Need dual flush toilet recommendation

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by midiwe, Aug 10, 2006.


Does dual flush toilet lead to stinky, poo-ish toilet vs. regular toilet?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2006.
  1. Yes! Always worse prob than with regular toilet

    0 vote(s)
  2. Sometimes worse than regular toilet

    0 vote(s)
  3. Rarely a worse prob than with regular toilet

    2 vote(s)
  4. Never! not more a problem with dual flush than regular toilet

    2 vote(s)
  1. midiwe

    midiwe New Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    I am considering getting a dual flush toilet. Of particular interest are the Toto Aquia and the Caroma Royale. If I have an aversion to stinky bathrooms and dealing with poo in general (hate traces of poo left in toilet after flush or smelly bathroom), should I avoid dual flush toilets? Also, any personal experience with the Toto Aquia or the Caroma Royale. Comments appreciated!
  2. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    Why would you think a dual flush toilet would have more trouble dealing with solid waste than any other toilet? The user hits the low-water-volume button for liquid waste (+ small amts of paper) but uses the full 1.6 gal full flush for solid waste, so should perform like other 1.6 gal toilets.
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  4. midiwe

    midiwe New Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    dual flush toilet

    Another post said the Aquia results in a stinkier bathroom than a regular toilet. Other posts on dual flush toilets also complained about less clean flushes etc.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I know of two homes that have the Aquia in their main baths.
    The Trapway is 2-5/8"
    One of them mine, and one Cathy's.
    Cathy's kids love the Aquia.

    It's just a normal toilet that looks nice and flushes quickly.
    It gets more use that the other toilets in the home.

    I've been installing dual flush toilets since 98, and the Aquia is the nicest one out there right now.
    I think I've sold about 60 since they came out in the US.
    They've been in Tailand for six years.

    Dual flush bowls do hold less water, though the trap seal remains intact like any other toilet. No difference there. The room should smell clean between uses.

    Less water though, so I would say just a bit more attention with a brush for cleaning sometimes.
    The bowl rinse does cover the entire bowl well.
    I've been using Clorox with Teflon bowl cleaner, and that has been keeping things pretty clean.

    There are some 1.6 bowls that don't stay this clean.
    The Kohler Cimarron misses the bowl wash in back. The Titan is pretty slim on bowl wash. The Vortens 1.0 bowl with Flushmate needs lots of cleaning.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 27, 2006
  6. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Southern California

    That is untrue. I've never seen anything but rave reviews. Ive had my Aquia for quite
    a while now and it's great.
    There simply is no evidence to substantiate these myths.

    In fact the flush is more powerful than my new Kohler.
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