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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:06 PM

A question about a toilet

We are in the market for a new one. Efficient, one unit, round. This is the hardest one, most are elongated and we don't have room for them. Anyway we've had a TOTO but now as I am looking at Home Depot site, the TOTO is 1.6 GPF but there is a Kohler 1.28 GPF and wonder whether the latter is too low volume.

Opinions, please?

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Reply A question about a toilet (Original post)
question everything Jan 22 OP
pangaia Jan 22 #1
question everything Jan 22 #2
Kali Jan 22 #3
pangaia Jan 22 #5
Wellstone ruled Jan 22 #4
question everything Jan 22 #6
Wellstone ruled Jan 22 #7
question everything Jan 23 #14
Wellstone ruled Jan 23 #15
sdfernando Jan 22 #8
question everything Jan 22 #9
pangaia Jan 22 #12
Warpy Jan 22 #10
question everything Jan 22 #11
csziggy Jan 23 #13
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 24 #16
question everything Jan 24 #17

Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:10 PM

1. Whatever you get be SURE the pool of water in the toilet

is big enough to hit when you take a shit..

I'm not shitting you about this...!


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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. As opposed to it just clinging to the side?

When I clean the current one I flush it first so the bowl won't be dry when I spritz it with the cleaner..

But this is a good question, whether the GPF number refers to the volume in the bowl

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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:22 PM

3. it is per flush, amount in bowl is something else

you are talking about a 40 ounce difference in the two toilets. if your sewage system can handle the low flow I doubt it matters, but if you have any issues that extra quart + may make a difference.

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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:29 PM

5. Yes-

GPF is NOT the volume in the bowl.
I dont know mujch BUT, the volume in the bowl is determined by how high the "trap" is at the back of the toilet,

I think it works that the level of water in the bowl is the same as the level of water ion the trap... ask..and make sure you get a good answer

this may be a good visual of it

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:22 PM

4. Just go buy a

Kolher Santa Rosa and you won't go wrong. Best in class for years.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:56 PM

6. All the Santa Rosa, at least on the Home Depots site are elongated

I don't have room for them. Need a round one.

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Response to question everything (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:56 PM

7. Believe Lowe's has a special order on this one.

Ferguson Plumbing Supply is the source for most if not all of the plumbing fixtures. Do their Web Page and use the 800 number,if it is out their,they have it. I used to Special order one piece Rounds in Chair Height thru them. Do not by American Standard One piece,they come from China and are just crappola.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 12:44 PM

14. OK, I am looking at the Santa Rosa

They have two models one comes with "AquaPiston Flush" supposedly better than the regular rubber flapper.

Is this what you have in mind?

Thanks

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Response to question everything (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 12:49 PM

15. Aqua-Piston

stands up better in high Chlorine Water. The flapper is old tech but functional and if,like I mentioned,looses it's shape in acetic water. Darn 4 dollar flapper seems to cost the consumer an extra 40 dollars in extra water consumption.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 02:06 PM

8. Does it matter?

I mean you're supposed to flush 10 or 15 times, right?

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 02:23 PM

9. Right. With Whinny Donny counting them

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 05:02 PM

12. depends on how much t paper you use....

and.. well.....

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 04:12 PM

10. Measure from the back of the tank to the front of the seat

I've got a 1946 bathroom and didn't think an elongated bowl would work, either, but the tank and s-bend are so much smaller that it fits perfectly and takes up less space than the old one did. The new tanks on super efficient toilets are absurdly small.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 04:13 PM

11. Thanks, I will.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 12:08 AM

13. There are three low water Kohlers in my house and they are work great

Plus they have standard parts so no problem replacing things when needed. Ours are twelve years old (actually a little older, the mouse was mostly finished in 2007 but we didn't fully move in until 2008) and we haven't had to replace much - a flapper, and a seat. Get a Kohler soft close seat - not only does the seat close noiselessly, the way it hooks on makes the hinges less likely to break.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:10 AM

16. Look at faucet direct .com.

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Better website than HD. Ships (edit: not shits lol)fast free. I think they are cheaper and/or will match/beat if you call.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:52 PM

17. Thanks, I will. Went to HD because they are having a sale now..

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