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    Pressure assist won't do much more than push that hard log tighter into the smaller trapway. It can work fine with the other 98% of the people out there (disregarding the noise and TP shredding that can happen). If yours truly are hard and long, you'd be better served by one of the Caroma's that has a true 3" trapway and smoother curves along the way to the flange.
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    Thank you both for your reply! I really do favor the Caroma for the larger trapway but, if am unable to get one in the tri-state area for less than $600 then I might have to settle for the Kohler Highline, which really seemed like the best second option for me.

    I wish I had a pressure tank to inspect how it really works and how, or if, I could repair it. I did find a couple of video repairs online and even the repair of the pressure assist valve did not seem difficult. I would just have trouble shooting any malfunction because I am unfamiliar with it. If I do have to go with the Kohler, I also would not look forward to family members having to do the 'slice and dice'; but at least it would flush.

    I would love to know of anyone out there might have even ordered a Caroma online. I really do not trust shipping on such a large breakable item.

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    If you are in Pittsburgh, then you shouldn't have to mail order any plumbing.
    Check with caromausa.com about their dealer network.
    I would also look into the Koher Highline with Flushmate pressure assist as an option.

    Give your bathroom floor a break and buy something that doesn't overflow.

    And to SPTA97, if you are using that much paper, you should be getting a bidet seat.
    In other parts of the world they wash with water, not trees.

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    Thank you Terry.
    I was on the caromausa.com website and the closest dealer I could get was in Columbus Ohio. That drive is certainly an option for a Caroma. I called a couple of local reliable plumbers I trust and they said the closest they could find it was in Muncie, Indiana. (I am about an hour south of Pittsburgh)

    Paper is not a problem here at all, it is pure solid waste prior to paper, that is the issue; although a bidet could be an interesting luxury! Thanks again.

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    Have you had the local plumbers find you a Kohler Highline with Flushmate?
    Not the gravity model, but this one

    http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Highline...6scrollTop%3D0


    K-3493-0
    http://www.us.kohler.com/webassets/k.../1044957_4.pdf

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    FYI, I've dropped a few dueces that have clogged my Caroma, as well as my Aquia. I eat more fiber now.

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