as we upgrading the boat, my holding tank for the head doesnt have a additive system for odor & or agents to help disolve the bacteria. While I upgrading I would like to know your suggestions, its a crown, head unit, there is a large clear plastic container sitting behind the head, the 2 plastic tubes going out of it arent connected. just tangling toward the rear of the head
I was told at the back of my water pump housing, on the crown head unit (where I replaced the rubber impellar a nipple exsisted which is broken off, and to keep this from bleeding or causing a issue I sealled it over, this is on a screw on cap which easily could be replaced. With this limitted info and If im correct i was told the system was a sansi something sorry not at the boat to get the correct norrminclature.
I have 100 gallon metal holding tank, but would like to know what your thoughts of how to upgrade, the unit for getting the right additives into the holding system, and if it matters this all goes through a macerator on this 88 vintage Houseboat thanks
No need for any system to put a product into the holding
tank...just measure the right amount per the directions on the
product, pour it into the toilet and flush it into the tank. Be
sure the read the recommended frequency to add more. No, it doesn't
matter whether it goes through a macerator in the toilet or
The reservoir for your Crown Head is a left-over from the days
before holding tanks...it used a chemical called Raritan
Concentrate--still available, btw, but doesn't accomplish much in a
tank--that killed a few of the bacteria before the flush went
overboard. Using that reservoir to add holding tank product
with each flush would use a LOT more tank product than is needed.
Some people do it though... I'd remove it and
replace the bowl spud with one that doesn't have the little "spur"
on for the line to it...or just stick a matchstick in the hole in
the spur to plug it.
Whoever told you that those hoses originally went a Lectra/San (I'm
sure that's what you meant by "sansi something") was wrong.
If the boat ever had a Lectra/San--which, btw. is a device into
which the toilet flushes where waste is treated to legal standards
and discharged overboard in waters where that's legal--it would not
have been connected to the toilet's flush water intake pump, but in
the discharge line...which now goes to your holding tank.
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your correct in the term, i saw it mentioned in another post, I took crazy glue and sealled the hole, but if you have a suggestion as to the chemical you suggest fresh water system possibly 100 gallon holding tank with a crown head unit.