Does a septic tank and well water affect the type of toilet I buy?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by sobersgea, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. sobersgea

    sobersgea New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    We are installing ADA toilets in my sisters house so our Mom can move in with her. I have a couple of questions::confused:
    • Does being on a well and or having a septic tank determine which toilet we buy? Do either affect the performance?
    • Is elongated better/worse for an elderly person?
    • If you are on a well do you have to buy low-flow? Are they required by law now?
    We have a window of two weeks to get these installed before Mom moves in so as soon as we know the above we can start figuring out which toilets to get.

    Thanks much.
  2. sobersgea

    sobersgea New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Thanks for the quick response. Can you tell me why elongated? I have elongated and I love it but wonder why you feel it better for the elderly?
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Eighty percent are now elongated of the toilets I'm selling.

    Unless your door is hitting the end of the bowl, there is no reason to keep suffering with round.
    For a difference of 1.5", you wind up getting the space you need.

    If you have hard water, consider getting a bowl with Sanagloss.
    The bowl will be easier to keep clean.
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