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Old 02-08-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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I was wondering what peoples opinions are on what the best toilet is, that can handle large amounts of waste. My sister is very frustrated with all the toilets in her house because they always clog. People in her family take very large dumps and the toilets clog every single time. No plumber has been able to help. They have American Standards, and have been through a couple of different types of toilets, including Kohler and she doesn't want toilets that flush loud like a rocket. What is your opinion on which is the best non-clogging toilet?

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The bigger the flush valve the less likely to clog. I would be looking for a toilet with a 3" flush valve. other than that, not sure what else you could do, other than layoff the high fiber diets........

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Home Depot has "flush" ratings for the toilets they sell. The higher the number, the greater the flushing power. You might also consider an air-assisted unit.
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Ayuh,... A Portapotty in the backyard,..??
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Multiple flushes during dump cycle works to!
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Buy a $7000 Japanese (Toto/Toyo ?) toilet that follows with a wash, rinse, dry and flush cleaning. - I saw one at a home in China and it even plays music and closes the lid automatically.

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After a LOT of research, I bought a Toto Drake toilet with 1.6 gallon flush for our master bathroom. It has excellent user feedback for being a great non-clogging toilet compared to their previous toilets that needed a plunger besides them. It's a gravity feed toilet and cost me about $260. A bit expensive but I think worth it if I never have any clogging problems with just normal use. (kids throwing stuff in toilets don't count of course )

I wanted a 1.6 gallon flush (instead of a 1.28 gallon flush) since that's the highest volume flush that's permitted now. I think there's Toto toilets with 1.28 gallon flush that are said to work well but I just feel better with the max flush volume permitted.

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I have the same one - it works great. Almost never need a plunger!

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After a LOT of research, I bought a Toto Drake toilet with 1.6 gallon flush for our master bathroom. It has excellent user feedback for being a great non-clogging toilet compared to their previous toilets that needed a plunger besides them. It's a gravity feed toilet and cost me about $260. A bit expensive but I think worth it if I never have any clogging problems with just normal use. (kids throwing stuff in toilets don't count of course )

I wanted a 1.6 gallon flush (instead of a 1.28 gallon flush) since that's the highest volume flush that's permitted now. I think there's Toto toilets with 1.28 gallon flush that are said to work well but I just feel better with the max flush volume permitted.

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I also recommend the Toto Drake. I have 3 of them in our house. in the last 3 years since moving into our new built home I have not had to use the plunger. It sits forlorn somewhere in the basement.

In our old home we had Mansfleld and American standard toilets I believe. Both clogged regularly.

The extra money for the Toto Drake has been worth every penny.

In my search I found the MaP Testing (Maximum Performance Testing) by the California Urban Water Conservation Council to be the best source of information on toilets and their performance.

Here is their website:
http://www.cuwcc.org/MaPTesting.aspx

Here is the PDF describing their test protocols:
http://www.cuwcc.org/WorkArea/linkit...d&ItemID=13732

and finally here are the most recent toilet test results:
http://www.cuwcc.org/WorkArea/linkit...d&ItemID=16080

Even if you decide to go with something else you can use the above info for a real comparison. The advertising put out by the manufacturer is a bunch of hooey. Read through the report and you will be amazed at some of the name brand toilets that don't work very well at all.


I am so glad I found this report before I bought. Remember for the most part you will get what you pay for... cheap generally means a "Crappy" flush, pun intended.

I hope this helps.

My final recommendation is to buy the ADA version (taller seat) of whatever brand you go with, especially if you are a tall person. It makes the toilet so much more comfortable to use.
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I had a guy tell me "My turds are about 3 inches wide and 6 inches long" he wanted a way to flush with out it clogging but, only wanted to spend $100... I gave him a paint mixing stick to break those boys up
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I bought an American Standard Cadet 4 at HD after one of my kids fiinally got something stuck in the toilet trap that I couldn't get out. It had the highest flush rating at the time and cost 200 dollars. They had a video with a guy flushing a bucket of golf balls down this toilet. It's been in for about 4 years, haven't had a clog yet.
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The bigger the flush valve the less likely to clog. I would be looking for a toilet with a 3" flush valve. other than that, not sure what else you could do, other than layoff the high fiber diets........

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It's not just the water passage size from tank to bowl. You can get various sizes of traps as well. On top of that, you want the trap to be glazed the entire way.


I have a very inexpensive Eljer 1.6 gpf, elongated bowl that works exceptionally well. I think it was like $125 or so (maybe less as it was on sale).

It has a 3" passage from tank to bowl and (I think) a 2 1/8" trap diameter and full length glazed.

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i had a customer who's son was on medication making his "dump" very large and hard (insert bad joke here ). she had bought 3 different wc's at HD that he managed to clog easily. after looking around on the internet I got her a Caroma Carravelle http://www.amazon.com/Caroma-989646W.../dp/B0014E7QIA that she has had for over a month now without one clog. I was very amazed with the flush when i installed it, and the trapway on it was over 3". the only disadvantage was that being a dual flush, very little water sits in the bowl so it requires more cleaning. but thats a heck of a lot better than calling a plumber every month to clear a toilet
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I was wondering what peoples opinions are on what the best toilet is, that can handle large amounts of waste. My sister is very frustrated with all the toilets in her house because they always clog. People in her family take very large dumps and the toilets clog every single time.
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I don't CARE it makes a bit more noise than a normal toilet, I love my FlushMate/Crane pressure assisted throne!
That sucker will flush just about anything.

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