Toto Aquia as Back outlet toilet?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by shajan, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. shajan

    shajan New Member

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    Hi all.

    Looking at the Aquia diagrams, it looks to me that it might be possible to use it as a back outlet toilet if I don't use the unifit.

    Those of you who have seen the actual unit, what do you think? I'm interested in using it in a basement istall.

    Thanks,
    Shajan
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If the actual bowl outlet is horizontal, AND you could figure out some way to seal to that outlet, then I suppose it could be done. That takes care of the CAN IT BE DONE. The question you did not ask is, "Should it be done?" and for that the answer is a resounding NO. Once you remove the vertical component of the outlet, which the UniFit adapter provides, you change the toilet from a siphon bowl to a blowout toilet, and the tank has absolutely inadequate pressure to flush the toilet that way. So you would wind up with a toilet that was easy to install and flushes terribly. With no way to correct it.
     
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  4. shajan

    shajan New Member

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    Thanks HJ.

    Are there any cheap alternatives for me other than breaking the concrete and installing a regular toilet?
     
  5. apanda2

    apanda2 New Member

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    Try Saniflo toilets

    You could look at Saniflo toilets. There are also wall hung toilets from Caroma and Duravit and various other manufacturers. They are all more expensive than the floor mounted models but solve lots of problems.
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Most manufacturers make a floor mount rear outlet toilet, but the opening is still fairly close to the floor so you would probably have to break some concrete anyway.
     
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