“I read the reviews here, and thought the worst problem would be the water splashing out the back, which sounded fixable, so I bought one. At first I too had water on the floor after each flush, but it wasn't coming out the back (which I'd duct taped anyway, just in case). Turned out it was leaking from the gasket between the tank & bowl, and after tightening the bolts more than I thought...” --tjwhalen
“I did a lot of reasearch before cosing this model. Just go to home improvement center and put your hand in the bowl past where you can see... 85% of them do not glaze the s-trap! I was looking for US made and would flush well. And I do not mean golf balls! I was so happy with this model I bought four of them and recommend it to everyone. Having an inner tank, there has been no summer...” --Energyman2009
“Even with a fan, and proper venting, this unit (used occasionally by 2 people), is a BIG disappointment. The company claims it is effective for 3 people full time use. Company was no help in solving smell and lack of composting action. A bucket would be the better value. I have replaced the Biolet with a Sun-mar. If you buy the non-electric Biolet you will become a poop farmer. I do have a...” --fgreen
We've just purchased this toilet on the recomendation of the sales people. Big mistake. Do you research, don't believe sales people. They clearly never bothered googling this model's reviews.
Can't comment on installation, our contractor did it, but given the time it took, it probably wasn't fun, like most of the people are saying.
The full flash doesn't flash the number 2 unless you use...” --Kot Matroskin
I have the 1.28 gal. tank.
With number "1" the flush is OK and seems to get rid of it.
With number "2" it sometimes takes up to five flushed to clear the bowl. There is so little water in the bowl that the waste sticks to the bowl above the water line and then you have to flush several times to clear it out. You end up wasting more water.
With every...” --Ed456
“We have this on our boat, which means we don't need to call the pumpout boat, and that's a good thing, because in Puerto Rico, they don't have pump out boats! Many boaters just grind up their excrement, mix it with chlorine, and pump it into the ocean. We like this method far better, and we never had any smell problem at all, and it worked so well that now we are using it to make a summer time...” --
“ With everything digital, it’s hard to believe it’s possible there could be major new advancement in toilet technology, but with the new generation of toilets that boast water consumption almost 2/3 less than earlier models, that does seem to be the case. After struggling for years with an old, inefficient toilet that must have been one of the worst-designed ever (plugging up at least once...” --jpstandish
“ We purchased the SunMar Excel NE from Home Depot for around 1370.00 CAD! Wow. we thought we really had something great. A few years down the road, and we now know that no matter what you do it never really composts. It absolutely needs a fan or it will stink you out (so much for the NE - No Electricity). The drain is constantly getting clogged from debris that falls through the very primitive...” --Bill7654
“Great toilet. My plumber took a few extra minutes figuring out how to install it, but it went in fine. I love the dual flush. By holding the button, it seems like you can increase the flushing time. This model needs a little extra help with the toilet brush, even after the longer flush, but if you don't mind that, it's a fine option for families who want to conserve water.” --greenheartanne
This toilet uses less than 1 gallon of water, 8 tenths of a gallon to be precise. It is impossible to use more water as the toilet is pressurized and regulates the water use and flush.
The flush is very effective. We have only had 3 temporary clogs. By the time I retrieved the plunger the toilet had siphoned the contents.
We don't have to flush a second time....” --tng1