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Old 04-08-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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My vacuum braker has broken twice. I can connect my shower hose directly to the wall connection, so why should I keep replacing my vacuum breaker??
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My vacuum braker has broken twice. I can connect my shower hose directly to the wall connection, so why should I keep replacing my vacuum breaker??
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:58 PM   #4
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Maybe that's why they call it a vacuum "break" - because it keeps doing that all the time.

Seriously, my 2003 Suncruiser came with the plain shower so I went to my local plumbing supply and installed a nice removeable shower head and hose assembly with a push-to-stop valve. I didn't use the vacuum break, nor did I miss it.
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Old 04-11-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Your house does not have a suction breaker! It purpose is to prevent water from siphoning back through the hose into the fresh water tank or back into the city water line if you should loose pressure and the end of the your shower hose is in the water at the bottom of the shower. There probably is some regulation somewhere but I have never heard of a shower siphon policeman. i think I will add a shut off which we currenty do not have.

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Old 04-12-2005, 05:07 PM   #6
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I though that the vacuum breaker was used to drain the water from the shower head and water line behind the wall as not to freeze these parts in cold weather. Thats why when you turn off the shower, water keeps comming from the shower head for quite some time as it is drainning these lines.
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