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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:53pm

Post Subject: Pump out toilets

On a recent trip i was advised by a fellow boater that to assist with the breakdown of solid waste into a liquid form all that was needed was a daily input of mixture of brewers yeast mixed with brown sugar and a dash of lemon juice, Is there any truth in this 'tale'


Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:40pm

Post Subject: Pump out toilets

The idea is that the yeast will create a biological system that breaks down the solids much in the way it is done in a sewerage farm. I know many boaters use yeast but I ahve never heard about teh sugar but this would only feed the yeast. However I think that you need to encourage aerobic bacteria and discourage the anaerobic ones that cause the smell. This needs plenty of tank ventilation as well. I can only suppose the lemon juice is used to work on any lime scale. Personally I think you would be better off using one of the biological tank treatments that contain the type of bugs you want plus nutrients. IF you are using conventional blue then no biological system can be created until all traces of the blue have been flushed from the tank. Tony Brooks

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