Why can hotels buy 3.5 gpf toilets, and we can't?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by RBrown, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. RBrown

    RBrown New Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    West Virginia
    Stayed at a Hampton Inn a couple of weeks ago and the hotel room was equipped with an American Standard 3.5 gpf toilet that used a flapper. Why can't an average citizen buy one of these?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    After the 1.6 gpf rule went into effect, companies were allowed to make 3.6 gpf models and label them "for commercial use only". I am not sure if anyone still makes them, but American Standard seems to have dropped them in favor of just making all 1.6 models.
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