Flush Up for ‘Liquid Wastes’

Has anyone used one of these? I have never seen or used one of these Dual-Flush Flushometers. The manufacturer, Sloan Valve Company, claims they reduce water volume by approximately 30% (flushing in the up direction). They also claim the Dual-Flush handle easily retrofits to most existing valves. This seems pretty cool.

The specifications:

  • Lifting handle up initiates reduced flush (1.1 gpf), eliminating liquid and paper waste, saving a 1/2-gallon of water
  • Pushing handle down initiates full flush (1.6 gpf), eliminating solid waste and paper.
  • Antimicrobial coating on handle protects against germs (AgION antimicrobial compound). From DuPont:

AgION is a long lasting, inorganic material that contains silver – a safe and natural antimicrobial agent that has a proven record of successfully controlling the growth and spread of a broad range of microorganisms. The AgION compound has two components: Silver ions and zeolite. When moisture is present on the compound, the zeolite acts as an “ion pump” to provide controlled release of silver ions in the environment where they suppress the growth of microbes.

06.12.07 Update: More about AgION

2 Comments

  1. The airport in Portland, OR has installed these in all restrooms. They’ve also installed a handy sign, “Up for #1, down for #2.”They work as advertised. I hope they catch on.

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