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Old 11-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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I'm building a new home. For the master bath I will install a ToTo Drake toilet with a 1.28 gallon flush.

For the guest bathroom, powder room I'm being told that Gerber Avalanche is a good trouble free unit. I know Gerber is no longer the quality brand it once was. Can anyone give me advice on the Gerber Avalanch from actual installation & use experience. I'm looking at the Avalanch Elongated bowl & I think the model number is 21-862 Thanks for the help. I'm also looking at Kohler Cimmeron & American Standard Champion as alternate selections but they are more costly & some of the reviews on Kohler have been negative. Thanks- Maddog1

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Toto one piece with elongated seat my fav for everywhere.

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I would go with the Kohler...install is easier/faster.
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I have the American standard champion 4 1.6 gallon right height elongated bowel in one bathroom. Still haven't pull out the plunger. You flush it goes. It also has the special finish on the bowel. Can't think what its called. Toto drake with gmax flush was a great toilet for years. But American manufacturers finally caught up to the Japanese.
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I am not sure that the other mfg's have caught up to the Toto Drake II (1.28 g/flush). Get it with the sani-gloss finish.

If you are putting one in the master bath, why would you go with something less in the others ?
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I am not sure that the other mfg's have caught up to the Toto Drake II (1.28 g/flush). Get it with the sani-gloss finish.

If you are putting one in the master bath, why would you go with something less in the others ?
I have to Toto Drake II as well....just installed it in my addition...I like it a lot....

I also have a Kohler...it's good as well....

But to the Toto is so much cleaner inside....a lot less place for 'stuff' to get stuck to.

I personally prefer 2 piece toilets....easier to manhandle....you can turn the bottom upside down to work on it....
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I am not sure that the other mfg's have caught up to the Toto Drake II (1.28 g/flush). Get it with the sani-gloss finish.

If you are putting one in the master bath, why would you go with something less in the others ?
Answer- To save a few bucks & also, it's just me & my wife in this new house. Other than the weekend visit from grand kids for a couple of hours & maybe the now & then house guest three day stay over, they won't see a whole lot of use. Just having a hard time making up my mind on Gerber, Kohler or A. Standard. Thanks. Maddog1
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I personally avoid AS anything. No particular reason except small anoying issues now and then
I set a lot of Gerbers because they're economical- don't hear complaints afterwards
I've set Toto's in churches that get a large amount of use- no issues
Kohlers are also proven to be good.

If you go with any of your choices you should do fine
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been installing gerber for alittle over 20 yrs on all types of homes and condos they have done very well for us with little to no problems for a medium priced closet...kohler not bad choice ...agree with e about A S..never did like them never will..only used toto in commercial installs...ben sr

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