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Bathroom Ideas – Mountain View – Toilets – Pressure Assisted
The lead article in this series is titled Bathroom Ideas.
Pressure assisted toilets use a mechanism above and beyond the dumping of water from the tank into the bowl to activate the flush.
I don’t fully understand the science behind it, but these toilets have a special tank inside the toilet tank, which as it fills with water places the water under pressure.
Then, when the toilet is flushed, the water moves into the bowl significantly faster than a standard gravity mechanism would, thereby activating the flush with significantly less water.
The advantage to you of this type of toilet is you use less water and spend less on your water bill.
The disadvantage is if this type of toilet fails, a new tank mechanism costs about $200, so toilet repairs are more expensive than for a standard gravity fed type.