Flushometer not clearing bowl

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  1. rantfarm

    rantfarm New Member

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    I bought an apartment with an existing Sloan Flushometer connected to a REAR DISCHARGE Eljer bowl (we have concrete floors that we can't touch). There are no markings or info on the bowl. The problem is that the flush usually clears solids but paper tends to "catch" at the bowl drain opening. A licensed plumber looked at it and said that the diaphragm (a 2.5 gal) could be changed to a higher flush volume diaphragm, but with the risk that the bowl could overflow or splash out.

    Today I had an idea: What if the bowl is the problem? What if I switched to a Toto that would offer less resistance to the paper and allow it to flush through? I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this kind of situation. Thank you for reading, and thank you Terry Love--I hope this site is making you happy and prosperous, because it's a national resource.

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It sounds more like a bowl issue.

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    A wall hung bowl with Flushometer exposed valve, no tank right?

    The new bowls are set up for 1.6 gallons. I hear from the people at SeaTac Airport, that the TOTO bowls are working well in their bathrooms.
    Much better than the bathrooms with Eljer bowls
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  3. wjcandee

    wjcandee Wise One

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    Atlanta airport is happy with their Toto-redo a couple of years ago; saving a bunch of water and $$.

    And I hear that Lincoln Center is happy with the Totally Toto bathrooms in their new facilities. The design of the fixtures look cool, too. The first urinals that I have seen that actually are attractive.
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  5. asktom

    asktom Member

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    If there is mineral build-up, a little white vinegar from time to time will smooth things out.
  6. rantfarm

    rantfarm New Member

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    Not using Charmin. The most similar picture is http://img1.wfrcdn.com/lf/49/hash/903/7080500/1/.jpg even thought it shows an American Standard and not an Eljer. The Eljer bowl is the same general shape, except the footprint on the floor is rectangular, and the drain pipe outline is not visible. Based on the replies here, I'm going to take the gamble and replace the Eljer bowl with a Toto model that is made to work with the Flushometer. Thank you, all.

  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    TOTO doesn't make a floor mount, rear outlet bowl.
    Kohler does though.

    Anglesey™

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    I like their pressure assist bowls.
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