Reducing noise in TOTO Aquia trap

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by pankaek, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. pankaek

    pankaek New Member

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    Had a TOTO Aquia installed since the weekend and am overall very happy with it, except I'd like to reduce the noise of fluids going down the trap.
    I was thinking of shoving in some kind of noise insulation material in and around the trap area, and maybe a heavy wooden cover behind the bowl.

    Any suggestions on what materials to use?
  2. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    You can use some fibre glass insulation but i wouldn't use spray foam in case you want to service it in the future.
    I seen a home show and they used a "Jean" insulation which was fire and mold resistent. Which i that was pretty cool.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2007
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If you have a clock anywhere, you will remember that when you first got it, you would hear the tick, tick, tick.

    After awhile, you don't hear it.
    It's still ticking, you've just "tuned it out" as a natural sound in your environment.
    I have an Aquia, and I don't hear it anymore.
    I did when it was first installed.
  4. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    Same here Terry.

    I've always said that people need to utilize new technology in the spirit of the Original Goal and Purpose.
    If not then you probably aren't a good candidate to try it out.
    In this case-Saving Water/changing bathroom habits.

    The "noise" is a brief trickle sound and lasts literally seconds and in many cases not very audible at all.
    My guess is it's a Non-Issue with the overwhelming majority of users.

    In fact I'd really love to see a poll of Aquia customers....

    Mike
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2007
  5. tjbaudio

    tjbaudio Sound and Light Suppervisor for a School District

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    I would love to be an Aqua customer, unfortunatly I cant find one right now :(
  6. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    Call the VP of sales at Toto (US) and butter him up. :D
    I spoke to him at length last year--very nice guy-very chatty. Who knows??

    Mike
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The Aquia is back ordered right now.
    It's a matter of getting on the list.
  8. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    I now have 182 on backorder for customers, i was supposed to get 120 on Monday now they are only shipping me 72, when we are getting more is up in the air.
    I tell customers to get on the waiting list because as of now if your not you will never receive one.
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