The park model I am renting at Orchard Ranch has a water saving toilet. At least that is the intent of the toilet designers. However, that has not been my experience. If you're flushing liquid, it works just fine with a single flush. However, anything else and it will require three flushes to finish the job. (Is that a pun.)
I wonder how and what the designers were using to test the toilet's ability to properly flush the contents of the bowl.
I thought I might be an unusual specimen in the human race. However, when I was griping about the toilet in a conversation with a cousin, she remarked that her daughter had the same complaint about a toilet in their house.
It's an admirable goal to save water. However, I am not sure any water is being saved if I have to flush three times.
When I visited New Zealand and Australia they addressed that wasting water issue by designing toilets to do a half flush or a full flush depending on the needs of the user. How come something similar has not been introduced in this country.
Until I return to my home in Tucson I will tolerate the three flush toilet.
Low water toilets work quite well if you shop intelligently. We replaced our crappy builder's toilets with very nice low water units. No complaints.ReplyDelete
Also, two-mode toilets are sold in the US. Get thee to a showroom!
No doubt the lowest bidder got the contract to provide low water commodes for the park model.Delete
In internet searches I found retrofit systems for existing commodes to provide dual flush modes.
When we bought our new toilet for the house last year, there was one model that had the half flush choice. We just went with the 1.6 gallon one and it works great. The plumber who installed it said it was good we didn't get the 1.2 gallon version because that one doesn't do ' the job'.ReplyDelete
I probably won't replace the toilet, but might consider replacing the flush mechanism with a dual flush mode.Delete
We bought a two-mode toilet at Costco for $79.00 a few years ago. Worked great!ReplyDelete
When I get back to Tucson, perhaps I will consider an ecological decision to save water with the toilet in my park model. Time to head off for research into a new toilet or just a two way flush system.Delete