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Marine head replacement advice

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Alzira II, Jun 18, 2019.

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  1. Alzira II

    Alzira II Member

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    I need to replace a couple macerator style heads on a boat and I am looking for recommendations. I don't feel like installing vacu flush so I would like to stick with something I can run freshwater off of and plumb straight to tank. I have plenty for room for anything so I will do the elongated and tall head. Does anyone have a brand or series they recommend? I dont need to spend a fortune we are boaters and know how to use toilets so something in the 900-1500$ range would be nice.
  2. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    I would look at Raritan products, that's all I ever used with great results . Easy to service and use. Not sure if they still have the Fort Lauderdale office, but you can look them up on line. Most suppliers have there products.
  3. ranger42c

    ranger42c Senior member

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    Raritan's Marine Elegance electric freshwater head is the one I see most often recommended.

    Our Jabsco Quiet Flush electric freshwater head works fine.

    No idea about costs.

    -Chris
  4. bobhorn

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    Had a Raritan Elegance on our last boat with the fresh or raw water flush option, loved it. Bought a Jabsco Quiet Flush for the other head and that was the noisiest head I have ever run across.
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    dwelch New Member

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    I installed 2 Thetford Tecma silence plus , china units on my 1968 roamer more than a decade ago , no sound , you can adjust the amount of water , down to none , their awesome , 1,300
  6. Alzira II

    Alzira II Member

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    nice thanks crew, this gives me something to go on.
  7. C team

    C team Senior Member

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    I would also suggest Raritan. Great products and great customer service!
  8. motoryachtlover

    motoryachtlover Senior Member

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    I replaced 2 vacuflushes with Raritan Elegance and will soon be replacing the 3rd with Raritan. I will never go back to Vacuflush. Called Raritan and ordered a spare macerator and they could not have been easier to work with.
  9. Prospective

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    Another vote for the Raritan Marine Elegance. Works perfectly. Very please and like it much better than Vacuflushes I've had.
  10. Alzira II

    Alzira II Member

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    thanks all, i just ordered one.
  11. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Raritan. Just make sure to get the taller one with elongated bowl. The normal toilet is like a kids toilet in height and size.
  12. ranger42c

    ranger42c Senior member

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    Yeah, it's quieter than our last VacuFlush, but otherwise I don't have anything to compare to. Our QF does get noticeably louder when the motor/pump assembly is old and maybe just about to develop a leak; post-leak replacement made it "quiet" (my impression) again.

    -Chris