View Full Version : insulated toilet?
05-14-2012, 06:00 AM
Starting new construction in a warm/humid climate. A standard toilet tank will create condensation and constant dripping on the floor. I need a toilet with an insulated tank. Anyone know of a good quality one like this?
05-14-2012, 07:35 AM
All the major manufacturers make them. Probably have to order it from the plumbing supplier; not a stock item. You can also purchase liner kits to retrofit into any toilet.
Since you are in the new construction phase, it would also be very easy to install a tempering valve for the water supply to the toilets.
Condensation is much less a problem today, than in the past. Since your toilet will likely flush only 1.28 gallons per, there is just that small amount of 'new' cold water mixing with 3 to 5+ gallons already in the tank at room temp.
05-14-2012, 09:07 AM
Even if the tank is insulated, the bowl would not be so heavy use could still cause it to sweat. Do as jimbo suggested and install a tempering valve. I had installed them in my last two homes before the advent of the newer toilets and it worked well.
05-14-2012, 10:42 AM
TOTO carries an insulated tank, ST743SD that goes on their Drake model bowls.
Also, and pressure assist tank would prevent condensation. Of the pressure assist tanks, the Flushmate works well.