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Old 07-12-2015, 05:15   #31
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:03   #32
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

Regardless of the type sink I would definitely recommend that you install a single lever faucet with a swivel spout. Single lever makes it easier to turn on / off and maintain temperature and reduce water consumption. The swivel allows faucet to be rotated to side of bowl, clearing hands and reducing splashing when cupping water in hands to rinse face. Single lever also gives you better mounting options. I would not recommend using stream / spray faucets connected to a hose as the always seem to rotate when in the retracted position due to hose twist. The larger kitchen type single lever stream / sprayers work great in the galley. JMHO
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

We have plumbed our sink drain into the toilet flush line. One less thru hull and a bit of soapy water is good for the loo.

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Old 07-12-2015, 17:24   #34
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We have plumbed our sink drain into the toilet flush line. One less thru hull and a bit of soapy water is good for the loo.
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How do you keep the head from sucking air through the sink drain? We need to put a stopper in the sink and that sucks.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

You can keep the sink pretty small, just really a handwash, and to drain a bigger wash bowl into. Then you can use any plastic or stainless bowl to shave, or wash really filthy stuff out with. This approach can save space , because the little sink can be shoved in a corner.

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Re: Need advice for sink in head

I'm a form follows function guy and the sinks that are a bowl mounted above the counter top look like more work to keep clean to me. The glue a mixing bowl on a counter may be inexpensive enough to win me over for that but I sure wouldn't pay extra for one. The one piece sink moulded into the counter top has the fewest parts/seams ect. They do tend to be kind of shallow and vertical or at least near vertical sides would be preferred. I also like single lever faucets that can be turned on or off with a forearm.
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Re: Need advice for sink in head

Guy,
I guess that would be a problem on a normal head - I forgot that ours is a different set up.
Years ago I took the pump off our head and mounted a remote diaphragm pump. The basin drain tees into the hose between the pump and the head.
A cock on the sink drain would solve your problem but would be a bit of a nuisance.

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Re: Need advice for sink in head

I have my one and only sink plumbed into my head as well. A stopper works to keep the head from sucking air but most of the time the line has enough water in it to allow it to work.

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Maybe you just need one of these:
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A cock on the sink drain would solve your problem but would be a bit of a nuisance.
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Quoted: "A cock on the sink drain would solve your problem but would be a bit of a nuisance."

Do you mean a petcock or a pet cock??


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Sorry, you have to ask Boden
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