Of her experience at the show, Terri stated, “Attending this show gave me the opportunity to visit with many of the manufacturers of products we represent and service. It also allowed me to learn about new products including HRO’s latest Seafari watermaker the Quest”
The new Horizon Reverse Osmosis Seafari Quest is engineered for boaters with limited power options. The Seafari Quest’s control system provides improved fresh water flush features, better maintenance access, and additional safety alarm features. Featuring automatic operation, it is ideal for small boats and sail boats.
Get rid of those nasty head smells
Head odor primarily comes from three sources: the holding tank, the hoses or the toilet itself.
While the term is “holding tank,” it is important to realize that the longer you “hold” onto the contents, the more likely it will smell. That odor is caused by anaerobic bacteria that flourish in a static airless environment.
You want to create an environment that promotes aerobic activity, which produces CO2, an odorless gas.
One solution is to encourage air flow into the tank. A vent is the easiest step towards creating this. While the obvious purpose of the vent is to equalize pressure when pumping into or out of the tank, the sloshing of contents will also aerate the tank. Any restriction in the vent or its line will prevent this. A typical cause of blockage is waste flowing up the line. Another restriction may be a kink or dip in the vent hose that is holding water and preventing air flow.
Hoses should be considered next. High quality multi-layer hose, reinforced with helical wire and properly installed to minimize standing sewage in the hose, is the most effective way to prevent odor permeation. Additionally, be sure to flush thoroughly. Don’t stop until you have pumped a half dozen times or let your electric head go for six to ten seconds. Pumping more water through the hoses clears the sewage and prevents pockets of waste.
Last is the head itself. Microorganisms in salt flush water cause odor as they decompose. Electric heads with fresh water flush systems virtually eliminate odor. However, a manual head using salt water can provide odor free service with a couple of tips. First, when flushing make sure that the water coming out of the rim wash has not picked up any organic matter from outside and is clean before you stop pumping. In addition, at the end of the day, pour a quart of fresh water in the bowl and dry flush pump it into the hose.
Learn more about marine sanitation systems here or give us a call at 401 683-4434.