Many people, if they didn't spend it now would save the money. From what
you are writing, if you didn't spend it now on the toilet you'd fritter it
away on some non-asset expenditure.
Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Must have features: elongaged shape, "comfort" or ADA compliant height. I was
looking for a toilet that would flush in one shot compared to the weaker one it
was replacing. I ended up with an American Standard Champion.
It's not quiet at all, but that wasn't important. It so far hasn't choked on
anything that's been dumped in it, pardon the pun. What it doesn't do well is
clean the sides of the toilet when it flushes. Everything will go down but you
may be left with skid marks on the sides.
Whatever you decide, there are no down sides to choosing elongation and comfort
height. If your kids are that small where they might fall in, be sure to have a
roll call every evening before bed to make sure they're all still there.
On Mar 10, 6:10 pm, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com>
I installed a Toto. Outstanding. The part about the skid marks is
true. Probably true of all 'low flow' brands. Anything that doesn't
land in water leaves a skid mark and you can't have 'low flow' and a
large water pool at the same time.
Noise - yep, mine is too. I will gladly accept the noisy flush over
the repeated flushes of the POS I replaced.
I had forgotten just how miserable those 'non-comfort height' or non-
ADA toilets were until today. Had to use one at the house of a guy I
was helping out. Thought I had missed the seat before I finally hit
I gaurantee anyone replaceing a toilet and doesn't use one of the
taller ones will regret it when they get up to the senior years.
Ebay is your friend.
The seller there ship the newer toilets at a cost less than you buy
it for at home depot.
Myself wants a tall model with a pressurized tank and huge pipes and
On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 17:35:58 -0500, Luke Howett Fitzhugh
Forget the pressurized tank stuff. There was a bunch of them put in
for water conservation, but there was a distressing failure rate. You
want an excellent flush, do what I did.
I've got my tank on a shelf over 2 feet above the commode. That's a
2" pipe fitting in the bottom of the tank, and I connected it to the
commode with one of those plumbing fittings that go into the inside
of the opening and as you tighten it, it presses its outer rubber ring
outwards to snug up.
No, I don't care about it being quiet, I want it to do its job quickly
and efficiently. And since I didn't need to use American Standard's
tank, I got one incredibly cheap for size and configuration (whoever
makes Tank 3412, in Mexico).
And I use a Korky Original flapper. Quick flick for yellow, longer for
When I renovated my bathroom, I put in an American Standard
Cadet, with an elongated bowl, and have not regretted it.
At the same time, I put in a handrail along the wall, with a bracket
every 16". And another one vertical along the side of the shower.
We use the horizontal one as a towel bar, but it's there if anybody
should feel unsteady.
Little did I know that it would be me to be appreciative of it. The
next year, my knee was injured, I had to have surgery, and I was in
a leg brace to prevent me from bending my knee. You just can't
believe how appreciative I was that I was able to ease myself down
on the commode with one of my legs not being able to be bent.
And if anybody else does this, I used a 1x4 secured to the 2x4 in
the wall with a lag screw in a predrilled hole, so that I wouldn't
to depend on hitting the 2x4 perfectly with the handrail mounting
For whatever it's worth, I replaced one with a Cadet III from American
Standard - elongated with the elevated seat and was very impressed
with it so I've now replaced two more. I can't recall ever having to
re-flush and I really appreciate the height although one of the
replacements was the shorter version for my wife - she felt like her
feet were dangling. I'm sure others have had good success with other
brands but this one has sure worked for me.
We recently remodelled our bathrooms and bought comfort height toilets.
I didn't really do any homework (I know, my bad) so I was a little surprised at
the height. I'm 5'5" and when I sit on them, I can't put my feet flat on the
floor, just the balls of my toes. Maybe I have short legs, I don't know. It
was odd, but I'm getting used to it. (On the other hand, I was thinking about
that, and even if I'd sat on one in the showroom, I would have had shoes on,
which would have allowed me to keep my feet on the floor.)
I don't have any other problems with them. I AM impressed by the
flushing ability. We got the 1.5 gallon flushers, and despite using so little
water, they do flush well.
"Gravity... is a harsh mistress!"
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