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Thread: Need dual flush toilet recommendation

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    Default Need dual flush toilet recommendation

    I am considering getting a dual flush toilet. Of particular interest are the Toto Aquia and the Caroma Royale. If I have an aversion to stinky bathrooms and dealing with poo in general (hate traces of poo left in toilet after flush or smelly bathroom), should I avoid dual flush toilets? Also, any personal experience with the Toto Aquia or the Caroma Royale. Comments appreciated!

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    DIY Senior Member SteveW's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Omaha, NE


    Why would you think a dual flush toilet would have more trouble dealing with solid waste than any other toilet? The user hits the low-water-volume button for liquid waste (+ small amts of paper) but uses the full 1.6 gal full flush for solid waste, so should perform like other 1.6 gal toilets.

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    Default dual flush toilet

    Another post said the Aquia results in a stinkier bathroom than a regular toilet. Other posts on dual flush toilets also complained about less clean flushes etc.

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    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
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    I know of two homes that have the Aquia in their main baths.
    The Trapway is 2-5/8"
    One of them mine, and one Cathy's.
    Cathy's kids love the Aquia.

    It's just a normal toilet that looks nice and flushes quickly.
    It gets more use that the other toilets in the home.

    I've been installing dual flush toilets since 98, and the Aquia is the nicest one out there right now.
    I think I've sold about 60 since they came out in the US.
    They've been in Tailand for six years.

    Dual flush bowls do hold less water, though the trap seal remains intact like any other toilet. No difference there. The room should smell clean between uses.

    Less water though, so I would say just a bit more attention with a brush for cleaning sometimes.
    The bowl rinse does cover the entire bowl well.
    I've been using Clorox with Teflon bowl cleaner, and that has been keeping things pretty clean.

    There are some 1.6 bowls that don't stay this clean.
    The Kohler Cimarron misses the bowl wash in back. The Titan is pretty slim on bowl wash. The Vortens 1.0 bowl with Flushmate needs lots of cleaning.
    Last edited by Reader Review; 10-27-2006 at 02:50 PM.

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    DIY Senior Member Mike50's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    Southern California


    Quote Originally Posted by midiwe
    Another post said the Aquia results in a stinkier bathroom than a regular toilet. Other posts on dual flush toilets also complained about less clean flushes etc.

    That is untrue. I've never seen anything but rave reviews. Ive had my Aquia for quite
    a while now and it's great.
    There simply is no evidence to substantiate these myths.

    In fact the flush is more powerful than my new Kohler.


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