Well, I've replaced the water supply, the tank ball and siphon,
run every limescale solvent I can think of through the siphon from
the tank to the little holes under the bowl rim, plunged the bowl
's drain repeatedly, scoured the holes with a wire bristle brush
under the basin rim _and_ inside the basin, and augured it now ad
Each time I think I've conquered the no-flush problem, it will
flush twice and then simply swirl the water about the basin.
What the heck's going on?
I thought as much. The previous toilet I had for over two decades
before the tank developed a crack down the middle. I NEVER had any
issues with it, not even one mis-flush. This new-and-improved
toilet is costing me more in water than ever its predecessor did.
I'm off to check out the jet-pumps for residential models now.
Maybe, just maybe, that'll help...
It's worse than you think. Simultaneous with the government mandating
low-volume flushes, another agency of government is "encouraging" (we
haven't gotten to the "mandate" stage yet) eating more fruits and
Now a diet high in fruits and vegetables creates more "floaters" than the
"sinkers" we're used to seeing in a high meat diet. It is these "floaters"
than interfere with the goals of a low-flush toilet.
The solution is simple: ignore the government. You can do this by either a)
Finding a legacy (six gallon) toilet or b) Eating more meat (yum).
On Jun 21, 1:06 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Toilets: Was in Middle East recently in an area where they tend to use
European design toilets etc. Also water systems tend to be low
capacity, low pressure (There were no fire hydrants in the city I
visited!), with storage tanks on the roof of each residence. In the
hot sun even white painted tanks got quite hot! Seemed very odd when
the 'cold' water came out hot!
Added to which the hot and cold tap positions were sometimes reversed
to what we normally use in north America!
One variety toilet had chrome button on top. Press it lightly was
supposed to low flush. i.e. if one only 'p**s' (thereby supposedly
saving water!). Pressing it fully was supposed to do a total flush.
However; frequently found that either the low flush didn't really do
the job and/or the total push didn't do a total flush either! So quite
often, but not all the time, another flush was necessary and that
second time one would tend to press it all the way down to make sure.
So there were a percentage of times that one was causing at least one
and a half flushes per throne sitting!
I have similar reservations about mandating the replacement of 25 cent
incandescent light bulbs by CFLs. Any 'wasted' heat, in our case,
merely contributing to heating the home off setting our electric heat!
It's all electrcity anyway.
What about in the summer, when you're paying for cooling and your lightbulbs
are just pumping out heat? I switched years ago, and it's been great. The
lights aren't hot, the energy usage is much lower, and the bulbs last for 5
years. What's not to like?
BEFORE YOU TOSS THAT TOILET TRY THIS!!
Go buy muriatic acid its cheap. plunge and spone out bowl.
wear safety glasses and use funnel to pour acid down dip tube inside
tank.. pour 1/2 down dip tube 1/2 in bowl.
have window open shut door wait 20 minutes flush repeatedly.
this really cleans out the sediment inside the passages of your
worth trying take deep breathe before pouring acid smells bad
email@example.com wrote in message
Is that the stuff that pops and boils when it touches water? Kind
of brownish color you can buy in the drain-clearing area of the
hardware chemicals section?
If so, I have a bottle that was hoping to use while I ran some
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