High Tank Water Closet - efficient?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by hmac, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. hmac

    hmac New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm going to install a second bathroom in the basement and would like to use a high efficiency toilet. I'm wondering about High Tank Water Closets, how do they perform with respect to water consumption? (Are they practical?) Are there better alternatives that I should consider?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    In the US, any new toilet sold today must meet the 1.6gallon per flush maximum. Some use a little less. Some toilets work quite well, some are abysmal. Go to Terry's home page and read the ratings/reviews and read some here.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilet

    If you really mean a "high tank" toilet, meaning one with the tank near the ceiling they have much better flushing than a low tank because of the higher pressure generated by the added height.
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