# Water flow problem.

sonhouse
Posers and Puzzles 07 Sep '07 16:48
1. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
07 Sep '07 16:48
This one from something I noticed when going to the bathroom at work. I was listening to this clicking sound in the mens room and saw there was a water meter there next to the toilet. So I timed the clicks and found the water consumption to be one gallon every 15 seconds or 4 gallons per minute. So when I flushed the toilet the cranking speed went up and it read 9 gallons after 1 minute and 20 seconds.
How much water did the toilet consume?
2. smw6869
Granny
07 Sep '07 20:44
Originally posted by sonhouse
This one from something I noticed when going to the bathroom at work. I was listening to this clicking sound in the mens room and saw there was a water meter there next to the toilet. So I timed the clicks and found the water consumption to be one gallon every 15 seconds or 4 gallons per minute. So when I flushed the toilet the cranking speed went up and it read 9 gallons after 1 minute and 20 seconds.
How much water did the toilet consume?
The only thing i know about plumbing is:

Lefty...loosey

Righty...tighty

S**T flows down hill

Payday's Friday.
3. Ragnorak
07 Sep '07 21:24
Originally posted by sonhouse
This one from something I noticed when going to the bathroom at work. I was listening to this clicking sound in the mens room and saw there was a water meter there next to the toilet. So I timed the clicks and found the water consumption to be one gallon every 15 seconds or 4 gallons per minute. So when I flushed the toilet the cranking speed went up and it read 9 gallons after 1 minute and 20 seconds.
How much water did the toilet consume?
Way too much! It should consume 4/6 litres on a dual flush system.

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4. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
07 Sep '07 21:44
Originally posted by Ragnorak
Way too much! It should consume 4/6 litres on a dual flush system.

D
I know it's supposed to use less but what do the numbers say?
This is a real life problem, it happened just like I said, with the proviso I did it twice, after I flushed the first time, I fired up my stopwatch and timed the meter before and during a second flush just for grins.
5. AThousandYoung
09 Sep '07 05:502 edits
Originally posted by sonhouse
This one from something I noticed when going to the bathroom at work. I was listening to this clicking sound in the mens room and saw there was a water meter there next to the toilet. So I timed the clicks and found the water consumption to be one gallon every 15 seconds or 4 gallons per minute. So when I flushed the toilet the cranking speed went up and it read 9 gallons after 1 minute and 20 seconds.
How much water did the toilet consume?
Toilet was flushing for 1.33 minutes.

Normal water flow per minute is 4 gallons. This accounts for 5.33 (that is, 4 and 4/3) gallons over that period of time.

However there was 9 gallons of flow during that time.

Therefore, the toilet itself took 3.67 gallons to flush.

I forget the gallon/liter conversion, but it's about 4 to 1 isn't it?
6. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
10 Sep '07 02:09
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
Toilet was flushing for 1.33 minutes.

Normal water flow per minute is 4 gallons. This accounts for 5.33 (that is, 4 and 4/3) gallons over that period of time.

However there was 9 gallons of flow during that time.

Therefore, the toilet itself took 3.67 gallons to flush.

I forget the gallon/liter conversion, but it's about 4 to 1 isn't it?
Thats what I got.
7. rhb
Ginger Scum
10 Sep '07 09:47
Originally posted by sonhouse
Thats what I got.
I conclude that either you work in facilities management, or your real job is incredibly dull.

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8. Daemon Sin
I'm A Mighty Pirateâ„¢
10 Sep '07 10:00
Originally posted by rhb
I conclude that either you work in facilities management, or your real job is incredibly dull.

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Or both.