Originally Posted by skidgear
Care to explain why use of the exact same components used by an OEM to connect an older head to a fresh water system is "cobbled"? "Peggy says so" isn't a technical response.
Sure skid, I'll play the game,
I used the term cobbled together *("to make something or put something together hastily or carelessly") because the components in the discussion were not the exact same ones used by the OEM and you know that.
At one point an RV parts list was shown clearly showing a direct drop toilet mounted on top of the holding tank with no pump at all, this after the individual railed about houses and spaceships and wanting to only talk about boats.
Now if the proper parts were used, say from a manufactured kit that was engineered and designed to work with that same head then that would be fine. But hey, then it wouldn't be cobbling it together either, would it?
The post is responding to someone who spoke of self engineered and adapting parts to work in a layperson theory and while it may work just fine. There was no mention of credentials, design experience or proof of performance just a statement of fact that it all will be fine. I say no thanks, I really don't think it wise to experiment with other folks health.
I offered no alternatives to using an approved head or retrofit kit for one simple reason, it is my opinion that there is none that I consider safe, your mileage may vary.
I bet you would have a problem with the mechanics that worked on the next airliner that you and your family fly on, doing some cobbling on a repair and not using approved and inspected parts, correct?
Many of PS's posts I find educational, that he has vast knowledge and experience there is no doubt, but like all of us he can sometimes be wrong not only with his opinions but his stated facts.
This forum allows a place to share options, ideas, questions and opinions and often a good laugh. I think unsafe suggestions should be challenged, that is of course my opinion.
Now skid, I know you are a smart guy and if you read all the posts in the thread you certainty could /would have deduced this so I ask, what was the motivation for your question ?
*cobble together - Idioms by The Free Dictionary