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Flush With Acceleration

Key Features:
  • Piston valve for power flushing
  • WaterSense labeled
  • 2-3/8 fully-glazed trapway
  • Bowl height ADA compliant
  • Price range is $615-$861 depending on color, seat not included (2008).
  • Pricing as of 2008.
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  • Champion 4
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by Deborah Holmes, Ebricks.com
It's a video clip you probably wouldn't want your suggestible preschooler to watch: Golf balls, wads of toilet paper and rubber tubes are dropped in the bowl to demonstrate the flushing prowess of American Standard's Champion 4 toilet.

A larger than normal (2-3/8") fully glazed trapway and a piston-action valve contribute to the performance of the toilet. The ubiquitous (and often leaky) rubber flapper is replaced by what the manufacturer calls the Accelerator. The valve produces water jets directed all around the bowl and rim.

American Standard claims that its system can move 70 percent more mass than a standard low flow toilet with a 2" trapway. Hence the video showing the flushing of objects that would clog many toilets.

The toilet carries the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense label. These toilets are independently tested and rated for both efficiency and performance.

The Champion 4 is covered by a 10-year warranty that covers everything outside and inside the toilet, including the tank innards. A special coating on the bowl and tank are advertised as resisting bacteria and mold, and retaining a mirror finish. The bowl rim height, 16-1/2", complies with American with Disabilities Act standards for accessibility.

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