Help Me. Toilet Trouble
64 Overlander International. Original Swirl-O-matic.
I don't think it's completely original from the other posts I've seen. First, I have a Thetford valve running into a cast elbow, ending in a Valtera right behind my rear bumper. The line runs through my storage area in the bumper. It's actually kind of a handy way to do it. The interesting part is the elbow appears to be stamped "Airstream".
Anyway, my swirl had a crack in the plastic just inside the box. I don't believe it's repairable without doing a lot of plastic welding and some lathe work. The crack isn't showing, just a hole in the casing above the lever. When I pulled the piece out, a pile of white dust fell out. I believe the casting just disintegrated. Is it a cast aluminum part and that's pure aluminum oxide?
Even if I can fix it though, I don't think that a wax seal is the right setup for a RV toilet. The oak boards seem a bit odd too. I don't think that's a very water tight option if the black was full of liquid. My understanding was that the black tank should be a water tight system.
Can you guys help me understand the adulteration here?