KOHLER K-4000-0 Toilet

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    KOHLER K-4000-0 Toilet

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    Kohler san souci is a one -piece toilet because both tank and bowl are integrated into one single unit. The san souci toilet offers a sleek, contemporary design combined with Kohler touchless flush. Just hold or keep your hand over the tank sensor to activate the flush and enjoy the more hygienic way of flushing, because you do not need to touch toilet handle anymore. Chance of spreading contaminated disease is high if many people touch the same toilet handle to flush the toilet.

    So, the touchless flush is a unique feature of Kohler san souci. But how this amazing technology works? Inside the san souci toilet, you will find a touchless module. Inside of this module, there is a sensor, a circuit board and a flush acutating wheel and  four AA batteries. To suspend the module high above the water line inside the tank, there is a metal bracket, and a simple chain connects the wheel to flush valve.

    The function of the sensor is its projects an electromagnetic field through the lid of the toilet. The field extends another 2 or 3 inches above the lid. When you place your hand over the toilet tank, the magnetic field will break. Breaking up of the magnetic field will actuate the flush. The magnetic field is kept intentionally tight to prevent ghost flushing. The 4 AA batteries are expected to last 6 to 12 months. But it depends on use.

    The compact elongated bowl design of san souci toilet occupies the same space as a round-front bowl. But elongated design is more comfortable than the round-front bowl. Comfort height feature of Kohler san souci offers chair-height seating that makes sitting down and standing up easier for most adults. Concealed trapway and clean caps of san souci toilet facilitate easier cleaning.

    Aqua-piston flush engine is the driving force of the Kohler San souci toilet’s  fast, powerful and plug-free flush. The san souci toilet is a single flush gravity toilet that offers a strong siphon during flushing. It uses the force of gravity, precision-engineered tank, bowl and traps way to create the strong siphon that is responsible for the powerful flush. But this powerful flush does not use much water. It flushes only 1.28 gallons of water per flush. On the other hand, 3.5-gallon toilet flushes 16,500 gallons or more water per year compare to san souci toilet.

    A clever design of this toilet reduces the nooks and crannies on the toilet base to make it easy to clean. Kohler’s canister flush valve packs a powerful punch to eliminate clogs without wasting water.

    Our Remarks

    Many people are germ conscious. A recent study revealed that in the USA  51 percent of people are paranoid about germs in bathrooms. So, considering these germ-conscious people, Kohler san souci is a great product as it offers flushing toilet without touching toilet handlebar.

    Apart from touchless design, Kohler san souci saves water during flushing. It flushes 1.28 gallons per flush compared to other toilets that flushes 3.5 gallons per flush. One calculation shows that Kohler san souci saves 16,500 gallons of water per year. Its chair-height seating, comfortable elongated design and easy to clean features make it a great toilet among consumers.

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