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New toilets on the Navy’s two newest aircraft carriers clog so frequently that the ships’ sewage systems must be cleaned periodically with specialized acids costing about $400,000 a flush, according to a new congressional audit outlining $130 billion in underestimated long-term maintenance costs.

The Navy isn’t sure the toilet systems on the USS Gerald R. Ford and the USS George H. W. Bush can withstand the demand without failing frequently, according to the watchdog agency’s report on service sustainment costs released Tuesday.

The new toilet, similar to what’s used on commercial aircraft, is experiencing “unexpected and frequent clogging of the system” so the “unplanned maintenance action” will be needed “for the entire service life of the ship,” the GAO said in the report requested by the Senate Armed Services Committee..........
 

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Far too much over engineering it seems, when a large diameter rubber hose with a plastic funnel jammed in the inboard end would probably work more reliably.
 

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Pound to a pinch they are vacuum toilets, sailed with them three times, never a good experience
 

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New toilets on the Navy’s two newest aircraft carriers clog so frequently that the ships’ sewage systems must be cleaned periodically with specialized acids costing about $400,000 a flush, according to a new congressional audit outlining $130 billion in underestimated long-term maintenance costs.

The Navy isn’t sure the toilet systems on the USS Gerald R. Ford and the USS George H. W. Bush can withstand the demand without failing frequently, according to the watchdog agency’s report on service sustainment costs released Tuesday.

The new toilet, similar to what’s used on commercial aircraft, is experiencing “unexpected and frequent clogging of the system” so the “unplanned maintenance action” will be needed “for the entire service life of the ship,” the GAO said in the report requested by the Senate Armed Services Committee..........
They should just get Trump to talk down the toilet, hot air and bull sh*t should do the trick.
 

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Pound to a pinch they are vacuum toilets, sailed with them three times, never a good experience
Sailed with many vacuum toilet systems and as long as you only put 3 things down them, pee poo & paper, they work well and save a hell of a lot of water. It is the idiots who put other things down that cause the problems.
 

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On the average cruise ship which mostly have vacuum toilet systems, it seems to be the most common reason for seeing a couple of men in overalls in the accommodation - Opening the service doors outside various cabins to deal with the results of 'non-flushables'
Cruise ship passengers can only be asked to comply, USN personnel should, in theory, be under somewhat stricter control.
Time for some floggings perhaps.
 
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