Home Maintenance Series – Would You Convert Your Toilet to Dual-Flush for $20?

I like the simple low cost projects that can have a big impact over time. This minor change to the toilets of your home can; over time, save not only on the water you use but on the cost of using it. Have a look at this and think about your home and what impact it could have.

Article From HouseLogic.com

By: Courtney Craig
Published: March 07, 2012

Cheapie kits claim to turn your toilet into a water-saving dual-flush commode. How do they fare?

Dual-flush toilets – those two-button commodes that let you choose a flush volume suitable for liquids or solids – are a great way to save water. They’ll save up to 20 gallons a day by some estimates compared with traditional toilets. But they sell for upwards of $300.

We’re curious about the $20 to $30 retrofit DIY option available at home improvement stores or online: the dual-flush converter, which can be installed on most household toilets.

The gizmo replaces your side lever with a two-button fixture. And the converter kits include the parts you need to turn your ordinary commode into a high-efficiency toilet (http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/saving-water/saving-water-with-high-efficiency-toilet/).
Installation (http://doodlebugs.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Install-a-Dual-Flush-Retrofit-Kit-On-Your-Toilet) takes around 20 minutes.

Would you install a dual-flush converter? If you’ve installed one, how’s it doing its job?

About gvenice

I have over 25 years of electrical engineering and business management experience. I previously owned and managed a multi million dollar engineering firm. My work took me all over the globe, managing the construction of manufacturing plants where I built a reputation of providing superior service, getting projects done on time and within or under budget. My dedication to the fine details and logical approach to accomplishing tasks provide a huge benefit to my Real Estate clients. After selling my business and retiring to this area, I found a new passion in the Real Estate business and I bring to this business the same level of professional skill and conduct that has made mr successful in the past. My global exposure and extensive travel are also an asset when dealing with a customer base that is located worldwide. An avid boater, I have a thourough understanding of the waterways of East Tennessee and the intricacies involved in dealing with the TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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