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Old 03-20-2020, 08:18 PM   #16
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In some cities in the US, you can just use the sidewalk
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In some cities in the US, you can just use the sidewalk
Ahem......I believe those are sanctuary cities......not to be confused with sanitary cities.
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:04 PM   #18
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With the two part there is a single rubber seal that might after 30 years need to be replaced. Other than that they are the same as the one-piece toilets. Read the reviews online at places like Home Depot and Lowe's as the ones stocked in the stores are not the best available from either of these companies.
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:26 AM   #19
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WOW!
When it comes to doing our daily constitution so much emphasis has been put on the toilet.

I guess we have come a long way from the concept of digging a hole and then covering it up.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:28 AM   #20
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I have the Champion.
Well, actually I’ve had 2 in this house. The first Champion, installed by me, cracked in half in the middle of the night, all by itself and untouched.
AS happily sent me a brand new one free of charge, wax ring included. This one has not cracked in half.
I’d buy another.
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:51 PM   #21
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Normal flush for a modern toilet is about 1.6 gallons.
Depends where you are. California has been 1.28 gpf for residential since 2016. Texas is also. Iíve heard of other states but haven't been tracking them.
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I'm partial to TOTO toilets after having installed 4 of them in two different houses I've lived in. They've always replaced some other brand that had one problem after the other (clogged, or didn't flush well, or wasted water, etc). Every single one of them has worked flawlessly, in one case for 10 years without needing even a flapper valve replacement. The other three were still going strong when I moved out of those houses. Not a single clog, good flush every single time, and only 1.3 gallons per flush.

I'd never install any other brand. TOTO does make 1 piece toilets, but I prefer 2 piece because each piece is much lighter and easier for the DIYer to install. I also don't much like the tall ADA versions as I find them uncomfortable, but everyone has their own preferences.

Finally, with regard to soft-close seats - these are amazing and when you replace a toilet, you can install whatever seat you like. Definitely consider a soft close. There are also detachable ones that you don't have to unscrew in order to clean the area where the seat attachment meets to bowl.
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I installed 2 Toto Drakes elongated (2 piece per set) and couldn't be happier. I watched all kinds of videos from folks trying to stop them up and not a single fail. I also bought the extended height bowls (ADA) as these are long term purchases and with getting older a taller bowl is better. I chose 1.6 gallons per flush which was an improvement over the 3.0 GPF that I put in the house when I built it in 1990.

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I have had both AS and Kohler. My preference is for AS.

The bowls in our current condo were low and small, round. They were replaced immediately.
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Kohler Highline over the Cinnaman.


I would stay away from Amer. std stuff unless your working with commerical products and Commercial Amer. std vendors. Amer std is a huge company that as bought out many small companies yet there quality control had gone down the Sh$%itter due to the brands they now label with and the short cuts they take. seems the way of capitalistic USA ford, GM, Whirpool, Sherman williams, Carrier I could go on and on and on.



Its called comfort height - which can comply with ADA. Beware that many manufacture market comfort height differently so LOOK AT THE ACTUAL height measurements floor to rim. You'll thank yourself when you have that knee or hip surgery.


Most Americans dont know shi$%T and I mean that in that they dont know how to defecate properly- too much strain on the large intestine, IBS, Crones, hemorrhoids. Google Squatty Pottyís . That said comfort height will get things moving in the correct direction.


* if your doing the toilet install yourself go with the 2 piece theres also some big adv vs 1 piece.
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:14 AM   #26
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That said comfort height will get things moving in the correct direction.
I hate to disagree with you on this, but having your knees higher than your waist is the best position. One way to help in this is to build a short stool (8" or so) that you can drag under your feet while seated to raise your legs if you have a comfort height toilet.

After 2 knee replacements, I agree that the comfort height is a God send.
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Squatty Potty FTW.

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I have 2 Kohler Devonshire an like the look of the tank lid.

But they have a rubber ring flapper gasket an I donít think its as easy to replace as the solid flapper gaskets in older toilets. Maybe they all have rings now I donít know.

Daughter put 3 straight side toilets in her house so she didnít have to dust the sides. We havenít figured how to tighten the seats on those an havenít looked it u up yet.
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The old style lower height comes closer to NOT needing the - Squatty Potty - but after installing the taller elongated i'll never recommend the lo and round. American Standard for us.
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