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monebones

07:58AM | 06/28/02
Member Since: 06/27/02
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Over here in Belgium (and I have also seen them in Germany) there are toilets with two buttons on the tank. The smaller button flushes the toilet using less water than the larger button. Obviously the smaller button is pushed when the user has only urinated ... the larger button is pushed when ..... well you get the picture ... sorry to have to get rather blunt.

Almost all the toilets over here are like this for water conservation purposes. Has anyone seen a toilet like this in the United States?

If so, where can I get one (what brand name?)

Thanks.

Mustang

06:40PM | 06/28/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
never saw one over here, sounds like a neat idea though!

rpxlpx

08:23AM | 07/02/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
same here

mkleinm3

05:08PM | 08/11/02
Member Since: 07/07/02
3 lifetime posts
Those style toilets are common in Australia.
They are known as Dual Flush systems.
Down Under Water conservation is becoming a big issue and those style toilets are the norm.
You can get them from any hardware shop. Some are whole system replacements where as other systems are designed to be retrofitted to your standard dunny.
I will have a look for you and try to find out more.

[This message has been edited by mkleinm3 (edited August 11, 2002).]

sibir

09:47AM | 08/28/02
Member Since: 08/27/02
2 lifetime posts
AFAIK, the Duravit Darling toilet sold here in the US has an actuator that allows you to cut off the flush. If you push the panel on the top it triggers the flush, if you the press on the lower part it cuts off the flush.

devildog

09:57AM | 09/20/02
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I went to www.google.com and typed in dual flush system. I got many sites, but most were from overseas. http://www.caromausa.com/products/toilets.htm
This was the best one it looks like they're in the US. I would be careful that everything is the same size as standard toilets. Good luck!

erik peterson

12:36PM | 06/26/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Many of u.s. water-saver toilets are two-stage and most people arent aware of it...quick push on the handle for #1, for a more thorough flush hold the handle down till the bowl clears.

mikael

09:30AM | 04/12/06
Member Since: 04/11/06
1 lifetime posts
We have these toilets in Sweden also, the problem with them is that if someone does the BIG thing and pushes the small button things will acumulate in the pipe!! I work at a golfcourse and after spending some saturday afternoons with the old coathanger I had them changed. The advantage the european toilets have is that they are deeper so there is no risk of wetting the jewels.
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