Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce  (EXP Realty 414-525-0563)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In Cali, we've had them for MANY, MANY years.  It's a requirement in the city of Los Angeles that you have to have the low flow shower heads and toilets (they even have an inspector come out to specifically check for that).

 

You can't even buy the 4 gallon flushers anymore.  Now they're the dual flush ones with a button for liquid waste only (half gallon flush) and one for solid (the full gallon flush).

Hasn't been an issue here.  Just have to flush twice (or more) sometimes...

Feb 04, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I remodeled my master bathroom and got one, no problem.

Feb 05, 2016 02:39 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

As Ryan mentioned, in most  SoCal counties, it is a retrofit requirement: low-flash toilets and shower heads. 

Feb 04, 2016 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have installed several of these in my rentals with short lines to the sewer system...I will not do them on long runs...I had a septic pumper warn me of that

Feb 04, 2016 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not encountered issues; they do save quite a bit of water, especially compared to much older models. I actually wrote a post on the subject some time ago; here's the link: http://actvra.in/4sWW

Feb 04, 2016 07:50 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've not experience any issues, but I've not lived with one either.

Feb 04, 2016 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have not had experience with them.

Feb 04, 2016 05:12 AM
Rainer
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

More problems than they're worth. I'm sure the plumbers love them though.

Feb 04, 2016 04:48 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've seen some where there's too little water.  The better ones have a second larger flush option that seems to work.

Feb 04, 2016 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

They seem to work fine for me.

Feb 04, 2016 03:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

They work. More flushes may be required.

Feb 04, 2016 02:54 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

All the ones i've seen have worked well. I actually saw a waterless urinal the other day.

Feb 04, 2016 02:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I've not heard of or experienced any issues.  We have a lot of them in CA ... which has been in a state of drought for many years. 

Feb 04, 2016 02:13 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

They have all been fine. I've personally had a few (& probably used a few). One of my listings has a fancy Japanese toilet that costs $700. I guess it blow drys, fluff's (lol) & the seat is kept warm. 

I'm personally afraid of the thing.

Feb 04, 2016 12:45 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I have a new toilet and you hold down the knob different times for different types of flushes.  A quick push for light volume, a longer push for heavier volumes.

Feb 04, 2016 12:23 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I think it all depends on the brand. Some just are not as efficient as others... 

Feb 04, 2016 12:16 AM
Rainer
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I hadn't heard of any problems but now that you mention it I wonder.  

Feb 03, 2016 11:51 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

We can thank ALGORE for these! Along with the amazing Internet he founded! Most of these have plungers sitting next to them.

Feb 03, 2016 11:44 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

My stepson as this type in half bath, no problems.

Feb 03, 2016 11:08 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I have one where it has two buttone. One with one drop of water and one with two drops of water. I'll let you guess what the drops mean. No problem with either one.

Feb 03, 2016 10:39 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Too little water sometimes doesn't move the waste and one has to wonder if anything in the pipeline gets stuck down the way because of little flow too

Feb 03, 2016 10:35 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think the newer ones are far better than the original, hwever i do notice you get what you pay for, so the $69 dollar builder basic model toilet will not have the flushing power of a good one.

Feb 03, 2016 10:02 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Nope, never had a problem here in California where they are all over. In Hawaii, I saw a lot of Toto toilets in luxury condominiums. People swear by them.

Feb 03, 2016 09:43 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No

Feb 03, 2016 09:36 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Benn in CA for years. AND REQUIRED. They have single and 2 stage styles. The single wastes more water 'cause often folks say you gotta flush twice.

Feb 03, 2016 09:22 PM