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
this 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.
If your old toilet was a 3.5 then you'll probably feel a little
disappointed with the 1.6-gallon model. The 1.6 will move the waste,
but you're not going to enjoy that big manly WHOOSH that you would get
with a 3.5-gallon model. You'll get used to the difference pretty
quick. If by some reason the difference between the two toilets just
drives you nuts, you can adjust the water level in the tank. You can
also buy a replacement flapper that is not designed to "save water".
This will help give a better flush. Some newer models are designed to
quickly flush and close. This design was introduced because most
flushes are only liquid waste. If there is solid waste, you'll have to
hold the handle down a few seconds longer to get a full flush.
I've changed the header on this subject line because, for one thing, I
was thinking it might benefit other people to see this sort of
information and so maybe my header should say something about the
subject, too. :-)
Thanks so much for this additional information.
Is there a way, then, to adjust the water level in the bowl (as
opposed to in the tank)?
Otherwise, I guess I'll eventually get used to this. It just looks
different than I'm used to.
By the way -- I'd purchased those drop-in blue disks that can drop
into the tank in order to have blue water. After I'd dropped on in, I
saw a notice in the tank that said that using these could cause damage
to parts and invalidated the warranty.
I called Kohler to ask about this, and the Customer Service
representative said this was the case -- that those drop-ins could
damage rubber parts. So I took out the one I'd put in and threw them
away. (Wasted $2.00 ...)
She said I could use the kind you put inside the rim of the bowl. So
I purchased one of those instead. I've put it in, and I guess it
deodorizes, et cetera, but it doesn't make the water blue.
I'd used those drop-ins with my other toilet. But I won't with this
one, since they say not to.
Anyway ... I'd be interested to know if there's a way to adjust the
water in the bowl. Otherwise, as I said, I'll just get use to it.
On 6 Mar 2004 06:59:29 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Linda W.) wrote:
Here's a diagram of the whole thing (not a wonderful diagram, but the
best I could find)
You can see that the water level in the bowl is controlled by the
design of the 'dam' in the trap, so is not adjustable.
John W Hall < email@example.com>
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
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