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Old 01-04-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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How many GPF is my toilet?


How can one tell? I'm looking for a new toilet (maybe) and everywhere it says 1.28 GPF, 1.68 GPF, etc. Is there a place I can read off my old toilet? I looked under the tank cover and one the pillar type thingy which holds the ball valve.

BTW, does anyone know how to get the rebate for a "watersense" toilet?

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Old 01-04-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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Also, the "rough-in", the distance from the bolts to the wall, is only 11". All toilets I see in stores say 12" rough-in. How can I fit a 12" toilet in a 11" rough-in area?

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The old one, if it's not marked, is probably 5 to 7 gallons.

I dont' know about rough in, but the toilet they installed in the office sits 2" further from the wall than the old one. I think it came from Lowes. The box said something about space saving.
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What he said, it not marked, 3+ gal. Most older toilets were either 12" or 14". never have seen 11', check your measurements. Newer models take up less space.
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Actually, I peeked into the tank while flushing and it did flush very little water. I cant explain it, but the tank was full, but only a quarter or less of water got flushed. then it quickly filled it back up.

Yeah, its a small toilet room. I double-checked the distance from the bolts to wall. its 11". I saw maybe 2 toilets among the 50 or so at Homedepot which said 10" rough-in.
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if they have the toilet you want on display,take a framing square and hold it to the back of the tank and measure the distance to the bowl bolts.a 10" toilet will work but generally are more expensive.it sounds like a low flow toilet.
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did you measure 11" from the bolts to the drywall or to the molding? it shoudl be 12" to the drywall. But most toilets will squeek by at 11" most have some wiggle room.
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I have 3 toilet bowls in the house. All, exactly the same model. Only this toilet sits flush with the wall while the other two sit at least 2 in. away from the wall. I measured again, its exactly 11".

That's ok, I'm just gonna use the same bowl in the small toilet and not worry about changing it right now. Too many bills to pay and I dont feel like clunking in a $150 for a new toilet.
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I bought my toilets at Home Depot. The tanks are adjustable to accommodate any rough-in between 10 and 12 inches.
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The low water usage toilets drive me crazy... I replace them with Toto G-Force units.

Preferably the models that are one piece for easy cleaning and have an elongated bowl for my comfort.

Well worth the investment, IMHO...
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it ain't so much getting it out of the bowl,but sending it on down the line.toto makes a damn good toilet and as far as that goes a whole line of plbg.fixtures.

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