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Thetford ....Old dog new trick.....
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userpelmetman
Posted: 19 August 2016 4:03 PM
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I must of emptied the cassette countless times over the last 25 years........but today I discovered a new trick whilst emptying ........

Usually when pouring the contents down the karzi at home, or here at the MIL's there is inevitably a bit of splash back, how ever careful I tried to be ...........

But today on a whim I flushed at the same time as I hit the button.......Low and behold no splash back ........and even the pong was reduced ........

userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 20 August 2016 7:41 AM
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There are several on-line videos that contain instructions on how to empty a Thetford toilet cassette (examples below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7ziKBIxuw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGU6HBKTvE

http://www.thevanlife.co.uk/video-how-to-empty-a-thetford-cassette-toilet/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DD4XtHSA9Q

I’m uncertain what you are doing now that avoids splashing (or were not doing before that provoked splashing).

I’ve always depressed the cassette’s vent-button just before tipping the cassette to empty the waste through the cassette’s emptying spout, and held the vent-button down until the cassette has fully emptied. Depressing the vent-button lets air into the cassette and allows the waste to drain out freely, minimising potential splashing - that’s the design purpose of the vent-button.

What have you done in the past when emptying the cassette? I find it hard to believe that for 25 years you’ve not been depressing the vent-button just prior to and during the emptying process.
userStuartO
Posted: 20 August 2016 8:28 AM
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I enjoyed the second of Derek's links which contains an explanation of the chin rest - something I hadn't appreciated before.  And I've been using Thetford toilets for many years getting that wrong.
userpelmetman
Posted: 20 August 2016 9:06 AM
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Derek Uzzell - 2016-08-20 7:41 AM

I’ve always depressed the cassette’s vent-button just before tipping the cassette to empty the waste through the cassette’s emptying spout, and held the vent-button down until the cassette has fully emptied. Depressing the vent-button lets air into the cassette and allows the waste to drain out freely, minimising potential splashing - that’s the design purpose of the vent-button.

What have you done in the past when emptying the cassette? I find it hard to believe that for 25 years you’ve not been depressing the vent-button just prior to and during the emptying process.


So have I........But as you say it minimises potential splash back........and in my experience there's always one lump or two in there, that are not prepared to go quietly ..........

I only pulled the chain as I hit the vent button on a whim, and I have to say I was surprised how even the rim above the bowl stayed clean, plus the pong was reduced .......

One other thing the MIL's karzi is outside, and has a proper flush, not one of these modern water reducing bogs so whether that'll make a difference is yet to be discovered in my..... odyssey for the perfect flush .....
usermalc d
Posted: 20 August 2016 10:55 AM
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I'm surprised to learn that some people take their cassettes indoors to empty them.

( Isn't there a risk that could lead to divorce ? )

I always dump mine ( when at home ) in a manhole out on the drive - which is followed up by a good hosing down inside and outside of the cassette ( and the drains ).

userpelmetman
Posted: 20 August 2016 11:06 AM
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malc d - 2016-08-20 10:55 AM

I'm surprised to learn that some people take their cassettes indoors to empty them.

( Isn't there a risk that could lead to divorce ? )

I always dump mine ( when at home ) in a manhole out on the drive - which is followed up by a good hosing down inside and outside of the cassette ( and the drains ).



At our last house we had a wet room...... so if disaster struck .........the cleaning up was easier .....

Here at the MIL's we use an outside toilet .......

But many campsite dump points are often just a standard toilet without a seat .........

usermalc d
Posted: 20 August 2016 11:25 AM
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pelmetman - 2016-08-20 11:06 AM



But many campsite dump points are often just a standard toilet without a seat .........




I've seen a few of these - but they've never been inside someones house.


userpelmetman
Posted: 20 August 2016 11:36 AM
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malc d - 2016-08-20 11:25 AM

pelmetman - 2016-08-20 11:06 AM



But many campsite dump points are often just a standard toilet without a seat .........




I've seen a few of these - but they've never been inside someones house.




You find out who your friends really are after you've emptied in their loo .......

usermalc d
Posted: 20 August 2016 12:29 PM
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pelmetman - 2016-08-20 11:36 AM

malc d - 2016-08-20 11:25 AM

pelmetman - 2016-08-20 11:06 AM



But many campsite dump points are often just a standard toilet without a seat .........




I've seen a few of these - but they've never been inside someones house.




You find out who your friends really are after you've emptied in their loo .......




Or ..................

... you find out who to avoid, once they have asked to empty a cassette into your household loo.



Edited by malc d 2016-08-20 12:30 PM
userarthur49
Posted: 21 August 2016 1:11 PM
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This is how its NOT done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmokg9N7zO0
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 22 August 2016 6:55 AM
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pelmetman - 2016-08-20 9:06 AM

...I only pulled the chain as I hit the vent button on a whim, and I have to say I was surprised how even the rim above the bowl stayed clean, plus the pong was reduced .......



OK, I understand now what your hint involves.

It seems reasonable that, if a cassette is emptied into an ordinary siphonic domestic toilet bowl that is simultaneously being flushed that less splashing would result. And, if the flush-water leaving the toilet ‘round the bend’ causes a slight vacuum within the toilet bowl, that the smell might be reduced.

Seems like you’ve discovered the PSSE (Pelmetman **** Sucking Effect).
userpelmetman
Posted: 22 August 2016 9:16 AM
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Derek Uzzell - 2016-08-22 6:55 AM

pelmetman - 2016-08-20 9:06 AM

...I only pulled the chain as I hit the vent button on a whim, and I have to say I was surprised how even the rim above the bowl stayed clean, plus the pong was reduced .......



OK, I understand now what your hint involves.

It seems reasonable that, if a cassette is emptied into an ordinary siphonic domestic toilet bowl that is simultaneously being flushed that less splashing would result. And, if the flush-water leaving the toilet ‘round the bend’ causes a slight vacuum within the toilet bowl, that the smell might be reduced.

Seems like you’ve discovered the PSSE (Pelmetman **** Sucking Effect).


Or.....

PPVE........Pelmetmans Poo Vacuum Effect .....

PPRT........Pelmetmans Pong Reducing Theory....

PAST........Pelmetmans Anti Splash Thesis......

PRAT.......Pelmetmans Retired And Too..... much time on his hands.....



Edited by pelmetman 2016-08-22 9:19 AM
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