The toilet is one of the most used pieces of equipment on your boat. Correct operation of the toilet is essential for the safety and comfort of your crew and craft.
1. First use
After periods without use the toilet may benefit from lubrication.
- Open inlet and outlet seacocks (and secondary valves if fitted).
- Half fill the bowl with warm fresh water.
- Keeping the Flush Control Lever (key 23) in the Shut () position, pump out the warm water.
2. Normal use
Open inlet and outlet seacocks (and secondary valves if fitted).
- Before use, ensure that there is enough water in the bowl to prevent the toilet paper becoming compacted at the bottom of the bowl. If the bowl is empty, move the Flush Control Lever (key 23) to the Open () position and pump the handle (key 17) up and down until the flushing pump is primed and water enters the bowl. Then Shut () the Flush Control.
- Operate the pump with long, smooth strokes for efficient and easy operation.
- During use, pump as necessary to keep the contents of the bowl low enough for comfort.
- Use good quality hard or soft household toilet paper, but do not use more than necessary.
- After use, keep the Flush Control Shut () and pump until the bowl is empty.
- When the bowl is empty, Open () the Flush Control again, and continue to pump until all waste has either left the boat, or reached the holding tank (allow 7 complete up/down strokes per metre (yard) length of discharge pipework).
Then Shut () the Flush Control and pump until the bowl is empty. Always leave the bowl empty to minimise odour and spillage.
- SHUT () THE FLUSH CONTROL.
- SHUT BOTH SEACOCKS
If the toilet is connected to ANY through-hull fittings that are below the waterline at any time, and if the toilet or pipework is damaged, water may flood in, causing the craft to sink, which may result in loss of life.
Therefore, after every usage, both seacocks (or secondary valves) MUST be shut.
Whenever your craft is unattended, even if only for a very short period of time, both seacocks (even if secondary valves are fitted) MUST be shut.
- Ensure that ALL users understand how to operate the toilet system correctly and safely, including seacocks and secondary valves.
- Take special care to instruct children, the elderly and visitors.
NOTE: Do not put anything in the toilet unless you have eaten it first, except toilet paper. Do not put in: Sanitary Towels, Wet Strength Tissues, Cotton Wool, Cigarettes, Matches, Chewing Gum or any solid objects, Petrol, Diesel, Oil, Solvents of any kind or water more than hand hot.
|CAUTION: Do NOT use aggressive chemical agents such as Acetone or Bleach because plastic parts may crack and the enamel coating on the seat and lid may blister.|
- To clean the bowl, use any liquid or cream ceramic cleaner.
- To clean the rest of the toilet, including the seat and lid, use a non-abrasive liquid cleaner. Polish with a dry cloth only.
|CAUTION: Do not use abrasive pads on any part of the toilet and do not use cream cleaners except for the bowl.|
- To disinfect the toilet, use a liquid disinfectant diluted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. You may apply it to all parts of the toilet using a sponge or soft brush as necessary.
|CAUTION: Do not use thick liquid toilet cleansers or neat bleach. They may damage the valves, gaskets, seals and the enamel coating of the seat and lid.|