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Old 01-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by gusherb94 View Post
Glazing didn't look to be of very good quality and the porcelain had alot of "blemishes" such as what looked like someone slipped with a tool and made a nice indentation in the rim of one of the ones I saw. They seem to just look sloppy
I bought a Summit 3, but decided to return it to try a different model. Here's how mine looked.

What’s your opinion of the build quality of this Mansfield Summit 3? -PICS-


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Old 04-07-2014, 09:37 AM   #17
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I posted this somewhere else, but thought i would share it here too. I just put one of these in. I got the round front model which is standard height. Street price is about $100 so just a few bucks more than the builders grade Mansfield Alto. For $100, I am impressed. If enough people knew about this one, it would probably kill Mansfield's alto sales. Fast and powerful flush. Seems to be slightly more powerful than the Kohler Wellworth/Highline (post 2011 redesign) but we'll see for sure once we get more use out of it. The trapway design, while not perfect, is notably better than that used on the Alto. The round front model is very compact and will fit in about as small as space as you can fit a toilet in. On 12" rough in, it is barely over 27" long from the finished wall. The tank, same one as the elongated model, is on the small side and the overall package is definitely on the narrower side, though bowl is still standard size for round front.

All the cascades are made in Columbia vs US. Most other Mansfield's are produced in the US. Build quality was very high on my sample. Blew Kohler out of the water. The cost-cutting for the low price is evident in the cheap plastic handle/lever, which I expect to break at some point and the use of steel bolts vs brass for the tank to bowl connection, but those were really my only two complaints. This model uses a conventional fill valve and flapper in a 3" size.

One observation on the flapper. The flush valve base is very tall. So tall that the flapper actually sits a full 3 inches above the base of the tank. The standard flush lets the water go all the way down to the level of the flapper, so no matter how long you hold the handle down, you will never get much more than the 1.28 gallon flush spec. You give up the gain in water pressure from having the flapper close early on tanks with the flapper mounted towards the bottom, but gain some pressure from gravity because the water is flowing from a three inch higher level. In any case the pressure of the flush is good so whose to say which is better. The one disadvantage is that you've got three inches of water to empty out of the tank by hand when it comes time for servicing the fill valve.

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:26 PM   #18
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Re: A close-up look at the Mansfield Cascade rimless toilet -PICS-

Long-term update.

It's still working well and still on all its original parts. I'm definitely happy with it.

My Toto Drake II, which was installed right around the same time, needed a new flush valve in about a year. The replacement, purchased at Menards, has already lasted significantly longer than the original.


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