I need to replace the toilet in an upstairs, second story bathroom. I'd
like to get a low-flow tank to save water but I don't want to end up
with one that won't have enough water pressure to properly flush without
clogging all the time. Is there any kind of minimum gallons per flush
or anything else like that I should be looking for?
AFAIK, 1.6 gall per flush is the max. available now, and I think I've
seen some that are 1.4 gall per flush.
I think there are also dual-flush models that will use less than 1.6 (or
1.4) galls for liquid-only flushing.
Our American Standard "Champion" toilets (1.6 gall) are fine and have
never had to be flushed more than once. There may be cheaper ones that
work as well.
I have excellent experiences with Toto "Drake" toilets. Keep in mind that
most models of toilets are available in round or elongated versions. If a
male is going to be using it, they will appreciate the elongated versions as
round ones are usually so short that parts of the male anatomy will come in
contact with the interior porcelain surface, which is both uncomfortable and
avoid the power flush models at all costs unless you live alone.
they sound like a jet engine on takeoff.......
we replaced our water waster years ago and i regret that a lot.
lets just say that my output can be large diameter and hard at times,
whicjh clogs toilet......
the old water piggie had no trouble in all those years.
one day i will go to canada and bring back a regular water waster,
they are still sold in canada, and can be bought on e bay
Most flush with the same amount of water, some use less water at the
expense of noisy flushing. Pick one sized by the distance from the
center of the hole to the wall. Also, there are "male" toilets with
more oblong bowls than round.
If you are in the US the only thing you will find are water savers.
Don't go for the cheapest one there or for the fancy looks. Look for a
fully glazed trap (that means the passage is slick like glass rather than
like heavy duty sandpaper in the cheap models. Also look for the larger
trap size, it is far less likely to clog. Once you have it, train the
family to hold the handle down for the heavier loads, that will increase the
water used for just that flush.
The HD Glacier bay may be the cheapest , but it works, with its
superduper large, micron superduper glazed, real slick, slippery
lubbed "Super Trap" tm, its been tested by my mexicans drinking alot
of Tequila, eating bean burritos, Habanerros , and beans for a year x
12 units without a clog, second flush, or even a complaint. [ Bet
they didnt want the embarsasment] Yea, Chinas cheaper China is
cheap, but they said. " any load goes and flows, even 2 elephant`s
asses worth" they said that, and I believed them, Gee thats a room
full ! For only 59.95 Without Rebate on an old unit, I was sold !.
In China they call them "Shit Suckers" since there are few toilets in
China , even the olympics were to be a hole to sqaut into. , its
called taking a Dump there.
Haven't had any problems with Kohler Wellworth and the Toto is just awesome.
Some of the no name, cheap ones are pretty good too. Standard is 1.6 gal,
don't know about the ultra low flush around 1 gal.
In any case, my preference is Toto.
Many areas have rebates available for switching to a low flow toilet. Check
with your municipality or water company. If a rebate is available you might
as well pick from one of the approved models, if there is a specific list,
or ensure you pick one that meets the listed specifications.
Google this group for "Toto" and/or "Toto Drake". Enjoy.
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