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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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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 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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I vote for low one piece kohler, I bought two for my mom's house one was a low model super quiet and never had an issue, the other kohler was a taller one piece super loud on flushing and filling but kohler doesn't make internal parts you get a generic one made out of plastic not brass... My girl has a top of the line toto, and I hate it doesn't have any power to flush, weird shape inside the bowl and hard quiet but takes a while to fill, also has a leak and I cannot figure out the way to fix it, (inside the unit not leaking out) to clean. I bought a cheapo from orange box for 100 with a California rebate it was zero minus 9 tax... I thought that was good, two piece not bad looking... forgot the name you'd notice if you went there.
 

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My girl has a top of the line toto, and I hate it doesn't have any power to flush,...
The "top of the line" doesn't tell us anything, it's just someone's opinion. Model names are more informative. I've used a few Totos that have less flushing power than mine.

The differance in bowel height can also make a difference, even when comparing the same model name. Taller bowel height can be used to change the geometry of the trap way and develop better siphon action.
 
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