December 03 2004 21:25 (+ 4 - 6 )
posted by (Stingray)


We got a little spray device that hooks up to the toilet's water source today. In fact, it is supposed to replace the hose that runs from the source to the toilet. It has a valve on it so that you could run the water either through the sprayer or into the toilet's tank. The spray device itself kinda looks like the ones that you find with kitchen sinks.

Wazzit do? It sprays clean poopy diapers into the toilet. No, not those plastic one you'll only end up throwing away anyway, it sprays clean the ones you intend to throw into the washing machine (to completely wash) and use again. Trust me future dads out there, this is the way to go if you don't want baby making too large a dent into your wallets. Oh, that and encourage your wives to breast feed (no formula).

Anyway...

Well, I go to hook it up, and the hose leaks! It hooks up alright, though it's difficult to make sure things are straight onto the the knob on the bottom of the toilet tank. It just creates a puddle on the floor as the hose itself leaks where it meets the nut that screws into the toilet tank knob. Grr!

We'll be getting in touch with the manufacturers (we tried once...no one there). We've already got an email out to the lady who sold it to us. Hopefully, we can get one that works.


five comments:

Dad [ ] December 03 2004 21:51
hose is cracked/split? or do you need a washer?

Stingray [() (link)] December 04 2004 00:08
It came with a washer...even with it in, it still leaks. I tried hooking it up a second time, this time it leaked where the nut ended at the top of the knob (if that makes any sense). I'm wondering if some silicone tape would work.

What's funny is that the line that normally runs between the water source and the tank is all hard plastic and metal. There are no rubber gaskets or washers or anything to make a tight seal. The sprayer has all the rubber, but it doesn't make the seal. Go figure!

Wifey [ ] December 04 2004 14:37
Trust me future dads out there, this is the way to go if you don't want baby making too large a dent into your wallets. Oh, that and encourage your wives to breast feed (no formula).

You're so cute! Yeah, it's that... and, you know, the health benefits to the kids for that, too ;)

mom(stella) [ ] December 05 2004 13:07
would a little plumber's putty help seal it?

Stingray [() (link)] December 07 2004 23:52
I got some Teflon tape, wrapped the threads coming out of the tank a few times. The leak's about stopped. The manufacturer will be sending us a thicker washer. As the part coming out of the tank is shorter than the tank nut, the seal being made with either current washer in is not complete, so that should get rid of the leak completely.

If not, we've a defective unit, perhaps...



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