We can’t sugarcoat it, friends: flushing public toilets is a disgusting quagmire.
It isn’t that we have no idea where strangers’ hands have been. That’s just it: we know exactly the several places they’ve almost assuredly been. Knowing what gets dropped, abandoned and later trampled on the ground doesn’t make us favor the prospect of the foot-flush. In fact, there are some places where we would almost rather take our chances with strangers who fondle the flusher (we promise, that was not ENTIRELY a hamfisted attempt to coin a new masturbation euphemism) after wiping, scratching and otherwise handling their cash and prizes instead of gambling on floor to foot to handle.
The Kohler K-1954-0 Touchless Flusher retrofits almost any toilet for hygienic touchless flushing with just 10-20 minutes of easy installation. This affordable, state-of-the-art module mounts neatly above the waterline. A mechanism comprised of a flush actuating wheel, the toilet’s flush valve and a simple chain connecting the two parts triggers when your hand disrupts a sensor-projected electromagnetic field running through the toilet lid and extending an additional 2-3 inches above it. The field is tight enough to trigger the flush effectively without wasting water on frequent incidental flushes.
The Kohler Touchless Flush kit includes the electronic module and battery pack, four AA batteries, mounting hardware, and optional trip lever hole cover and flush emblem, as well as care and installation guide. The module itself contains the sensor, circuit board, batteries, and flush actuating wheel.
Depending on usage, the four replaceable AA batteries should power the kit for 6-12 months. Five beeps before a flush powered by low batteries signals about four weeks of juice remaining.
Pressure-assisted , ballcock and dual or top-mount flush toilets will unfortunately not accommodate the Kohler Touchless Flush.