A mountain cabin with limited water supply and limited septic capacity
does not seem like a good match for a high-gallon toilet. Been there
Plenty of people might be interested nonetheless. 1.6 gpf terlets still
have a (largely undeserved) stigma and some folks refuse to buy them.
The one I bought from Home Depot (it was their house brand; glacier
something?) works *much* better than my old toilet. It flushes in one
flush and I don't have to hold the handle down. The only problem with
it is the water level in the bowl is lower, so you have to swish the
toilet with a brush more often than the old one, if you know what I mean.
Bob (no relation)
I have one of these one piece Kohlers and it is a lousy flusher. The
float/flapper adjustment is touchy but even when right it still may
require 2 flushes to make everything go away. There is another problem
with the 1.6gpf. If you are a long way from the vertical riser 1.6
gallons may not be enough water to ensure the load makes the whiole
trip. In a ranch type house, if you use the far end guest bath for
those "big loads" and don't use any other significant amounts of water
from that end of the house it may end up clogging the pipe.
If nothing else be sure you wash your hands ;--)
On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 01:52:44 GMT, "Stormin Mormon"
In my experience, the opposite is true. The 1.6 gpf toilets require
one flush while the old ones need two or three. Maybe the first low
flow toilets were not well designed, but in the last few years they
far outperform the water wasters.
These people asking why anyone would buy a used toilet are very funny! I
wonder if, when they buy an existing house, they immediately swap out the
existing toilets for new ones! Haha! Probably best to tear out all the tile
and carpeting, too.
You can legally go to Canada, buy a full 3.5gpf toilet and bring it back to
the US. You can also legally give them to someone else to use. The trash
1.6 gpf was a nightmare in my old house. Just didn't have enough volume to
get the pipes cleared and had to clean the drains at least once a year. I
wished I could have found a good 3.5 gpf toilet to install there. We were
forced to install the 1.6gpf toilets in the new house and they are barely
adequate. Stupid law that only affects what is sold as new in the US.
Our American Standard Champions need flushing only once, whether for
liquid or for solids. OTOH, our old water-wasting large-volume toilets
often needed to be flushed two (or even three) times to get rid of solid
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