Thetford Toilet SOG Ventilation System

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My husband and a friend installed the SOG ventilation system to our Thetford Toilet nearly 6 months ago now and I just wanted members to know that it works a treat. No chemicals required at all! The small ventilation fan only runs when the blade is open and the power consumption is small, 0.43 watt. We purchased ours on the Internet from ETime (RV Centre) in Craigieburn for $174 (including postage). Anyone who is handy and good with auto electrics can install it themselves or, if not, it would not be more than 1 hour's labour with an auto electrician. There is no odour now at all in the toilet and I just love it. Cannot understand why they are not putting them into all new caravans.
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Reply By: braggy - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 23:06

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 23:06
Hi
Delicate subject, but what about when you empty the cassette, is there any increase in the odour.

Cheers Ken
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Reply By: winny100 - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 00:01

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 00:01
Hi Ken,
My husband Jim says that there is no difference at all in the smell when you are emptying the cassette. The oxygen in the cassette is supposed to help the break down of solids etc as it is the same concept that they use at Council sewerage works.
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Reply By: Trakka - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 00:04

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 00:04
We also have SOG system installed for past 2 years and would recommend it.

The fan vents the odour outdoors each time that the blade is operated plus the fresh air drawn into the cassette assists in decomposition of waste matter.

In my opinion odour is no more than when other products are used. Yes, there is some but hey it only takes a few seconds to empty and then wash out.

Cheers and happy SOGGING....
Peter & Rosalie enjoying the BT Lifestyle

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Reply By: Boystoy - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 03:01

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 03:01
If your in a caravan park, do your neighbours complain when you use your loo?

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Reply By: winny100 - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 05:53

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 05:53
Not at all, I was wondering about that when we purchased it. The SOG has a small black hose which extracts the air out through the door of the cassette but as part of the SOG they supply a charcoal filter (to be replaced every 2 years) which filters the air being extracted outside the van so there is no worries about outside odours as well. It is worth every cent. You might like to look at it on the Internet as it probably explainshow it works much better than me.
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Reply By: AroundAustralia - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 16:48

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 16:48
G'day all, for anyone who wants to do their own thing !!

http://www.dreampod.net/boroma/toilet_vent.html



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Wendy & Michael

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Reply By: Googs & Zelda - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 03:40

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 03:40
Just rember to disconnect the fan outlet tube before you travel.
I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.

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Reply By: winny100 - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:09

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:09
Hi Googs,
No we have never had to disconnect the outlet tube when we travel. The only time it is disconnected is when I empty the cassette and then you insert the plug that comes with the unit. We have the plug tied onto the cassette with some fine wire. There is no leakage as the cassette when travelling is still operating the same as it did without the SOG, we still have the normal cap on the end although I had to cut a little off the length of the cap but it still functions the same as it always did.
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Follow Up By: Googs & Zelda - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 07:14

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 07:14
Winny100, yeah same with the cap , just removed a small amount of plastic and have had no problems there.

We have been travelling with everything connected and had a small quantity of the contents of the cassette run up the tube to the SOG fan, hence fouled up the fan blades.


This happened twice now so we just disconnect and put the plug in.

But all in all it's a good system.
I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.

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