I just replaced a 15 year old crane that I paid $225.00 for with a Toto
that I paid $250.00 for, so I didn't think that was to bad a price change
after 15 years, the Toto uses 1/2 the water and flushes really well, brass
internal parts which suprised me.
When we built our house in 2002-4, we came across a toilet called the
Niagara Flapperless (http://www.niagaraflapperless.ca ). One of the nice
features of its design is that it can be installed where the setback
is anywhere from 10" to 12" - the tank/bowl conection is adjustable.
We have been impressed with their operation - we have three installed and
are currently finishing our basement and will be adding a fourth for a
new bathroom. They do not have a flapper valve that eventually wears out
and leaks. The website has a video demonstration, but basically there is
a trough in the tank that fills with water. Flushing the toilet dumps the
trough into the bottom of the tank.
The trough idea provides two additional benefits: since water is not
ordinarily touching the sides of the tank, there is no condensation on
the tank. Also, I find that the extra fall of the water makes for a
stronger flush. We have never had an issue with a six-litre flush being
On Wed, 23 May 2007 12:21:24 -0700, deborahstraka wrote:
About a year ago I bought a Toto and an American Standard Champion in the
same month. Go with the Toto hands down. I am going to buy a second Toto
this week to replace the AS.
The water doesn't always turn off and even when it does it runs from
time-to-time. Google leaks. Any yes I have replaced the gasket.
Toto Drakes are $350 where I live. I will gladly pay that to get rid of
the other one.
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