Gravity toilets are becoming more and more popular on boats and other marine applications because they are easy to use and maintain, and they don't require any type of power or pump to function. These toilets operate by using the natural force of gravity to transfer waste from the bowl to a holding tank which can then be pumped out when full. Gravity toilets are a great option for boaters who want a simple and effective way to deal with waste on their vessel.
What are Gravity Toilets and How Do They Work?
Gravity toilets use the power of gravity to flush waste from the bowl. The toilet itself sits above a holding tank. Pushing the handle or lever down opens a valve at the bottom of the bowl and the water falls into the tank, carrying waste along with it. Flushed water remains in the holding tank, which is usually treated with chemicals (like the new Dometic MAX CONTROL – Natural holding tank treatment) that control odors and assist in breaking down waste and marine toilet tissue. The wastewater (often called black water) can then be pumped out when the boat returns to the dock.
Advantages of Using a Gravity Boat Toilet
There are several advantages of using a gravity boat toilet. First, they are easy to use – simply push the lever down and the toilet will flush. There is no need for any type of power or pump to move waste to the holding tank. Second, gravity toilets are very reliable and require little maintenance. The holding tank can be easily emptied when necessary, and there is no need to worry about broken pumps or motors. They’re also relatively inexpensive, making them a great option for budget-minded boaters.
Gravity boat toilets are an ideal choice for boat owners looking for a lightweight and flexible bathroom solution. Not only do gravity boat toilets boast the same ease of installation and sanitary benefits offered by traditional toilets, but they’re also small enough to fit in the often-limited space available on center console and smaller-sized boats. This allows boat owners to incorporate their own personal bathroom on board with minimal disruption to valuable storage space. Gravity boat toilets also offer easy operation and maintenance, meaning there is no need to worry about complicated troubleshooting when out on the water.
Introducing the Dometic M65 Marine Gravity Toilet
Dometic offers a variety of marine gravity toilets, including the recently introduced M65 series. These toilets are designed for small spaces and feature a clean, simple design. The M65 series incorporates the latest innovations in marine sanitation, and each model is Coast Guard approved and rated as marine safe. If you're looking for a reliable and easy-to-use toilet for your boat, Dometic's latest model is a great option to consider.
The M65 series is a self-contained foot pedal gravity toilet. Each model features a 6.5 gallon integrated holding tank to provide an all-in-one solution for your marine sanitation needs. As with other Dometic models, their high-quality ceramic bowl construction combines comfort, durability, and styling for compact spaces. They are lightweight, scratch resistant, and easy to clean.
Boat owners can choose between two versions of the Dometic M65. The M65-5000 is a full height toilet that measures 18.65" tall to the seat and is available in bone or white. The M65-700 is a low-profile version that measures a bit shorter at 17.25" to the seat.
How to Install the Dometic M65 Marine Gravity Toilet
Installing the M65 is a simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes. We’ve outlined the key steps, but you can also watch a short video below from Dometic to walk you through the installation.
The first step is to find an appropriate location for the toilet. It should be mounted on a flat, level surface that is large enough to accommodate the 6.5 gallon holding tank and allow the lid to be opened fully.
Once you have found the perfect location, place the toilet on the spot and mark the four holes for the mounting screws. Next, remove the toilet and drill guide holes for each screw, then replace the toilet and affix it to the floor using the four mounting screws provided. Make sure that the unit is level before tightening the screws completely.
With the toilet secured in place, you can now connect the dip tube fitting to a deck pump-out fitting. This will allow you to empty the holding tank when necessary. Finally, connect the vent hose to the boat's hull fitting. Dometic recommends installing a vent filter to reduce unpleasant odors. Once installed, the toilet can be connected to a pressurized water line to fill the bowl.
And that's it! You've now installed your new Dometic M65 marine gravity toilet. With its easy installation and simple operation, this toilet is a great option for any boat. Whether you're looking for an economical solution or a toilet with the latest features, the M65 is a great choice. Be sure to follow a few simple steps to keep your toilet in top working condition and enjoy many years of trouble-free operation.
Tips for Maintaining Your Dometic M65 Marine Toilet
To keep your toilet functioning properly, it is important to maintain the holding tank and regularly empty it when necessary. Dometic recommends using a biodegradable deodorant such as DometicMAX CONTROL – Natural holding tank treatment to help control odors and keep waste from accumulating. It’s also important to clean the bowl and flush lever on a regular basis to prevent build-up.
When it comes time to empty the holding tank, be sure to do so in an approved location. Once the tank is emptied, add a fresh dose of holding tank deodorant and run some water through the toilet to refill the bowl. This will help ensure that your toilet is ready for use when you need it.
Get Your Dometic M65 Gravity Toilet from Environmental Marine
We hope you’ve found this information helpful and that it has given you a good overview of the Dometic M65 marine gravity toilet. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use and reliable toilet for your boat, this model is definitely worth considering. As the Dometic Master Sanitation Distributor for the Southeastern United States, Environmental Marine offer a complete line of Dometic toilets and parts at affordable prices, so be sure to check out our selection today.
If you have any questions or need help selecting the right product, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in finding the perfect solution for your needs.