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Re: Water Change in Tall Apartment Building



>I don't know if there is a way to get the dirty water
>down a toilet because you would be flushing constantly.
>I have a 75 and 37 gallon tanks.

I'm not in an apartment but I do frequently dump change water in the toilet 
(frozen garden doesn't need it :-). You don't need to flush the toilet at 
all, except maybe at the end if you want clean water in it. Toilets are 
simple gravity-based devices -- the water level in the bowl is set by the 
height of the "back" part of the trap in the base. If you raise the water 
level above the back of the tank with your siphon, the excess water simply 
spills over the trap into the drain. The net effect is that the water level 
in the bowl stays constant, and your change water goes down the drain just 
the way you want it to. 

    -Bill 

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