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HDFAN1
08-10-2007, 03:05 AM
Upon closer inspection of my new Ultramax, there is, for lack of a better word, a seam running horizontally around the exterior of the tank, approx. three inches above the bowl. It is visible, as well as being able to feel it .

It's as if the tank were actually cast in two pieces, and then joined together at this point.

Terry, or someone who has seen a lot of these one piece toilets, is this normal, or is my luck (bad) holding true and I got that one in a million defect that slipped through?

Thanks

Terry
08-10-2007, 08:46 AM
http://terrylove.com/images/toto_cst854_inside_tank.jpg
Inside a one-piece Toto toilet.
It's how they join them. A toilet comes from several pieces, and what you are seeing is one of the seams.

dumpymcgee
08-10-2007, 09:15 AM
If you can feel it and its very noticeable it may be a defect from the shrinkage. I would check back with where you purchased.

Terry
08-10-2007, 09:38 AM
If it were American Standard, it would be a defect. I get most of my defects with American Standard (http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4833&highlight=champion+review)and Kohler (http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4834&highlight=cimarron+review).
What he is talking about is pretty normal. I have the least amount of problems with Toto.
It's a seam where the two parts are joined, Period.

Dumpy,
Have you even seen a Toto?

dumpymcgee
08-10-2007, 09:49 AM
We're talking about the same little dog right? lol

I was referring to the amount of relief in the joint. I think its a matter of how picky you are...

HDFAN1
08-10-2007, 10:31 AM
OK, I have not looked for this on the INSIDE of the tank. What I am talking about is visible/touchable from the OUTSIDE of the tank.

Is this normal?

Terry
08-10-2007, 10:37 AM
They all have a visible seam on the outside.

HDFAN1
08-10-2007, 10:50 AM
Thanks Terry, I appreciate the quick reply!

I can't wait to get this thing installed. Tile guy is coming 21st, so by the end of that week it will be a done deal.:)