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Old 05-02-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Both toilets in this house were 30 yrs old and had problems. I was advised to just replace them. I replaced mine, last year, with a Kohler (Devonshire) which I'm pleased with.

In a few days will buy the 2nd toilet and was getting the same Kohler as I always thought Kohler were the best. In this guest bath clogging has been a problem. (due to someone admitting to using 1/2 roll of tp). Just read the reviews and there are a few negative reviews (which may be normal) which say they had a problem with clogging.

Do any plumbers have a recommendation for the best non clogging toilet on the market, not over $250?

My shopping is limited to Lowes and HD. My first toilet was from Lowes, due to a sale and coupon.

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Here's a few suggestions
What makes a good toilet

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thanks Eplumber.

I've heard of Toto, online, but don't know anyone who has one and I've never seen it in stores around here.

I'll start reading the reviews for American Standard and will make sure I get the 1.6 that was recommended if my stores carry it.

I appreciate the help.

edit: I'm going to buy the American Standard 1.6 gal.

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Get the American standard champion, Not all American standard are the same.
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ghostmaker,
thanks, one problem is that the 1.6 gal A.S. one I decided on has to be ordered and won't be here till end of the month. I need it sooner. They only carry the 1.28 gal in the stores.

Maybe just replacing my 30yo Gerber with a new A.S. toilet will take care of the problems of clogging and maybe I don't need the 1.6 gal.

What do you think?

Maybe I should get another Kohler. I was probably better off not reading the reviews cause there's always a sour apple in the bunch.

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http://www.lowes.com/pd_110945-834-2793.000.020_0__

Order online for in store pickup.

Wait a month its worth it. I didn't have to wait a month. It was like 1 day ready for pickup.
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I use the American standard cadet elongated right height. Plunger collects dust now.
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Ugh, gerber and american standard, damned things... hated ours. They were like a crap slot-machines and the house odds were against you.

Nothing's going to handle a half of a roll of TP. But the Kohlers we put in never, ever had clog.
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bill, thanks. I hope this adult child of mine was exaggerating with the 1/2 roll. I'll go back and look at the Kohlers again.
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ToTo! we bought three and love them
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we like the ones that takes a dumping and keeps on pumping ben sr
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bill, thanks. I hope this adult child of mine was exaggerating with the 1/2 roll. I'll go back and look at the Kohlers again.
I believe they were either the Gabrielle or San Raphael models. Both were the elongated, comfort-height versions.

I read somewhere, a while ago, that they had to revise how they calculated the number of sheets a given toilet would flush because of how new toilet paper was heavier than before. You may want to consider a less dense toilet paper. Because if you've got people that wad up a bunch of it then you're better off making them use thinner paper.
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the retired plumber who installed my Kohler Devonshire, liked it but he told me to flush 2x to get waste all the way to the septic.

bill, I looked at the Santa Rosa, online, and I see that it's a one pc. and a bit over what I budgeted. I do like the idea of one pc since leaking is one of the top problems with toilets, from what I know. In fact that's one reason I had to replace mine.

I wonder if many ppl chose the 1.6 gal over the 1.28 gal. ?

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the retired plumber who installed my Kohler Devonshire, liked it but he told me to flush 2x to get waste all the way to the septic.
Iv heard that many times and can say, my toto's only needs one flush.
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What you really want to look for is a toilet you can change the flapper give it a bit more water to extend the flush, never mind it clogging, if you home has cast iron 1.6 1.28 is usually not be enough water to get it to its final destination, 90% of our main line clogs are toilet related. Thanks water conservations act.

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