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New Toilet

2004-09-03 03:40:22.193063+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Ouch. Now that I'm spending so much time talking to people, I'm not even doing interesting development that I can allude to on the blog. But I did replace our cracked toilet this morning with a pressurized tank Eljer. If you see me nervously pressing a flush handle from a distance... well... the first few flushes on this beasty are kinda scary. The instructions do warn you, but...

Next up: cat pictures.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-03 14:48:14.221468+00 by: petronius

May be you should have held out for the Plutonium powered model....

Did you look into Dual mode models, where you use 1.5 gallons for removing a tinkle's worth or a full, manly 5 gal. for the Full Chalupa? I've seen such in Japan and in Australia. I even stumbled on this system , which replaced part of the flush mechanism instead of the entire commode. I'd like to find out if it actually works, although with Lake Michigan as our back yard, water saving isn't that big an issue in Chicago.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-03 18:30:11.530969+00 by: Dan Lyke

I didn't see any dual mode models on the shelf, and they might not even be "legal" for installation here. My impression from reading around is that a good number of the 1.6 gallon models are, in essence, dual mode, you just have to wait for the tank to fill again for the full 3.2 gallon flush...

This one works really well as long as you drop the toilet paper in the water, on the side it can occasionally get stuck. The big issue with those first few flushes is that before whatever happens after 4 or 5 flushes with the tank happens, the thing sprayed water everywhere. My first thought as I did the test flush and got soaked was "what didn't I tighten?"

It still flushes with... emphasis.