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Old 01-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #16
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Yeah - what "plummen" says!
About 3 years ago, helped a friend of mine replace 3 toilets in a rental
building.
Plungers R Us.
They were the "econo" one's from a Big Box, store.
We got "fed up" with them and upgraded.
Strange - no more problems!

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Plungers R Us,

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Old 01-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #17
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Plungers R Us,
Interesting!
I fail to see the humor, mirth, and laughable things, concerning -
"Plungers R Us"!

Don't you know - your "Plunger", is your friend!?!
If the "Plunger", you have doesn't work -
Get a Bigger, "Plunger"!!
If that doesn't work - I've heard that a "Cherry-Bomb", down a toilet does
wonders, for any clog!

Seriously - I hope the "OP" understands what is being said here.

Everyone wants to save some money!
It's tempting to go with the 80 dollar, "Toilet-In-A-Box".
Sounds like - potential, "trouble down the road"!
Go less, expensive on other things -
(Why do you want a 2000 dollar, vanity?)
Spend a little money, on something you're going to have to "live with"!

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #18
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I am also in the middle of bath remodeling, and picking toilets. After considerable research, I'm going to try the Penquin toilet sold at Lowe's for $170. The company website is http://www.penguintoilets.com The model #524 at Lowes won the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Standard Award for best new product. The "overflow" protection seems like a great idea, as well as the 3" flush valve, fully glazed trapway and the 1,000 MAP score.
I had a one piece Kohler in my last house, and I will NEVER have Kohler again! They do not use any standard parts - even the flush handle will cost you triple if you ever have to replace it. Just my 2 cents...
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I like this thread. I have been thinking my toilets were the issue since we bought the house. They are Gerber toilets, circa 2002. Plunger is used on one of the three toilets almost daily. I was trying to think of anything (clogged pipes, blocked vent), but am fairly certain these toilets just suck. I think I'll try one of the recommended toilets in my powder room and go from there.
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Everybody blames the toilets , how bout the bombardier's ? Maybe the bombs are too big.
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The problem with toto is this. There not sold everywhere. No one around me carry's them. I just bought a 1.6 gallon champion 4 from lowes. I like it. But i also have a 3 gallon in the other bathroom. Also look into gerber viper or avalanch. They also don't sell them in my area. So i went with the best I could get where i live Champion 4. I would have bought a gerber but couldn't find one.
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I am also in the middle of bath remodeling, and picking toilets. After considerable research, I'm going to try the Penquin toilet sold at Lowe's for $170. The company website is http://www.penguintoilets.com The model #524 at Lowes won the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Standard Award for best new product. The "overflow" protection seems like a great idea, as well as the 3" flush valve, fully glazed trapway and the 1,000 MAP score.
I had a one piece Kohler in my last house, and I will NEVER have Kohler again! They do not use any standard parts - even the flush handle will cost you triple if you ever have to replace it. Just my 2 cents...
UPDATE - in case anyone is reading this for info - we ended up NOT using the Penquin toilets! Bought them, first one out of the box had 2 (small) flaws on the tank, and the second one either had a hairline crack or cracked somehow the first day we installed it. Put it in, went back the next day to double check my work and it was leaking. Found a hairline crack right where it bolts to the floor. Returned them to Lowes.
Found the TOTO drake on line with free shipping and ordered those.
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yep junk ..nothing has changed see post #14 ben sr
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The best toliet is one that is kid toy proof.......I've had to pull up our toliet 3 times to remove a 'stuck' toy.....

Which points to one little factor...that is why I prefer 2 piece toliets....where the tank is removable....makes it a lot easier to lift.

We currently have the Kohler unit....has worked flawlessly (excluding toys).....it it can handle me....it can handle anything.

Side note.....one of the best inventions is the slow closing lid.....no more toliet lids slamming with the kids....and there is not rule about putting down the lid....the girls can lower them just as well as us guys can raise them....but with that said....my kids are good about putting down the lid....because of the slow closing lid.

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