A recent discussion among some newly accredited Green Plumbers USA™ members agreed that each toilet manufacturer should have their own "OEM" flushing and filling mechanisms that will not fit on another manufacturer's toilet. Because many uneducated plumbers, employees at hardware stores, or big box stores think that “If you can get a toilet part to fit in the same place as the original, it will work just fine”, there are a large number of toilets that have been repaired improperly. These water saving toilets have had the original parts replaced with inferior quality parts, or wrong parts altogether. As water conservation specialists, we have seen many well designed, water saving 1.6 gallon per flush toilets perform poorly, or use 2 or 3 times more water than the toilet was designed for. The toilet has now become a huge water waster!!
Each manufacturer spends an enormous amount of time and money to engineer a well functioning, water saving toilet.If your water saving toilet needs to be rebuilt, trust a quailified plumbing company to make the proper diagnostic and repairs. A company who is licensed with the Green Plumbers USA™ means the company owner is committed to provide essential education for their staff, so they are able to recommend the most water efficient fixtures and methods.
Plumbers trained under the Green Plumbers USA™ program can address all of your water conservation needs.Or, if you want to give it a go yourself, simply find the manufacturer name and model number (on your receipt, installation paperwork, or stamped into the porcelain lid or tank interior), and find the model numbers for the proper replacement parts. You can purchase these parts at a very good hardware store, a plumbing specialty store, or from the manufacturer.
Should you replace your old Toilet, the largest water user inside your home.?
Make water efficiency part of your own "Economic Stimulus Package".
Do you have a 3.5 or 5 gallons per flush Toilet? If your home was built before 1992 and the toilet has never been replaced, then it is very likely that you do not have water efficient 1.6 gallon per flush toilet. You can check the date stamp inside the toilet by lifting the lid and looking at the back of the toilet at the manufacturer's imprint of the make, model and date of manufacture.
You should look into the new 1.28 HET High efficiency toilet. You can find the flushing test ratings here: MAP Toilet Testing
My favorite is the Caroma brand.
Edited by thegreen plumber - Wed, 11 Feb 2009 03:48:22 GMT