TOTO AQUIA-Commercial Applications?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Mike50, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Southern California
    I have friends that are doing commercial and residential remodeling.
    They are new owners of a fairly large Nursery in this small rustic community. (plants-cactus).

    Like myself they subscribe to the green/sustainable theory etc.
    And no doubt they will seriously consider Aquia's for their residence which is fine.

    I have some serious reservations about recommending an Aquia for this nursery based on my limited experience with the toilet. I'd like to get some opinions from anyone with experience or information regarding this.

    A few thoughts:

    1.No doubt TOTO was successful with Aquia's in Thailand for 6 years and likely many commercial applications as well presumably in Bangkok.
    The fact is that most Thai men weigh 50-100 lbs less than many American men.

    2. Who/How/Where does the education about "Dual flush" happen?
    It seems to me this could be a potential nightmare with some varying factors.

    There is no doubt in my mind that the whole dual flush concept will
    be embedded in our psyche in the coming years. BUT we aren't there yet.

    note: The Aquia Button is clearly labeled with a removable sticky label .9 and 1.6 flush.
    Actually I'm anticipating about 15 responses of: "Have you lost your freakin' mind..?"
    And Somehow I don't think that big burly catus delivery guys are concerned or impressed with the soft close seat either.:D

    I already know the answer to this-but I haven't seen it discussed yet...

    What is the best-state of the art commercial toilet available for light and medium seasonal traffic. Drake??
    Is it available with Sanigloss?

    I know nothing about commercial plumbing ratings.

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2006
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    As far as education on the Dual flush, at the worst, they will push the 1.6 gallon button, and at best the 0.9 button.

    Either way, stuff is going down.
    The Aquia has an elongated bowl, set at 15.125" high.
    Not high enough if you need ADA, but good for most commercial spaces.
    The trapway is 2-5/8"

    Any elongated seat will work with it.

    For many of my customers, I'm using either the Toto Drake, which comes in
    Toto Drake
    Elongated standard height
    Elongated standard height, Sanagloss
    Elongated ADA height
    Gerber Ultraflush
    Elongated standard height
    Elongated ADA height

    Gerber 21-302 with the Flushmate 1.6 gallon tank.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
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  4. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Southern California
    For commercial applications and if an owner feels strongly about getting on board with the newer water conservation technologies available:
    I would only get involved with the 1.28 single flushers right now anyway.

    I have a few months experience with the Aquia...and all I'm saying here is that I would not install one at a nursery if I were the owner.
    Would it be effective? probably yes but I wouldnt risk some knucklehead filling up that bowl with trash and junk then try to flush it away with
    less than a gallon of water.

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2006
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