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    Has less to do with gender mainstreaming, and more actual gender equality - as in being able to simply redesignate the gender of an enlisted crew cabin whenever the current crew mix requires it.
    (and that has more to do with the USN still stuffing up to 120 people into one cabin which have to use the head assigned to that...)

    Plus supposedly the fact that the urinals were a maintenance nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    Plus supposedly the fact that the urinals were a maintenance nightmare.
    I beg to differ - From the article I cited: Bathroom design experts say water closets with seated toilets are less sanitary and take up far more space than wall-mounted urinals. And will additionally take a lot more constant cleaning and wasted man/woman/it power as the article also stated. Any normal person who isn't blind can see that from any public restroom they use. Simply common sense. I see this every day at work where some men use the toilets instead of the urinals provided. Very nasty by the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbvet View Post
    I wasn't aware if was THAT entrenched. But, once Pandora's Box has been opened...
    There were many reports that the low water use toilets aboard CVN 77 were easily clogged by paper towels causing some clogged and flooding issues. Good times!

    I have not heard if the CVN's that are coming out of RCOH's if they are being ordered to be sabotaged in a similar fashion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbvet View Post
    And will additionally take a lot more constant cleaning and wasted man/woman/it power as the article also stated.
    The problem isn't cleaning the bathrooms (that's part of normal duty...). The combination of urine and seawater results in heavy mineral buildup, which for the narrower pipes of urinals requires actual very regular maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    There were many reports that the low water use toilets aboard CVN 77 were easily clogged by paper towels causing some clogged and flooding issues. Good times!

    I have not heard if the CVN's that are coming out of RCOH's if they are being ordered to be sabotaged in a similar fashion.
    'green' isn't always good.....

    you can only float so much s**t in 1.6 gallons (or less) of water......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    The problem isn't cleaning the bathrooms (that's part of normal duty...). The combination of urine and seawater results in heavy mineral buildup, which for the narrower pipes of urinals requires actual very regular maintenance.
    are they actually using sea water for flushing?

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    Not just S--t being flushed in the age of large amounts of feminine products aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    There were many reports that the low water use toilets aboard CVN 77 were easily clogged by paper towels causing some clogged and flooding issues. Good times!

    I have not heard if the CVN's that are coming out of RCOH's if they are being ordered to be sabotaged in a similar fashion.
    Well if one were flushing paper towels then that would be a problem. Toilet tissue disintegrates while paper towels don't. They could clogged your sewer line at home.

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    Nighttime flight ops aboard Ford.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J56JZeAwPqo

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    [QUOTE=kato;1028585]The problem isn't cleaning the bathrooms (that's part of normal duty...). The combination of urine and seawater results in heavy mineral buildup, which for the narrower pipes of urinals requires actual very regular maintenance.[/QUOTE]

    Worked at a business where the owner would snake the pluming. He loved showing the calcium balls from the urinal piping.

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    GRF’s first replenishment at sea.
    https://ussgeraldrford.wordpress.com...s-first-unrep/

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    A near hour film of building a new class of CVN.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AHn1G9HLR2A

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    Another step towards deployability.
    https://ussgeraldrford.wordpress.com...ng-operations/
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    Been awhile since we touched this thread, but it sounds like the FORD is having problems with her propulsion system:
    The Gerald R. Ford, the U.S. Navyís costliest warship, suffered a new failure at sea that forced it back to port and raised fresh questions about the new class of aircraft carriers.

    The previously undisclosed problem with a propulsion system bearing, which occurred in January but has yet to be remedied, comes as the Navy is poised to request approval from a supportive Congress to expedite a contract for a fourth carrier in what was to have been a three-ship class. Itís part of a push to expand the Navyís 284-ship fleet to 355 as soon as the mid-2030s.
    First in class with lots of new technology always has problems. From the article, they are calling it a manufacturing defect in a 'bearing', but it almost sounds like a fault in the reduction gearing from the story itself. Not sure if the FORD has reduction gearing.....

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