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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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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.
Bidet Test
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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
adjust blue clamp

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