Toilets For Sale: The Importance Of Choosing A New Toilet With Care
Toilets used to clog less often, before the invention of water conservation toilets in the 1980s. Back then, a standard toilet flush used about five gallons of water. This meant that any type of deposit was washed away quickly and effectively due to the force of the water. Then water conservation toilets came along, reducing the gallons of water used to 3.5 gallons. These days, the number has dropped even lower, to 1.6 gallons, which is less than half the amount of water in traditional toilets.
When purchasing a new toilet, you shouldn’t assume that the higher priced toilets for sale will provide a greater flushing performance. Generally, the more expensive toilets are basing their prices on design rather than flushing. Some plumbers feel that two-piece toilets are more effective than one-piece toilets where the bowl is integrated with the tank. The difference is that two-piece toilets have a greater distance between the tank and the bowl, which allows for a greater buildup of pressure under the force of gravity. Corner toilet models, where the tank is designed to fit squarely into the corner of the bathroom, should have similar performance to their rectangular tank counterparts.
An important factor in purchasing a new toilet is the trapway’s diameter. It’s best to search for models with at least a two inch diameter. If possible, choose a model with a trapway that has a frictionless coating or glazed surface as this helps waste travel more easily.
Some toilets are now designed with vacuum assist technology. A vacuum assist toilet has two internal tanks instead of one, and are designed so that a vacuum is created during the flush process. This pushes water into the bowl, and wastes out of it. Some homeowners use power assist toilets. These use compressed air which forces the waste down the trap, but these are much noisier than vacuum assist toilets, and might not work in houses with older plumbing equipment.