The guest bathroom toilet is having trouble flushing. I bought that flapper last weekend but thought – if I have to do toilet surgery – I should also conserve water at the same time. So I bought the HydroRight Dual Flush Converter, $20 at Costco, which is supposed to turn a single-flush, standard-valve toilet into a dual-flush model. It was a super simple procedure. Instructions are on the box. Young House Love also did a great post of this installation.
To give you an idea of how easy this process is, the website’s overview of installation is one short paragraph: “To use the HydroRight Dual Flush Converter, you remove your toilet’s old flapper and handle, slide the converter over the tank’s overflow tube, and fasten a dual-flush button. An adjustable float on the converter lets you control how much water is used in each flush mode.”
So far, this is a way better option that replacing the toilet for a couple reasons.
1. The toilet is fixed at no major expense.
2. Sending old toilets to the landfill is one of the only options. It’s not sustainable to keep these toilets in the marketplace and donating it to a ReUse center. We need to get to a place where all existing toilets are low flow. So keeping an older toilet in the system but updating it to conserve water is a fabulous option. If this toilet breaks again – we may look at needing another new toilet.