High-efficiency toilets are the way to go,

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Terry, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Article by David Rider of the Star

    Unbelievable things are happening in toilets – and that's not crap.

    While consumers watch high-tech firms relentlessly one-up each other with digital wizardry, a similar war is being fought under our, um, noses.


    Single-flush HET Eco Drake $239.99 for regular bowl

    Dual-flush Aquia $379.99 for elongated bowl
    We have plenty of TOTO Aquia toilets for the Seattle area now.
    We just picked up 40 of them.
    Last edited: May 30, 2014
  2. mike95060

    mike95060 New Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    Re: High-efficiency toilets are the way to go

    In that Toronto Star article it says: "There is a limit – 3.8 litres (per flush) is probably the lowest we'll get," says Gauley. "You still have to get the matter down the drain line and our tests say that's what it takes."

    I had the Eco Toto installed a couple of weeks ago and as I said in another thread it seems to be working just fine (actually better and quieter than my old inefficient toilet) with very little water. I did wonder about keeping the drain line working in my 50 year old house. Am I correct in assuming that it is only necessary to have the "matter" moved a fairly short distance down to my main drain line where it meets the waste water from the rest of the house?
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    If the lines are sloped right, the flush should take it all the way to the main.
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