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Old 02-15-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Our toilet has been running and I can't figure out how to turn off the water supply to it. The italian toilets are really weird. our landlord came and looked at it and she is going to try to get someone to come out tomorrow. christie said that when this happened at her apartment they were charged like 300 dollars or more. we could all end up paying a lot of money because that was in america and overusing water is really expensive here. If you know anything about italian toilets please help me turn it off. everything is inside the wall. I went to a neighbor and got a screwdriver so the front is off.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Don't know about Italian toilets, but it has to have a water supply. If all is exposed, post a picture and lets see what ya got (ooh, that doesn't sound good huh)

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pictures are great. If you can find a manufacturers name, maybe somebody can find something about it on the internet.

is there anyway you can turn off all the water to the apartment and turn it on only when you need to use water? Obviously a hassle but until this gets fixed, it would save on wasted water.
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Thanks,
I just joined this site and the pics she sent me were way to large to post.
I am going to give it a try after resizing her pics of the unit behind the wall
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My money says the shut off is above where the braided (silver) is attached.
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Thanks,
I think you are right. Of course I am in the U.S. and she is studying in Florence. Man, why would anyone design the shut-off and tank float adjustments to be set behind a wall?
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I see poor execution all the time. Keeps me pretty busy.
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I don't see this as poor execution at all. The unit is designed to be installed as it is. It actually saves space in the bathroom that would otherwise have to be dedicated to the tank of the toilet and is likely a wall mount unit. Actually sounds like a good idea to me although it does have some inherent problems with the design.

Given a choice (if there was no price difference) I believe many people would prefer a wall mount toilet.
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I don't see this as poor execution at all. The unit is designed to be installed as it is. It actually saves space in the bathroom that would otherwise have to be dedicated to the tank of the toilet and is likely a wall mount unit. Actually sounds like a good idea to me although it does have some inherent problems with the design.

Given a choice (if there was no price difference) I believe many people would prefer a wall mount toilet.
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Hey,
I agree.
After 4 hours of research last night, I think I like this unit!
Maybe we could start a business installing them in the US.
Check out the diagrams on the pdf link...
Thanks to everyone!

http://www.hometodreamhome.com/ProdI...tionmanual.pdf

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