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  • Problem with water saving flushometers

    Im a utility tech at a hi-rise and im having a heck of a problem. they put in Zurn z5798 (1/8 gpf) and i was wondering if you could modify them to flush more or longer. I tried to install a different flushometer (a different zurn with a sensor and a manual push button flush) however the inlet for the flushometeres are different and it doesnt reach....you'd need a longer angle stop to reach the different flushometer.

    is their anyway to modify the diaphram or plundger operation to flow more water. Tenants are crying about bad urine smells. we've tried urinal cakes, other smell good things etc...

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Problem with water saving flushometers

    You just need to modify the flush from manual to automatic. Try this.
    http://www.zurn.com/images/pdf/FV-173.pdf

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    • #3
      Re: Problem with water saving flushometers

      Originally posted by shock1964 View Post
      You just need to modify the flush from manual to automatic. Try this.
      http://www.zurn.com/images/pdf/FV-173.pdf
      Installing an automatic flush device will not increase the flush rate.

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      • #4
        Re: Problem with water saving flushometers

        Did they change the urinals to a model rated at the 1/8 or did they nstall them on older urinals. A watersaving valve only works with a fixture designed for it.

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        • #5
          Re: Problem with water saving flushometers

          no it will not increase the flush rate, but if you insure that you get a flush each time it is used you should not need to increase the flush rate unless the valve has been mismatched with a urinal requiring a fuller flush, in which case I recomend replacing the valve with the correct rated gpm.
          bad smell form the urinal is an indication of lack of proper janitorial service, or laziness on the part of users to flush after using it. Installing an automatic unit will hwlp towards keeping it clean, and you can say goodbye to that odor.

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