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Marine Toilets
Atlantes Freedom
L1001 Atlantes Promo Sheet 924 k
L345 Atlantes Owner's Manual 588k
expview Atlantes Exploded Parts Views 72 k
Crown Head
L1005 Crown Head Promo Sheet 713 k
L91 Crown Head Owner's Manual 101 k
L193 Crown Head Exploded Parts Views 61 k
Crown Head II
L1006 Crown Head II Promo Sheet 725 k
L345 Crown Head II Exploded parts view 67 k
L339 Crown Head II Owner's Manual 617 k
Marine Elegance
L Marine Elegance Promo Sheet 765 k
L460 Marine Elegance Owners Manual 165 k
L460E Marine Elegance Exploded View 221 k
PH II
L1010 PH II Promo Sheet 765 k
L04 PH II Owner's Manual 165 k
L04E PH II Exploded Parts View 221 k
Sea Era
L1039 Sea Era Promo Sheet 768 k
L318 Sea Era Owner's Manual 501 k
L319 Sea Era Exploded Parts View 47 k
Sanitation System and Components
Electro Scan - Type I MSD
L1030 Electroscan Promo Sheet 828 k
L340 Electroscan Owner's Manual 194 k
PuraSan - Type I MSD
L1011 PuraSan Promo Sheet 726 k
L405 PuraSan Owner's Manual mfg. after 09/04 319 k
L197 PuraSan Exploded Parts View 63 k
Managerm - Type II MSD
L1039 Managerm Promo Sheet 726 k
L350 Managerm Owner's Manual 319 k
Holding Tanks - Type III MSD
L165 Holding Tank Catalog 792 k
L326 CHTT Compact Permanent Holding Tank 127k
Smart Tank Monitor
SMART Smart Monitor TM4000 Owners Manual 720 k
Tank Monitor
L1036 Tank Monitor Promo Sheet 720 k
L313 Tank Monitor Owner's Manual 382 k
Lectra/San - Replaced in September 2005 by Electro Scan
L1030 Lectra/San Promo Sheet 766 k
L270 Lectra/San Owner's Manual 266 k
L274 Lectra/San Exploded Parts View 53 k
L281 Lectra/San 2 gallon salt feed tank instructions 145 k
L288 Lectra/San 4 gallon salt feed tank instructions 46 k
L289 Lectra/San MC 4 gallon salt feed tank with pump instructions 170 k
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1700 Series Water Heater
L1015 1700 Series Water Heater Promo Sheet 737 k
L206 1700 Series Water Heater Owner's Manual 185 k
Icer-Ette Ice Maker
L1007 Icer-ette Promo Sheet 828 k
L179 Icer-ette Owner's Manual 194 k
L203 Icer-ette Exploded Parts View 140 k
Maintenance and Cleaning
L1033 Cleaning Products Promo Sheet 12k
L82 Toilet Water Kit 12k
Ruddermaster
L1013 Ruddermaster Promo Sheet 1200 k
L58 Ruddermaster Owner's Manual 160 k
L58T Ruddermaster Mounting Template 44 k
MSDS Information
L166 Purasan Tablets MSDS 12k
L308 K.O. Kills Odors MSDS 12k
L309 C.P. Cleans Potties MSDS 12k
L310 B.C. Cleans Bilges MSDS 12k
L311 C.U. Cleans Up MSDS 12k
L325 R.C. Raritan Concentrate MSDS 12k
L433 C.H. Cleans Hoses MSDS 12k
640121 Manager Enzyme MSDS 12k
Installation Aids and Tech Bulletins
L73 Raw Water Strainer Owner's Manual 32k
L373 Treatment/Electrode Cleaning for Hold n'Treat 12k
L286 Lectra San Vacu Flush 18k
L302 Lectra San tech bulletin 41k
Discontinued Products
Toilets
L242 Atlantes Water Saver 202k
L219 Compact II Owner's Manual 80 k
L229 Cricket Owner's Manual 67 k
Chargers
L45 Crown II "F" Series Converter.pdf 62k
L46 Crown II "B" Series Converter.pdf 63k
Galley Flow System
L337 Galley Flow Owner's Manual 804 k
L344 Galley Flow Exploded Parts View 42 k
Sanitation Systems
L136 Lectra San EC Installation, use & maintenance.pdf 293k
L70 Portable Compact Tank manual.pdf 102k
L170 Compact Portable Tank instructions.pdf 54k
Water Systems & Tanks
L1041s1 In-Line Strainer spec sheet.pdf 113k
L297 Sea Fresh installation, use & maintenance.pdf 48k
L305 Sea Fresh Crown Head retro-fit.pdf 43k
L31 Super Galley Mate.pdf 73k

I.D. Your Head

Not sure which model Raritan toilet you have?
Over the years Raritan has made various design changes to our line of marine toilets. If ordering parts or a new unit, it is helpful to know the actual model number. The following is intended to serve as a general guide to help our customers identify what model toilet you have. Please contact us if you require further assistance.

Manually Operated Toilets
Compact II - Has a "T" shaped white plastic handle that is pumped straight up and down. Intake water is connected behind (rear) the pump and has a plastic flip lever on the right side of the pump control intake water.
PH II - Has an aluminum lever action handle with a white plastic grip and a round plastic turn handle which reads open-close or flush-dry on it.
Electrically Operated Toilets
PHE II - Can be used electrically or manually. Has a motor and gear box which drives a PHII manual pump with a plastic connecting arm which connects the gear box to the pump.
Crown Head - Has a large motor/pump unit mounted under the bowl covered by a plastic shroud. There are 3 basic series of crown heads and they are identified by a label or brass nameplate on the motor, these are:

Centrifugal (CL): Currently in production.
Standard (STD): No longer in production.
Deep Draft (DD): No longer in production.


Crown Head II - Has a large motor and macerator mounted under the bowl and is concealed by a curved plastic tapered cover. Intake water is delivered by a remote pump or solenoid valve.
Atlantes A5 - Basically the same as the "A" series but uses a plastic handle to activate the system which has a regular flush and water saver select position lever.

Atlantes A6 - Basically the same as the "A5" series except it has no flush handle or select lever. A wall mounted touch pad switch panel with various operational modes is used to activate the system.


Out Of Production/Discontinued Toilets
Compact: Has a round black knob that is pumped straight up and down. Intake water is connected to a fitting in the front of the pump and has a small stainless steel flip lever to control intake water.
Cricket - Has a large ball-shaped white plastic knob at the end of a telescopic handle that is pumped back and forth.

Limited parts are available.


PH: Has an aluminum lever action handle with a white plastic grip and a round chrome plated knob in front of the pump which controls intake water. This model has not been in production for over 15 years.

Limited parts are available.


PHE - Can be used electrically or manually. Has a motor and gear box which drives a manual PH model pump with a metal arm which connects the gear box to the pump. This model has not been in production for over 15 years.

Limited parts are available.


Crown Head Standard & Deep Draft Series - Has a large motor/pump unit mounted under the bowl covered by a plastic shroud. There are 3 basic series of crown heads, two of which have been discontinued. They are identified by a label or brass nameplate on the motor:

Standard (STD)
Deep Draft (DD)

Limited parts are available.


Atlantes "A" Series: This is an all ceramic-one piece bowl which contains an integral operating macerator mechanism. Intake water is delivered by remote or integral means and can use seawater or onboard pressurized water. A chrome handle on the left side of the bowl activates the system.

Limited parts are available.

Generic Questions:

Q1

I have a Raritan head, what type is it?

Q2

Does Raritan offer exchanges from older models to newer models at a trade in price?

Q3

I have your Lectra/San Toilet (head) and need parts.

Q4

My toilet works but smells, what's wrong with it and how do I get rid of the odors?

Q5. What types of cleaners and deodorizers can I use safely to clean the toilet and your sanitation equipment?

Q6. No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Q7. I need a new toilet seat and lid but need to know which one to order, how do I tell the difference?

Q8. Where can I get my Raritan product repaired?

Q9. Can I reduce the discharge to a smaller size?

Q1

I have a Raritan head, what type is it?

Q2

Does Raritan offer exchanges from older models to newer models at a trade in price?

Q3

I have your Lectra/San Toilet (head) and need parts.

Q4

My toilet works but smells, what's wrong with it and how do I get rid of the odors?

Q5. What types of cleaners and deodorizers can I use safely to clean the toilet and your sanitation equipment?

Q6. No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Q7. I need a new toilet seat and lid but need to know which one to order, how do I tell the difference?

Q8. Where can I get my Raritan product repaired?

Q9. Can I reduce the discharge to a smaller size?

Q10. My manual toilet is hard to pump (downward), what's my problem?

A1
I have a Raritan head, what type is it?

Go to the I.D. Your Head Page for more information regarding the identification of your hardware.

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A2
Does Raritan offer exchanges from older models to newer models at a trade in price?

Yes. Raritan has had an exchange program for the Crown Head and Crown Head II for many years.

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A3
I have your Lectra/San Toilet (head) and need parts.

The Lectra/San is not a toilet (head). The Lectra/ San is a Type I MSD (Waste Treatment System) that the toilet discharges into. To find out what type of toilet you have check how to identify the toilet then refer to your owners manual for part information.

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A4 My toilet works but smells, what's wrong with it and how do I get rid of the odors?

The most common reasons for odors are:

  • Foul marina water being drawn into the toilet bowl from outside. Adding a Raritan Toilet Water Kit to your installation and using Raritan Concentrate (CON) help keep the odor level down and will also lubricate the internal parts of the toilet. Raritan toilets using on board pressurized fresh water cannot use this kit.
  • Improper discharge hose is being used and the hose material has become contaminated resulting odor permeation. Replace the hose with thick walled sanitation hose that resists odor permeation such as Raritan #SH.
  • Improper routing of discharge hose. Horizontal runs and dips or valleys where raw sewage may stand must be avoided. Even the best sanitation hose will not last long in these cases. Route hoses to gravitate down hill and use sweep ells rather than 90" fittings to make bends if needed. Loops in the hose must be properly vented.
  • No water trap in the bottom of the toilet bowl. Adding a vented loop in the discharge hose will allow a stand of water to exist in the section of hose from the toilet to the vented loop. This also ensures that a certain amount of water remains in the bowl after each flush. The height of the loop will determine how much water will remain in the bowl. Sewage odor/gas would have to be pressurized to force it through the water seal created by the addition of the vented loop.
  • Eel grass, other forms of marine life or vegetation which are drawn into the toilet's flush water may have become trapped in the rim of the bowl. This can produce a sulfurous malodor (ie: rotten egg smell) as this matter decays. If this occurs, the bowl must be flushed out under dock side pressure while using a probe inserted into the bowl rim rinsing holes to free any lodged debris. All seawater flush toilets must have an inline strainer installed in the intake hose to prevent this from happening.

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A5 What types of cleaners and deodorizers can I use safely to clean the toilet and your sanitation equipment?


Raritan recommends that only our own products, Raritan K.O. or Concentrate be used with our marine toilets and the Lectra/San system. Concentrate is a lubricant, deodorant, emulsifier and helps to break down waste. To clean the bowl, we recommend Raritan's C.P . Do not use harsh cleansers, and other products which may contain pine oil, formaldehyde, chlorine, phosphoric acid or any solvent or petroleum based products. These can damage plastic and rubber parts within the head.

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A6 No water stands in the bowl, why not?


Raritan toilets are not by themselves designed to hold water unless a vented loop is installed in the discharge line with the top of the loop generally 4 inches higher than the top of the bowl. The higher the loop the more water will remain after each flush. See the specific toilets installation manual for specifications and loop height limitations.

Note: Vented loops may need to be installed higher for safety reasons (see installation manual for further details)

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A7 I need a new toilet seat and lid but need to know which one to order, how do I tell the difference?


Raise the seat and look at the bowl. If the bowl is round, it is the Standard marine/RV size and you will order part #1238A. If the bowl is oval shaped, it is our Hi-boy and you would order part #1245 (white) or #1245A (almond). Replacement seats for the Atlantes toilet are part #AM029 (specify color).

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A8 Where can I get my Raritan product repaired?


A. It may be returned to Raritan Engineering Company in Millville, NJ or Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Both warranty and non-warranty repairs and overhauls can be accomplished at either location. *see locator map here

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A9 Can I reduce the discharge to a smaller size?


See owners manual section for detailed recommendations.

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A10 My manual toilet is hard to pump (downward), what's my problem?


Check holding tank vent line for clogs - if the air in the holding tank cannot escape, it will resist the flow of anything coming into the tank. Check lines, fittings, etc. for calcium buildup. Calcium buildup can also occur inside the pump bore, and will require removal. Another possibility is a clog of paper, paper towels, handy-wipes or feminine products in the joker valve (part #s 1224 or C253). Close discharge seacock if used, removes discharge fitting (part #s 1222AW or 1222B) with discharge hose still attached. Joker valve is installed inside the discharge fitting and may be cleaned or replaced when accessed.

TIP: have paper towels, rags, etc., available to absorb water, which will flow from fitting when removed.

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Atlantes Questions:

Q1

Is the Atlantes a vacuum flush?

Q2

The toilet empties the bowl but no water comes in.
What's wrong?

Q3

My A5 Series Atlantes has water still coming into the bowl for a few seconds after the discharge pump has shut off. Too much water remains in the bowl. What can I do?

Q4

How do I winterize my Atlantes?

Q5. No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Crown Head™ Questions:

Q1

How much power does the Crown Head use?

Q2

Is the centrifugal discharge series Crown Head quieter than earlier units?

Q3

Can an older model Standard Crown Head be used with Lectra/San?

Q4

Is the Crown Head available with a bigger bowl and seat?

Q5. Crown Head suddenly will not pump out solids or paper. What's wrong?

Q6. How do I install a replacement discharge pump wall (CH120)? Do you have instructions? It is too big to fit inside the housing.

Q7. My Crown Head won't bring in enough water to flush. What's wrong?

Q8. My Crown Head is noisy; what do I do about it?

Q9. How can I convert my Crown Head to pressurized fresh water flush?

Q10. Water backs up into the deodorant tank, causing it to overflow. What can I do?

Q11. How do I winterize my Crown Head?

Q12. No water stands in the bowl, why not?

A1
How much power does the Crown Head use?

The current Crown Head centrifugal discharge series draws 36 amps @12 VDC, 20 amps @24 VDC, 15 amps @32 VDC.

Note that normal operation is only 8-15 seconds per flush.

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A2
Is the centrifugal discharge series Crown Head quieter than earlier units?

Yes. The permanent magnet models of the centrifugal discharge series are quieter than previous units that utilize wound field motors. Also both the intake and the discharge pump were upgraded to operate at a lower sound level while improving the performance and using less power.

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A3
Can an older model Standard Crown Head be used with Lectra/San?

No, it is not recommended, however you may exchange a standard model for a factory remanufactured CD-Series Crown Head lower unit.

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A4 Is the Crown Head available with a bigger bowl and seat?

The Crown Head is available with two bowl and seat sizes:

1) Standard marine/RV size, identified by a round bowl.

2) Hi-boy (household size), identified by an oval bowl.

The standard bowl and seat may be upgraded to the Hi-boy size, contact Raritan Technical Support for details. Bowls are interchangeable.

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A5 Crown Head suddenly will not pump out solids or paper. What's wrong?

In units manufactured after late 1985, problem is usually CH120 discharge pump wall. Replacing it should restore the head to proper operation. Older, pre-late 1985 units (usually deep draft models) were very voltage-sensitive. If batteries aren't in excellent condition, or if corrosion exists at wire joints and terminals - voltage drop may cause head to run slow and not discharge properly. Also, CH119D1 discharge impeller may require replacement.

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A6 How do I install a replacement discharge pump wall (CH120)? Do you have instructions? It is too big to fit inside the housing.

Instructions are available, literature #L290. Contact Customer Service. CH120 snaps into a groove behind the macerating teeth inside the housing. Bend it, stuff it in, then snap into position.

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A7 My Crown Head won't bring in enough water to flush. What's wrong?

1.) Be sure intake sea cock is fully open and that through hull fitting is not clogged (barnacles, etc.) and that strainer is clean, then do the following:

2.) Intake check ball may be stuck or have debris caught in it. Remove intake hose and pump plug (CH5VW), and poke eraser end of pencil into the intake nozzle to free up check ball and clean out any debris, reconnect the hose and plug and test.

3.) Inlet pump impeller (G13W) may be bad or have taken "set". Remove and examine it; if the vanes are bent in one direction replace it. Also check inner pump cavity for scoring and indications that pump has run dry. If inside of pump cavity is black and rough, replace pump housing (CH2 or CH2A).

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A8 My Crown Head is noisy; what do I do about it?

Older standard and deep draft models were very audible due to their design. These can be exchanged for newer Centrifugal Discharge Series models which are quieter.

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A9 How can I convert my Crown Head to pressurized fresh water flush?

A. 1) Remove hose at rear of head, going from intake pump to bowl elbow. Open intake pump and remove pump impeller. Replace pump cover.

2) Purchase a nominal 1/2" electrically operated solenoid valve (Raritan part #CWPS or equivalent) in the same operating voltage as the Crown Head. Mount the solenoid valve to the bowl elbow, using two short plastic pipe nipples, a short length of 3/4" hose and hose clamps. Connect the two wires from the solenoid valve to the two electrical motor lugs on the Crown Head, so that valve opens when head runs and closes when head stops.

3). Purchase a nominal 1/2" vacuum break (anti-siphon valve), WATTS #288A or equivalent. Loop the pressure water supply line at least 12" higher than the top of the toilet bowl and install the vacuum break at the top of this loop, using plastic pipe nipples and hose clamps. The direction of flow arrows should point toward the head.

4) Purchase a nominal 1/2" shutoff valve, either globe valve or ball valve and install in the water supply line between the water source and the vacuum break, using plastic nipples and hose clamps. This will allow you to regulate the water flow into the bowl, and also to shut off the water for servicing, etc.

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A10 Water backs up into the deodorant tank, causing it to overflow. What can I do?

Disassemble and clean the in-line check valve (CH37E). Reinstall, being sure the arrow points toward the toilet and not toward the deodorant tank. If problem persists, replace the check valve, again being sure that arrow points to the toilet and not toward the deodorant tank.

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A11 How do I winterize my Crown Head?

Refer to winterizing instructions in Owner's Manual.

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A12 No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Raritan toilets are not by themselves designed to hold water unless a vented loop is installed in the discharge line with the top of the loop generally 4 inches higher than the top of the bowl. The higher the loop the more water will remain after each flush. See the specific toilets installation manual for specifications and loop height limitations.

Note: Vented loops may need to be installed higher for safety reasons (see installation manual for further details)

Crown Head II™ Questions:

Q1

What is the difference between the Crown Head II and the Atlantes?

Q2

What is the noise level of the Crown Head II?

Q3

What is the difference between the Crown Head II and the Crown Head.

Q4

How do I winterize my Crown Head II?

Q5. No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Compact/Compact II Questions:

Q1

What improvements does the Compact II have over the older Compact?

Q2

How do I winterize my Compact or Compact II head?

Q3

No water stands in the bowl, why not?

A1
What improvements does the Compact II have over the older Compact?

The major improvement is that the intake hose connects at the rear of the pump rather than the front, for a cleaner, more streamlined appearance. The Compact II has a "T" shaped handle for a better grip, and the Compact II pump has slightly more capacity than on the Compact.

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A2
How do I winterize my Compact or Compact II head?

Refer to winterizing instructions in owner's manual

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A3
No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Raritan toilets are not by themselves designed to hold water unless a vented loop is installed in the discharge line with the top of the loop generally 4 inches higher than the top of the bowl. The higher the loop the more water will remain after each flush. See the specific toilets installation manual for specifications and loop height limitations.

Note: Vented loops may need to be installed higher for safety reasons (see installation manual for further details)

PH II Questions:

Q1

Why isn't the bowl emptying; it won't get rid of solids?

Q2

Can PHII be connected to fresh water supply?

Q3

I have an older model PH toilet (pre-1981); can I still get parts?

Q4

The pump squeaks when I pump it, what's wrong?

Q5. I've replaced my piston shaft seal and it still leaks, what is the problem?

Q6. I wish to order a repair kit but don't know which one I need; how do I identify which one I need?

Q7. The square nut in front of the pump body leaks; what is wrong and how do I fix it?

Q8. The intake valve handle is hard to turn; how do I make this easier to rotate?

Q9. How do I winterize my PHII marine toilet?

Q10. No water stands in the bowl, why not?

A1
Why isn't the bowl emptying; it won't get rid of solids?

Usually it can be attributed to either the 1228CW flapper valve or C253 joker valve.

In some instances it may have debris caught in the flapper valve, or in the joker valve, which may be displaced by continued pumping of the head. Then remove the discharge fitting at the rear of the pump (1222AW) and remove and clean the joker valve and reassemble.

If that doesn't work, do the same with the flapper valve (1228CW). If neither works, replace both parts.

In some installations it we have found that a small amount of back pressure will improve the operation of the toilet. This is accomplished by adding a vented loop in the discharge line, approximately the height of the toilet bowl.

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A2
Can PHII be connected to fresh water supply?

To a non pressurized dedicated source to prevent reverse contamination.

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A3
I have an older model PH toilet (pre-1981); can I still get parts?

Some parts remain available but we recommend that the pump assembly be upgraded to the newer PHIIPUMP Current handle socket, fulcrum links, yoke, clevis pins, base, flapper, joker, bowl and seat are all interchangeable with the older series; gearboxes are not - Customer Service should be consulted when upgrading old PHE models to the newer PHEII models.

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A4 The pump squeaks when I pump it, what's wrong?

This was most common on the PHII/PHEII units that were manufactured before the cartridge seal pump series (1200C).

In the early electric drive units, the drive arm squeaked against the pump housing regardless of how much grease was applied. The cure is to convert to the 1116BW drive arm kit - the material has been changed in the drive arm to one that is compatible with the material of the pump housing. In manual units, the most common source for squeaking is the bushing area just beneath the seal. As the piston rod pumps up and down, the rod squeaks against the bushing area. The cure for this is to put SuperLube on the piston shaft; we also recommend a TWK.

Another area for squeaking is when the bushing area wears and the corners of the piston scrape against the cylinder bore. Sometimes vegetable oil put into the toilet bowl will stop the squeak temporarily.

For a permanent cure, the pump housing must be updated to the 1200CW.

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A5 I've replaced my piston shaft seal and it still leaks, what is the problem?

Usually the problem is a worn bushing area in the 1200B pump housing, which would necessitate replacing the pump housing with a 1200CW.

A possible lesser problem would be that the replacement seal wasn't installed correctly. It is installed with the flat side up, plastic washer on top of it and snap ring installed with curved surface down. Using the manual handle to install the snap ring, press it until it just contacts the white washer, then stop. Do not compress it as far as it will go.

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A6 I wish to order a repair kit but don't know which one I need; how do I identify which one I need?

Units manufactured prior to 1981 are identified by a chromed shutoff valve handle on the front of the toilet pump; this is the PH series and uses repair kit #PHRK.

Units manufactured 1981 - June, 1992 are identified by a plastic on-off knob at the front of the toilet pump and a pump shaft seal held in place by a star washer-type snap ring. This is the original PHII series and uses repair kit #PHRKII.

The current series (6/92 - present) is identified by a cartridge-type pump shaft seal with a hex nut at the top of the pump housing where the piston shaft goes through. This unit uses repair kit #PHRKIIC.

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A7 The square nut in front of the pump body leaks; what is wrong and how do I fix it?

The square nut in front of the pump body is an air inlet valve that allows air into the top of the pump cylinder during dry flush operation to stop any Vacuum kick. Inside the square fitting is a check valve.

In units manufactured between 1981 and March, 1992, a small black joker valve was used; in units manufactured after March 1992; a more advanced valve is used.

In either case, remove the fitting and rinse it with warm, clear water. Reassemble. If it still leaks, replace it (part # 1203W).

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A8 The intake valve handle is hard to turn; how do I make this easier to rotate?

Remove the round handle, unscrew the packing nut (1204B) and remove the intake valve body (1203B). Grease the three "O" rings with SuperLube or other PTFE based grease. Reassemble, referring to correct alignment of valve in the PHII owner's manual. If it continues being difficult to turn, replace the intake valve body (1203B).

Note: older PHII series valve handles didn't have the two "wings" on the handle to aid in turning it. Customer may wish to purchase a new handle (1209BW).

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A9 How do I winterize my PH II marine toilet?

Refer to winterizing instructions in owner's manual.

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A10 No water stands in the bowl, why not?

Raritan toilets are not by themselves designed to hold water unless a vented loop is installed in the discharge line with the top of the loop generally 4 inches higher than the top of the bowl. The higher the loop the more water will remain after each flush. See the specific toilets installation manual for specifications and loop height limitations.

Note: Vented loops may need to be installed higher for safety reasons (see installation manual for further details)

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PHE II Questions:

Q1

Why does the pump move and flex when it is pumped?

Q2

The toilet makes grinding and squealing sounds when it is running; what's wrong?

Q3

The bowl will not empty when I flush it, especially solids; what's wrong?

Q4

How do I winterize my PHEII marine toilet?

Converters Questions:

Q1

What is a converter?

Q2

May Raritan converters be used to charge "gel" cell batteries?

Q3

Are Raritan converters ignition protected?

Q4

What is the difference between the "F" and the "B" series?

A1
What is a converter?

A converter converts A.C. voltage to D.C. voltage. Raritan converters utilize a transformer to reduce the voltage from 120 (or 240) volt household voltage to nominal 12, 24 or 32 (depending on the particular converter) volt D.C. battery voltage. In the marine environment, a converter is primarily utilized as a battery charger.

All standard Raritan converters are equipped with (3) outputs, allowing them to charge three batteries or three banks of batteries. On special order, certain Raritan converters are available with (4) outputs, enabling them to charge four batteries or four banks of batteries.

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A2
May Raritan converters be used to charge "gel" cell batteries?

Raritan "F" series converters are designed for conventional lead/acid batteries only. Attempting to use the "F" series converter to maintain "gel" cell and the newer "AGM" batteries will give unsatisfactory results.

Raritan "B" series converters will satisfactorily maintain "gel" cell and "AGM" batteries but require an internal adjustment, contact Raritan Technical Support for details.

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A3
Are Raritan converters ignition protected?

Yes. All Raritan converters are solid state and are ignition protected.

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A4 What is the difference between the "F" and the "B" series?

The "F" series Raritan converter uses Ferroresonant technology that eliminates the need for a control circuit. It will slowly bring the batteries up to full charge and maintain them at that level.

The "B" series uses linear SCR technology and operates much faster than the "F" series. When plugged in at dockside it will pick up a D.C. load from an onboard accessory, such as a bilge pump, and instantly replace it, up to the capacity of the converter. When the load exceeds the capacity of the converter, it will continue to put out amperage after the load has terminated until the battery(ies) come up to full charge.

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Lectra/San Questions:

Q1

Do I need to clean or do any maintenance on my Lectra/San?

Q2

How often do I turn on my Lectra/San?

Q3

I have 2 heads, one fore and one aft, can I use one Lectra/San?

Q4

Can I install my Lectra/San further than 6 feet from the head? Why does the Lectra/San have to be so close to the head?

Q5. Lectra/San MC/EC - How does the Lectra/San actually work?

Q6. Lectra/San MC/EC - Can I use the Lectra/San with my head?

Q7. Is the Lectra/San legal in all waters?

Q8. Lectra/San EC - My check fuse light is on but the 3 fuses check O.K., what is the problem?

Q9. Lectra/San EC - My low salt light is always on, why?

Q10. Lectra/San MC - Can I use a freshwater flush toilet with this model? If so what do I need?

Q11. Can a Lectra/San M/C be used with a Vacu-flush toilet?

Q12. How do I winterize my Lectra/San?

A1
Do I need to clean or do any maintenance on my Lectra/San?

Yes, refer to the owners manual for Lectra/San clean out and storage procedures.

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A2
How often do I turn on my Lectra/San?

The Lectra/San (all series) is intended to be operated with each flush of the toilet. Failure to do this will result in eventual clogging and possible damage to the unit.

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A3
I have 2 heads, one fore and one aft, can I use one Lectra/San?

Probably not. Raritan has dual head/control kits to allow two heads to feed into one Lectra/San. However, they need to be relatively close to one another, see following questions. If the two heads are approximately 12 feet apart with a hose run from each of six feet or less to the Lectra/San treatment unit, such as across the passageway from one another, then one Lectra/San may be used for both toilets with the dual control kit. Contact Raritan technical support.

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A4 Can I install my Lectra/San further than 6 feet from the head? Why does the Lectra/San have to be so close to the head?

Raritan recommends that the Lectra/San be 6 feet or less from the head . This will insure that the materials that are flushed from the toilet actually make it into the Lectra/San and are not residing in the connecting hose between the two, where they can putrefy and cause odor problems.

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A5 Lectra/San MC/EC - How does the Lectra/San actually work?

Lectra/San how it works.

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A6 Lectra/San MC/EC - Can I use the Lectra/San with my head?

Probably. The Lectra/San system will work with most installed heads that have positive displacement pumps discharging the waste from the head. It will not work with recirculating heads, portable type heads, Jet style and heads with built-in holding tanks. For specific details, contact Raritan Technical Support.

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A7 Is the Lectra/San legal in all waters?

No. The Lectra/San is legal in most navigable and coastline areas where salt water is available and a tidal flow in and out exists. It is not legal in Federally designated no discharge areas.

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A8 Lectra/San EC - My check fuse light is on but the 3 fuses check O.K., what is the problem?

Check available voltage at treatment system while it is running in the second cycle - must be no less than 11.5 VDC. Low voltage will cause the check fuse light to come on. If voltage checks O.K., problem is likely in the control board mounted on the Lectra/San treatment unit. Replace control board.

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A9 Lectra/San EC - My low salt light is always on, why?

Be sure that adequate salt is in the water supplied to the Lectra/San. Check that salt feed system (if used) is filled and operating correctly. Check that electrodes are clean. Check available voltage at treatment system while it is running in the second cycle - must be no less than 11.5 VDC.

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A10 Lectra/San MC - Can I use a freshwater flush toilet with this model? If so what do I need?

Yes. You will need one of our salt feed units that will bring your flush water up to the same salinity as seawater.

Or you can manually add salt to some toilets flush water by adding a few ounces of salt to the toilet bowl before each flush. Do not add salt to Vacu-Flush® toilets!
(see Lectra/San M/C with Vacu-Flush®*)

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A11 Can a Lectra/San M/C be used with a Vacu-flush toilet?

Yes, for details see application note.

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A12 How do I winterize my Lectra/San?

Refer to winterizing instructions in Owner's Manual.
(Contact Raritan Technical Support if you need one)

* Note: Vacu-Flush® is a registered trademark of Sealand Technology, Inc.

PuraSan Questions:

Q1

Is the PuraSan legal to use?

Q2

What is the difference between the PuraSan and the Lectra/San?

Q3

What is the power requirement for the PuraSan?

Q4

How do I winterize my PuraSan?

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Q1. Is the PuraSan legal to use?

Yes. It is a U.S. Coast Guard certified Type I system that may be used only in conjunction with Raritan Atlantes, Crown Head II and Crown Head marine toilets in areas other than federally-designated no-discharge areas. Type I systems are permitted on uninspected vessels less than 65 feet.

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A2
What is the difference between the PuraSan and the Lectra/San?

The Purasan requires the use of added Halogen to the system through a remote dispenser. The disinfecting chemical cartridges must be replaced when needed.

The Lectra/San (MC) uses the chlorine from salt in water to serve as a disinfecting agent. Special electrodes send DC power through the salt water which accomplishes this. Salt can be added in fresh water systems.

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A3
What is the power requirement for the PuraSan?

Approximately .4 amp/hour per cycle.

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A4 How do I winterize my PuraSan?

Refer to winterizing instructions in owner's manual.

Compact Holding Tank Questions:

Q1

What is the capacity of the Compact Holding Tank?

Q2

Will the Compact Holding Tank fit around my head?

Q3

What is the difference between the CHT and the PHT?

Q4

How do I winterize my Compact Holding Tank?

A1
What is the capacity of the Compact Holding Tank?

Five gallons; enough for a typical boating weekend.

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A2
Will the Compact Holding Tank fit around my head?

The Compact Holding Tank will fit around the Raritan Compact, Compact II, PH, PH II, PHE and PHE II heads. It will not fit around the Cricket, Crown Head, Crown Head II or Atlantes heads.

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A3
What is the difference between the CHT and the PHT?

The CHT is designed for permanent installation and comes with fittings for dockside pumpout. The PHT is designed for portable use. It has connections that allow it to be removed and carried onshore for dumping.

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A4 How do I winterize my Compact Holding Tank?

Refer to winterizing instructions in owner's manual.

Accessories FAQ:

Q1

Water comes out from vent of my vented loop? What should I do?

Q2

What is the ampere rating of Raritan CDS** solenoid relays?

Q3

How do I winterize the Raw Water Strainer?

Q4

What size are the inlet and outlet of the Raritan Raw Water Strainer?

Icer-ette Questions:

Q1

What are the dimensions?

Q2

How much ice does the Icer-ette produce?

Q3

How much power does the Icer-ette require?

Q4

What type of ice cube does the Icer-ette make and is it clear ice?

A1
What are the dimensions?

83 and 85 series (tall) are 14" wide, 24" high and 14 1/2" deep. The door protrudes out an additional 2" from the body of the cabinet for a total depth of 16 1/2." 82, 82 and 84 series (short) are 14" wide, 18 3/8" high and 22 1/4" deep. The door protrudes out an additional 2" from the body of the cabinet for a total depth of 24 1/4".

We recommend that an additional 1" be supplied at the rear of all units to facilitate plumbing and electrical connections.

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A2
How much ice does the Icer-ette produce?

All series Icer-ettes produce up to 22 lb. per day and have capacity to store 10 lb. in a removable ice bucket.

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A3
How much power does the Icer-ette require?

All series Icer-ettes have a maximum power requirement of 300 watts running @120 volts A.C. (or optionally, 240 volts A.C.). Starting wattage is approximately 1500 watts

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A4 What type of ice cube does the Icer-ette make and is it clear ice?

Cresent shaped cubes. The ice is not clear due to fast freezing process which traps air in the cube as it freezes.

Water Heater Questions:

Q1

In what sizes are your water heaters available?

Q2

What are the dimensions of your various water heaters?

Q3

What is the warranty on your water heaters?

Q4

What is the heat exchanger; how does it work?

Q5. My heater will not heat the water on electrical hookup. What is wrong?

Q6. The pressure relief valve on my water heater keeps dripping. What is wrong?

Q7. How do I winterize my water heater?

Q8. What is the recovery rate of a Raritan 1700 series water heater using AC power (heating element)?

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In what sizes are your water heaters available?

Raritan marine water heaters may be ordered in 6, 12 or 20 gallon sizes. They are available in either 120 volts A.C. or 240 volts A.C.

They are also available with the engine heating option, where a portion of the engine's coolant is circulated through a heat exchanger coil inside the tank to provide hot water while the boat is away from the dock. The heat exchanger option must be included in the original order; it cannot be retrofitted at a later date.

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What are the dimensions of your various water heaters?

6 gallon units are 14 1/2" in diameter x 16 1/4" high with a 1" wide mounting flange at the bottom; a 16 1/2" opening is required if mounting through a hatch.

12 gallon units are 18 3/4" in diameter x 16 1/4" high with a 1" wide mounting flange at the bottom; a 20 3/4" opening is required if mounting through a hatch.

20 gallon units are 18 3/4" in diameter x 24 1/4" high with a 1" wide mounting flange at the bottom; a 20 3/4" opening is required if mounting through a hatch.

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What is the warranty on your 1700 series water heaters?

All parts except the inner tank are warranted for two years from the date that the water heater is purchased. The inner tank is warranted for 5 years from the date the unit is purchased, provided that the sacrificial anode must be checked annually and replaced as required.

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A4 What is the heat exchanger; how does it work?

The heat exchanger is a coil inside the tank through which a portion of your engine's coolant is circulated, enabling you to have hot water while away from the dock without having to turn on your genset.

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A5 My heater will not heat the water on electrical hookup. What is wrong?

Have an electrician check the reset button on the water heater thermostat then for the availability of power at the connections to the water heater.

Check for power at the heating element with the tank filled with cold water and electrical power to the water heater turned on.

If power is available but the water isn't heating, the heating element has failed; if power is not available at the element, the thermostat has failed. Failure of the heating element is especially prevalent in the spring when the boat is being commissioned for the season.

Should electric power be accidentally applied to the water heater before the tank has been completely filled, the heating element will burn out in a very short time. Always be sure the tank has been filled before applying electric power.

Replacement heating elements are available from Raritan, part #WH1A-S for the screw-in element, part #WH1A for the older flanged bolt-on element. Replacement thermostats are part #WH16, for all Raritan units.

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A6 The pressure relief valve on my water heater keeps dripping. What is wrong?

The rubber seal in the pressure relief valve may have failed with age. Replacement part #WH3.

The pressure relief valves used in Raritan water heaters are set for 75 PSI or 210° F. If water temperature or pressure inside the tank exceeds these limits, the valve will unseat.

If engine coolant is being used in a Raritan water heater with heat exchanger, some of the engine coolant may have to be diverted via a bypass valve, to insure that the water in the tank does not exceed the limits of the pressure relief valve.

Review the owner's manual or contact Raritan Technical Support.

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A7 How do I winterize my water heater?

Refer to winterizing instructions in owner's manual.

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A8 What is the recovery rate of a Raritan 1700 series water heater using AC power (heating element)?

In one hour, 13 gallons U.S (49.2 Liter) of water will be heated approximately 40° F (22° C).