Toilet: Dual flush retrofit?

Hi all,
I'm looking for a dual flush retrofit kit for a 1.6 gallon US toilet. I've found some models available in Austraila, but I've been hard pressed to find anything State-side. Ideally, I'd like to have a half flush (0.8 - 1.0 gal) for liquid waste and a full flush for solids. I know these used to be sold, but no one seems to carry them now.
A call to Home Depot was responded to with "We don't have them, but it sounds like a great idea."
Any leads on products or plans to fabricate would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Nick
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A google search on "dual flush toilet" turned up pages of links. They are still out there.
Try a urinal....or make your family resort to the lawn for number 1....~:>
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I've run through umpteen pages of web searches. I know that I can get a new dual flush toilet, but I'm looking for a cheap solution to convert what I've got. I've found some articles from the late 90s referencing products for $30 that could convert a toilet as such, but those companies don't seem to exist anymore.
If you happened across a seemingly relevant link for current products available in the US, I'd appreciate a heads up. I missed it in my runthough.
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thestuccocompany.com had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Toilet-Dual-flush-retrofit-137731-.htm :
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On 14 Feb 2008 01:47:02 GMT, info_at_air-space_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (thestuccocompany.com) wrote:

This is a project I have been putting off for a long time. The basic idea is to put a pipe tee to the toilet tank shutoff valve. One outlet continues to the toilet tank refill tube. The other outlet will be connected to a 1/4 inch stainless steel tube that will snake its way to the bowl rim and discharge into the bowl. Of course I'll have to put a spring loaded shutoff valve in this tube. This valve will allow me to swirl a jet of water into the bowl on demand to flush out liquid waste. The valve can be hand or foot operated.
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Do what the hippies do: "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down."
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thestuccocompany.com had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Toilet-Dual-flush-retrofit-288229-.htm : Visit ecoflushtoilet.com. The site offers a retrofit dual flush toilet kit. This is ma\\' SIG ------------------------------------- HeyBub wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Or, depending on your family's olefactory and other sensibilities try not flushing every time someone pees in it.
When there were severe water shortages in parts of the US a few years ago I saw signs in office bathrooms reading, "If it's yellow, let it mellow; If it's brown, flush it down."
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If you're really hung up on getting a "partial flush" for number ones, here's a couple of ideas.
1. Use a bucket filled from the bathtub spout to manually slosh just enough into the bowl to get the flush you want.
2. leave the top off the toilet tank and a stick standing up inside it. Use the stick to push the flapper valve closed to stop the flush when you want to.
HTH,
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For about $ 4-5 the HD sells a "Flapper with adjustable Float". It replace your standard flapper chain with a chain that has a movable float. This will allow you to reduce the volume of a normal flush.
If you depress and release the flush lever normally, a reduced amount of water is used for flushing (#1). If you hold the lever down until the flush is complete, the whole tank is emptied (#2).
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We produce low cost solutions towards water conservation needs & offer a dual flush retrofit kit that works, is cUPC approved & routinely provides 1.0 / 1.6 gpf on any 1.6 toilet in good working order.
For those interested in installing a new toilet, our new HET WaterSense models will be available in May at considerably less than what present DFTs run.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.kbdirectllc.net/water.html
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Try the Dual Flush Toilet Retrofit kit by Aquanotion here <a href="http://www.dualflushtoilet.ca ">Dual Flush Toilet</a>
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