Kohler Rialto K3402 PB Toilet


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Old 09-29-05, 03:54 PM
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Kohler Rialto K3402 PB Toilet

I had a friend give me two Kohler Rialto K3402 PB one piece toilets. They are in great shape. They are from around 1986. Would you suggest I install one at my cabin, or throw them away? I know they are expensive toilets, and I understand the parts are no longer available. I value everyones opinion on here and I figure that someone has had experience with them. Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Old 09-29-05, 04:01 PM
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I would install at least one of them. Since you have two, you have a parts supply. Many retro-fit parts are available. Go for it. Why spend money if you don't have to? Good luck.
 
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Are these toilets pressure assisted? If they are I don't see anything in the tank or anywhere else?
 
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Old 09-30-05, 06:02 AM
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If there is just a "column" sticking up inside the tank where the water supply hooks up and a flapper that the handle raises, it's not power assisted. I have included Kohlers website and toll free number that may help you get parts if needed.

Kohler 1-800-4-KOHLER (456-4537)
http://www.us.kohler.com/
 
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thanks again
 
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I think the K3402 is the Rialto pressure assisted ( large black pressure tank under the porcelain lid). If this is the case, all they are good for is to make planters in your garden. These had lots of problems, including catastropic failure of the mounting lugs, which caused floods. There are no repair parts available. For a time, Kohler would give a credit towards a new toilet. You can ask, but it may be past time.

As Dirty Harry said, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky? Well, do 'ya, punk? " ! You might also ask your ?friend? why he is giving them away.
 

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It definately don't have that. Thanks again
 
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Back to the question of pressure assisted. Would a pressure assisted toilet (with the bladder in the tank) be what I need if I am not getting the full 1/4" inch per foot drop in my septic tank line between the toilet and the tank?
 
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NO. The pressure assist cannot make up for lack of slope.
 
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What is a good toilet for lack of slope? What are they called? I may have the slope, not really sure hadn't gotten that far alone. But I suspect it will be might close. I am just getting my ducks in a row just in case. thanks in advance
 
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When I started my apprenticeship in Ohio in 1970, the code for drains was 1/8" per foot. I realize that code changes take place for a reason. Is this cabin going to be used as a home or just a getaway on a part time basis? I don't want to steer you wrong but check the slope and see how close to 1/4" you are.
 
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Its just a weekend place...I am not as much concerned about code as whether or not it works.
 
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Lets just say that a full time home has a lot more sewage than a weekend retreat. That may be why the codes changed. When I lived in Florida, I had to have a 1200 gallon septic tank. Not because of the number of people living there, but because it was a 4 bedroom house. I cannot tell you that 1/8" per foot will be fine. I just know it worked in the past. Good luck.
 
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thanks for your advice.
 
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Help installing kohler toilet lever

Hi All - Newbie here. I too have the Kohler Rialto one piece (from 1993) and just bought the replacement trip lever. My question is: Do I need to follow any special instructions, i.e., do I need to seal, thread, special glue, anything as I'm replacing the lever? Or do I just unscrew and rescrew the parts? Thanks - I appreciate your help!
 
 

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