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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 9:11 am

The time has come to replace our 1980’s American Standard toilet in the downstairs bath. This beast uses 3.5 gallons per flush, and often requires two flushes to complete the job. With two kids and frequent visitors, this toilet gets a lot of use. I have been planning to replace it for years as part of a bathroom remodel, but we keep putting that off. Now the toilet needs an overhaul, so I’ve decided to replace it. I did some research and discovered there is a forum for everything, even toilets. :lol:

https://www.terrylove.com/crtoilet.htm
https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/us ... res.26275/

I ordered a Toto Drake with an elongated bowl and universal height. Should be here in a few days.


 
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Post by nut » Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 1:16 pm

Add a bidet underseat retrofit attachment and your behind with thank you. Doesn't have to be expensive. Under $50 on Amazon.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 1:41 pm

nut wrote:
Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 1:16 pm
Add a bidet underseat retrofit attachment and your behind with thank you. Doesn't have to be expensive. Under $50 on Amazon.
I was expecting the first reply to be Freetown Fred telling me to just use the outhouse, instead it is you telling me to get a bidet. :lol:

I might consider one for our master bathroom, but not the one the kids use most of the time.

 
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Flew into DeGaul airport with Shelley and drove to a luxury Lyon hotel. We checked into our room and Shelley said .. oh look side by side chithouses. She never lived that one down

 
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Post by freetown fred » Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 2:39 pm

Trust me---I was tempted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Rob R. wrote:
Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 1:41 pm
I was expecting the first reply to be Freetown Fred telling me to just use the outhouse, instead it is you telling me to get a bidet. :lol:

I might consider one for our master bathroom, but not the one the kids use most of the time.

 
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Post by LeoinRI » Sat. Sep. 10, 2022 6:37 pm

No consideration of a coal fired incinerating toilet?

 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 7:37 pm

Progress…old one is out.

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Post by waytomany?s » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 8:06 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 7:37 pm
Progress…old one is out.
You must be a follower of Tim the toolman Taylor.

 
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Post by Toddburn » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 8:23 pm

Rob I’m late to post since the toilet is gone but those oatley gel packs work great when taking one out to gel up the water.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 8:46 pm

Toddburn wrote:
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Rob I’m late to post since the toilet is gone but those oatley gel packs work great when taking one out to gel up the water.
I used a car wash sponge.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 8:54 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 8:06 pm
You must be a follower of Tim the toolman Taylor.
The bolts were very rusty from years of tank condensation. That cutoff wheel went through them like butter.

Did you notice the tank-lid spark shield? :lol:

 
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Post by freetown fred » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 9:17 pm

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT, I'm amazed this job is takin ya so long!!!!! LOL

 
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Post by k-2 » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 9:38 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Fri. Sep. 09, 2022 9:11 am
I ordered a Toto Drake II with an elongated bowl and universal height. Should be here in a few days.
What makes those so expensive? I see they are around $500 . Iv been buying the Niagra stealth .8 gal flush from HD. Now $220 but i paid $150 for both of mine . Inflation strikes i guess. They work like a charm. Have one for 10 yrs and the other one for 1yr.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 10:07 pm

k-2 wrote:
Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 9:38 pm
What makes those so expensive? I see they are around $500 . Iv been buying the Niagra stealth .8 gal flush from HD. Now $220 but i paid $150 for both of mine . Inflation strikes i guess. They work like a charm. Have one for 10 yrs and the other one for 1yr.
Honestly I read a lot and decided Toto had the best performance and reliability for the money. Mine was $340 with the soft close seat. I am not familiar with the brand you mentioned, but it also sounds like a winner.


 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 10:09 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Thu. Sep. 15, 2022 9:17 pm
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT, I'm amazed this job is takin ya so long!!!!! LOL
Almost as bad as your well pump job! The difference is I have two other toilets that still work. :lol:


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