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Old 08-21-2011, 04:56 AM   #1
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After a year of no smell, now have one. After using head pump, we now have a nasty smell. Just developed in the last week. Help!
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Hi Mark
welcome to the zoo....well...one thing we always do is to pump the tank out....then pour about half a tank of fresh water into the tank....then pump it out again...do this a total of 3 times..then pour some odor loss into the head.....it's really that simple.......but if the hose that attaches from the head tank to the head bowl becomes saturated..then the ONLY thing you can do is replace the hose.......


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Vacuflush systems have a filter on the holding tank vent line that needs to be changed periodically. We spend close to 100 nights a year on our boat so the head gets a lot of use. I change the filter every spring and fall.

I know some people who will use their toilet several times (pee) before flushing. We flush after every use. I'd rather pump out a lot of liquid then try to suck out sludge.

We also use a quality chemical such as Odorlos or K.O. We never use anything with perfumes.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:08 AM   #4
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Today my youngest son and I replaced the original 55 gallon holding tank with a new Sealand 50 gallon tank. Was easy and took a little less that 2 hours, including the time it took to slide over to the fuel dock and pump out the old tank. The new tank has thicker walls and all connections are on top.
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