight. THEN shake it a few times. If all you see is "snow" and the water is milky, that TP is safe for use in any marine toilet. But if the sheet is still intact, or mostly intact, keep looking.

As for putting the TP in a waste basket...if your toilet can't digest quick-dissolve TP, you need a new toilet! 'Cuz even the cheapest compact manual that's working anywhere close to factory specs can do that. Wet wipes are another matter...those shouldn't even be flushed on land regardless of any labeling that claims "flushable."
Yeah, butt my paper doesn't get a chance to sit and mellow that long after it's served it's function.
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Trouble with single ply is the tendency to use more, maybe as much as if 2 ply was used. Minimize the paper, follow with a wet wipe (NOT flushed).
For some reason this thread reminds me of the look of my fingers, after rubbing teak stain into my FB nameboards with a saturated cloth.
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You don't wear gloves, Bruce?

While staining, I mean!!!!
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