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Old 05-12-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Okay, it's really disturbing how many videos there are of toilets flushing on You Tube!
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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We need some Toto toilets. The ones that came in this townhouse are weaker than my granny.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Default American Standard Cadet 3

You may be able to outfit your entire house with Cadet 3 toilets for the price of a single Toto. Totos are the best, but $500+ for a single toilet!?!

Low flow, quiet flushing/filling, large diameter fully glazed trapway. Nearly matches the Toto spec for spec.

Whatever you buy, get it at a plumbing supply firm. Prices will be comparable with the big box stores, but quality is rumored to be much better from the places where the professionals buy.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I didn't pay $500+ for my Toto's - each were around $300 installed from Cary Plumbing. It's been well worth it so far!

And no, I can't install my own toilets!
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There are different levels of Toto toilets so don't go with the less expensive model, as we did. They aren't all that great and daughter can still stuff up a toilet in a heartbeat! Yes, even our Toto cannot handle her!

Vicki
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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I've never heard of a Toto toilet, but here is a handy tip:

Go to the Habitat for Humanity store. They go to older homes that will be torn down, and salvage fixtures. You can get an older toilet that was made before the conservation-style toilets.

I can't believe that I, a hard-core tree-hugger, just gave this advice. But I have the same problem, and it's gross and I'm frustrated. Even if toilets came with a "big flush/little flush" option, I'd be happy.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:54 AM
 
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Interesting info on toilets - Terry Love's Toilet Report
Terry Love's Consumer toilet reports, a report and reviews on toilets
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:39 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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There are different levels of Toto toilets so don't go with the less expensive model, as we did. They aren't all that great and daughter can still stuff up a toilet in a heartbeat! Yes, even our Toto cannot handle her!

Vicki
Not sure what that says about your daughter Too much info
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think I've gotten to know some of you much too well after reading this. Then again, I live in an apartment with no need for a new toilet, so who knows what it says about me that I clicked on this :P !
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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But I have the same problem, and it's gross and I'm frustrated. Even if toilets came with a "big flush/little flush" option, I'd be happy.
Some toilets do - I know that Costco used to have on with that feature, and may still carry it. My 23-year old "high flow" toilets were terrible, which is why I replaced them with Toto's.
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