Wednesday,30 March, 2011
Hello lovely people, as some of you know we bought our narrowboat in February and just getting to grips with all th things we need to do, we are weekend boaters and holidays , we are off next week so plan to go up to Markey Drayton as we are moored in Ellesmere Port. We were wondering about our pump out Loo, have done it a few times but at £14.75 a go i can see this is gong to be a dear doo ! does anyone use the diy pump out kits and if so can you pump them into a elsan point ?? if not where would you pump them out . Any info would be helpful. Lets hope the sun shimes this week !!
Friday,19 February, 2010
You wouldn't be able to use a self pump out kit to pump directly into an Elsan point. Elsan points, because they are designed to receive the contents of cassettes carried to the point by the boat owner, are usually set back from the water and not close enough to your boat to pump into. I only know of one guy who uses a self pump out regularly. He pumps his sewage directly into 25l containers, stores them on the boat's front deck, then empties them into Elsan point as he passes by. It's not something that I would suggest you do. Needless to say, this guy lives on the boat on his own!
Saturday,21 May, 2011
Yeah, the fee went from £10 to £15 that in one hike (Grr) we need a pump out every 10 days, so can be dearer than water rates in a house. We got a diy pump and it paid for itself in a couple of months. We just put the hoses together and hand pump, the whole job takes a few minutes usually 4. The one we bought would reach to a few elsan points if we were desperate but plan ahead and its not too bad
Wednesday,11 July, 2012
Hi, We are new to the forum and are looking at buying a boat to live aboard. I know this is probably a really basic question, but what happens to the other waste water i.e. shower, washing up water etc. does this also go into a holding tank and need pumping out too? Everything I have read so far seems only to refer to pumping out toilets. Thanks for your help.
Friday,19 February, 2010
The waste from your sinks and shower end up in the canal. The water from your sinks just flows out of a hole in the side of the boat but your shower water, because the shower tray is lower than the water level outside the boat is pumped to a level higher than the canal and then out through the side of the boat too.
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