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19 Sep 2000 at 6:06 pm #273534MasterPlumbersKeymaster
I have young children who love to put paper and other things in the toilet. This situation combined with the newer, low capacity toilets means that my toilet gets clogged often. I just heard about air pressure toilets, but I know nothing about them.
Do they work much better? What brand is best? Where is a good place to buy one? Any advice is welcome.
20 Sep 2000 at 12:28 am #287967SylvanLMPParticipant
What you heard about is the Sloan Flushmate PRESSURE assisted flushing
This device is used by several manufacturers in lieu of a gravity feed system.
As much as I adore Sloan products I would never install this device as my clients like Quiet operation and easy maintenance.
Sloan Royal and Gem sets the industry standards ONLY ones I EVER use.
Personally I would tell you to teach your BRATS not to throw paper or other stuff down the toilets,
Or go with a great gravity feed like a Crane.
For your information my kids did the same thing and I can tell you it gets MUCH worse wait till they start to drive and start dating
Then you will wish they only abused the plumbing fixtures.
My personal wish in life now is to live long enough to revenge myself and become a burden to my kids. PAY BACK.
Seriously think about keeping it simple like Gravity drainage like Crane or Gerber (2nd choice).
Good luck sounds like your in for it
20 Sep 2000 at 1:27 am #287968wpcParticipant
Try the TOTO drake water closet, they are a more expensive unit though, but the flush is great, this is just a suggestion.
20 Sep 2000 at 10:36 pm #287969GuestParticipant
First thing you have to teach your children that a water closet is luxury, you see there was a time that you had to leave your home and go out back to use the outhouse. This had to be done in all sorts of nasty weather.
During the early part of 1900’s great grandfather started installing water closet in homes , at the time it was considered taboo. People just couldn’t see using a toilet in there house, they thought it belonged in the backyard, most thought it was downright disgusting. Most of the toilets my great grandfather installed were put in closets, thus the term water closet.
One of the first great men to design this product ( though recently they have unearth a toilet in China that dates back thousands of years) was a fellow named Thomas Crapper thus the term Crapper, you may want to hold this information until your children are a little older.
My suggestion is, forget about the Sloan, when you flush it sounds like a 747 taking off in your bathroom, really only good for commercial retro fits, but to try renting an outhouse or porta potti and have your little darlings use that for a while. After trudging in and out of the house to use the out house they will gain a new found respect for the water closet and all it represents.
The water closet should be treated as a member of the family. If this doesn’t appeal you try purchasing a Eljer Patriot 1.6 gallon flush I have personally seen this toilet swallow TWELVE GOLF BALLS!
21 Sep 2000 at 10:26 pm #287970Brandon SewardParticipant
go with a AMERICAN STANDARD pressured tank toilet, they work well
22 Sep 2000 at 5:13 am #287971bungieParticipant
With a hundred years of good working toilets, if the bowl you have doesnt work with a standard gravity cistern …… then maybe you should get ride of the bowl.
22 Sep 2000 at 9:46 pm #287972bungieParticipant
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