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Old 07-17-2012, 05:57 PM
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Looking to replace a bathroom toilet, was looking at one in HD "Glacier Bay" and it was a dual flush model, 1.1 l for liguid flush and 1.28l for solid flush, rated a 10 in powerful flush.

Does anyone here know anything about the product, 1.28l is lower then the normal 1.6L per flush of a normal toilet.

Lowes sells something like it also if you want to comment on that product.
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I have had great results from the toto's
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:15 PM
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Stay away from any toilet with a 1-800 # printed in the tank.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:21 PM
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Glacier Bay is GARBAGE !

any other home store brand is Junk !

Kohler cimmeron ...

or call a Licensed plumber to Install a Gerber ... :-)
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I looked at a number of toilets when I had to replace some; the Toto's were very well reviewed, but I ended up with a Kohler low-flow (color matched the other Kohler stuff in the bathroom). It was OK, but I used an American Standard Champion 4 when we redid the next bathroom. That sucker is the bomb - even Al Bundy would be pleased. I like the "chair height", and it simply works, one flush, every time.
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ToTo
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Murabella there made by Toto
Sterling there made by Kholer
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Put Toto's in, never looked back. Worth the extra $....
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:56 PM
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elongated bowl, tall seat height, and max gallons/liters per flush
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The Kohler they brag about with the golf balls. Although I did manage to stop it up once. Very proud of that.
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Toto is a damn good toilet ;-)

Make sure you can get replacement parts ...


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Put Toto's in, never looked back. Worth the extra $....
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Wife and I are getting ready to do the same thing. House was built in '97 and we're getting new vinyl put in the upstairs bath and kitchen/breakfast room, so we thought we'd go ahead and get a new toilet upstairs since they have to pull it for the vinyl install.

The ones we have now (3) are "Sterling" (contractor furnish) and work very well - just look "dated".

She saw that "dual-flush" at H.D. and told me about it!

I said as long as it will flush one of them artificial fireplace logs (the "test" standard I use ), it's o.k. with me!

I'll keep an eye on this thread.

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Get a kohler and dont worry about it anymore.
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Artificial Toilet Testing, uh, Material
By John Farrier in Home & Garden, Living on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:55 pm



The people of MaP (Maximum Performance) are devoted to one goal: improving the design of flush toilets. In order to effectively test toilets, they need a material that accurately simulates human-delivered content. Their research led them to create 350 gram segments of soybean paste, which are dropped into a toilet from an appropriate level and location.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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I put in one of those last winter. So far so good except the two button system confuses people. Instead if silver and blue, they should have color coded them yellow and brown!
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Toto! I'm sitting on one now! :-)
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I will let you know about my Toto in about 5 minutes
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The TOTO has a 3" flapper so the water and whatever waste is in it just drops out the bottom of the bowl quicker and with greater power using the same amount of water.They are superior.
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post
I put in one of those last winter. So far so good except the two button system confuses people. Instead if silver and blue, they should have color coded them yellow and brown!

Thanks for the first hand review on this product!

Thanks to everyone else for your recomendations as well. I found a Kholer brand that has a dual flush system also and will check into it.

I like the heightened bowl.
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I like the "chair height", and it simply works, one flush, every time.
Ditto! Whatever brand you get, get the "chair height" or "right height". I am 6'4" and can almost dangle my legs. If I sit on a normal toilet I feel like I'm sitting on the floor.
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