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Old 02-04-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Picking a toilet?


Anybody have any recommendations when it comes to toilets?

I'm on the fence between an American Standard and a Toto...
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Toto makes some nice stuff...try and stay away from the big box stores, there is a difference on the internals...
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Toto makes some nice stuff...try and stay away from the big box stores, there is a difference on the internals...
I heard Toto was one of the best; but I also heard parts are fairly proprietary? Will it be difficult finding parts if I need them?
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I own two toto's and as much as you like a toilet, I like them both. They flush well, are frugal with water and easy to clean. As for parts, maybe not a big box store, but plumbing supply houses should have them. As for the needs for parts, my oldest is 10 years old and it has never need a part. Unlike my standard toilets where the guts would need to get replaced every three years or so.
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Sounds good. I'm leaning towards the drake 2, 1.28gpf, although I see there's a 1.0gpf model as well...
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all these low flush toilets make the drain cleaners a ton of money, as the plumbing systems were not designed for such low water carrying the waste all the way out to the street and end up over time causing build up in the sewer main and then stoppages....all in the name of saving some water and sewage processing expense for the municipality...
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all these low flush toilets make the drain cleaners a ton of money, as the plumbing systems were not designed for such low water carrying the waste all the way out to the street and end up over time causing build up in the sewer main and then stoppages....all in the name of saving some water and sewage processing expense for the municipality...
Sounds like 1.28 is the way to go! Haha.
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Sounds like 1.28 is the way to go! Haha.
Personally I would go to Habitat, buy a decent looking toilet, pressures wash, install a new fill and flush valve, trip lever and bowl to tank bolts. Will look like new.

If you insist on new, get a 1.6 gallon not a 1.28.
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I have 2 of the Toto Drakes, a 1.6 and a 1.28 gpf. Both are superior toilets. I prefer the 1.28gpf because of the cyclone flush/wash and the Sanagloss finish.
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kohler cimarron comfort height....
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Todo flappers are available at the big box stores.
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Todo flappers are available at the big box stores.
Good to know.


I'll have to look into the Kohler as well. Although, kids are in planning: is a comfort height an issue?
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Good to know.


I'll have to look into the Kohler as well. Although, kids are in planning: is a comfort height an issue?
comfort height easy on our old knees
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I have installed over a hundred toilets in the last few years----all were the tall ones except for one----people are taller now than when toilets were invented.

I don't know if little kids have a hard time with the taller stools----never thought about it---
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There are various steps, platforms, ladders available. Little people need them whether regular height or comfort height, unless you want to help them.
https://www.google.com/search?q=toil...UICSgD#imgrc=_
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