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Dual Flush Toilet for $30

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The beauty of a dual flush toilet is that you can decide just how big of a flush you need. Once only available as pricey imports, you can now get them at Home Depot. Though the price has dropped significantly they are still around $300.

SelectAFlush offers a conversion kit that will turn just about any toilet into a dual flush system for only $29.95. This is a perfect solution for homeowners and even renters who don't need to replace their existing toilet but would like to conserve water. This option uses less water than placing a brick or object in the toilet tank as you will never need to do a double flush.

All you need to do is replace the parts within the tank with the Dual Flush Toilet Valve and Dual Action Flush Lever. When it's time to flush, pushing the lever to the left will give you a rinse and pushing it to the right will give a full flush. This is a result of two toilet valves at different heights to monitor the amount of water used.

This is a great invention and pays for itself in a year or two depending on how big your family is. According to the website, a family of four will save 13 gallons a day with the SelectAFlush. Another feature is it's made in the United States. For those of you with three or four commodes, it'd save you hundreds of dollars over outfitting all of your bathrooms with dual flush toilets. We are pretty impressed.

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