What Are Some Different Types of Toilets?


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There are two main types of toilets: gravity-fed and pressure-assisted. Gravity-fed versions require as little as 10 pounds per square inch of water pressure, while pressure-assisted options use at least 25 pounds per square inch to flush.

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Toilets that use pressure for flushing are traditional, and they still account for about half of all toilet purchases. A push toward minimizing the use of water when flushing led to the development of toilets that rely on gravity, which tend to have a quieter flush. In addition to these more common toilet types, there are also vacuum-assisted and power-assisted versions. These types of toilets also have fairly quiet flushes, but the vacuum types are generally less powerful than the other types.

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