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actually its not free water !! because it come from main water of house!
I've seen a cistern with a hose. It probably didn't comply with Water Regs. And it was broken, so I replaced it with a compliant valve.
UK Water Regulations prevent the contamination, wastage, and erroneous metering of water. This design has a decent air gap between the 'tap' and bowl, and, while the bowl outlet runs into a cistern that might be considered contaminated as it is part of a toilet, I really can't see a problem developing such as would affect the cold water supply. Obviously it's not type-approved stuff so technically it's illegal (same as fitting a hosepipe without a nozzle on the end is illegal), but I think prosecution would be extremely unlikely. The vinyl tubing could possibly contaminate the water if it's not drinking water grade, so it would be good to fit a (one-way) 'check valve' on the supply pipe feeding the float operated valve.Building Control might not approve of the fact that the outlet from the bowl runs straight into the pan (could it block and allow the waters to mix?), but I don't think it's the sort of thing they care about that much really. The 'vanity' pipe is not common in the UK and probably wouldn't meet Water Regulations, but some are in use over here anyway.Personally, I'd be happy to have this in my house, but would prefer the water to run into the cistern, not the overflow pipe. That said, my WC uses hardly any water to flush anyway and I prefer to wash my hands at a washbasin - but if I had an old 9l flush cistern, I'd be tempted to give this a go.
I hope your pump will be hand operated, because otherwise the carbon emissions from using electricity to force the water up (or lack of contribution to the grid if you have a PV array) will outweigh the benefit from saving the water?
Hack a Toilet for free water.
I know a produce of quality like wc washing hands (named wici concept), if you're insterested go on the website : http://www.wici-concept.com/index.phpI bought a WiCi Concept 1 year ago and I approve it !
You are right. I went back and re read the insructable. I did not initially understand the concept.
Great idea! Japanese toilets have this feature, according to a museum in Boston...It absolutely does save water, TWICE, because:1. You won't use water in the bathroom basin to wash your hands - water that is then wasted down the drain.2. The water coming out of that tube is not what flushes the toilet bowl, but rather it is a vanity feature that makes a slow flow into the bowl after (and during) the main flush which is through the flapper valve in the bottom of the cistern. That vanity feature is just to ensure any remaining "colored" water in the bowl is diluted or displaced while the cistern fills, and is actually unnecessary.3. That vanity tube could be installed into the overflow pipe with the outlet pouring into the tank rather than the overflow, saving water by using that vanity flow to fill the cistern instead of wasting on hypersensitivity..4. Better saving yet is to do exactly what this instructable shows to use that vanity trickle to wash your hands, and THEN fill the tank faster with it - the water saving is a double whammy!Thanks for the instructions,M
The funnel does not actuallly need to go into the overflow tube, but can just go to fill the cistern - even better
Right! I think this is a terrible idea. Not wasting water would be solved better with reducing the water level you store in the tank and following these simple principles.If it's yellow let it mellow.If it's brown flush it down.Plus, I don't know what a vegan hippy diet does for stool but what doesn't evaporate into rainbows and lollipops should flush with less water.:-)
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