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Old 04-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #21
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #22
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Just replaced two with Toto dual-flush. The handyman almost freaked when he realized we'd already bought them, as he had had a horrible experience with one model where the fittings were non-standard. Fortunately ours seemed to fit the existing fittings quite nicely and it was an easy install. But if you are having someone install them, get their opinion first and do research on how the back of the toilet matches up with what you have now. We'd no idea it could be an issue.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:27 AM   #23
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I like Toto also.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:10 AM   #24
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I did this research several months ago wanting something that tested well and was available at the home stores.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #25
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+1 Also, the higher ones are a whole lot better for tall people. It is possible that shorter people prefer the lower ones, but I have no way of knowing since I am tall. My house has one of each, and I almost always use the taller one.
I am 6'2" and I enjoy the high toilets. My mother is 5'3" and enjoys the high toilets.

I bought this one @ home depot years ago. We have never needed a plunger with this toilet. And the price is pretty good! we sold our old and fully functional toilets on craigslist for $35 each.

2-Piece High-Efficiency Elongated All in One Toilet in White with Left Tank Lever in Chrome-TL-7600HC-HET at The Home Depot
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #26
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #27
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I replaced the ancient but efficient water-guzzlers with a new less-water Toto a few years back. Great for one-sies, but two-sies often lead to multi-flushes to erase the er... scorchburns. Don't know if that's typical of low-gallon toilets in general, or Totos in particular.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #28
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I don't have any hardware recommendations other than definitely go with the high toilets, but if you are looking for design suggestions here's a possibility. Is this the world's most terrifying bathroom? Toilet hangs over 15-storey lift shaft in luxury penthouse | Mail Online
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #29
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After 20 years, both of my Kohler Rialto toilets are leaking water from the fill valves. Parts are hard to come by and my reasearch shows that Rialto is one of the worst models out there, though I have used them for the last twenty years.

Has anyone replaced their toilet lately and which brand or model has worked out for you? The Rialto is a one piece type. I have no experience with toilet replacement.

Just replace mine recently. Watch out for the low flush units (all nowdays).

They come with your choice of 2 flushes. One for number 1 and the other for number 2.

Worse thing I noticed is to conserve water, the water level in the bowl is much lower. Visualize your bowl as a lake. Now pretend there is a drought and the water level is lower. This is a problem.

The bowl gets dirty much sooner, than before. Have to clean much more often.

This problem was mentioned on I think, "Ask this old house".

Flushing is no problem. Just the lower water level.

The bad part is , you will not realize there is an issue, until after you have installed the toilet.

Then it to much work, to take it out, return it, and look for a model that does not have this problem.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #30
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Fortunately the home handyman can easily correct such problems.

Uh, our door "swings out" on our smallest "room".

It's all in the planning, IMHO ....

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