2 November, 2013

Plumber's Helper

I justed started work as a plumbers helper and I was asked today how many gallons per flush for specific toilets. Don't really know much but learning day by day. Power Flush Toilet Regular Toilet Multi Toilet Old Flushometer toilet New Flushometer toilet. I do not know if he is messing with me with this question but does anyone know the gallons per flush with each of these? Thanks. From what I can tell… Potty Smarts: Know Your Toilet In a home with older toilets, an average flush uses about 3. 6 gallons (13. 6 liters), and the daily use is 18. 8 gallons (71. 2 liters) per person per day. In a home with ultra-low-flow (ULF) toilets, with an average flush volume of 1. 6 gallons (6 liters), the daily use is 9. 1 gallons (34. 4 liters) per person per day. A family of four using an older toilet will use approximately 26,000 gallons (98. 4 m3) per yr in toilet flushes, while a family with a ULF toilet will use approximately 11,000 gallons (41. 6 m3) per yr in toilet flushes, achieving a savings of 15,000 gallons (56. 7 m3) per year. New, High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) use 1. 3 gallons (5 liters) per flush (gpf). With an HET, a family of four will use approximately 9,000 gallons (34 m3) per yr in total toilet water use. Look for the WaterSense label to ensure your new toilet has maximum efficiency and high performance. Older Toilets Toilets made from the early 1980s to 1992 typically used 3. 5 gallons per flush (13. 2 liters) or more. Toilets made prior to 1980 typically used 5. 0 to 7. 0 or high gallons per flush (18. 9 lpf to 26. 5 lpf). The oldest toilets can use more than 8 gallons per flush (30 lpf). Ultra Low Flush Toilets (ULF) An Ultra Low Flush toilet flushes at a maximum of 1. 6 gallons (6 liters) per flush. Federal law currently mandates that all toilets manufactured in the U. S. Must use an average of 1. 6 gallons (6 liters) per flush or less. This law was enacted in 1992 and put into place in 1994 in an effort to improve water efficiency nationwide and coordinate various state standards. High Efficiency Toilets (HET) An HET is a toilet that flushes at maximum of 1. 3 gallons (5 liters) per flush. There are more than 1,100 models of HET toilet on the market today. New fixture models have been introduced and the performance of HETs has improved dramatically. Today, HETs outperform their ULFT (1. 6 gpf/6 liters) predecessors as well as the 3. 5 gpf (13. 2 liters) toilets that were installed in the 1980s. Dual-Flush Toilets Dual-Flush toilets are a type of HET with a full flush and a half flush capability. The average flush volume of a modern dual flush toilet is 1. 1 gallons (4 liters) or less. WaterSense Labeled Toilets The WaterSense label is used on toilets that are certified by independent laboratory testing to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only toilets that complete the third-party certification process can earn the WaterSense label. WaterSense labeled toilets are available at a wide range of prices and a broad range of styles. Other Toilet Information Toilet Performance Testing – Maximum Performance Testing (MaP) Everyone wants a toilet that "does the job" in a single flush. Maximum Performance Testing (MaP) of toilets was developed to identify how well popular toilet models flush, using a realistic test media, and to grade each toilet model based on this performance. The test results list numerous toilet fixtures and the flushing performance of each fixture. This is essential information for anyone buying a new toilet. MaP Testing of WaterSense HETs Listing of High Effeciency Toilets Are you in the market for a new toilet? The most recent listings of high-efficiency toilets are provided here: Maximum Performance Testing of ecoEnergy toilets (Canada) ecoEnergy is a voluntary qualification system adopted by water authorities that believe it is critical to: 1. Achieve sustainable water savings from toilet fixture replacements, and 2. Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction with flushing performance. EcoEnergy incorporates elements of the Maximum Performance (MaP) toilet fixture testing protocol and a maximum flush volume under maximum adjustment conditions.

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  1. Harpy Masterson October 29, 2013 at 2:27 am #
    Good question. . . . . Have you tried