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100% free: convert a single flush toilet to dual flush, and adjust single flush

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You heard me correctly: 100% free to convert your single flush toilet to a dual flush. Your friends may have bought dual flush kits, but I am showing you the zero cost way, you don’t have to spend a penny.

Even if you don’t care about the dual flush method, you still should measure and adjust your single flush toilet. Many people do not know they are wasting a lot of water. Our own single flush used 2.5 gallons per flush, instead of 1 gallon or 1.5 gallons per flush. If each person flushes 6 times daily, that is 2000 flushes a year per person.

Water costs money, so you don’t want to be flushing any more money down the toilet than essential! We spent a lot of time working on explaining the adjustment not only because it is a recurrent cost to you but also it affects the environment.

When your single flush flapper needs to be replaced, you will face the decision of either buying a replacement of flapper at $6 or installing a dual flush system paying $20. This video shows you how to use the single flush to act as dual flush, but if you decide to purchase the real dual flush kit, here are couple of links for the products:

for Fluidmaster DUOFLUSH Fluidmaster DUOFLUSH

for Danco Dual Flush: Dual Flush by Danco at Amazon





To install them, you can watch my installation and adjustment videos.
For Fluidmaster DUOFLUSH brand:
Optimal: Install FLUIDMASTER DUOFLUSH without wasting water | dual flush conversion system

For Danco Dual Flush brand:
Dual flush toilet wasted more water, how to fix it

Installation, Explanation & Tips

A few toilet or plumbing related issues can be found below:

Best Bidet: How to Select, Install and Use a Bidetr
https://youtu.be/hTlKA67en6s

5 Different Ways To Make Your Toilet Use Less Water
https://youtu.be/CtSzDN6ann8

Toilet siphon effect, when plunger, auger and snake fail:
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI


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Dual flush toilet wasted more water, how to fix it

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Recently I discovered I have in fact actually wasted water for nearly three years. I learned that I need to re-adjust the Dual Flush by Danco. The URL for my original installation video is:
https://youtu.be/1RDGznJm-U8

Dual Flush by Danco at Amazon

If you are like me and did not verify that in fact we are using less water, now I can show you my method so that you can double check your dual flush system and re-adjust it if necessary to save water.

This video only applies to the Dual Flush made by Danco since the Fluidmaster Duoflush has a different design, and does not have the same problem.
Please check out the video for Fluidmaster system through this link:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU
During the filming of the Fluidmaster video, I re-visited the Dual flush Danco design. It was a gut-wrenching experience to learn that I had wasted water every day after my installation 3 years ago of a device that was installed for the purpose of saving water. https://amzn.to/2HPUsYb

The Danco installation guide only has one diagram about adjusting the water, without a strategy to measure and compare the amount of water actually used. The instructions only say that when the Green Slide or Blue Float is down, that means less water drains. This video is very necessary to complete the installation. So please share this video with other people so that we save water.

Anyway, one lesson we learned this time is that you need to actually measure the water you flush down. You need to measure both the quick flush as well as the full flush. You may count your money carefully, but you also need to pay attention to your tank so that you are not flushing your hard-earned money down the toilet.

A few toilet or plumbing related issues can be found below:

Best Bidet: How to Select, Install and Use a Bidetr
https://youtu.be/9fvWpqNGX8Q

5 Different Ways To Make Your Toilet Use Less Water
https://youtu.be/CtSzDN6ann8

Toilet siphon effect, when plunger, auger and snake fail:
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI

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Best Bidet: How to Select, Install and Use a Bidet

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This video starts with comparison of different kinds of bidets and will show you the best way to install a bidet on a conventional toilet. Installation will take about 20 minutes. We’ll walk you through our detailed 10-step instructions. It is actually quite easy, requiring no special skills at all. Even though each owner’s manual comes with some instructions for you to follow, since many popular brands have very similar products, we will discuss some overall principles and the strategies so that this video can be applied to your situation. The sample product used in this video is a Biobidet model BBC-70 simplet.

A bidet is far better(cleaner and healthier) than toilet paper, because a bidet will rinse away fecal residue and remove almost all odor. Paper won’t do that. It will bring comfort to people with hemorrhoids. But do you know how to use it? Watch to the end of this video to get the answer.
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Optimal: Install FLUIDMASTER DUOFLUSH without wasting water | dual flush conversion system

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https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU
Did you know that if you are not careful, converting a single flush system to a dual flush system could actually waste more water? Using our optimal installation guide, we show you how to measure your water so that you can save the most water. We spent a lot of time on the adjustment because if each person flushes 6 times daily, that is 2000 flushes a year per person.

The installation instructions from the manufacturer aren’t the best. First, it didn’t discuss how to adjust the blue clamp on the refill valve. Second, adjustment for the half flush from this manufacturer may require you to waste too much water before finding the right point on the dial. We provide the optimal Golden Section solution to waste a minimal amount of water while testing.

If you decide to purchase the real dual flush kit, here are couple of links for the products:
for Fluidmaster DUOFLUSH Fluidmaster DUOFLUSH


for Danco Dual Flush: Dual Flush by Danco at Amazon

People who are accustomed to the single flush system may accidentally push the lever down when they intended to half flush. Since liquid waste is more frequent than solid waste, pushing down the lever by mistake would cause more water waste. In this video we provide one simple solution to swap the half dial and the full dial.
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Since different viewers may have different questions in mind, here are the timestamps so that you can click and skip to the sections you’re interested in:

The Golden Section algorithm description:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=126

Swapping the half dial and the full dial:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=749

Duoflush installation:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=255

Flush valve dial adjustment:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=413

Refill Valve installation:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=805

The blue clamp on the refill valve adjustment:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=879

What to do if the dial adjustment is out of range:
https://youtu.be/m6C1YULrPCU?t=525

If you have the “dual flush” system from Danco, you can watch this video:
Save Water: Convert Toilet into Dual Flush, Best Install, Explanation & Tips
https://youtu.be/1RDGznJm-U8

Golden Section

A few toilet or plumbing related issues can be found below:
Slow Draining: Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test and Solving the Slow Flush Mystery
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

5 Different Ways To Make Your Toilet Use Less Water
https://youtu.be/CtSzDN6ann8

Toilet siphon effect, when plunger, auger and snake fail:
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI
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Simplest Early Toilet Leak Detection

Simplest Early Toilet Leak Detection

Most people don’t realize their toilet leaks water to the drain because it does not leak onto the bathroom floor where it can be noticed. However it does waste water. Mostly likely by the time you realize your toilet leaks, it has already leaked for months at a low frequency when you are not at home or not paying attention. How do you know which toilet leaks, and how can you detect such leaks early on and identify which part of the toilet is responsible for the leak? Today, I am sharing with you the simplest and easiest tests to identify the leak early on. I will show you how to fix the leaks as well.

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Other related videos:
5 Different Ways To Make Your Toilet Use Less Water
https://youtu.be/CtSzDN6ann8

toilet siphon effect, when plunger, auger and snake fail:
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

Save Water: Convert Toilet into Dual Flush, Best Install, Explanation & Tips
https://youtu.be/1RDGznJm-U8

Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test and Solving the Slow Flush Mystery
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI

5 Different Ways To Make Your Toilet Use Less Water


In addition to flushing one tank of water, my experiment showed another 3 liters of water flowed to the overflow tube. I was very surprised to discover this. I will provide a zero cost fix to this problem. I will provide 5 different ways to save on water used in toilet flushing. These techniques are based on the amount of water the toilet tank releases, assuming the toilet bowl is efficient. Watch this video to see the efficient toilet siphon effect: https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo Note that if your toilet bowl is not efficient, reducing the water flushed may not clear the solid waste well, you may have to flush twice. So one of the best techniques is to have a dual flush system which uses more water for the solid waste than the liquid waste. See the explanation and installation of the dual flush system: https://youtu.be/1RDGznJm-U8

You won’t need to waste water repeating my experiments, instead watch this video, share to as many people as you can, favorite it, like it, so that we save water.

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Other related videos
Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test and Solving the Slow Flush Mystery
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI

Save Water: Convert Toilet into Dual Flush, Best Install, Explanation & Tips


Have you ever wonder how a dual flush toilet works? This is a best video to explain not only how to install but also how it works. The official installation instruction looked easy until my toilet overflow tube was slightly different. I had to chip away some unexpected fins. That is why you need to know more details of the internal working of this complicated unit.

You won’t need to waste water repeating my experiments, instead watch this video, share to as many people as you can, favorite it, like it, so that we save water.

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Other related videos
Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test and Solving the Slow Flush Mystery
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI

Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved

Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved


This big mystery puzzled me for weeks. I bought an adjustable flapper, but can’t figure out why it should work. It looks symmetrical when adjusted from min to max. I asked the following people about it: Home Depot sale people, plumbers and a lot of my DIY type friends, none of them could answer with a reasonable theory (https://youtu.be/DmgkmE8Zn8g). I finally figured it out through many experiments. I am sharing this with you since I have wasted a lot tanks of water in my experiments.

Once we have figured out how the adjustable flapper works, we can also convert our non-adjustable flapper into an adjustable one, enabling you to experiment with the idea first without multiple trips to Home Depot. And of course it saves your money!!

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Other related videos
Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test and Solving the Slow Flush Mystery
https://youtu.be/_EP7LZdnMXo

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI

Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test & Solving the Slow Flush Mystery

Easy 5 Seconds Toilet Flush Test and Solving the Slow Flush Mystery

Did you know that there are 3 different kinds of openings in your toilet? For a long time, I was trying to figure out the mystery of slow flush in my toilet, and finally I found the explanation and solution. I have discovered this easy 5-second test, which will save your time and money by diagnosing the problem. This is my major contribution to the subject, let’s call it Dr. David Zhang’s 5-second test. I know this 5-second test will not get me a Nobel Prize, but we hope just as many people will benefit because Dr. Zhang’s test is very simple, easy and costs you absolutely nothing.

I will also present two different ways to fix your slow toilet flushing problem.

This video is trying to solve the problem of “slow flushing”. If your problem is “no flushing”, i.e. completely clogged/blocked main drain, please view my previous video:
16 Ways To Unclog A Toilet (Main drain clogged)
https://youtu.be/pRQkkMR1b5I

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Other related videos:
Big Mystery of the Adjustable Toilet Flapper Solved
https://youtu.be/BDy9d_B6xRM

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using A Garden Hose
https://youtu.be/l91Uqb1iRLg

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink
https://youtu.be/em8erX6yA9s

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink
https://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI

16 Ways To Unclog A Toilet

16 Ways To Unclog A Toilet

You may know about some of the tools to unclog a toilet, but what do you do if you don’t have the proper tools available when you need them? Or what if one particular method failed you?
Here is a list of alternatives and how I rate them. You may combine different methods to yield the ultimate success. Happy unclogging!