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    Clogging Problem Solved!

    I solved my clogging issue by installing a new TOTO Drake 1.6gpf toilet. That thing really flushes!

    --Larry
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    Actually, we were referring to Costco toilet...

    Actually, we were referring to Costco toilet paper.
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    I mis-typed the year. It's a 2003 model, not...

    I mis-typed the year. It's a 2003 model, not 1993. Costco TP - much lighter than other brands I've Used. I've been using the "flush as you go" plan for years with this toilet which means I...
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    ?How to Eliminate toilet paper jams?

    I have an American Standard toilet (new in 1993) that, for several years, has a hard time flushing even moderate amounts of toilet paper. It seemed good when first new but after a couple years...
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    I'm seeing PRVs which claim to have a standard...

    I'm seeing PRVs which claim to have a standard bypass feature which permits the flow of water back through the valve into the main when pressures, due to thermal expansion on the outlet side of the...
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    I have a recirculating pump to keep hot water...

    I have a recirculating pump to keep hot water available through the house (water heater at one end of house, two bathrooms at the other end).
    Does a recirculating pump add appreciably to the water...
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    Water pressure high? Need PRV.

    I just had a serious bout with our sewer line (maybe fixed now) but the people who did the work also did an inspection of our plumbing. They measured our water pressure at 90psi and got really...
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    It appears that parts for Miele dishwashers are...

    It appears that parts for Miele dishwashers are not available on any site in the known internet universe. Although some sites say they have parts they list none. So, Miele is too exotic for my...
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    Thanks about the tip for epoxy coated racks. ...

    Thanks about the tip for epoxy coated racks.

    The tops of the tines look fine. It's the bottoms where the tines are attached to the rest of the rack. And it's primarily in one area of the rack -...
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    Dishwasher Rack Rusting - too soon?

    I have an expensive Miele dishwasher that is a little over 7 years old. The bottom rack is getting pretty rusty and I'm sure it costs a fortune to replace. The dishwasher has a built in water...
  11. Thermal expansion tank? I guess I should find...

    Thermal expansion tank? I guess I should find out what that is and why I would need one.

    Freezing? Sometimes water above ground will get some surface ice on it but it never seems to freeze all...
  12. Can a PRV be installed in line between street and house?

    The pressure in the house is 80psi and a PRV has been recommended. However, I'd like to reduce the pressure to the house and to the yard watering system. The line from the street comes up next to...
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    I wonder why I didn't think of mounting them on...

    I wonder why I didn't think of mounting them on the washer? The connections on the washer are above each other so I could mount the top arrester vertically and the bottom one at a slight angle to...
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    Water Hammer Arrester - Must be Vertical?

    I'm guessing this is a silly question, but..... Does the tube of a water arrester have to be vertical?

    Since the arrester tube has a piston that separates the water from the contained gas, I...
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    16 year old water heater - time to replace?

    We re-piped our house with copper and got a new water heater 16 years ago. It's gas fired and has a pump with return line. I've never done anything to maintain the heater - flushing, anode...
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    Geobrick, Thank you for the tip on the...

    Geobrick, Thank you for the tip on the restrictor. I had seen the blue tip but didn't imagine it was removable. Now it's removed and the bowl fills correctly! Will wonders ever cease?

    --Larry ...
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    Now that I understand that the toilet uses 1.6...

    Now that I understand that the toilet uses 1.6 gallons per flush, the real issue is poor bowl filling. The thread subject should have referred to poor bowl refilling.
    The flush is strong. But I'm...
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    I agree about the flimsy toilet seat. Took me...

    I agree about the flimsy toilet seat. Took me only one day to replace it with a real seat.
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    I tried reducing the water flow to the toilet by...

    I tried reducing the water flow to the toilet by turning the water valve only partially on. That certainly made it take a lot longer to refill the tank but no more water got to the bowl.

    I'm...
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    I measured by turning off the water to the toilet...

    I measured by turning off the water to the toilet and then did a normal flush. I then added water to the tank, one quart at a time from a measuring cup, until the water reached the normal water line...
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    I know that if I hold the handle down for a few...

    I know that if I hold the handle down for a few seconds, a lot more water is used from the tank and the bowl fills up like it should.
    That's one reason why I thought the flush was using too little...
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    Yes, that water would bring the total up to the...

    Yes, that water would bring the total up to the expected amount of 1.6 gallons.

    So now all I need to do is find a way to get the bowl to fill more. Probably should use a new thread for that.
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    Champion 4 Poor Flush - Revisited

    I started a thread "Champion 4 Poor Flush" on 12/28/2009. I didn't think the flush was using enough water. There was some qualitative statements about what should happen but I wasn't satisfied....
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    The flush valve stays open only about 1 second. ...

    The flush valve stays open only about 1 second. So little water gets used that the tank refills very quickly so very little water gets back into the bowl. The bowl can hold a lot more water before...
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    Champion 4 Poor flush

    I have a new Champion 4 toilet (manufactured in 2009). When flushed it uses very little water (less than half of the tank) and the bowl does not refill very much at all. The flush is very quick. ...
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