Yes, I have it on my Santorin. Installed by the factory.
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Georges Pellegrini. Santorin #132
On Sep 19, 2006, at 6:43 PM, joemac4sail wrote:
Has anyone retrofitted in a Satorin, a simiar designed holdingsimplicity of the design with the tank sitting over the outlet >valve.
tank to the one fitted in the SM2000. I was impressed with >the
Joe McDonnell, Khamsin B
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I had the same problem this year, but for the first time in 4 years,
afther having replaced both toilets on my Santorin 1992 (with
I changed the joker valve, and this cured the problem, in any case
for the rest of the season. But, when looking at the failing valve
(new in 2002), I noticed that there was a little bit of play between
the two rubber lips in crossed position. There is another (older)
type of joker valve used in the original R&M toilets, Amel fitted in
the early SM's and Santorins 15 years ago, with just one horizontal
lip. I suppose this type of joker valve will withstand the backflow
pressure better than the new type.
Willem J. Kroes
Amel Santorin #69
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solutions. One is
We have the same problem with our forward tank. I see two
a one way valve as Gary has suggested. The other one would be torefit the
tank so that the inflow from the bowl goes into the tank towardsthe top of
the tank. Let me know if you come up with any solutionscheck
Udo J. Reich
From: amelliahona [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Head pump
Mike Ondra wrote:
" We are persistently getting backflow of waste water through the
back into the toilet bowl, enough sometimes to fill the bowl.
unpleasant at anchor, this can be a mess under sail."have
Ian Shepherd wrote:
" I have always had the same problem with the forward head only. I
changed the joker valve several times, but it makes littledifference."
Hi Mike and Ian:
I have had the same problem with the forward head only. I
thought it was water siphoning from the fill pump side but I shutoff
the sea water supply valve while under sail and the toilet bowlfilled
with foul water anyway. It was only to a certain level and neverwould
overflow the bowl so I think it was just the back flow through the
joker valve of the outflow pipe to the holding tank. Ian, like you
changing the joker valve several times and that DID NOT remedy the
situation. Also it does this with the holding tank empty or
don't think it is related to the mode of entry of the outflow pipe
into the holding tank.
I suspect that the joker vavle does not have enough strength to
withstand the pressure head of water that is in the forward head
outflow pipe. As you know this pipe is taller than the aft head
and thus would have a higher head of pressure. Perhaps
more robust one way valve in the outflow pipe could be a solution.
I plan to research this a bit more. Nice to know that I am not the
only one out here with this problem. Joel, do you have any
on this issue?
Kindest regards, Gary Silver S/V Liahona