best toilet for basement


Old 11-12-02, 06:15 AM
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Question best toilet for basement

Is one type of toilet better for basment installation than others.

I am not sure if I should be buying a pressure assist unit or a gravity flush.

Would one type work better in this lower location?

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Old 11-12-02, 07:57 AM
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Get the American Standard Cadet toilet will be just fine. Gravity Flush
Old 11-12-02, 11:01 AM
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Regardless of where the water closet is in the house, it still gravity drains away from the water closet, so there is no reason to put anything different in a basement than you would put in an attic...

On a different note, Plumber 2000,... why are you such a fan in the Cadet? Just professional curiousity... A private message will be fine or just email me if you like...
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Been Installing them for along time, there not prone to stop up like some other brands I know of.

Seen a test between a kohler and AM Standard once, side by side on a plateform, they took a 2" plastic ball, fushed it into both toilet, the AMS toilet passed the ball on the 1st flush everytime, where as with the kohler it took two flushes, this sold me on this brand of toilet.

If the ball through the Kohler allowed the ball to stay suspened in the tarp each one flush try, this could causes problems of the kohler toilet.

I find these toilets very dependable when moving waste out of the toilet.

Another reason is my supplier is and AM distubator, not sure about your suppliers, but here, if one supplier sells AM they won't carry Kohler products and vise a vesa.
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I agree also on the AM/ST Cadet. It has been the defacto toilet that I have given all of my clients for years. Looks good, solid company, never had problems with faulty castings or enamels, simple assembly, reliable flush operation AND a water saver!
Old 12-04-02, 01:09 PM
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Just wanted to let you know that I picked up one of the cadets.

I can't see the point in asking for advise if a person isn't going to follow it.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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