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Old 07-16-2018, 03:11 PM   #1
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I have just got a Maxum 2700SE and its fitted with an electric flush on the heads, that pumps water and waste to a holding tank, but can i flush paper down this? It makes a hell of a noise when it flushes so was wondering if thats something that would chew up paper?

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Marine or RV Toilet Paper is fine. Not the normal household toilet paper though.
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Marine or RV Toilet Paper is fine. Not the normal household toilet paper though.
Agree, no home TP.
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Thanks Guys, I had no idea RV paper existed until now.

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It's much thinner and breaks down easily. Don't forget the waste tank treatment too... It will be on the same shelf in the store.

Sounds like you have a VacuFlush Head. They are good systems and easy to maintain if needed.
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I had that system on my boat a 2600se. You can use marine TP just don't use too much at one time, it will clog if you do.
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Double flush if needed....
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Marine TP only. If you're inport, or just making a day trip just wrap up the 'used' TP in some clean TP and toss in a bag (we use those plastic bag you put veggies in at the store) and then just take it off with the rest of the trash from the day. For long voyages (over two days without trash stops, flush.
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An electric flush has two sides to the pump. The intake side has an impeller to draw raw-water. The discharge side has a macerator which also acts similar to an impeller to push the contents back to the holding tank.

Don't worry, the entire system will be apart eventually and you'll be a master at marine plumbing in no time.
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Don't worry, the entire system will be apart eventually and you'll be a master at marine plumbing in no time.

Mine is a manual pump and doesn't work to draw water in. Comments of "Why doesn't the toilet work?" are becoming progressively more frequent from the side of the family that won't be taking it apart in an attempt to fix. It's just a matter of time...
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@RWC

There are two rebuild kits available for the manual head. One is the rebuild of the pump, and the other is a replacement pump assembly. The latter is more money, but all you need to do is undo three hose clamps, disconnect three hoses, remove the pump assembly, and then install the new pump assemby.

The less expensive option is to do the same thing, but also completely disassemble the pump and rebuild it.

Hint: Make sure to shut the intake seacock before you begin working. Pump LOTS of fresh water through the system before removing the discharge line. When you disassemble the discharge line, the only thing that will backflow is the freshwater. Keep a rag handy and plug the discharge line to minimize backflow.
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