Water Ridge dual flush from Costco
I bought two of them they are good, only problem is seat very flimsy, called the CO 866-789-2273, told problem they are sending me new seats...have to wait and see if problem is solved, other than that all is good, arl.
Costco Water Ridge Dual Flush Toilets
I didn't know anyone carried these til I saw them at Costco. Got two. One has been trouble free. On the other when you use the large flush, the stopper valve doesn't seal half the time. So I go back and jiggle it and it drops down. These are not visible since they are inside this plastic column. Can't see what's sticking. I tried a little silicon spray without luck.
Water ridge Costco Toilet - poor performance
I wish that I had done a search on this brand before I installed one but I did not know that there was so much new technology in toilets.
The one piece toilet Water ridge pictured in this thread is very stylish but looks aren't everything. Performance matters!
I'm not a plumber but have installed a few toilets in my day and while this one comes with all the parts, the first problem was the flat head on the mounting bolts that were provided. The bolts must be made out of some cheaper metal because without undue pressure one of the heads broke free. You can imagine the first words out of my mouth.
Undaunted I continued with the installation, turned the water supply on and the tank went into a deep sweat and remained wet & lightly dripping for the three days that I had it installed. This is unacceptable in Ottawa where summer humidity levels a quite high. My mistake for not checking if the toilet had a lined tank.
The final straw was the flushing action in either mode, solid or liquids. I don't know what the solid removal rate is but I found it very weak and I was already replacing an older model high efficiency toilet with weak performance. IT'S NOT A HIGH EFFICIENCY TOILET IF YOU HAVE TO CONTINUALLY FLUSH TWICE!! Note there always seemed to be a bit of residue at the very bottom of the bowl. I checked all the recommended adjustments for low flow and there was no way to improve performance.
Okay now I'm tweaked!! :mad: I decided to finally do some research online. Water Ridge is not included in my municipal toilet replacement rebate program because the solids removal rate has not been tested and probably falls below the minimum 500 gram rate.
After much research, I finally decided on the American Standard FlowWise Dual Flush (w/tank liner) from Home Depot with a solids removal rate tested at 800 grams. http://www.americanstandard-us.com/p...l.aspx?id=2037 The toilet was on sale and the bonus is the city will give me a $75 rebate!
I had no questions asked when I returned the Water Ridge to Costco but I wish that I didn't go through the hassle in the first place! All I can say is BUYER BEWARE!
Check out the rated solids removal rate and if its not listed anywhere, just walk away.:cool:
What adjustments worked for me
After some more experimenting, it seems the final answer is:
-turquoise inverted cup - move it down it's ratcheting bar to make the 3L flush stronger
-red sliding door - move it down to make the 6L flush stronger
Water Ridge Dual Flush Toilet from Costco
I purchased a Water Ridge dual flush toilet from Costco in January 2009. It is a single piece toilet that is well constructed with a very nice finish. I had four toilets in the house, three American Standard and one Kohler. They were installed in the 70s and are about five gallon flush toilets. At an age where a prostate condition causes frequent urination, I decided to look for some new toilets or install some urinals. I saw the Water Ridge dual flush at Costco and decided to try one. I own apartment building and have done building and remodeling of apartments and houses. I have personally installed many toilets over the years and the Water Ridge is one of the best toilet that I have ever installed. A single piece toilet is a real plus. The kit was very complete and the hardware is of good quality. I was concerned about replacement parts, but found that the water control valve is a Fluid Master available at most hardware and building supply stores. I checked with Water Ridge and found that the flush valves are warranted for ten years and are available. The toilet I installed in January worked so well that I installed a second one in August. It is in a bath that has a bidet. I looked for a bidet that is similar and found that the Toto Carrollton is a very close match. I purchased one and am in the process of installing it. The slow fall seat that comes with it is another plus even though it is a bit flimsier than the Westport slow fall seat that I have on another toilet. The bottom line is that the dual flush Water Ridge toilet WORKS WELL, IS OF HIGH QUALITY, AND IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
CostCo Water Ridge toilet
I purchased two of these toilets for 200 each. My city Albuquerque,nm gave me 150 towards each toilet, so I got them for pretty cheap. They are one piece so less chance of any leaks. Duel flush to save water. They occasionally clogg but no more than any other low flow I have used. When I take a dump I flush then do the paperwork then flush again. Most of my work is #1 so I am saving a lot of water.... One toilet is flawless, the other my wife uses most sticks on a lot and you have to hit the buttons a couple of time to unstick it or it will run for ever. I think with her long nails she is not giving the button a positive push. She of course doesn't think that. I am looking for where to purchase another duel valve for here toilet. That is how I came upon this website. I am happy with my purchase and costco will take it back for ever for any reason so you can't really go wrong.