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Think tank ranks Toto toilets tops

Toto’s leading low-flush toilet models swept the top three spots in a 50-toilet comparison study released by the NAHB Research Center in October, posting perfect or near-perfect scores on the research institute’s “Flush Performance Index.” The study subjected 1.6-gallon toilets to a competitive flush-off using standardized “floater” and “sinker” sponges and anywhere from one to […]

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Don’t let toilets flush potential profits

Hotels and motels can save a considerable amount of money by installing water-efficient toilets. Using the traditional gravity-assisted flushing toilet that contains 3.5 to 6.5 gallons of water, the typical 120-unit full-service hotel can spend $50,000-plus on water bills. Such cost can be minimized with new 1.6-gallon flushing toilets, which can be either gravity-assisted or […]

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Dual flush toilet mechanism operation

Dual Flush is an interactive water saving design for a toilet. It is created with the internal flush valve allowing two separate flushing volumes for disposing waste. This type of cistern gives you the choice between a half flush for disposing liquid waste or a full flush for disposing solid waste. Dual flush toilets handle […]

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The two-pint flush toilet

Step-by-step instructions are presented for constructing a toilet system based on a Sealand marine and recreational vehicle flush toilet. A reservoir mounted above the toilet provides the two pints of water needed for each flush.Over time I have read a number of things pro and con about composting toilets. Some say theirs work great while […]

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Broken Toilets and Bullet Trains

Akio Shiibashi had wanted to design bullet trains in his native Japan. Instead, the railway he worked for sent him to repair toilets and light fixtures around a few of its stations in Tokyo. He spent weeks cursing his bad luck. He felt he was on the wrong career track and at times wondered what […]

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Get Past Talk on Toilets

TUCKED inside the local seetion of the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 25 was a report of a “short debate” by the City Council before a vote to enter into negotiations on an amendment and extension of a 20-year contract that’s been “a financial disappointment for the city.”The negotiations will proceed with Outfront JC Decaux, […]

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NYC toilet rebate program doing job

New York City, NY, has successfully replaced 444,924 toilets in its toilet rebate program. The program aims to replace a total of 1.2 million out of the 4 million water-wasting toilets in New York City, and is part of an effort to deal with the drought. By Oct 11, 1995, $81,384,950 had been paid to […]

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Huge toilet changeout plan aired

New York, NY, Mayor David Dinkins announced a three-year changeout rebate program to replace over 25% of the city’s 4 million toilets with 1.6 gpf models. The $276-million program would require building owners and homeowners to use licensed master plumbers for the installation work to insure accountability. Installation of the first flushing toilet in a […]

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