Sloan Flushmate Home Repairs Forum
On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:43:58 -0400, joevan wrote:
I installed one about 15 years ago, to replace an old high-flush toilet
that clogged up too frequently. I replaced the entire toilet with a
Gerber Ultra-Flush (Flushmate guts) that was highly recommended in CR. I
was originally concerned about reliability and cost to repair. (This is
the bathroom my wife mostly uses, and she decided she REALLY wanted that
model.) So far my fears have mostly not been realized. The repair rate is
about the same or better than other toilets I've had. I had to replace
the flush valve (NOT the tank) twice, once due to a manufacturing defect,
and more recently due to flakey flushing. If you're a DIYer, it's pretty
easy, but the parts are more expensive than the common variety, and not
The toilet is VERY effective. I don't think it's ever clogged or required
an extra flush.
You should be aware it's fairly noisy when it flushes! A loud whooshing
sound lasting 2 or three seconds. I suspect the neighbors know whenever
we flush. Once we had a family for a visit and one of the kids didn't
flush because the noise was too scary. We're used to it now, so hardly
notice it, but it's definitely an attention-getter.
Personally I would lean toward getting one of the high-rated regular
toilets, due mainly to the noise issue. But if performance is the main
priority and you can live with the noise, it is a good choice.
the existing toilet is likely slugged up in its interior passages,
easily solved by using some acid that dissolves the crud
On Aug 22, 5:16*am, "John Grabowski" <jgrabo...@optonline.net> wrote:
Same here. That toilet is awesome.
Only problem I have had with it is my wife. For some reason she holds
the flush handle then the valve doesn't seat properly and I find the
valve leaking by. Much yelling, screaming etc that thee was nothing
wrong with the toilet and it will work just firn if you will just LET
GO OF THE FREAKING HANDLE!
On Aug 23, 8:17*am, "Stormin Mormon"
You do realize that the 1.6 gallon per flush applies to the
engineering and design of toilets being sold for new construction
and remodel projects only...
There is nothing that makes older existing toilets that
use either 3 or 5 gallons per flush illegal, nor any prohibition
against flushing a low flow toilet more than once which would
use more than 1.6 gallons of water on emptying the bowl...
On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:32:56 -0700 (PDT), bob haller <email@example.com>
In lieu of removing the toilet, naturalize the acid in the bowl BEFORE
flushing the water.
Yes, I have used this method and it works for a "lazy toilet".
On Aug 23, 2:32*pm, Oren <O...@127.0.0.1> wrote:
you probably meant neautrilize the acid.
be careful of violent reactions if trying this. add a basic very
slowly, like baking soda...slowly, a little at a time.
i used to launch rockets with baking sda and vinegar with the right
load they could go pretty high
On Aug 23, 3:15*pm, bob haller <hall...@aol.com> wrote:
That's what he means...you only need to spell it right! ;^)
On Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:15:26 -0700 (PDT), bob haller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
No, "neutralize" is what I meant (grin)
You probably meant baking "soda" and vinegar :-/