On May 17, 4:10 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A new toilet cost a buck or a buck and a half, and you've put up with
this for how long...?
If you have that much of a freezing problem, a little more water will
freeze up in the waste line every time something flows through it.
Even with a six gallon flush you'd end up getting a frozen blockage.
Drain lines should be run below the frost line whenever possible. It
sounds like you need a redesign.
Perhaps the earlier ones were. I dont know. The new ones (even cheaper
models) work just fine and are quiet.
Here's an aspect the others didnt mention. The footprint may be different
so you may end up with a tile/flooring issue. Generally the newer ones are
smaller footprint than the older larger models.
I replaced my 70's era commodes a few years ago with American Standard
LF ones. They barely flushed but worked for a couple of years. Then
it was a constant battle & several flushes to get all the crap out of
the bowl. I replaced them with Toto units and everything shoots out
of the bowl in one flush. Doesn't seem to matter how much crap or
paper is in the bowl, it all shoots out in one flush. I even saw an ad
showing them flushing kids toys down one.
Toto had a patent on their toilets and no one could duplicate them.
The prices were high but well worth it. The patent ran out late last
year and several companies are now making their toilets to Toto specs
at a cheaper price. Stay away from the big box stores and go to your
local plumbing supply for info on which models are similar to Toto.
If you really want to save water, consider the following refrain:
In days of old,
When knights were bold,
Before toilets were invented,
They dumped their load,
Beside the road,
And went their way contented.
Kohler Wellworth available at Lowes works well. We have put 3 in this house
built in 2004 and had 3 in our previous home. We got the "Comfort height"
models, 1.5" taller at the seat...easier on the old knees
on 5/17/2009 1:05 PM (ET) trailer wrote the following:
I just saw an ad for a new toilet that has a two flush feature. A small
flush for #1 and large flush for #2. I don't remember how that worked,
or the brand name since my 24 year old American Standards are still
working and I wasn't in the market.
Here's a novel way to get rid of your old toilets (with pics).
Cost efficient? If a home was about cost efficiency we'd all be
living in trailers. I'm guessing that could be just the little
touch to sell a mcmansion in a slow market.
Look how much effort you'd save in your lifetime if you never had to
flush pee. A few calories saved a day. . . . less oxygen depleted
from the atmosphere. . . . oh, and then there's that water saving
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