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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 7:22 am

Does anybody remember all the hype about those terrible low flow toilets?


 
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Post by Rob R. » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 7:28 am

Yes, and we lived through all of the problems with them in the late 90’s. My parents built a new house in 1995 that came with low flow toilets that could barely flush anything. I remember dad checking the pitch on the drain lines because he thought there must be something else wrong. Finally he called a local contractor to take a look and the guy suggested replacing the toilets. Over the next few years they replaced the toilets one by one and all of the problems were eliminated.

Today’s low flow toilets work much better, although some of the cheapies are still problematic.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 7:48 am

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Yes, and we lived through all of the problems with them in the late 90’s. My parents built a new house in 1995 that came with low flow toilets that could barely flush anything.

Today’s low flow toilets work excellent.
Bingo!

I have a 1982 home and have toilets that don't flush well. They consume a lot of water and you still have to flush them multiple times... They just don't work anymore.
One is a corner toilet and it is not round nor elongated. It has a seat that is kind of square in the front. Well probably a cat knocked the seat down and it cracked. Not your standard seat. And to boot the toilet is not white. Maybe Bone or ivory.
Cannot go to Home Depot or lowes and purchase a corner toilet today. You have to order it and pick up in store. Lowes only carry's one option the Depot maybe 6. Bottom line is the exact same toilets I would need to order and go pick up can be delivered for $100 less when purchased thru Amazon.

And the new toilets flush great! Woosh! And the fill is so quiet you cannot even hear it when standing right next to the toilet.

Okay now logically compare that to the EV of the 80's and the Tesla of 2024.
EV's have evolved tremendously.
My prediction is not too far in the distant future all the negative hype regarding EV's will long be forgotten.

 
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Post by mozz » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 8:11 am

Of course you had to bring Tesla into a thread about *censored*.

 
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Post by theo » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 8:44 am

The best!!!!

 
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Post by Richard S. » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 8:56 am

ColdHouse wrote:
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Does anybody remember all the hype about those terrible low flow toilets?
It's because they were terrible. If I were to guess they were slapping some low flow valves on existing designs. Today I have a $100 Lowes brand toilet that has worked great for the past 5 or so years. Wasn't my decision to buy it at the time but it's been very good. The one and only complaint is the seat was really cheesy but you can replace that.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 9:20 am

We have a 10 yr old Kohler 1.6, two Toto 1.28, and a Delta 1.28 gpf in our house. I would not buy another 1.6 toilet.

Although the Totos are my favorite (neither one has EVER seen a plunger) I would give the Delta my “Best Buy” rating. It was inexpensive and works great.


 
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Post by warminmn » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 9:44 am

mozz wrote:
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Of course you had to bring Tesla into a thread about *censored*.
Perhaps Teslas could be used to *censored* in.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 10:09 am

The point is that EV's have come a long ways just like low flow toilets.
I think these toilets are amazing.

 
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Post by tcalo » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 10:42 am

We replaced standard flush valves with low flow at my job years ago. Commercial buildings, community college. Tons of use. They are junk!!! You’d be lucky if you can flush a feather down them.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 11:07 am

tcalo wrote:
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We replaced standard flush valves with low flow at my job years ago. Commercial buildings, community college. Tons of use. They are junk!!! You’d be lucky if you can flush a feather down them.
I am not a toilet engineer. However I think there is way more to the low flow flush toilet than the toilet valve. I think the toilet has been re-enginnered. I think the flush valve, is larger as well as the hole in the tank and the passageway of the toilet. It is also possible that the passageway has been changed.

The 1982 toilet had a much smaller hole. I am guessing 2 inch and the new toilet is 3 inch.
Area = pie R squared
3.14x1=3.14 cubic inches of water flow in old toilet.
3.14x 2.25=7.0635 cubic inches of water flow in new toilet.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 1:30 pm

TESLA Smart Cat Toilet
https://www.teslasmart.com/tesla-smart-cat-toilet

And it's Wi-Fi compatible.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 2:44 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 1:30 pm
TESLA Smart Cat Toilet
https://www.teslasmart.com/tesla-smart-cat-toilet

And it's Wi-Fi compatible.
Smart cats choose Tesla.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 3:22 pm

I just thought it was hilarious that it had wi-fi connectivity. Seriously, what information do you need electronically from a litterbox?

 
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Post by Richard S. » Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 3:48 pm

tcalo wrote:
Mon. Jun. 10, 2024 10:42 am
We replaced standard flush valves with low flow at my job years ago. Commercial buildings, community college. Tons of use. They are junk!!! You’d be lucky if you can flush a feather down them.
The problem is you are putting a low valve on a toilet designed for high flow. To reiterate the toilet I have is from Lowes and cost $99, the only complaint as mentioned above is it has a very cheesy seat. A single push on the lever and release, just about anything goes down. If you ate a pound of chili the night before and went through half a roll of toilet paper you can hold the lever down and it will do a full flush.


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