Ladies room toilet at a Boston Bar.

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by canton, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. canton

    canton Plumber

    Jul 24, 2005
    I've been asked to replace the ladies rm. toilet at a popular watering hole in Boston. They have a residential toilet and the when the ladies are finished they always use their foot to flush. The owner is constantly replacing the the handle and he wants to put a commercial or heavy duty water closet in, I'm thinking that I should go with the sloan flushometer, only thing is I'm sure that the women using the bathroom will still use their feet to flush and wear the flushometer out. I know they have those automatic flushers that flush when you get up.
    I'm wondering if anyone can give me a recommendation on the most durable commercial toilet.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    I have no intimate knowledge of this, but did see this on the Toto site...I've been happy as a consumer with my Toto, but they are residential...

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  4. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

    Oct 20, 2005
    New Hampshire
    EVERYBODY uses their foot to flush those commercial toilets. The handle is usually so low and in a narrow booth that you would have to bend down and put your face above the bowl to flush it by hand. Not many people are going to do that. The rest rooms in most watering holes are so filthy that nobody wants to touch anything with their hands.

    I am confident that foot-flushing is one of the design requirements for commercial Flush-o-meter handles.

    Maybe you could relocate the standard toilet tank up on the wall so the handle is about 42" off the floor. You won't get many ladies who will flush that with their foot.
  5. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

    Aug 7, 2005

    Sloan valves can be converted to automatic too..
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Sloan has been doing flushometers for a very long time. They have proven reliability, and plumbers have become experienced in working on them. Autoflush is definitely the way to go.

    Others, like Zurn, etc, are making automatic valves. But in my somewhat limited experience, I would say the Sloans hold up better. Just my opinion.
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