Senior Technical Analyst Al Dietemann
Talking to Al Dietemann, I heard his concern that many of the new toilets were coming
with inexpensive flappers that deteriorate and go bad in a very short time. He felt
that if the manufacturers had spent just a little more on the flapper, replacements would
have been needed less often. Leaking flappers are a source of wasted water in a
home. He also pointed out that some of the new 1.6 GPF toilets use flappers with
floats attached to the pull chains. When homeowners replace these with non-float flappers,
the toilet becomes a water waster.