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Old 25-05-2016, 16:10   #16
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Re: The Joker Valve, It's Not Funny!

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But I can't figure out why anyone would want electric and why not use fresh water to flush? Of course it is your drinking water your flushing down the toilet, so you had better be sure you have an ample supply.

There's a nice INEXPENSIVE compromise that lets you have it both ways: reroute the he head inlet line to tee it into the head sink drain line. The tee needs to be below the waterline just ahead of the seacock...flush with sea water most of the time...rinse the sea water out of the whole system--inlet line, pump, channel in the rim of bowl by simply closing the seacock, filling the sink with clean fresh water, and flushing the toilet. Because the seacock is closed, the toilet will pull the water out of the sink. If your head sink drains above waterline, reverse the connection...reroute the sink drain to tee into the head inlet line. Doesn't matter whether the toilet is manual or electric, although if an electric that has an impeller inlet pump, you don't want to flush long enough for the impeller to run dry.

However, this does require that the toilet and head sink be on the same side of keel.

This works for us, and it's fun to flush with a sink full of water that you've just shaved in.
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This works for us, and it's fun to flush with a sink full of water that you've just shaved in.
That's not good for a toilet pump...among other reasons, it strips lubrication off the rubber parts in it and can "gum up" the pump. It also defeats the whole purpose of teeing the head inlet line into the sink drain, 'cuz all the stuff that goes down a sink drain--hair, soap scum, body oils dirt etc is the same stuff that can make a shower sump stink if you don't clean it often. Flush your shaving cream and all your other gray water out of sink drain, not into the toilet.
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