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Old 11-08-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation This discussion is going right down the crapper!

My DH is complaining that his porcelin toilet in the Signature has an underpowered flush. What toilet do you have and how's the flush power from 1-10?

Is a new toilet the answer or should we be looking at other possible solutions? It is pretty bad and with the small holding tank of the 23', running the water excessively to flush is a real inconvenience in terms of filling the small holding tank even quicker.

Any thoughts from or for the thinker's throne?
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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Carol, we've got a Thetford Style throne, and it does very well in the flushing department.
What do you mean about it being anemic in the flushing department? With liquids, you just open the valve and it drains out. With solid objects, you put some water in it first before opening the bomb bay door...
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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It just doesn't have the amount of water and power that the other Airstream toilets seem to have. It is more a trickle than the burst of water. Even turning on the pump to assist water pressure for city water connection, there is no real flushing power.

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Old 11-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #5
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Well this thread should be an entertaining read....

Some suggestions I've seen in the past to avoid that smudged bowl thing have included waxing the bowl to make it more slippery, keeping a spray bottle of water handy for some targeted cleaning and more effectively, prewetting the bowl with the same spritzer.

Another solution is to put 2 squares of tp down first as a barrier - even wet it works pretty well.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #6
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It just doesn't have the amount of water and power that the other Airstream toilets seem to have. It is more a trickle than the burst of water.

Al...he's on All-Bran! tee hee
It may be the isolation valve is not open all the way, or is restricting the amount of water going into the toilet. If the trailer does not have one for the toilet, you may need to find a more macho throne for Mr. Wheel...
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technically an RV throne is NOT a "flushing toilet"...

hi C...

i guess u've not shared THIS solution with yer fella...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f442...ing-56829.html

none of these toilets have "power" in the flush department.

they function like a gallows from old style justice.

hang a LOAD, open the trap door and kerplunk!

the water is PRIMARILY there for sealing the ODORS and lubing the gaskets, trap door and bowl.

and leveling the black hills IN the tank world below.

some folks OVER vigorously clean the bowls,

and SQUEAKY clean is NOT a good thing in this SITuation...

dental appliances are particularly problematic...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...elp-33571.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ank-42506.html
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as noted by others dealing with SKID MARKS...

1. COAT the cleaned bowl with PLEDGE furniture polish (a/s factory advice) per the owners manual...

2. coat the bowl with a VEGGIE SPRAY (lemon or olive or garlic favor, but NOT the hot pepper style !)

3. drop a few squares of tissue in like LINING a bird cage...

4. or use the sprayer. SPLASHER is a betta term. please don't use a water pic (see toothbrush)

5. or START each crap session by FILLING the bowl with water BEFORE sitting...

((the bowl will easily accommodate 1 gallon of water, but bware, dangling body parts may get dunked))

6. dietary changes definitely help, but that's a whole (fiber filled) nother thread...
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certainly it's possible the water pump, water lines, internal valving or some other malfunction has developed.

but these porcelain n plastic phones are INTENDED to use very little water.

HOWZ the FLOW when connected to SHORE WATER?

MOST of the water flowing INTO the bowl happens AFTER the trap door has SHUT again..
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assuming the mechanicals, plumbing, dietary needs and other basics have been addressed...

well u are dealing with a LONG KNOWN, WIDELY discussed issue...

google 'skid marks and toilet' add the rv term or MARINE/boat words and 100s of cyber threads will be found...

or just quickly read these 2 VERY OLD threads...

it's all been covered b4 folks...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...ilet-2092.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...let-12486.html

however IF the issue he's dealing has been around THAT LONG,

water alone isn't gonna help with the old BROWN tracks...

ok, gotta go wash my hands now...

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Old 11-08-2009, 01:46 PM   #8
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Oh this has definitely headed in a downward spiral!

Mr Wheel likes the Aqua Magic IV, is it? Hey don't ask me, as long as I don't have to duck behind a tree and watch for hikers I am goood...except for that one time I got caught short, hiking to the lighthouse with the walk around observation deck, that I had not thought about while trying to find cover... Who knew to look UP?

You think I could just feed him lots of saturated oils instead of spraying them into the toilet? Kinda like you put oil in the waffle mix so it won't stick to the iron?

How did I ever step right into this??

Thanks for the tips I am going to enjoy passing them along.
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