good brands/models of toilets?


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Old 12-08-10, 06:33 AM
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good brands/models of toilets?

I plan to replace my toilet upstairs when doing the bathroom tiles. It's elongated bowl and it's 15 years old.

I went to home depot and found many varieties with huge price difference.

Can anyone tell me some good quality brands (best quality/price)? It's not a fancy house. I'm looking for best buys.
Also what are some good stores to buy toilets?

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Old 12-08-10, 09:38 AM
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Any toilet with a large flapper. You cant clogg them. American standard champion 4 is a good example. You can get it in 17" comfort height. 4" flapper largest in the industry.

I have them.

Kohler cimmeron is another example. 3" flapper.
 
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Old 12-08-10, 12:51 PM
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I have two Kohler Cimmaron toilets that I am happy with. I've never had a flush problem.
They are elongated bowl, comfort height toilets. You will be surprised how much difference the comfort height (16 1/2" -17") makes.

One thing to look for is flush rating. I think it is usually posted in the big bix stores. If not you can find it on line.
 
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Kohler, never had a problem they did not take care of, and those were few.
 
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I have about the cheapest AS ($150 or so) from HD and it works just fine. Great flush..even after Thanksgiving dinners.
 
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thank for all the suggestions.
I thought toilet with flappers are old style ones. Is that right? For new toilets, they do still use flappers?
 
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Old 12-10-10, 04:32 PM
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The flapper is the valve that lets the water out of the tank into the bowl. Some manufacturers still use the same basic type, others custom design one for their products.
 
 

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