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Old 07-08-2010, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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pooping bricks :)

ive learnt that some people cannot flush their toilet bowls by dumping a bucket of (gray)water in there.. so if youd like to save some water.. heres an idea... put 1 or 2 bricks inside your toilet water tank and voila

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A shame mine simply would not flush like that. As it is, I've got the top off and I have to add more water to make it flush properly about half the time.

When I get my RV set up, whenever that will be, the gray water tank will be pumped directly into the toilet tank.
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California had a rebate on low flow toilets. Put in a couple of Eco Drakes, 1.28 gal flush and the rebates paid for 3/4 the price of the toilets. Much better flushers than what I had before too.

Now there's actual semi-real testing done on toilets so you can get one that saves water AND still flushes well.
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well since im in an appartment.. i have no intentions of changing my toilet bowl...
well it was just an idea
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmph. So it ain't just me.

Take that bucket o water and throw it in there straight down the chute- forget the tank. The extra inertia makes 'er go.

I make an effort to use a 5 qt ice cream pail of grey water whenever I remember to leave it in the sink to catch it.
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Thanks Frank,
I was wondering how the crapper they had wouldn't flush with gray water. My sis had a cabin without running water for a while and that is the way we flushed. I just couldn't figure out how it wasn't working for them.

On a side note, you can gain effectiveness in the pour-flush method if you don't directly hit the chute. It is called building a "head". Pouring off to the side will cause turbulence that will keep the water in the bowl longer, allowing it to fill and create a better siphon on the trap. Pouring directly in causes the trap flow to become turbulent (you dont want this) and it breaks up and pulls a poor siphon (doesn't flush well). good luck.
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wow.. good tip on that one.. i hate seeing chunks of last nights dinner floating about
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Be careful if your putting a brick or two in the water tank, some water tanks are not held to the wall very securely. The weight of a couple of bricks could be enough to pull the screws from the wall(Had it happen once).
Another option is to use either a zip-lock bag, or an old plastic paint tin, filled with water, in the tank.
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I put bricks in the tank at my Mom's house many years back, but after 2-3 years they started to crumble (good material, eh?). I cleaned out the tank and put in 1 pint bottles filled with sand and water.
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I have a semi-automated graywater system at my house.

Used laundry water goes through a sandfilter/marshplants, gravity fed into a big rubbermaid trough, and then gets pumped to the toilet with a well pump on a pressure switch.

When you flush the toilet, pressurized water starts pumping into it from the graywater tank.

It works great.

Read more at:
Ben's DIY Graywater System - EcoRenovator

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