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Old 03-31-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Should I replace my toilet?


We have this old toilet from 1980. Is there a way to convert this into a dual flush? There is no overflow pipe. Should we just get a new toilet?

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What would you do?

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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I would leave it the way it is (assuming it still works well).

I don't know fo any conversion kits for making a dual flush with the existing toilet tank. You would have to "kit bash" aka jury rig a setup.

And there is no guarantee it would work. There is a minimum quantity of water versus how it enters the bowl needed to flush reliably. (Some bowls have a horizontal jet hole at the very bottom.) Replacing the tank with a new tank with built in dual flush setup may or may not work because the new 1.6 gallon water allotment might not flush the bowl you have.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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I was looking at something like this
http://www.gomjsi.com/

This looks like a good idea but for this to work I need an overflow tube.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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I was looking at something like this
http://www.gomjsi.com/

This looks like a good idea but for this to work I need an overflow tube.
Look if you would like a dual flush toilet please buy one.
Do Not try to make it fit it never works.
You have a toilet that most would like to have back a 3.5 gallon toilet per flush.
These are hard to clog.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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that looks like an old mansfield toilet, the overflow is in the center of the plunger. If you want to make it a dual flush, unbolt the tank and replace the flush valve. get a standard one with a 2" flapper and you'll have your overflow. But, toilets that are designed to flush with 3+ gallons per flush will not perform as well with a 1.6 or .8 gallon flush. the liquid flush might not even create the siphon. If you're set on dual flush, go buy one meant for it... don't convert an old one
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