I'm redoing my bathroom, and I've done some research here and at Consumer
Reports. The best rated (CR) toilet, at least in 2005, was the Eljer Titan
091-0777. Does anyone have any opinions about this either way? I'd prefer to
have a gravity flush rather than pressure flush, due to the location of the
bathroom and proximity to bedrooms. Anyone have a different toilet that they
like? I know that Toto is recommended in several threads on this board.
Thanks for any input.
Many are very good. The ones the contractors put in new homes and the
ones most people buy for replacements are not very good.
Price does not seem to mean much. Many very expensive models are high
style and poor engineering.
I suggest looking for models with "fully glazed" and large traps (2 inch
Google this group for "Toto Drake" and you will see plenty of
raving. It easily outperforms all of my old high-flow toilets.
To the OP, I don't place a lot of confidence in Consumer Reports, and
that sentiment was confirmed after their infant car seat debacle that
was in the news recently. Instead, I'd recommend that you read over
everything on this page:
My 2 cents on pressure-assist toilets is to avoid them. Aside from
the noise, there are just too many things to go wrong, and I've heard
of too many problems down the road.
Just installed a Toto Drake and followed the Terry Love directions. Worked
out great. I bought the toilet from homeclick.com. Delivered right to the
front door. nice...
Instead of using a wax ring, I used this thing on this page. A Fernco
Thanks for the tip! Googled, selected a model, HomeClick was the cheapest,
plus a 10% discount, plus free shipping! A Toto Ultimate will be delivered
to my door for less than $400! Now we'll see if I can install it on my own,
since DH will only "plumb" if it's an emergency. At least I know how to
install a "regular" toilet, so I figure if I read the terrylove page I
should be ahead of the game.
My thoughts as well. Yes, I read the terrylove page awhile ago, and it was
very helpful, although often the customer comments differed significantly
from the "best value" page recommendations. An American Standard model was
rated as a "best buy" and every single customer comment was a complaint.
I have replaced three toilets (in two houses) with Toto (Drake and Vespin)
and in all cases the new toilets performed much, much better than the old
ones, even though 2 of the old ones were older, high-flow toilets.
If using extra water is OK with you, and it never clogs, and it
always clears the bowl and is otherwise in good shape, then by all
means, don't replace it. But that's a little off-topic from the
original topic of this thread.
Two words for you, To To - actually one word, Toto. Superb flushing,
larger trap sizes, highly rated, and reasonably priced. The soft-
close seat is worth the price of admission by itself.
Whenever I hear people bitch about the low flow toilets, I know
they've never tried a Toto.
Is there a particular Toto model that's good, or are all of them acceptable?
My current toilet is a high-flow/old style and I love it. However, it's at
least 30 years old and developing cracks in the tank, which is why it has to
be replaced. Also, I need to get something in almond, light beige, or
natural to match the shower, and that's proving to be an issue as well.
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