I hope you don't mind a follow-up to my saga about the cracks in my
I have purchased a new Kohler toilet (Wellworth) and had it installed
Wednesay morning by a plumber.
The toilet has the 1.6 (gallons?) capacity. I believe my old one had
a 3.5 (gallons?) capacity.
I've noticed that the water in the new toilet does not fill up the
bowl as fully as the old one did. The old toilet bowl filled up
considerably more with water, so that the water level was higher in
The new toilet bowl has a considerably lower water level and does not
seem to get as much water filled into the bowl after flushing.
Is this what it should be doing? Is this a result of the 1.6
(gallon?) capacity in the new toilet?
Or is there something I should do to increase the amount of water?
Many thanks for any advice.
We bought 3 of the Wellworth models and find thye work well. Our
daughter threw a paper towel in one after cleaning up dogs stomach
upchuck, toilet didn't like that. If the flushing action looks like
it's backing up keep the handle down and let more water into the bowl,
the extra weight typically does it.
On 5 Mar 2004 04:57:40 -0800, email@example.com (Linda W.) wrote:
<< The new toilet bowl has a considerably lower water level and does not seem
to get as much water filled into the bowl after flushing. >>
If the unit works, don't worry about it. The Kohler engineers have a fine track
record of success. Smile when you get your next water bill, it ought to be
noticeably lower. Enjoy.
Assuming it works well. If you are just taking a leak, the low flush is
fine and save water. If you are taking a dump, it is often necessary to hit
the handle two or even three times for a proper flush and that way it
actually takes more water per use.
What you are reporting sounds normal to me.
Since this may be your first low flush toilet I will make a couple of
First, most (all?) offer two kinds of flush. Normal and Extra. Hold
down the handle a little longer for a stronger flush.
Many if not all have some adjustment capability. If everything seems to
be working for you (after reading the first comment) leave well enough
alone. If you are experiencing some problems then come back and ask for
Most of the current models are at least OK many are very good. Some of
the early low volume flush toilets were not all that good.
Both our Kohler & a Borg no-name 1.6gals have shallower levels in the
bowl but generally flush fine (neither have the dual mode flush). At
the risk of being indelicate, if feel like you might, um, beach a whale,
(bran muffin for breakfast), I suggest before making your deposit, flush
it once to "lubricate" the bowl. Yah it may seem to defeat the intent
of a low-flush toilet, but this is not an every time technique so you
still use less water over all.
Believe it or not, this topic still gets the occasional mathematician
who rants about having to use more water flushing a 1.6 twice than their
old 5 gal once.
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