Low flow toilets any better now than 16 years ago?


  #1  
Old 03-01-16, 08:13 AM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 355
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Low flow toilets any better now than 16 years ago?

In California we have 1.6 gallon "low flow" toilets. I'm wondering if the low-flow toilets of today are better at not getting stopped up when compared to the low-flow toilets that they were making in 2000. Is there any point in replacing?
 
  #2  
Old 03-01-16, 08:29 AM
P
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 28,312
Received 2,309 Upvotes on 2,054 Posts
Yes, they have gotten much better if you pick a good one. The cheap ones sold in most home centers are not that great but the more premium models can have quite good flushes.
 
  #3  
Old 03-01-16, 08:29 AM
Meanderthal's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 40
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I think 1.6 gallons is now the national standard and California now allows no more that 1.28.
 
  #4  
Old 03-01-16, 08:45 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,208
Received 1,286 Upvotes on 1,224 Posts
1.28 is pretty common now, that's what I installed over the weekend.
 
  #5  
Old 03-01-16, 09:17 AM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 355
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
1.28???? California hasn't built a dam in like 50 years yet building a 150 billion dollar average speed rail and giving government employees raises during a recession takes highest priority.

Any brand or model recommendations? http://www.homedepot.com/s/toilet?NCNI-5
 
  #6  
Old 03-01-16, 09:38 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,208
Received 1,286 Upvotes on 1,224 Posts
  #7  
Old 03-01-16, 10:16 AM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 355
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Ahh the one that flushes the golf balls in that commercial.
One more question. How do you move the old toilet out? Just put it on a dolly with some plastic laid down and roll it out? Maybe a hand truck works better?
 
  #8  
Old 03-01-16, 10:53 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,208
Received 1,286 Upvotes on 1,224 Posts
I carried mine but that's not the right answer for everyone - your ideas sound fine as well.
 
  #9  
Old 03-01-16, 11:18 AM
P
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 28,312
Received 2,309 Upvotes on 2,054 Posts
If you are feeling strong you can carry it out whole or you can unbolt the tank from the bowl to help break up the weight into two pieces.
 
  #10  
Old 03-01-16, 11:22 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,208
Received 1,286 Upvotes on 1,224 Posts
Yes, I unbolted the tank from the bowl before I carried it out
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: