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Retro- fitting pump out toilet

We're downsizing to a smaller narrowboat and most smaller boats seem to have cassette toilets. Is it possible to retro-fit a pump out toilet?

Asked by: Paul Taylor  | 11.01am, Tuesday 2 April


WW says:

There is no basic reason why you shouldn't install a pump-out loo in a smaller boat - our first narrowboat was 33ft long and had one. Fitting a pump-out into an existing boat is more problematic as it depends on the layout of the boat and how easy it is to adapt.
A dump-through type is probably the easiest as it is all in one part of the boat so there is less overall disruption. However, it may be that it is easier to fit an electric toilet in the bathroom and find room for the tank elsewhere. In this case, you will also have to run the pipe between the two.
Pump-out toilets obviously give a more 'at home' experience but cassette toilets are becoming more sophisticated. They also have the advantages of enabling you to empty the cassette if you are stranded by ice or a breakdown, and there is no charge for doing so.

Graham Booth  | 2.07PM, Tuesday 2 April

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