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WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Ever Had To Flush 20 Golf Balls?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Interiors

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Published on March 18, 2009 with 4 Comments

Plumbing can be one of the most difficult and unglamorous aspects of facility management. So when someone introduces a product that can successfully flush just about anything—and in jaw dropping quantities—well, that’s worthy of special attention.

St. Thomas Creations of San Diego, CA has introduced the high performance Quattro Flushing Technology system—an advanced flushing system that addresses the environmental efficiency and poor performance issues long associated with the use of 1.6-gallon water closets.

Quattro uses half the amount of water as traditional 3.5-gallon models and features an extra large three-inch flush valve, for maximum water flow to the bowl, eliminating the need for double flushing. An extra large direct-fed water jet delivers maximum force, providing exceptional waste removal from the bowl. And a 2 1/8” glazed trapway is computer-designed to minimize clogging.

View the demo below to get a sense of Quattro’s flushing power:

With Quattro Flushing Technology, 1.6-gallon water closets are more efficient than ever before. While the Quattro targets the residential audience, it may be worth checking to see if the same technology may be incorporated into a commercial product. After all, you never know when someone may try to flush 3 1/2 pounds of dog food down your commode.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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There are currently 4 Comments on WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Ever Had To Flush 20 Golf Balls?. Perhaps you would like to add one of your own?

  1. What company in Hawaii sells this model and your product?

  2. Kind of strange to compare to a “typical” 3.5 gallon model since 1.6 gallons has been the maximum amount of water allowed in new gravity toilets for well over a decade.

  3. golf balls and dog food, ok but what about the Facility Managers nightmare, paper towels?

  4. That is weird that it would be compared to a 3.5 gallon toilet since those are old school…but the clip was great. I’m going to see if our toilets can handle 3 lbs of gummy bears!

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