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Old 01-03-2019, 12:22 AM   #1
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I just installed these in the galley and bathroom sinks. They work really well and allow you to conserve water which is especially nice for boon docking. They make a 500 (5") model for kitchen sinks and a 225 model (2.25") for the bathroom.


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Old 01-03-2019, 02:46 AM   #2
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I understand and practice water conservation very well but I don't see the need for this contraption. Can you explain your thinking?
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:19 AM   #3
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I had one when I lived on a sailboat; because the water only runs when something is pushed against the rod, it means you donít have to run the water off all the time when, for instance, washing dishes. I found it effective at conserving water on a small tank.

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Guess it takes water conservation while washing hands or dishes to a new level out at Quartzsite, AZ.
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Interesting. Sort of like.....
https://www.chewy.com/lixit-dog-fauc...SABEgLJe_D_BwE
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I like it! May have stopped the time when the kitchen sink almost over-flowed because the faucet wasn't fully closed. Do you turn the faucet off when you are not using it, or is this reliable?
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Do you turn the faucet off when you are not using it, or is this reliable?
Time to quote Dirty Harry Callahan.

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But I can't get my head in the sink...

I like the idea! Might need to get me one of those... Water is the first thing we run out of on a boondock excursion. Obviously.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:32 PM   #9
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Default Re: Conserving Water With Instant Off

I don't want to hijack this thread - maybe it'd be interesting to start another. But I found we used lots of water for showers no matter how careful we were. We had the OEM 2-knob shower fixture, and I replaced it with a Rozin wall-mount thermostatic shower valve - another member had done this and liked it. This kind of fixture, with a single knob for flow and another knob for temp, works really well, especially in combination with a shutoff valve at the shower head - I get a better shower with about half the water as I'm not always trying to adjust both flow and temp.

We have single-lever fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen sinks - and I greatly prefer them to fixtures with separate hot and cold knobs. But as they start to get old, I can see replacement coming up sometime soon. I'd be interested to hear what fixtures any of you have used that really worked well.

Here's a link for the shower valve if anyone is interested: https://www.amazon.com/Thermostatic-...c+mixing+valve
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:32 AM   #10
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IMHO the biggest water waster in our LTV is the kitchen faucet. It flows way more than you need and doesn't cut off immediately when you turn it off. Also it's tempting for people to keep it running when rinsing dishes. This contraption allows you to set the temperature you want and only use enough water to rinse and it immediately shuts off. The manufacturer says you can leave the faucet on and they recommend them for people who have trouble with dexterity or forget to turn the water off. I don't leave the faucet on but it seems to reliably hold the water at bay. If you want a constant stream you push the lever into the faucet and twist it slightly then turn the lever again to shut it off.

The bathroom faucet in our LTV turns off immediately after you shut it off. I put the instant off there because in an attempt to save water I wet my hands, turn the faucet off, soap up, turn the faucet back on smearing soap all over it, then turn it off with wet hands, then wipe the faucet off and that's just too many steps. With this device I turn on the water but none comes out until I need it and I never have to touch the faucet until my hands are dry so no wiping required.
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