Convert Your Toilet to Dual Flush

Posted by Mrs Money on May 25th, 2010

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Have you considered replacing your toilet with a dual flush one? I’ve thought about it, but replacing an already working toilet with a newer model just doesn’t sound frugal or green to me.  It’s actually possible now to actually give your existing toilet a dual flush toilet conversion with one simple kit. It is supposed to be “tool free”, making it easy for do it yourselfers to tackle the project quickly and easily.

Why is the dual flush conversion kit frugal and green?

-You can use your existing toilet, which saves you lots of money, plus keeps the toilet out of the land fill.

-You lower your water consumption and save money on your water bill because you’re using less.

Personally I won’t be buying a kit even though I gave it much thought, simply because we follow the old adage, “if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down.”  I don’t think that we’d be doing the environment any good if we bought the kit, simply because we’d be increasing our water consumption.  I do think it’s a fantastic idea, and if you’re the type who is flush happy, I’d be all over this like flies on… honey!  ;)

Do you flush your toilet with every use?  Would you convert your toilet to dual flush?

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4 Responses to “Convert Your Toilet to Dual Flush”


  1. I have never heard of such a thing! Thanks for telling us about this. I don’t know that I would use one, I do like you and don’t flush every single time. However, I can see how this might work out great for a business, where it is not appropriate to not flush. I guess it would need to be a small business with a “regular” toilet since most have the commercial toilets.

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  2. Becky R says:

    I also only flush on #2, so I would not do this. But if I were building I would add, especially for my guests. A better investment is a toilet that uses less gallons per flush. My toilet is so old is uses like 7 gallons, newer toilets use 2.5. I have seen one for less than $200, so if you could install yourself I am sure saving 5 gallons per flush would be worth it.

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  3. Emily says:

    I have never heard of such a thing! Thanks for telling us about this. I don’t know that I would use one, I do like you and don’t flush every single time. However, I can see how this might work out great for a business, where it is not appropriate to not flush. I guess it would need to be a small business with a “regular” toilet since most have the commercial toilets.

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  4. eemusings says:

    Yeah, we often do tend to flush only when obviously necessary.

    I’m not sure what you mean by dual flush. You mean the kind with two buttons, a half and a full? I’ve only ever lived in one house which didn’t have a toilet like that (it was really old – the original cistern and all. Had a wooden seat, for chrissake!) So I kind of take that for granted.

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