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• Piston flush: This type of toilet uses a canister flushing tower instead of a flapper to deliver a strong fast moving flush.
• Dual-Flush: This model actually has two flushing settings. You can use a full flush with a little extra water when needed, and for those light jobs a half flush option is also available.
• Pressure flush: This system uses pressurized air to accelerate water through the toilet flushing jet.
Final Tip: When buying a high efficiency toilet, look for one that carries the “EPA Water Sense” guide label to help you avoid flushing your money away.
Master contractor and plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and the host of TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write email@example.com.