Two things to consider:
- CR actually tested toilets using fake turds. If I recall, they provided
their recipe, for readers interested in such things. Seems pretty thorough
- Nobody in this newsgroup has conducted such tests on a long list of
By the way, another reason that the Sloan valve power flush toilets work
well is that they detect back pressure and cannot overflow no matter what
someone tries flushing down your toilet. They just stop flushing mid flush.
I have 4 of them for 10 years and so far have only replaced one small valve
that they sent me for free. No flappers to replace ever.
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 19:25:32 -0500, "Steve Barker"
I know someone who hear footsteps in the hall, imagine the yellow
liquid, and yell
And this was when you were trying not to wake her up.
BTW, I'd like to add a :-) but this actually happened. A few dozen
I believe that some toilets do.
Also I have noticed that some of the 1.6 gal / flush toilets have a larger
tank capacity than 1.6 gal. If you just momentarily hit the flush lever
it will let out about 1.6 gallons. If you hold it down, it will let much
more water out.
Absoluely true. I've han an american standad 1.6 unit that functions that
way. It bats over 90% with a standard flush (complete evacuation of a turd).
Just hold the lever for a moment if you need that little extra push.
A perfect piece if engineering for a control freak like me :-)
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They are available..Some have two handles.
Our Kohler Wellworth comfort height models use about HALF the tank on a
single flush. If one subscribes to the:
" If its BROWN, hold it DOWN" theory, you can hold the lever down and use
the whole tankful for big "Jobs"
In Australia, the activator mechanism is on top of the tank cover..two
buttons..one uses about half the water, and the other ...WHOOOOSH !!
I have three new Toto low volume flush models. They work well but are
loud when they flush, which bugs me. I just put an American Standard
Cadet in the basement and it works great and flushes quietly. It was
Never had a problem with any of them. The only toilet in the house
that ever plugged was the old 1000 gallon flush model that I replaced
with the Cadet. I'm not one for government regulation, but low volume
flush toilets are fine with me. Ventless gas cans are a whole
On Jul 10, 1:58 pm, <h> wrote:
Even though you prefer gravity, Gerber power flush toilets with the sloan
valve are incrediby quiet. But buy the tall one. The water level is very
high and people using the normal height version complain of splashing.
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