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?

Steve,
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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