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Old 08-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Best High Efficiency Toilet for Moderate Price?

I am doing a modest bathroom remodel. The water department is offering a $125 rebate for buying certain high efficiency toilets.

Does anyone have recommendations as to what to buy or not to buy? I don't want to spend over $500 for a toilet but don't want a POS that is going to clog or break.

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Toto makes a great product. New place has 4 of them in it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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Another vote for Toto. Just installed two of them; about $300 each. My plunger hasn't been used since.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #5
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Our area sewer utility had a special deal going for customers who wanted a new toilet. When I checked into the program, 2 of the three models they offered were discontinued and the ratings for them were only fair. The other one was decent but was out of stock.

I replaced one toilet in my house with an American Standard Champion 4 that I got from Lowe's for $239. Had really high ratings from consumer magazines and included everything needed for installation. The ad I saw sait it would flush a bucket of golf *****. Unfortunately when I got it home and installed it, I found a small crack in the tank. I only noticed it because of a 3" water spot on the floor.

I called A-S and they immediately arranged for a replacement tank at no charge. When I got the tank 2 days later, it also included all of the internal hardware and they didn't want the old tank back so I wound up with freebie spare parts. Other than that, it seems to work like a toilet should.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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Toto!
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #7
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Kohler Cimarron..
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
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Home depot / Lowes I think both carry a STANDARD dual flush that is highly rated and about 200 bux.

Item 84065 on the lowes site ...
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Toto's flush EVERYTHING.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:17 AM   #10
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I like those newer commercial toilets, the ones that sound like a jet taking off. I think it would flush a basketball if it had too.

I guess I'm a light weight. My 89. toilet been handling the loads just fine for many years. If I had a 500.00 toilet I'd have to install it in the living room to show it off.
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I don't have a brand preference, but after installing 6 new toilets in our rental purchases, I have to recommend the one piece setups. So much easier to keep clean, although being one piece is heavy, and if you do break it, the whole thing is toast, but I don't see too many getting broken.

No need to spend anywhere near $500, but stay away from the $150 ones though, they are...well, crap.
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Efficient

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They are the best in my book...

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I remodeled a bathroom two yrs. ago and put one in. Love how it is a little taller than the old one.
I put a Toto in another bath approx. 8 yrs. ago and it has been flawless.
You won't go wrong with either one.
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Get one of these pressure assist flush. I have them in my new house and boy they are great! You'll never need to clean your toilet again.
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When I'm a guest and happen across a High Efficiency Toilet, I run....they scare the $H!t out of me!
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Just installed an American Standard Cadet 3 at the new place. Works well. The old toilet was from 1973.

My first house I had a Gerber with a Sloan Flushmate in it. I wish I had taken the toilet with me when I sold the place. The next place I buy I'm putting in a power assisted Toto.
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Get one of these pressure assist flush. I have them in my new house and boy they are great! You'll never need to clean your toilet again.
Wonder what happens if you do a second story job to one of those.
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I think that is the one the that was just installed in my bathroom. I am happy with it. I require a good flusher and it has been a few months and no problems. The extra height is nice too.
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