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sailorboy1 01-04-2021 06:17

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?

BobHorn 01-04-2021 07:02

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
You can adjust the timing for the flush water duration. Read your manual.

sailorboy1 01-04-2021 07:04

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BobHorn (Post 3378141)
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

rslifkin 01-04-2021 07:07

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
Is it possible your fresh water supply is lower pressure than Raritan was expecting?

sailorboy1 01-04-2021 07:18

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rslifkin (Post 3378146)
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.

CSY Man 01-04-2021 07:33

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...?

Sailmonkey 01-04-2021 07:35

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorboy1 (Post 3378143)
Its just push button control

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.

captain465 01-04-2021 07:41

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!!

sailorboy1 01-04-2021 08:10

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by captain465 (Post 3378180)
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.

joelhemington 01-04-2021 16:02

Re: Raritan Elegance Flush Flow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorboy1 (Post 3378111)
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.

sailorboy1 01-04-2021 16:17

Re: Raritan Elegance Flush Flow
 
Yes, i just push the fill button and wait.

sailorboy1 01-04-2021 16:26

Re: Rariran Elegance Flush Flow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by captain465 (Post 3378180)
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)?

dougweibel 01-04-2021 16:36

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.

peghall 01-04-2021 20:01

Re: Raritan Elegance Flush Flow
 
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

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=6859055

--Peggie

sailorboy1 02-04-2021 05:02

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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