Just take the tank cover off and add some heavy nuts one or two to the
rod/chain that connects the handle with the flap valve.
Now, the water flushes only during the handle being held down time.
Hold a short while for #1 and much longer for #2.
Saves a lot of water and it cost almost nothing.
"If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution." Emma Goldman
On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 17:51:36 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Lawrence
If you are only planning to adjust the arm down a quarter of an inch,
you aren't going to save much water. Meanwhile, anyone with a lick of
common sense will realize they can use more than one brick and find
out how many they can add before the flushing is no longer effective.
It will most definitly work better than adjusting the arm.
Nonsence eh, the load is on the side of the tank, not centered. Tank ,
that is we are talking about. Not thick toilet bowls . The only reason
the ins co figure a friends Tank broke was the bricks. Ins repairs
were over 12 g. All walls and ceilings were canvas. Oak floors
On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 14:06:27 -0600 (CST), email@example.com (mark
Yes, nonsense. As you sit down on the toilet, The load is much larger,
and it doesn't settle gently or evenly. Getting up, your weight shifts
back and forth as well. The bricks cause far less stress.
The tank is just as thick as the bowl. (Bowls are hollow, since you
don't know.) Neither is as thick as you, though. Bricks are clay, not
lead. They don't weigh THAT much more than water. If your friend's
tank broke, it was not from the weight of a few bricks. It might be
that he banged the tank with a brick causing a crack that later
spread. More likely that he leaned back and cracked the tank because
it was not supported properly from behind.
If it is an older toilet (I missed the original on this), the HEIGHT
of the water in the tank has some effect on the flushing action.
Therefore, to keep the height (and initial presure) up and still save
some water, consider doing this: take a plastic gallon jug, put
something heavier than water in it like stones or old metal pipe pieces,
finish filling it with water to the very top, and close the cap.
Then put it in the tank on the opposite side of the water intake.
You will save just under a gallon on each flush, and if it is like the
several toilets I've done this to, the gallon jug will fit real nicely
in the tank without bothering anything. And we still get good flushing
Phil Munro Dept of Electrical & Computer Engin
mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org Youngstown State University
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