Re: CRANE incomplete flush issue
Posted by Steve on April 28, 2004 at 16:24:20:
In response to Re: CRANE incomplete flush issue
Terry,


Thanks for your prompt reply. Since the tank only empties half the contents before the flapper closes, is this a function of the design of the flapper. In other words, is it the flapper design that makes it a 1.6 gpf? It appears there is more than 1.6 gallons in the tank.

If I can replace the flapper, could I get a flush of more than 1.6 gallons?

Steve

: Steve,
: I don't know of any 1.6 toilets that drain the tank completely.
: There will always water left in the tank.
: 1.6 gallons is not very much.
: Terry Love

: : I just purchased a new Crane Galaxy Lite toilet. After installing, it appears that each flush is incomplete. Only half the tank empties before the flapper closes. This is a 1.6 gpf model. (Of course, if I hold down the lever, the entire tank empties.)

: : Is this a "feature" or a defect? Shouldn't the entire tank empty with a flush?

: : I've seen references to what is called an "early-closure" flapper and a "standard" flapper. Is this coming into play here? If so, can I replace the "early-closure" flapper shipped with the toilet with a standard flapper to empty the entire tank?

: : Thanks for your assistance.




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