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    Default Need to find 5 gallon flush toilet

    Does anyone know where I can find a 5 gallon flush toilet? I know they are very outdated but I was hoping to find one, I would even be up for shipping it long distance.

    Thanks in advance,

    Joe

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    Can't imagine why you want one, but since they are now illegal for new installs, you're have to find one on the used market.

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    Just ask any local plumber.
    We are throwing away about 20 five gallon toilets a week.

    Talk about living in the past.
    The five gallon toilets will plug more often then the new ones.

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    Just imagine using five gallons to flush away 10 ounces of urine.

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    Not all of them flushed 5 gallons, My 59 "Standard" uses just 4 gallons of water at it's factory intended water level.

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    Do you know how old a 5 gallon flush toilet would have to be. 3.5 gpf was the standard after them and before the current 1.6 gpf, so you are looking for a toilet that is at least 20 years old and probably more than that.

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    Search "toilet" on Craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCFormula View Post
    Does anyone know where I can find a 5 gallon flush toilet? I know they are very outdated but I was hoping to find one, I would even be up for shipping it long distance.

    Thanks in advance,

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99k View Post
    Just buy a toto Drake and you'll never look back. It's like saying I'd really like to buy a model T, there are just such a reliable car
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