Well I guess I missed the orginal Ask THis Old House. I saw this rerun
last night that shows a $20.00 kit that converts any toilet to a dual
flush to save water on flushing liquids. Neat, I just ordered one.
Just do a google search for 'dual flush conversion kit'.
I have one of those dual flush kits in my circa 1984 American Standard
The #2 flush works well, but the #1 flush not so well.
I have to hold it in for a few seconds to keep it flushing and most
times the toilet paper comes out from hiding.
I'll keep it because I know what to do, but this toilet is in the half
bath on the main floor that quests use, so they are instructed to use
the full flush whether it is #1 or #2
We had one like that back in the 1950's that my father fixed with a
straight wire when the chain broke. We saved water with it for years. It
would stop flushing when you let go of the handle. The old handle arms
were heavier back then, not like the cheap plastic ones now.
Whey you let go of the handle it would stop flushing. What kid has time
to stand there and hold the handle? Saved lots of water; until the
flapper went and since they come with a water wasting chain, it was
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