Re: replacement toilet options
Posted by Terry Love on February 19, 2002 at 00:29:49:
In response to Re: replacement toilet options

: My brothers and I would like to replace our elderly parents' old toilet. They live in central Pennsylvanis, use well water, and have been worried about their well going dry for most of the past five years. Thus they flush the toilet only for solid waste, not liquid. We'd definitely like to install one of the 1.6 gpf models. I'm not sure what the pressure is at the toilet. One of my brothers recently installed a filter in their system since they were getting a lot of "grit" (sand, dirt, etc.) in their water. Should we go for a pressure-assisted unit or one of the better gravity units such as a Toto? I've read that the pressure-assisted units do not always work well in the presence of excessive dirt, and that they require at least 25 lbs. of pressure. Or should we hire a plumber to check the pressure at the toilet and install a pressure-assisted unit? Should we be concerned about the abilty of a non-plumber to repair one type as opposed to the other? Thanks for any advice that you can give us.

Jim,
Most well systems are 35 or more pounds.
I think you will be fairly safe with either the pressure assist or the G-Max of the Toto.
Repairing the pressure assist would involve replacing the cartridge if it goes bad. It's not hard with the directions. Terry



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