Well I don't believe all American Standard Cadets were made equal. They
may all be the same now however, I'm not sure. You want a large trap size
(like 2.0" or larger) and fully glazed (I think they all have been fully
Had it always had the problem or is it recent?
Do you know to hold down the handle for an extra power flush?
Interesting. I have two Cadets. One works just OK so I bought a second.
The second is like a different toilet and has been trouble from the getgo
with mechanical problems and with a much smaller pool diameter making for
more cleanup problems. That one is the one I want to replace.
As for trap size (diameter and glazing?) , is that information given on the
Home depot display? Where is it given at all?
I was in a Lowes today and they listed fully glazed and trap size on
about half the models. I would guess that many of those not listed fall in
the 1 3/4" size range, but I have no easy of of knowing without going to the
manufacturers web site or check with the salesperson who may not know
Start out with the question of whether anyone
is using some of the 'disinfectant' in it.
In spite of me reminding folks on the internet, I
seem to have failed to mention it to my wife. So
about a year ago, my Cadet seemed to be getting
sluggish. Found the reason in the tank. Somebody
had given her a package when they were moving, she
dropped one in, and a couple of days later I was
fussing about it.
They can cause "bluegoo" which tends to modify the
fluid dynamics. http://www.toiletology.com/blue-goo.shtml
Considerably slowing a flush, and voiding
warrantees on commode parts. I suggest the free class in
toiletology, at http://www.toiletology.com/index.shtml
Check out this web site: http://www.totousa.com/toto/totohome.asp . A friend
just installed one and he is raving about. He said "I will never sit on an
American Standard again". It's not available in the box stores, but is from
plumbing supply houses or online.
You may want to try replacing the flush valve first. I think these have a
flush valve that is designed to close before most of the water has left the
tank. Check to see if it has a hole on the side of the flapper that is
hidden when the valve is closed.
I changed mine to a standard one (no hole) and it fixed the problem.
Of course, a change in diet may also help ;-)
Terry Love's consumer toilet reports
A report on low flow water efficient toilets
might be helpful.
I went with Toto. Have never regretted it
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