A. Regular: 1.6 gallons per flush. This your typical toilet.
B. High Efficiency Toilet (HET): This toilet uses 1.28 gallons per flush, which can be slightly less then the average toilet. I’ve heard that this toilet is very”streaky.”
C. Composting toilet: This toilet isn’t connected to a sewage system, and so the waste is broken down by bio-degradation. The main aim of this bathroom is conserve water and to prevent harmful pathogens from being discharged into the environment.
This sort of toilet conserves a substantial quantity of water annually. They are finally getting more prevalent in america.
When it comes to choosing the amount of water per flush keep in mind your sewer and water bills. My suggestion is to put up the excess money for a water saving toilet now. You will save money in the long run and you’ll also be helping the environment.
2. Rough in: Before you go toilet shopping I suggest measuring the old bathroom for the,”rough in.” To compute your rough in, measure the center of the drain pipe to the finished wall. It’s usually 12 inches.
3. One piece versus possum control:
A. Two piece bathrooms are usually less expensive than the 1 piece toilet. The majority of the time two piece toilets are offered with the tank, seat bowl separately.
b. One piece are less likely to flow because the tank and bowl are connected. 1 piece toilets typically arrive with all the necessary components, which would be the tank, lid, bowl, toilet seat, wax ring with sleeve, two flange bolts and two bolt caps. One piece toilets have less crevasses than the two piece bathroom, which makes the 1 piece easier to wash.
4. Space constraints: If you have limited space in your bathroom consider a corner bathroom or a wall mount toilet. Corner toilets have an angled tank allowing placement in the corner of the toilet. A wall mount toilet’s tank is installed to the wall, eliminating the tank space of a regular toilet. Should you choose a wall mounted toilet, make sure your wall can support the tank.
5. Elongated bowl versus Round bowl: An elongated toilet is about 2 inches bigger than the normal round bowl toilet. Elongated toilets are more comfortable.
6. Height: The average height of a regular toilet ranges between 14-15 inches. However taller toilets are available and they range from 16 – 18 inches. These higher toilets are ADA toilets for the disabled.