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Old 12-26-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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We have been having a lot of issues with the Thetford toilet that came in our trailer. The latest battle has been with constant clogs, mostly due to the routing of the drain from the toilet to the black tank. Is there a toilet that has a built in macerator that is compatible with RV use. I know they have them for marine installations, but not sure if it could be adapted to RV use.
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We have been having a lot of issues with the Thetford toilet that came in our trailer. The latest battle has been with constant clogs, mostly due to the routing of the drain from the toilet to the black tank. Is there a toilet that has a built in macerator that is compatible with RV use. I know they have them for marine installations, but not sure if it could be adapted to RV use.
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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Rick A... We have a maceratiing toilet in our rig...

This is close to ours in the rig It is a Thetford Tecma toilet with 2 buttons...

Hope this helps you...

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sounds like your not useing enough water when your flushing solids..... Make sure you have at a min 3~5 qts of water in the bowl before you hit the bump valve , doing this will almost surely cure 95% of owners toilet complaints ! put 1/2 ~3/4 of the water in before you do your thing and add water to it if needed before you flush .
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The problem is that there are at least 2 45 degree angles in the plumbing going to the holding tank. Even with using plenty of water we are getting clogs. I don't know if there is a partial clog still in there that is magnifying the problem. We have had so many other issues with this toilet that I think I need to just replace it with a better one and a macerator would take care of both issues.
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We used to have a Newmar Kountry Aire, and it had 2 - 45 degree bends. Xc-mark's above advice is solid, but I still had a couple of clogs in 6 years of full timing. In the plumbing department, Lowes and Home Depot carry some stiff clear plastic hose (believe it starts with a Q"). You can adapt a short piece of this (use the 3/8 in) to your water hose and cut the end off at a 45 degree. It is flexable but still pretty stiff, and with the water turned on, you can poke it through just about anything. Clears a clog in seconds and you can just carry it with you. Learned that trick from an old RV repairman on the first clog. Hope it helps.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rick A:
The problem is that there are at least 2 45 degree angles in the plumbing going to the holding tank. Even with using plenty of water we are getting clogs. I don't know if there is a partial clog still in there that is magnifying the problem. We have had so many other issues with this toilet that I think I need to just replace it with a better one and a macerator would take care of both issues. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i have two 45 and one long drop to our black tank and we have never CLOGGED it
i am holding back some funny thoughts
sorry
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