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Old 09-12-2017, 07:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Flushing ability has more to do with cistern height than anything. It's not about volume flushed but flow rate. Kind of like expecting to be able to flush a poo with a piss, a slow flush is useless. Think of water blasters using next-to-no water compared to a hose

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Toilet tanks used to be on a 3 or 4ft standpipe with a pull cord on the lever. One wonders why they didn't return to that design with the low flow models.
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I thought that was negative though?
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Flushing ability has more to do with cistern height than anything. It's not about volume flushed but flow rate. Kind of like expecting to be able to flush a poo with a piss, a slow flush is useless. Think of water blasters using next-to-no water compared to a hose
That might be why the flapper valve is raised a number of inches off the bottom of the tank. The water below that point will never leave the tank...couldn't figure out what the point was. This is a good theory.

As of yet. I have yet to be able to slow it down, let alone plug it...quite impressed.
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I could ask my new landlord about raising the tank and putting in a padded backrest, but it would probably make more sense to ask what he wants to do before he installs the new toilet sitting in a box.

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