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    Default Caroma Dual Flush watersense toilet review & pictues

    We have now had a Caroma toilet for about 3 years. I am pleased that I am using an environmentally sound product, but agree with a previous post that there is a learning curve to target BM's directly over the small and distant pool of water at the bottom of the bowl. Adults catch on quickly, but my 10 year old daughter either lacks the physical prowess or understanding of the principle involved to achieve 'direct hits' leading to very messy bowls. Unfortunately, it is in the children's bathroom. Guests also are unaware of the technique involved and I do not make it a habit to give out specific instructions, leaving them with some embarrassment and me with more cleaning! I would not have purchased this toilet had I known the drawbacks. Surely Caroma is aware of this problem and is working on a feasible solution. I recently noted my local Supermarket had a Caroma toilet in their public washroom and I can't even begin to imagine the mess - I don't think it will last long.

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    After a testing period off 3 months and 6 different toilets ,we decided to go with Coroma tasman 270 for 50 suites.
    First thing Housekeeping has to be a little more alert.
    But no other problems after 2 years with 50 toilets in a busy Hotel, I believe we proved here that they have a good product.
    Toto we use in other suites where we have no room for coroma (banjo Top).
    Again a good product , but her we have to go and help and do the pluch.
    Western and Crane we removed after the test periode.

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    Can you recall if you have had any Coromas or Totos back up / clog up on you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk Vissers
    After a testing period off 3 months and 6 different toilets ,we decided to go with Coroma tasman 270 for 50 suites.
    First thing Housekeeping has to be a little more alert.
    But no other problems after 2 years with 50 toilets in a busy Hotel, I believe we proved here that they have a good product.
    Toto we use in other suites where we have no room for coroma (banjo Top).
    Again a good product , but her we have to go and help and do the pluch.
    Western and Crane we removed after the test periode.
    Hi Dirk,
    Curious if you can share elaborate any further about the test results.
    Caroma & Toto.
    Interested in Aquia in particular.

    thanks,

    Mike

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    Mike,
    The utility bill in the Hotel whent down big time.
    We keep installing them in the other rooms and the newer one piece Caravelle has way less problems with the strike problems and the look is more Classy.
    So far we had a maybe two are three clog up problems and this over the so far installed +-65 toilets.Again in a busy family hotel , where cleaness is VERY IMPORTAND.
    The ToTo +-25 installed, here we have more problems with Clog up. BUt not like the old AS - Crane 20L.
    Both Toilets No Back ups.
    A lot of guest even required information,over the coroma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk Vissers
    Mike,
    The utility bill in the Hotel whent down big time.
    We keep installing them in the other rooms and the newer one piece Caravelle has way less problems with the strike problems and the look is more Classy.
    So far we had a maybe two are three clog up problems and this over the so far installed +-65 toilets.Again in a busy family hotel , where cleaness is VERY IMPORTAND.
    The ToTo +-25 installed, here we have more problems with Clog up. BUt not like the old AS - Crane 20L.
    Both Toilets No Back ups.
    A lot of guest even required information,over the coroma.
    Ciao
    If more question, just ask
    D.
    I think that people like you set an example to begin changing bathroom habits of the public.
    As I've said before changing life long behaviour is a more complex problem than simply a technology switch/upgrade.

    Human nature is that we want the current generation of dual flushers to work just as efficiently
    100% of the time as traditional models.
    THAT is a pretty tall order for any New product.

    I also have experienced a meaningful water bill decline.
    It's a win-win. Saving money and conserving water.

    I am still curious about how your guests find out about the dual flush feature and their reactions/comments.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike50
    I think that people like you set an example to begin changing bathroom habits of the public.
    As I've said before changing life long behaviour is a more complex problem than simply a technology switch/upgrade.

    Human nature is that we want the current generation of dual flushers to work just as efficiently
    100% of the time as traditional models.
    THAT is a pretty tall order for any New product.

    I also have experienced a meaningful water bill decline.
    It's a win-win. Saving money and conserving water.

    I am still curious about how your guests find out about the dual flush feature and their reactions/comments.

    Mike
    Mike,
    I have to admid that convincing the owner and General Manager was not easy, (i'm maintenance manager). ones they give me a change to prove that this workes and not only on paper, and from the moment the saw results everyone was/is supportive and very pleased with this.
    Guest adapt very quick, we have very rare comments about not finding the flush handle, when they first use the Toilet but they figger it out very quickly,
    Habbits do change.
    For travellers from Europe it even easer because the are use to it and are happy to see that we do something to help the enviroment.
    Another extra is the skirted look : less dirt corners etc.
    Ciao
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    installed CAROMA 305 DUAL FLUSH few days back.

    one bigggg issue is , the "water level" in the BOWL (not the tank), is so low, the porcelain gets dirty, and requires cleaning,

    the "water" filled matches the "water level marker" in the TANK.

    the 'three' tower like components are so complicated for me to understand, and very flimsy.

    any way out , to increase the water-level in the bOWL.

    please help

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    Normally, no. If for some reason the fill valve is not working properly, in theory it is possible.

    Take a bucket of water. Slowly pour it into the bowl. Let it sit for a minute or so, then check the level. If it goes up and stays up, it's a fill valve issue. If it won't stay up any higher, that's just the way that toilet is designed, nothing you can do about it except replace it with a different model.

    Note, the dual-flush toilets can't have all that much in the bowl, because even on a low flush, it still needs to evacuate the entire amount, and refill. To keep the volume down, they can't have all that much in the bowl.
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    The Caroma has very little water in the bowl,
    and they stay dirty.

    But that has been commented on before.
    I don't sell very many of the Caroma anymore.

    How do you like the droplets of water on the seat when you flush it?
    That's a nice bonus too.

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    The water level (aka water spot) in the bowl of any toilet is determined by the construction of the internal trap and is not adjustable. One of the things I really like about my Toto Dartmouth and Toto Drake is the large water spot.

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    Yep, I like the way Toto designed the wide but shallow waterspot. The problem being described with the Caroma is one of two reasons I decided against them. (The other was the potential for spraying material out of the bowl as I've seen in a vid.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Swart View Post
    The water level (aka water spot) in the bowl of any toilet is determined by the construction of the internal trap and is not adjustable. One of the things I really like about my Toto Dartmouth and Toto Drake is the large water spot.
    thanks for the info, What model of DRAKE do you recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua View Post
    , nothing you can do about it except replace it with a different model.
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    thank you for the info. Its only 3 days old, will local-hardware store take it back, and replace it for TOTO models. (iam hesitant to do this, but iam dissatisfied with the product)

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    Call and ask about it....they may take it back...

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