High-efficiency toilets are the way to go,

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  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    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.

    http://www.thestar.com/article/265074

    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.
    11/6/2007
     
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  2. mike95060

    mike95060 New Member

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    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

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    If the lines are sloped right, the flush should take it all the way to the main.
     
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