So I think we might need to get one or maybe two new toilets. The ones we have are too low; also, what is up with push-button flush? Looking for opinions on one or two piece; brands; round or elongated?
― back-up duck (doo dah), Monday, 12 May 2014 00:44 (seven years ago) link
― pplains, Monday, 12 May 2014 01:03 (seven years ago) link
I just had four different ones installed in a two houses we're renovating. Here's what you need to know: (note - I'm in the US, I don't know how what's available elsewhere)
The seat is often not included. Spend the small premium for a "soft-close" seat whose seat and lid won't slam down. For parents of preschoolers, there are triple seats available with built-in child potty seats that fold up for grown-ups.
There you go, more than you ever wanted to know about toilets.
― Lee626, Monday, 12 May 2014 02:54 (seven years ago) link
Awesome. Thanks guys! We (in US) currently have two elongated, one-piece, 1.6 gal, low toilets, they are both American Standard but slightly different models. I am 5'7", and having spent a significant time sitting recently :( I think that the two we have are too low. I'll measure the rough-in but expect that it is a standard distance.
I have just found the Terry Love plumbing forum, they seem to talk up the Toto Drakes quite a bit.
So we should expect to spend around $400 each then (not including seat)?
― back-up duck (doo dah), Monday, 12 May 2014 13:29 (seven years ago) link
You should be able to get a good one for under $300, i.e. these:
― Lee626, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:06 (seven years ago) link
let's try that first link again:
― Lee626, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:08 (seven years ago) link
I could read this kind of real toilet talk all day
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:35 (seven years ago) link
one suggestion i have is start every conversation about toilets if you are in a store (or any plumbing really) with "i am not flipping a house", generally this will cut out 50% of their recommendations.
― ohhhh lorde 2pac big please mansplain to this sucker (jjjusten), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:36 (seven years ago) link
― back-up duck (doo dah), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:13 (seven years ago) link