Dual Flushers

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  1. bbail

    bbail New Member

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    Just curious, why are dual flush toilets so few & far between ? Isn't this an excellent way to conserve resources ?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    In this country, they are new.
    Up until this point, water hadn't been an issue either.
    That is changing though.
    There is only so much water, and there will more and more people.

    I've been selling the dual flush units for years now.
    Starting with the Caroma dual flush, of which I've sold quite a few. 28-1/4" long for the round front.
    Toto has a nice dual flush, elongated bowl and very compact at 27-1/4" long
    Gerber has a Sloan Flushmate model with dual flush too.
    Any of these three models would be a good choice.

    All of these sell for more money than the standard toilets.
    So it does cost a bit more in the beginning to save water.
    It does pay in savings later on though.
     
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  4. bbail

    bbail New Member

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    Hi Terry,
    Am I assuming that the trapways on those models are all similar in size & glazed or are all traps glazed now?
    Have you seen many or any service problems with the tank valves or is it a non issue ? Thanks.
     
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Trapways on the Caroma are in the 3" to 4" range
    Some have plastic parts in the trapway, some are porcelain
    Parts have been dependable

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    Toto Aquia CST414M
    Toto is 2-5/8", part of the trapway is plastic.
    Parts have been dependable

    Gerber is porcelain, 2-0"
    Parts have been dependable, a little more work when it needs repairs.

    Performance between the three is really pretty even.

    I think the Caroma and the Toto look nicer as far as the quailty of the pour.

    Trapways are all glazed, even if its just a clear coat to seal it.
    I don't think that's a factor, what is a factor is the design itself and how well they maintain the shape of it as the clay dries.
     
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