Many years ago, at one of my first home inspections, a client asked if the toilets flushed solid waste. I had to tell him that I didn’t know since (1) I didn’t actually go #2 in all the toilets during the inspection, and
(2) I don’t carry a lot of rotten bananas around with me to simulate flushing solid waste.
At that time, low-flow toilets were notorious for not flushing solid waste with just 1.6 gallons per flush. By the time one flushed the toilets two or three times, the whole saving-water purpose of the low-flow toilet was lost.
After all these years, companies are listening to complaints about low-flow toilets not flushing solid waste.
At yesterday’s inspection, which I did for our good blogging friend Bashar, who apparently has made a commitment to stay and live in San Diego (yeah!), the master bedroom toilet had a two-part flush valve:
The left part of the valve provides .9 gallons per flush for #1 and the right part provides 1.6 gallons per flush for #2. The flushing action for #2 was really powerful and I have no doubt that it will do its job.
Quite interesting, and the first time I’ve seen this.
All of this reminds me of my arrival in San Diego on April 27, 1993. I spent my days at the beach and my nights at the Chula Vista KOA Kampground. While watching the weather the night of April 30, the weatherman announced that San Diego had gone four consecutive months without any rainfall whatsoever. That’s when I decided that San Diego might be the place for me.
Mr. Weatherman also told us that we should continue to conserve water and recited poetry to help us remember to conserve:
If it’s yellow, let it mellow.
If it’s brown, flush it down.
Since I love poetry, I’ve never forgotten that……..lol
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