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    Ive always wondered, what would be required to put a tankless commercial type toilet in a house. I know the water pressure isnt sufficient in a home to do this, but is that the only obstacle?

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    All you need is a 1" water line to the toilet and your ready to hook it up

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    • #3
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      A 1" water line is needed for the flush valve, but it was not uncommon for us to run an 1 1/2 service and 1 1/2 or 1 1/4 branch lines. I have seen some of these toilets starve for water on 1''. A lot will depend on pressure as well as length of runs and fixtures. There is usually a lot of noise generated by these toilets so the first thing you want to do is take your wife on a little date over to the gas station to take one of these for a test drive. After she says no way, your problem will be solved.

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        Just finished a repair at a church, mens and womans commercial bathrooms.
        3/4" feed to the building!!Was bumped up to 2"after the meter.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by rookie plumber View Post
          A 1" water line is needed for the flush valve, but it was not uncommon for us to run an 1 1/2 service and 1 1/2 or 1 1/4 branch lines. I have seen some of these toilets starve for water on 1''. A lot will depend on pressure as well as length of runs and fixtures. There is usually a lot of noise generated by these toilets so the first thing you want to do is take your wife on a little date over to the gas station to take one of these for a test drive. After she says no way, your problem will be solved.

          Haha, like she has a say in it....

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing
            You can put a well pressure tank dedicated to the toilet. Check valve it on the inlet side. Then you have a dedicated pressurized reserve for the toilet/flushvalve.

            J.C.

            I am on a well, so if I ever do decide to do this thats the way I will have to go. Anyone tell me how much one of these toilets runs?

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            • #7
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              A Pro Flo brand from Ferguson can be bought as cheap as $65.00. Then add $15.00 for a seat, and $150.00 for a good Sloan Royal flush valve.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by plumb4life View Post
                A Pro Flo brand from Ferguson can be bought as cheap as $65.00. Then add $15.00 for a seat, and $150.00 for a good Sloan Royal flush valve.

                Hmm, never thought about the fact that the toilet and valve are separate, but it makes since. I may have to go that option when I build the house.

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                • #9
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                  You could just run a Pressure assist ...All the Noise and Power you Crave

                  They even Blow TP to shards ! (which some can stay behind)

                  Dave

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by NoeEttica View Post
                    You could just run a Pressure assist ...All the Noise and Power you Crave

                    They even Blow TP to shards ! (which some can stay behind)

                    Dave

                    part of the reason I want to go with a commercial is because they are alot more reliable. I replace internals in at least two toilets a week and NONE of them are over 4 years old. I also think the look would be sweet.

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                    • #11
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                      i have 2 pressure assist toilets at my house. both are 15 years old and i never touched them. no plunger, no parts.

                      1 of them i just replaced to make room for a bidet seat

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
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                        Speaking of which, I installed a toilet the other day that the customer went and bought. It was from Home Depot and had no flapper or anything similar. It had a bucket attached to the handle that filled up and then when you hit the handle it dumped the bucket. Is this new, anyone else seen this?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by futuresweets10 View Post
                          Speaking of which, I installed a toilet the other day that the customer went and bought. It was from Home Depot and had no flapper or anything similar. It had a bucket attached to the handle that filled up and then when you hit the handle it dumped the bucket. Is this new, anyone else seen this?

                          it's called a "niagra" like niagra falls

                          been around almost since day 1. early 90's.

                          modified fluidmaster ballcock. it's the trip/ tilt handles that break.

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
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                            since day 1. early 90's.
                            Is that 1890s or 1990s Rick?
                            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

                            https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                              Is that 1890s or 1990s Rick?

                              low flow 1.6 has been required since 1990 here.

                              first job i was exposed to them was a mere 900+ toilets.

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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