I just got a nice Maysfield toilet with the SLOAN Flushmate.
For those of you who are not familiar inside the tank is a bladder that
holds the water under pressure.
I noticed that when the toilet is flushed I feel a mist on my legs, that is
when I am wearing shorts. I guess if I had the lid down, the lid would keep
most of the mist in.
The other thing I don't like about it is that it is loud. The toilet is
adjacent to a bedroom.
I spent alot on the toilet and am not happy with it.
I researched this one quite extensively and wound up buying a Kohler which
uses a small electric pump for pressure assist. It has 2 flush choices, a
weaker blast for liquids, and a stronger blast for solids, selected on the
dual push button switch on the side of the tank. This is a one piece low
profile unit which is called the San Rafael, claimed by Kohler to have the
most powerful residential flush in the industry.
It is within a few feet of a Master Bedroom, and I selected it mostly for
its very low noise level. The only downside I have found is that it needs a
110V outlet/A.C. power. I have a natural gas generator power backup so I
don't worry about losing home power, but this could be a big drawback in a
power outage situation for those without backup power or another toilet.
The unit has been in since early 2000, eight and a half years, and works
flawlessly, and is very quiet.
We installed two Gerbers with Flushmate valves in my parents townhome. A
lot quieter than the older Kohlers I have with Sloan Fluahmate valves. But
the Gerber water level is very high and can cause splashing. Best
compromise might be Gerber tall models. Extra water in Gerber toilet
probably means less mist. Kohler has mist too.
But Flushmate valves are still worth having despite noise and slight mist.
For one thing they flush. For another they go easily 10 years with no parts
needed. Try that with your flapper based toilet. Finally they sense back
pressure and will stop flushing mid flush to prevent overflow.
I would try reducing the water pressure at the toilette feed. Less
pressure would probably translate into less noise and less violent
I don't have a good suggestion on how to lower the water pressure
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