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Old 06-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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HI all, My son bought a house, maybe 15 years old, he needs new toilets, according to him, some don't flush well. with that said, I told him with the new water resctrictions the government has implimented now, its hard to know which toilet is good or better than than other. So I came to the PLumber Gods for answers, he found some at a box store, but one thing I know is not to buy cheap, but maybe you can find a good one there. can I get some idea on brands/models and where to buy, thanks pro's for helping us little guys out.

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Buy a Toto Drake

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HI all,
My son bought a house, maybe 15 years old, he needs new toilets, according to him, some don't flush well.
I told him with the new water resctrictions... its hard to know which toilet is good or better than than other.
Nearly all of the early low flow toilets had issues.
Nearly all of the currently sold toilets have resolved those issues.
Some bad reputations still linger.
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I'll second the Toto Drake.
If there are no small children using it on a regular basis, go for the ADA or comfort height.
Unless mandated, I'd go with the 1.6 gpf, not the 1.28 gpf.

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HI all, My son bought a house, maybe 15 years old, he needs new toilets, according to him, some don't flush well. with that said, I told him with the new water resctrictions the government has implimented now, its hard to know which toilet is good or better than than other. So I came to the PLumber Gods for answers, he found some at a box store, but one thing I know is not to buy cheap, but maybe you can find a good one there. can I get some idea on brands/models and where to buy, thanks pro's for helping us little guys out.
I've worked on some lousy expensive toilets

I have an 8 yr old 1.6 Sterling- not one single issue

Not sure what my other toilet is, there's no name on it
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Just make it simple, buy a Toto Drake


Don't ask about it

It's good

Will it look good in your bathroom?

Yes it will

Should you look at other brands?

No
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Why replace them? Sounds like a waste of money.... Insides always need to be replaced...
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Why replace them?
Many of the early water saver toilets were simply anemic, as are some of the cheapo's today. They might not clear the bowl with several sheets of toilet paper in it. To clear anything more substantial took multiple flushes. You also needed a plunger close by, at all times.
Changing parts on them is a waste of money. They only cure is remove them and replace them with something better.
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All op said was is doesn't flush well.... What that means I don't know.... Some require the user to hold the handle for more water during a flush... Simply changing the type of flapper can "fix" it.

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