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Old 11-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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I am interested in replacing my toilet. What is a good brand?

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Toto, for one.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Basically, you get what you pay for. Some have plastic parts (which aren't ALL bad). Many of the high end toilets have brass parts which last a really long time. Some things to look at are the discharge opening. I have seen them from 1-1/2" to 2-3/8". Make sure the trapway has porcelin all the way through it. Uncoated trapways encourage clogs by slowing down the action of the flush.
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Thank you for your help.
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Toto with gmax is what all the plumber guys say is the best flush on the market.
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On a lighter note, if I need a toilet that will flush 16 golf balls, I think I would be talking to a Doctor instead of a Plumber.
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What if you can't purchase a Toto? What other brand does anyone suggest? Thanks
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:19 PM   #8
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American Standard Cadet 2 or The Champion. Both are as good Toto
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What if you can't purchase a Toto? What other brand does anyone suggest? Thanks

http://www.performancetoilets.com/in...ROD&ProdID=115
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I just purchased a Toto Drake two pc toilet from Faucet Depot dot com and although expensive, close to $400 it flushes like no other household toilet that I've ever seen! So far, I love it!
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ya drake is a good toto toliet. I just posted that toto toliet because it was there. But i'm sure that website i posted has a two piece drake or try like you said www.faucetdepot.com I have stayed in a few hotels that had the toto drake.

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Just another comment on my Toto Drake..I purchased the CST744SD-01 and it has an elongated bowl, is insulated, and has the SanaGlass feature. So the FaucetDepot.com says. BUT, my bowl does not have the SanaGloss. (I have an e-mail in to them)

My point. Be very thorough when shopping online for toilets. Simple? Ha! No way. Not for me anyway. Some choices:

Color
Round or Elongated
1 pc or 2
ADA approved or not
Insulated or not
Flush lever on the Left or the Right
Come's with seat or not
Flush Type (I have the GMax)
Rough in dimension (12" being the most common?)

Other than that, it's easy.

My cost was $301.00 for the toilet (which includes an $80 handling fee) $38.44 for the SoftClose seat (which is really cool, you bring the lid and seat down an inch and let go and it slowly closes itself) and $14.00 for freight (ABF freight line) Sipped from CA to my home in Ohio. Total = $353.44
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Kohler and American Standard are fine toilets. I would avoid low-cost toilets as the poor design of the colon (trap passageway between the bowl and the drain pipe) can cause frequent blockages.
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Unless the American Standard Cadet "2" is a big model improvement, I disagree here. I have Cadets in my house (about 7 yrs old) and they are the biggest piece of crap (pun intended) ever. We install mostly Kohler on jobs and don't get any complaints about them. As others have said, if you expect a low flow to work decently, you have to stay away from the bottom end products. Have read much positive about the Toto, but have no experience with it. The power assisted flush toilets work great, but they are so darned noisy. They will certainly get the attention of guests who flush while still sitting on them!!

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Old 11-04-2006, 06:51 PM   #15
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Actully the old cadet is no where near what the cadet 2 is like, they redesigned the tank, it now has the 3" flush valve, and can flush out anything, yes the 1st cdet was not that great, notice I said nothing about the 1st one.

IMHO it is better then toto anyday of the week, and not as pricy.

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