Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Ping pong ball valve?

Mark Erdos



Sorry I can’t help but wanted to say this made me laugh hard. This has to be the funniest post to make the forum. Cheers!



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia


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Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:31 PM
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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Ping pong ball valve?



Very strange.  The T-fitting where the drain hose from the washing machine T's into the hose under the floor running to the bilge broke.  I removed the fitting--a gray plastic T with a white PVC fitting glued on the 
T part going towards the washer--and inside the white PVC fitting, which is sort of cup-shaped, was a ping pong ball!   Not a plumbing part, a REAL ping pong ball with the name of the big French sporting goods store, Decathlon, printed on it.  it appears to fit very nicely inside the PVC "cup", a bit loose-- perhaps some sort of one-way valve or flow decreasing device??  No way a ping pong ball could have gone through the wash.


Does anyone else have a ping pong ball in their plumbing?  Is there any need to regulate the drainage out of the washer or prevent back-flow, because if not I would just as soon replace it with a simple T, sans ping pong ball.  


What next?  Perhaps I will find a badminton birdie being use as a filter?



SM 238 "Maracuya"


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