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Old 01-15-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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I am curious, what brand/model of toilet do you try to sell your customer?

I promoted American Standard for the first 10-12 years in business, but got sick and tired of returning half their crap for visual defects! (then their was the "smart valve" they came out with in 2000 - I had to replace a lot of fill valves)
Since that time I have used some Mansfield Alto (good cheap toilet), and Kohler (mostly memoirs)

My all-time favorite toilet to sell and install is the Toto Ultimate.

I have installed upwards to 60-70 and have had one problem. I have yet to have a call back complaining of clogs or having to flush more than once to get the job done!

I also like the fact that the Toto Ultimate (from Japan) is made in the USA, while the majority of American Standard is made elsewhere.
I wonder if that is why there are very few problems with the Toto?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
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This one!!
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Hey, I remember seeing that toilet before. Bet its still in the same spot but I am sure the Festool has moved, though.

Mid to high end clients, either Kohler or Toto. Agree that Toto is a dream toilet; not only to install but to use but certainly not cheap.
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No, I got her in and flushing!!
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This is the one we like to install.

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This is the one we like to install.

Nice visuals while you
are calling Ralph!
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Reminds me of the movie where the dude had platform shoes that were glass and had fish in them. I would put a pirahna in there for sure!!
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Here ya go baby

6 1/2" rough in and no closet bolts

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Is that the Kohler Escale RBS?
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Is that the Kohler Escale RBS?

Yes. Funny story , it is the original European model. This toilet is actually six years old. It was sitting in a Ferguson warehouse and no one knew what it was or how it worked.

I paid 75 bucks for it
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The Gods were smiling down upon you. I need to go shopping with you. Anyone who can wrangle a $1000+ toilet for $75.00 is someone I need to learn from.
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The Gods were smiling down upon you. I need to go shopping with you. Anyone who can wrangle a $1000+ toilet for $75.00 is someone I need to learn from.
No one knew what it was. It had a 6 1/2" rough and it is connected of the back not on the bottom of the toilet


It was shipped to a warehouse in MD and ended up in DC and sat there for 3 years. They have tons of stuff like that at the Ferguson I ask for a list every six months. The deals are outrageous
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This one!!

That is a nice toilet!! I have one just like it sitting in my shop, along with a really unique 4 1/2' clawfoot tub. Both these fixtures came out of the house that Canadian WW1 flying ace Billy Bishop grew up in (in Owen Sound Ontario).

I used to do a lot of restoration type renos in older homes - restored a lot of old tubs, faucets, and toilets. Don't do that much anymore
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I like the American Standard Cadet3, the Kohler wellworth and the Toto drake.
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I'm partial to Duravit because they have so many install options, my favorite is their concealed tank models because they take up very little space.
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Reminds me of the movie where the dude had platform shoes that were glass and had fish in them. I would put a pirahna in there for sure!!



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We're hard core American Standard Cadet 3 or Colony
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I like the American Standard Cadet3, the Kohler wellworth and the Toto drake.
im with this guy all the way.

toto #1
although the aquios or whatever it is does really pi$$ me off with the stupid flange you gotta bolt down first then slide the toilet into.....

had good luck with the mansfield thus far as well....

as long as its not skid mark aplenty briggs
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im with this guy all the way.

toto #1
although the aquios or whatever it is does really pi$$ me off with the stupid flange you gotta bolt down first then slide the toilet into.....

had good luck with the mansfield thus far as well....

as long as its not skid mark aplenty briggs
Did My 1 st and last, I hope ! toto Aquis ! What a PITA #$*&

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