I don't have a single clue as to why A.S. put 2 90deg turns at the waste outlet of the water closet bowl, and to my mind it's ridiculous. Water is supposed to flow and efficiently. There is nothing effficient about 2 (count em) 90deg turns in a water closet flush tube. And Kohler does the same thing.
If I am reccomending a new Water Closet I inform the client, that he wants neither brand, in the "competive cost range". I ALWAYS reccomend a w.c. with a smooth flow to exit.
One more thing, w.c. outlets used to be at least 2-1/2"dia., on these "competive" units the exit hole approaches 2" in dia. Is some poor starving plumber designing these bowls so that he has work unplugging them after normal use or what?
I have even sent them, AM STD & Kohler e-mails inquiring why they have redesigned a good working w.c. to an ugly no-flow P.O.S. that they are trying to foist on an unsuspecting public. Can anyone enlighten me?
I hope so,
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