High Tank Water Closet - efficient?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by hmac, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. hmac

    hmac New Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    I'm going to install a second bathroom in the basement and would like to use a high efficiency toilet. I'm wondering about High Tank Water Closets, how do they perform with respect to water consumption? (Are they practical?) Are there better alternatives that I should consider?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    In the US, any new toilet sold today must meet the 1.6gallon per flush maximum. Some use a little less. Some toilets work quite well, some are abysmal. Go to Terry's home page and read the ratings/reviews and read some here.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    If you really mean a "high tank" toilet, meaning one with the tank near the ceiling they have much better flushing than a low tank because of the higher pressure generated by the added height.
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