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Old 01-04-2021, 06:17   #1
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Raritan Elegance Flush Flow

I have a freshwater flush Raritan Elegance head. It flushes great and rips up whatever is in it. But from day 1 the flush water flow has been low. It is connected to the sink supply line and the flow at the sink is good and the hose to the head solenoid valve it larger than the line to the head. So that only leaves the head itself in my mind as restricting the flow.

What are other freshwater flush Elegance users experience?
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You can adjust the timing for the flush water duration. Read your manual.
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You can adjust the timing for the flush water duration. Read your manual.
Its just push button control

I shouldn't have to fill a cup and toss in in to clean he bowl
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Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow

Is it possible your fresh water supply is lower pressure than Raritan was expecting?
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Is it possible your fresh water supply is lower pressure than Raritan was expecting?
Who can say, it is a standard fresh water boat water system with plenty of pressure for everything else.
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Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow

I got one of those heads, there is 4 buttons, one is for Normal Flush, another one is Water Saver flush. The Normal Flush option runs seems to be really generous with 3 cycles of the flush/suck program.
Perhaps your is stuck on Water Saver...?
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I shouldn't have to fill a cup and toss in in to clean he bowl


If it’s the four button control, you have the ability to program the water solenoid timing.
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Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow

Check out the solenoid where the fresh water enters. There is a very fine screen in there to protect the solenoid itself. If the screen becomes clogged it will give you a reduced flow when flushing. I know this from experience!!
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Check out the solenoid where the fresh water enters. There is a very fine screen in there to protect the solenoid itself. If the screen becomes clogged it will give you a reduced flow when flushing. I know this from experience!!
I don't recall seeing one when i installed but will try to check

For those talking programmable buttons i don't have this as I don't the “smart” controller. I have a flow rate issue not a volume issue.
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I have a freshwater flush Raritan Elegance head. It flushes great and rips up whatever is in it. But from day 1 the flush water flow has been low. It is connected to the sink supply line and the flow at the sink is good and the hose to the head solenoid valve it larger than the line to the head. So that only leaves the head itself in my mind as restricting the flow.

What are other freshwater flush Elegance users experience?
As I recall, Peggie Hall was talking about this once here on CF. She was saying there was a way to add a little water to the bowl before flushing, apparently with the button. Hopefully she'll chime in here soon as the Raritan Elegance is the only one I'd be purchasing when I finally get my boat (so I'd like to know myself) You are not the only one that's had this issue it seems.
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Yes, i just push the fill button and wait.
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Check out the solenoid where the fresh water enters. There is a very fine screen in there to protect the solenoid itself. If the screen becomes clogged it will give you a reduced flow when flushing. I know this from experience!!
No strainer on the parts drawing. But i know there it something with a square head right between the solenoid valve and the inlet water connection. Is that the screen (don't want to take apart till sure as i have problems getting it to seal well)?
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Re: Raritan Elegance Flush Flow

What about the solenoid valve? I know on our Jabsco heads the solenoid valve can get gunked up. When disasembled to clean it is enlightening to see how small the water passage through the solenoid actually is. it doesn't take much build-up to severely restrict the flow, but they are easy to clean out. Seems I need to do mine every year or two.
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I'm pretty sure you'd be a lot happier if you'd chosen one of the optional flush controls. You don't have to go with the Smart Flush control...the 3 option "momentary control" should be adequate. Raritan Momentary Control owners-manual It allows you to bring in water ahead of flush (which you should always do ahead of solids but can do any time), "dry" flush without bringing in any more water, and simultaneously bring in water and flush, same as your push button flush does.

Defender has the Momemtary Flush

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Re: Raritan Elegance Flush Flow

I DO have one of the optional controls!

Has nothing to do with the water flow rate.
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