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Dual flush toilet wasted more water, how to fix it

https://youtu.be/9fvWpqNGX8Q

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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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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