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Old 07-29-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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I need to replace a toilet and I am so ready to throw away the plunger. I have heard PAF works really well but the cheapest I can find is at Home Depot for $440!!

Any advice on a powerful toilet at a REASONABLE price would be appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The South
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Five years ago, I purchased two AMERICAN STANDARD toliets from Home Depot and I have been very pleased. They have the best flush of any toliet I have owned. I don't know the model number, but they had a"FLUSH RATING" of 10. I would never buy any toliet with a flush rating less than 10. I don't remember the cost, but it wasn't anywhere near $440 for both.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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Five years ago, I purchased two AMERICAN STANDARD toliets from Home Depot and I have been very pleased. They have the best flush of any toliet I have owned. I don't know the model number, but they had a"FLUSH RATING" of 10. I would never buy any toliet with a flush rating less than 10. I don't remember the cost, but it wasn't anywhere near $440 for both.
I have purchased a similar unit myself. The flushing power is a wonderful thing..except at night when it wakes the entire house up.

@Reggie: Keep looking..440 is a heavy load for what you are looking to flush with. Happy hunting

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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I'm a fan of Toto "Dual Cyclone" toilets. Only 1.28 gallons per flush, but it really does the job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn9_zctMge0]TOTO

They've got two other kinds of flushing, the e-max and d-max. Flushing Systems The DC is more for bowl wash, the E-max for 'max' removal.

They're a bit more than similar toilets, but IMO, are far superior to the 'crap' you find in the box stores.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:43 PM
 
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Holy smokes I was sold until I priced them. Range from $550-3,000!!!!! If I ever have to pay 3K for a potty, I'll go in the backyard!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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You would pay 3k to poop in the backyard? Damn you must really live down in the Jones Valley area.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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Holy smokes I was sold until I priced them. Range from $550-3,000!!!!! If I ever have to pay 3K for a potty, I'll go in the backyard!!!
The "basic" two-piece sanigloss Totos starts ~$310 (Drake II), even thought the MSRP is $546. The non-sanigloss Drake II has an MSRP of $779, but it is actually a downgrade from the non-sanigloss version. Sanigloss is their name for a coating on the bowl to make it smoother and easiser to clean.

Prices go up for 1 piece toilets. $400 for Ultramax II, MSRP of $743. A case of where you should ignore the MSRP.

You can go fancier if you want At that point, the box stores don't carry any equivalent models.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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This brings the question "when is a toilet, more than 'just' a toilet...?"
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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This brings the question "when is a toilet, more than 'just' a toilet...?"
When it flushes with a mighty roar and everything goes through it like <insert goose phrase here>.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think !
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I have been waiting to get all my pictures and the last Kohler taken apart to start my own thread... I was afraid that Kohler might consider it - "defication of character"

I bought an American Standard from HD a few months ago.. It is a new design with a flaperless system.. I have managed to hang it up once.. which would allow the water to continue to flow.. ALL the toilets I have had could do this..

This is the Champion 4 Max... It is 1.28gpf (gallons per flush) but the inside of the tank has a different look - hard to explain I will try for pictures later on..

This toilet flushes very strongly but not loudly.. ?? In the bottom of the bowl the hole that allows water to enter from the tank is much larger than my old toilet - the flush is not all the water coming down the walls the bowl but more of a charge of water at the level of the bottom of the bowl...

The one I got is Tall Height, Elongated Bowl.. check to be sure you get what you are looking for in that respect..

Cost was just over $200 I will buy another for the other bathroom soon.. It comes with a slow close seat and no tools required - not even a wax ring (included)

I have had a few tests of the flush power over the last few months and it does great....

Never another Kohler
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