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Default Wall mount toilets for residential homes

I'm debating installing a couple wall mount toilets in a few master baths. I like the clean modern look which will match the wet room shower and wall mounted vanity I have already picked out. I am concerned because I will most likely be tiling 12x24's in front of the in wall mounted tank.

Anybody have one of these in their home?

I'm looking at the Kohler or Toto lines right now.

http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Veil™-on...ets/927331.htm

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We have a couple in our house that I built a couple of years ago.
One is in our master bath (picture) and the other is in our living room bath.
Both are Geberit

Zero problems so far.

I will say you'll get tremendous skid marks. Something about the way the toilet is designed or flushes.
The guy at the plumbing supply store warned me, but I ignored it because I thought they were cool.

The wall needs to be framed with 2x6 framing to house the tank.
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Very cool and neat idea
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Thanks Westbootie. With the vanities wall hung and the shower part of the floor I think the wall mounted toilet will really add to it like in your picture.

Skid marks go away after a double flush or are there for a while?
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I love the sleek look. Although, with these types of toilets, you need to "crack" the flush valve to add water before you drop a deuce... Otherwise, you'd better keep a toilet brush next to it.
The newer high end toilets just don't keep enough water in the bowl ;?
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I like it. And it's not just the wall mounted toilet that leaves skid marks. I have regular floor mounted toilets in my house, higher end toilets, and they leave skid marks. Which I find strange because the water pressure is great, it washes the entire bowl surface.

In my last house we had cheap Home Depot toilets and never had skid marks.

I would actually like a urinal like you see in public restrooms, though maybe a little fancier for the home.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
Thanks Westbootie. With the vanities wall hung and the shower part of the floor I think the wall mounted toilet will really add to it like in your picture.

Skid marks go away after a double flush or are there for a while?
Depends on where it hits the bowl.

If you hit a part of the bowl with out water, it's gonna be there awhile

I've never tried to add water before doing my business. I think these flush mechanisms are an "all or none" type deal.
I have 5 bathrooms in my house and the other floor mounted will on occasion leave marks, but with a double flush be gone.

I wouldn't let the marks deter you from the wall mounted toilet. they are cool!
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Depends on where it hits the bowl.

If you hit a part of the bowl with out water, it's gonna be there awhile

I've never tried to add water before doing my business. I think these flush mechanisms are an "all or none" type deal.
I have 5 bathrooms in my house and the other floor mounted will on occasion leave marks, but with a double flush be gone.

I wouldn't let the marks deter you from the wall mounted toilet. they are cool!
These are higher end spec houses so I'm looking for that wow factor that sells. I think I will do the masters in the next 4 with the wall mounted ones.
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Your mounting that in your shower? You can shit, shower, and shave at the same time. Talking about multi tasking!!
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Nothing to do really with the toilet being "high end", has to do with the "water spot". The high efficiency toilets (low water use) have a very small water spot. Use a square or two of TP, place it on the small water spot, position the release mechanism above. The TP helps to prevent the inevitable splash back.

I'm pretty sure Toto has a wall mount set up for 2X4 framing.
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Your mounting that in your shower? You can shit, shower, and shave at the same time. Talking about multi tasking!!
get it all done at once. Shower water flushes the toilet. California approved.

Floor tile will be run continuous throughout the bath. Shower area will have a glass wall but no curb or door. Toilet will be far enough away so you don't get your socks wet of you need to use it after somebody just showered.
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Shower area will have a glass wall but no curb or door.
I like it, but no door tends to make for a cold shower, especially in a larger bathroom.

Do you have deal with the common 2" below curb level for the top of the drain?
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Originally Posted by westbootie View Post
We have a couple in our house that I built a couple of years ago.
One is in our master bath (picture) and the other is in our living room bath.
Both are Geberit

Zero problems so far.

I will say you'll get tremendous skid marks. Something about the way the toilet is designed or flushes.
The guy at the plumbing supply store warned me, but I ignored it because I thought they were cool.

The wall needs to be framed with 2x6 framing to house the tank.
Increase fiber intake. That won't happen with floaters.

BTW, I really like the look!
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Just make sure the plumber does the rough in at the exact height you want to sit. Short peoples legs will dangle if set too high.
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Make sure your plumber has experience with wall carriers they need to be mounted properly and secure to the structure . Most residential plumbers never install carrier systems if not done right you'll have a springboard effect when you plop your ass down. If it moves it leaks , if it leaks that's never a good thing leaking into a wall of a home..use a good carrier Zurn or equal Good carrier cost more than the toilet...cross anchor it through at least 4 studs minimum. 2x6 with a small dead space
We've put these in homes personally I don't care for them except in a commercial application. Where you can take a power washer and clean bath. Good luck. To each his own the saying goes
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I have a large master bath with walk in shower that's fairly large but would not want one without a door. Too drafty. The door turns it into a steam shower.

As too the toilet, I wanted and needed it in its own water closet. Something about taking a shit in front of my wife or vice versa is just wrong and we don't need to see each other wipe their ass.

But hey, that's me.

I do like a hanging toilet though. Makes mopping the floor easier and the toilet exterior is easier to keep clean.
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As too the toilet, I wanted and needed it in its own water closet. Something about taking a shit in front of my wife or vice versa is just wrong and we don't need to see each other wipe their ass

I know exactly what your talking about when I built my master I put separate his and her powder rooms inside my master bathroom is 25x25 and as a plumber I see first hand what women can do to a bathroom. Use your own and stay out if mine
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I just ordered 5 of the Toto toilets. Couldn't pass up the volume discount I was offered. All are going in 2x6 framing so I'm not worried about them moving after I get them anchored. Plumber doing the rough in on two of the houses next week so I should have plenty if time to get the in wall brackets installed.

As for the shower. Three of the homes have a small 10x10 master bath so I'm not worried as much about being cold while taking a shower.
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I had these in my house I built in Germany 15 years ago, love the clean look without the tank on the wall. First time I've seen them here. Never had a problem with them.
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Would a radiant heat floor keep it from being "drafty"? Can you put down an Electric Warming Mat with type of "wet" floor?

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