I was just curious if I can replace just my toilet bowl and reuse my
existing tank. That way I would be pushing 3 gallons of so through a
low flow bowl. I would think that would give me a really good flush.
Anyone try this or do they make them incompatible with each other or
The bolt pattern is different. There is an adapter for less than
5 dollars, Home Depot had them. Or you can mak one for
yourself with a couple of flat steel stock with the holes positioned
properly. Not a big deal.
I had made one with a couple of simple lengths of steel with
two holes in each, and someone in this group told me about
When I was doing a lot of experimenting, I had put an old
3.5 gallon tank on my American Standard Cadet commode.
We ran it for quite a while with that, and verified that it did
indeed flush very nicely with less water. We first put a one
gallon container in the tank. Still flushed great. Then I put a
couple of 2-quart ones in. Still an excellent flush, with no
My current 'tank' is a section of 6" pipe, in the wall, that holds
exactly 1.5 gallons of water. And people that flush it for the
first time are startled at how quickly and thoroughly it flushes.
By the way, before making such a change, check to see
how big the opening into the commode is. Some commodes
were taken into the 1.6 gallon/flush era by simple narrowing the
inlet. How pathetic. 2" opening from the tank, an inch into the
The Cadet commode inlet has an opening of a little over 2".
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