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    • Gti
    • By Gti 8th Jul 17, 7:54 AM
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    Vacuum toilet
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    Vacuum toilet 8th Jul 17 at 7:54 AM
    I'm going to refurb my bathroom soon and was looking was looking at a new toilet with a better flush. Our current one is a modern 6 gallon waste of space that has trouble flushing a single piece of tissue.

    I've seen you can install pressure assisted and vacuum toilets, pressure assisted being the louder of the two, I'd want a vacuum one. The question is, where the hell can you buy them retail? I get that they're relatively new but for the benefits of low water use and much better 'waste clearance' I thought it would be much easier.
    Googling "buy vacuum toilet uk" gets me a few places that seem to sell commercially in bulk orders and they don't give prices.

    Does anyone have one or knows where to buy?
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 8th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
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    I would have thought a six gallon flush would have shifted an elephant.

    That's a lot of water.
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    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 17, 4:07 PM
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    It's astonishing in the 21st century how many toilets don't do the one thing they're made for. The new loos at work need 2, 3, sometimes 4 flushes. (But it's okay because they save water . . .) Anyway be interested to learn about these as they seem to work well on aeroplanes.
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    • By FreeBear 8th Jul 17, 4:37 PM
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    Anyway be interested to learn about these as they seem to work well on aeroplanes.
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Airplanes operate at altitude and the cabin is (usually) pressurised - This assists in removing the waste in the bowl.

    A high level cistern has a better flush performance in my opinion than close coupled cisterns.

    Came across this supplier - http://www.waterlesstoilets.co.uk/toilets/ - Has prices for their various products.
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    • By Gti 8th Jul 17, 6:49 PM
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    I would have thought a six gallon flush would have shifted an elephant.

    That's a lot of water.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    You got me . I'd take the hefty water bill over the 6 litre rubbish I have now.


    Those waterless toilets are designed for composting on boats and such, hence the price as well.
    https://www.leesan.com/shop/all-toilets/vacuum-toilets the price is more reasonable here, again with boating in mind. They seem to have a seperate vacuum generator unit when for the home you want an all in one toilet like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoIpjFkRk8c

    With so many people complaining about modern toilets I don't know why vacuum and pressure assisted ones haven't become more commonplace.
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    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    A high level cistern has a better flush performance in my opinion than close coupled cisterns.
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    Yes it's ridiculous: toilets are now worse than they were 100 years ago! Bet Arthur C. Clarke didn't predict that when he wrote 2010...
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