Re: Toto Drake - tank doesn't fully empty?
Posted by Terry Love on July 06, 2004 at 17:59:06:
In response to Re: Toto Drake - tank doesn't fully empty?
: Based on this site, I installed a Toto Drake to replace an American Standard w/ Sloan Flushmate that we'd had for 6 months. (With the American Standard, if paper was dropped toward the front of the elongated bowl, it would hang up and not be flushed, even on repeat flushings - poor bowl design.)

: The Toto Drake is very quiet and flushes fine, but I have one concern - only about half the water from the tank goes into the bowl - the flapper closes so quickly that a LOT of water remains in the tank (unless you hold the handle down longer than normal). Is this normal?

Yes, it's normal. Almost all 1.6 toilets have tanks that hold 3 gallons or more.

1.6 gallons are released into the bowl during a flush.

The reason that more water is held in the tank, is to elevate it,
more height makes for more speed on the drop of the water.

A nice side benefit of the new toilets, is less condensation on the tank. The water stays closer to room temperature.
Terry Love

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