Need to find 5 gallon flush toilet

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by KCFormula, May 14, 2009.

  1. Plumbs Away

    Plumbs Away Active Member

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    TOO funny. I do the same thing. I've replaced my parents' and my sister's and also numerous friends. My parents had 1963 Kohler Wellworths that still worked great but one was pink and the other blue. My sister had 1993 Mansfields and I'll leave that at that. I replace my own every time something new on the market appeals to me and donate what's being replaced to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I'm beginning to wonder if, in my case, it's hobby or obsession! LOL!
     
  2. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered In the Trades

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    Don't be fooled, Terry, they just love you for your toilets.
     
  3. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered In the Trades

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    Looks like everybody's tap dancing around the real issue here: just how many truck drivers you got living there?
     
  4. James Craft

    James Craft New Member

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    I have two nice 5 gallon toilets that I just pulled.
     
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    What state do you live in? On some, it's illegal to install, sell, import any toilet, new or used, into the state unless it meets current water use requirements.

    By no means are all toilets created equal, and many older, high volume ones, do not really work as well. The functional difference may be that with all of that water, you may 'erase' more skid marks, but some of the newest designs work quite well at those, too.
     
  6. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    He posted his request in 2009. I suspect he has his toilet acquisition accomplished.
     
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I pulled three today. Pretty much a normal day. Every plumber is pulling five gallon toilets all day long. If someone wants them, I'll load up their vans with them. It will save me getting rid of them.
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    A John Murray called me from Southern IL today and has a new in the box Gerber 5.0 gallon toilet.
    I have his phone number.
     
  9. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered In the Trades

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    WhooooooooooooooooooolgimmiefivegimmiefivegimmiefivegimmiesixgimmiesixdIhearsevengimmiesevengimmieseven............
     
  10. MARK TRICE

    MARK TRICE New Member

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    My goal this week is to find (3) ADA toilets that i can convert to 3 gal and above. I have Kohler pressure assist in there now. I have two restaurants that i service. They never had a sewer back up until i put the kitchen waste on a Grease Interceptor. Now the sanitary system has no other water on it other than the restrooms. The toilets never plug, its down the line more. As far as saving water. There are so many other ways we could save water. picking toilets to save the planet was a big mistake. These restaurant owners stick garden hoses down the toilets before a busy night and let them run for an hour. LOL
     
  11. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Most restaurants are using something like Bio-Clean on a regular basis to get rid of the grease in the pipes. The city of Bellevue requires restaurants to do that so that their main lines don't fill with grease.
    I once snaked a KFC in the 70's with a backup, and the lines were filled with chicken fat. It was disgusting.

    Bio-Clean
    Within an hour after pouring the bacteria into the drain, the bacteria begin to eat their way into the waste that has accumulated on the sides and top of the drain pipe. This is their natural food. They digest the waste and spread throughout your system, cleaning it completely.

    If you're a restaurant, remember that all that grease you putting in the lines just keeps on causing problems further down the line unless you do something about it. Are they skimming and cleaning out the grease interceptor on a regular basis?
     
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