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Old 01-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Talk to me about 1.28 gal toilets.

SO, Are the new 1.28 gallon toilets worth a shit?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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get a good plunger
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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get a good plunger

That's what I am wondering....
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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get a good plunger
...and flush as you go.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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get a good plunger
Good luck finding one with a large enough diameter to fit the elongated throat in the new commode!!!!!

We just got a couple of Kohler 1.28's.

One of them plugged and, the standard, 6" everyday plunger that has been in existence for the last 60+ years won't cover the oblong/elongated throat in the bowl to plunge it!!!

Could not find a large diameter plunger anywhere. Had to fabricate an adapter out of an old tupperware to be able to cover the elongated hole in the stupid thing.


Other than that, it works OK.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
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I've got a 1960's Universal Rundle toilet in the basement. Not sure how many gallons but it's the greatest toilet ever.

BTW I was pretty pissed when I found out "Mud" was already taken here when I joined. Had to to settle with the crappy "Mudflaps" instead.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
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I'm quite good at clogging them apparently, I spend a lot of time in hotels, all the newer ones have them, yes, it is quite embarrassing calling the front desk with a big log stuck in the turlet...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:26 PM   #8
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I'm quite good at clogging them apparently, I spend a lot of time in hotels, all the newer ones have them, yes, it is quite embarrassing calling the front desk with a big log stuck in the turlet...
My gf did that once, tried to blame me, its quite easy laughing about it when you know you didn't go.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #9
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I'm quite good at clogging them apparently, I spend a lot of time in hotels, all the newer ones have them, yes, it is quite embarrassing calling the front desk with a big log stuck in the turlet...
I'm good at this too. But I figured out how to deal with it and never had to call the front desk:
1. Turn the sink water on full hot.
2. Take the coffee pot from the coffee maker.
3. Fill coffee pot with hot water.
4. Dump in toilet.
5. Repeat 4 and 5 until 'whoosh'.

Has worked every time. Use at your own risk...
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:04 PM   #10
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I installed one of these



in 2007 and it has never clogged. I've flushed old leftovers down it and it never complains. The plunger, which saw regular use with the $99 Ace Hardware cheapie that came with the house, now lives in the shed, completely unused. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone who asks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:21 PM   #11
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I put an american standard 1.28 gal flush toilet in our house 3 months ago. . . . the old (1960s) toilet didn't flush that well, and I'm interested in saving water. I was prepared to spend a few hundred bucks and buy a nice dual flush model, but I looked at the flush efficiency and prices, and decided I'd probably save more water with a 1.28 gallon model, and it promised to flush anything. I think I paid around $120 bucks, the box included a wax ring and new supply hose, and it's worked perfectly every flush. Oh, and big unexpected bonus: cleaning the toilet got a lot less frequent and a lot easier; a lot of newer toilets have super slick glazes on the inside so that crud doesn't stick/mildew doesn't grow.

I think people who resist new high efficiency toilets must have gotten burned on the first wave of 1.6 gallon toilets. . . things have come a long way since then. I used to only recommend Toto, since they were heads and shoulders above other toilets. Nowadays, it's pretty easy to find a low flow toilet that actually works, costs less than $200, and goes in in an hour.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:50 PM   #12
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The one I posted above is Australian. It's a dual flush, .8/1.28 (3L/4.8L). The first month I put it in, our water usage dropped by 500 gallons. That's with two people. If you have a houseful of folks, the savings could be substantial.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:57 PM   #13
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Interesting, what is it?

When I was looking at dual flush toilets, seemed like most of them were still 1/1.6 gallon, or something close to that. I don't feel any need to flush every time I pee anyway.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #14
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Interesting, what is it?

When I was looking at dual flush toilets, seemed like most of them were still 1/1.6 gallon, or something close to that. I don't feel any need to flush every time I pee anyway.
That is a Caroma Sydney Smart 305 Round Front Plus. It's a washdown design, rather than a siphon jet, so it keeps the bowl fairly clean.

http://www.caromausa.com/products/in...products71.php
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:44 AM   #15
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Low volume toilets

are not bad as long as there's enough water running from other sources to keep the drain line washed out. If a toilet is on its own branch drain and has a long run of 3-4" pipe 'til it gets to an intersection, the lack of volume might not sweep things down the drain. Toilet with a shower close by? No problem.
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