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Topic # 195532 23-Apr-2016 07:44
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Just had a new toilet installed and I haven't entirely been happy with the flushing, I don't feel enough water is pushing the toilet paper/waste out.

As you can see in the pic, it's only around half way.



I know with some cisterns you can, but not sure on this one, Is there any way to raise the water a little higher?

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  Reply # 1538538 23-Apr-2016 07:48
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Probably. Look for a slider or switch when it's empty. What brand/model.





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  Reply # 1538542 23-Apr-2016 07:57
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  Reply # 1538543 23-Apr-2016 08:01
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I'd turn water off, flush cistern then fill with measured water. What ever the full flush is meant to be 4.5 or 6l and compare with current level. Height adjustment is screw to float.

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  Reply # 1538549 23-Apr-2016 08:41
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The Mitre 10 website implies that it's adjustable from 3 to 4.5 litres.

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/bathroom/toilets/nouveau_venetian_toilet_suite__128911/

 

 


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  Reply # 1538550 23-Apr-2016 08:45
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The left hand thing is the float valve which controls the water height. Turn the vertical plastic threaded rod that has a phillips screw head on it to raise the float higher up. It should turn by hand, shouldn't need a screwdriver.


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  Reply # 1541126 24-Apr-2016 13:42
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That horizontal line inside the cistern is what the manufacturer intends the water level to be.





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  Reply # 1541546 25-Apr-2016 11:17
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eracode:

 

The Mitre 10 website implies that it's adjustable from 3 to 4.5 litres.

 

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/bathroom/toilets/nouveau_venetian_toilet_suite__128911/

 

 

 

 

That would be the issue.

 

The $139 Caromas at Bunnings have 9/4.5 litre flushes.

 

 


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  Reply # 1541602 25-Apr-2016 12:14
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Drop in to mitre 10 at a quiet time and ask one of the plumbing staff.

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  Reply # 1541603 25-Apr-2016 12:14
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our current toilet has a very low flow rate, but its more about how it delivers the water and the design of the bowl than the amount of water used.


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  Reply # 1543074 27-Apr-2016 22:11
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The threaded rod ( philips head )  has the float attached to it. The float controls the valve that lets water into the tank. Turning the screw either way will raise or lower the float. The open ended pipe you can see is the internal overflow. That will drain into the pan if the water gets above the top of it. The best you can do is to raise the float until the water level is just below the overflow lip and that's the most water your tank will hold. I 'think' you might be able to replace the internals which may mean taller overflow, taller float assembly etc which will increase the total amount of water in the tank before it cuts off. Don't quote me on that. Avid DIY'r and not a plumber.


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  Reply # 1543320 28-Apr-2016 12:01
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The 'efficient' toilet cistern ...  3 flushes at 4.5L instead of one at 9L.





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  Reply # 1543347 28-Apr-2016 12:32
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Had the same problem when we were doing renovations on our place 2 years ago. Modern toilets are water efficient, but this just means a weak flush! I looked around for a while for something modern looking that had a decent flush but couldn't really get much info. The 9L Caromas work better (as mentioned), as they have a higher capacity and also have the cistern higher up so they create a higher head pressure. Unfortunately they also look a bit dated. I ended up compromising and going with Englefield Milano toilets, which allow a 6L flush. Good quality products but still not a good powerful flush that I was after!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1543361 28-Apr-2016 12:58
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Best I have ever seen is those small chromed metal things about the size of 1.5L bottle.  We have them at work and they would flush Kauri logs down a river. 

 

No idea how they work, there doesn't seem to be cistern and they flush as long as you hold the level down.





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  Reply # 1545677 3-May-2016 00:16
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Those are probably flush valves. They would be fed either from a large header tank, or direct from the main.

Also a lot of Chinese toilets are not designed to flush toilet paper. As the intention is that you put the paper in a bin next to the toilet.





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  Reply # 1545689 3-May-2016 03:18
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Aredwood: Those are probably flush valves. They would be fed either from a large header tank, or direct from the main.

Also a lot of Chinese toilets are not designed to flush toilet paper. As the intention is that you put the paper in a bin next to the toilet.

 

Ewww! Then where does the paper go - out in the household rubbish collection?


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