Don't quote me on that -- I'm going from memory and I actually went and looked at
our nearest toilet, but it doesn't say what the capacity is.


...I went and took the tank cover off. There's some stuff stamped into the
ceramics near the top. Besides CSA (like your UL) it says American Standard
(that's the brand name), "Made in...." and I can't make out the name of the
country. Then it says "W / L 5 / 8"  I rather suspect that means 5 US gallons but
I don't know what the 8 would mean. It's not Litres, as 5 US gallons would be
something around 18 or 19 Litres.


...Now you got me, er, goin'. I went and looked at all 3 toilets, and the one in
our main upstairs bathroom has the most legible inscription. It reads:

7 NOV 1986
3783

CSA "Standard" [American Standard's logo]
4083 TANK
MADE IN MEXICO
T85
W/L 5/8 BELOW
OVERFLOW TOP

Any plumbers out there who can read toiletese? ;-)

I have to say, I'm not sure there are 4 Imp gals / 5 US gals in there -- it looks
more like 3 Imp gals to me, but I'm just estimating.

Jon Spencer wrote:

> That would be so great!  Imagine lifting the lid and not finding any little
> surprises, and not having to unplug the stupid thing once a week.  But 5
> gallons!  I would settle for 3!  This may be enough reason to move to
> Canada, even with the socialized medicine!  (well .......)
>
> Jon
>
> Marc A. Schindler wrote:
>
> Jon Spencer wrote:
>
> > Speaking of bathroom humor .... :-)
> >
> > This is not so humorous.  Whoever came up with these don't work toilets
> need
> > to be flushed down one of them!  Who wants to go in with me when I drive
> up
> > to Canada to get some toilets that actually do not need the Seinfeld
> > "courtesy flush"?  (I assume that it is still the case that Canada allows
> > real toilets to be used.)
> >
>
> Correct. We still have the bigger tanks that you used to have (iirc, they're
> 4
> Imperial gallons, which is 5 US gallons).
>
> --
> Marc A. Schindler
> Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
>
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> pick
> himself up and continue on" - Winston Churchill
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