Pseudo Poop for Testing Toilets
April 26, 2012 11:23 AM Subscribe
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Testing toilet flush performance naturally requires the replication of real-world loads. Striving for accuracy, a Texas A&M study
(PDF) evaluated polypropylene balls and Play-Doh sheathed in condoms before settling on a test payload of two Water Wigglers
per flush. In contrast, the Maximum Performance project
(scroll down for photodocumentation of MaP testing procedures) recommends the use of 350-gram specimens of extruded soybean paste ("specimens that float shall not be used").
MaP claims that as a result of testing of more than 2,200 fixtures since 2003, toilet design improvements have pushed average scores from 350 grams per flush to more than 675 grams per flush.