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#3288026 - 02/20/14 07:35 AM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: Touring5]
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11034
Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: Touring5
He told me of a product demo at our local plumbing supply by a Toto rep - the guy put 5 Big Macs in the toilet and it flushed everything on the first flush.


Is that the best use of a Big Mac or what! lol
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#3288485 - 02/20/14 01:59 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: nickaluch]
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I think as long as you spend good money for good design it should be good.

Stay away from one piece toilet from any brand, they are junk as not enough height to get the water pressure and speed to flush.
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#3288553 - 02/20/14 02:59 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: nickaluch]
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Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 3934
Loc: Olathe, KS
"I bless the rains down in Africa"

(sorry -- first thing that came to mind)
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#3288604 - 02/20/14 03:50 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: nickaluch]
Pop_Rivit Offline


Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 6367
Loc: Midwest
I don't have any direct experience with Toto toilets, but we have American Standard Champion toilets in our home-the ones they advertised with the golf balls-and we've never had to use a plunger.

The Kohler toilets in our previous home were a nightmare-#2 nearly always required a plunge and a second flush. But the American Standard Champion toilets have never given us any problems whatsoever. Our diet didn't change when we built our current home, so the problem was the poorly designed Kohlers.

Originally Posted By: Nick R
I want to import a Japanese toilet.

Why you ask?
THEY HAVE HEATED TOILET SEATS. WHY DO WE NOT HAVE THIS YET!? Some even play music or white noise.


It's just a bidet with a few extra bells and whistles. We have the bidet seat on all of our toilets, but we don't have heated seats or some of the other options you pictured. It's really quite common and I suspect they're probably even available at Amazon. They're not at all unusual here in the States.

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#3288636 - 02/20/14 04:18 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: PandaBear]
strat81 Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 809
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: PandaBear
I think as long as you spend good money for good design it should be good.

Stay away from one piece toilet from any brand, they are junk as not enough height to get the water pressure and speed to flush.



My 1-pc Toto Ultramax II flushes just as well as my 2-pc Toto Drake II.



Another consideration: replacement parts. Some toilets use proprietary parts. I know the majority of the guts of my Totos can be replaced with common parts.
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#3288865 - 02/20/14 08:05 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: PandaBear]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8440
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: PandaBear
I think as long as you spend good money for good design it should be good.

Stay away from one piece toilet from any brand, they are junk as not enough height to get the water pressure and speed to flush.


Actually, at my mom's old house, we had premium Kohler 1 piece toilets that worked extremely well while using 1.6 gallons per flush.
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#3288984 - 02/20/14 09:45 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: nickaluch]
ronbo Offline


Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 800
Loc: western ny, usa
CR magazine rated Aqua Source from Lowes a best buy and better than Toto. I bought two at $100 apiece and had them over a year. I'm happy with both. No clogging issues and they are low flow.

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#3291356 - 02/23/14 07:23 AM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: nickaluch]
1 FMF Offline


Registered: 08/12/02
Posts: 1680
Loc: CT
toto FTW.

i bought one, then another 2, for the house years ago.
whether the other brands these days flush as well as a toto i don't know, they need to have a working model in store that you can observe flush.
if the toilet requires the water in the bowl to rise then flushes and you watch the water do a circular pattern it's junk.
they should flush immediately and straight down, which a toto does.

all you really need in the tank is a fluidmaster fill valve, they let the tank fill fast. for the one toto we use 98% of the time all i ever replaced was the fluidmaster filler and red flapper valve for $10 from home depot.

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#3292079 - 02/23/14 06:59 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: DBMaster]
wog Offline


Registered: 11/19/06
Posts: 162
Loc: massachusetts
There is a recall on certain batch of Sloan flush mates, crack the china tank. Look inside and get model
# and call them.

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#3292090 - 02/23/14 07:12 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: nickaluch]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5098
Loc: DFW
^I know about this. Unfortunately, my pressure vessel starting leaking before they issued the recall. I had to pay $110 for the guts that I replaced myself. I did learn about the recall later and the law firm handling the class action suit still wanted me to be part of it. I wouldn't mind getting that $110 back, but I'm glad I noticed it leaking before it exploded.

The "fix" from Sloan is a big metal band clamps that goes around the pressure vessel.

https://www.flushmate.com/recall/

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#3292162 - 02/23/14 08:21 PM Re: Toto toilets? [Re: 1 FMF]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8440
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: 1 FMF

if the toilet requires the water in the bowl to rise then flushes and you watch the water do a circular pattern it's junk.
they should flush immediately and straight down, which a toto does.

Ever see a video of the Double Cylcone Toto? They were able to combine vortex action without giving up flushing power.

My Mansfield does this, but it is priced between a contractor special and a premium toilet, so it works pretty well while having vortex action.
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