Does anyone know of a fix for clogging low flow toilets other than buying a
newer model? Not enough water flushes (even though there's plenty left in
the tank when it shuts off), so that when there's solids in the bowl, I
often end up with a plugged toilet. This happens to all the toilets in my
house that was built in 1996. I'm wondering if someone makes a different
flush mechanism for my Mansfield toilets so that more water will empty out
of the tank? Or perhaps there's a modification that can be done to let more
water flow out of the tank? I don't care about maintaining that 1.6 gpf
*IF* the original flush valve is still in the tank it would be a #211 1.6 GPF
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Mansfield also makes a #210 flush valve which would allow a little over twice
as much water to discharge from the tank. The nice thing about this option is
the "float assembly" are interchangeable. That means you won't have to take
the tank off the bowl. Just be careful in ordering there are 2 different
You can also remove the tank and install a "standard" plastic flush valve with
flapper. This will require a bit more effort and replacement of at least all
the bolt washers and perhaps the bolts also.
That's a good tip for the standard flush valve, but the ones in my toilet
don't have chains or the usual flapper. The valve is a bell shaped piece
that gets raised to let the water out. Thanks to Plumbguru2, I now have a
different bell shape valve that lets more water flush before shutting off.
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