solid waste removal

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Bill Thompson, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Bill Thompson

    Bill Thompson New Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Just bought a new house and the two toilets upstairs do a terrible job with solid waste; two to three flushes. The basement toilet works well. The toilets upstairs are American Standard and probably 20+ years old. Is this just a toilet problem? Any suggestions on reasonably priced toilets? (under $300.00)
  2. wraujr

    wraujr Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Are They 1.6gallon Flush

    Do you now if these are low flush (1.6 gallon)??? If so, the original 1.6gal designs were weakly modified designs that did a terrible job at waste removal. My house was built in '93 (15 years ago) and the low volume toilets are prone to clogging, etc.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    They may just have the wrong parts or are badly adjusted. A picture of the tank insides would tell us which AS system you have, since they produced many variations, each with its own ideosyncrasies.
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    If these toilets are 20 years old, they are the old full flow units. You may be able to get them working again with new innards, but the best thing to do is to get a couple of new Totos.
  6. TedL

    TedL New Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    NY Capital District
    Look for a date stamp in the back of the tank.
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