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boykins
06-15-2012, 09:51 AM
Small bathroom. House built in 1978. Narrowed search to two toilets. Toto Guinevere or American Standard Portsmouth Champion 4.

Gary Swart
06-15-2012, 12:05 PM
I see this is your first post on this forum. Welcome. Had you spent time here in the past, you would know that AS has a high rate of defects, especially those sold by discount home centers. Toto toilets on the other hand have less than 1% defects. Toto is the largest manufacturer of toilets in the world. Many are made in the US, although even those made in Asia have to meet Toto's ridged quality control standards. Go with the Toto.

toolaholic
06-15-2012, 01:03 PM
I install nothing but toto, Have Two in our home .If You buy A.S. Pick up a good plunger !

TTopPlumbing
06-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Toto! Best toilet around!

boykins
06-16-2012, 09:45 AM
Thank you for your help. I'm probably going to go with the Toto but I have one more question. I've read lots of reviews about a "drip" noise with the Toto. Is this really an issue?

Terry
06-16-2012, 10:12 AM
A drip noise was reported in the old units. The unifit adapter was redesigned and they are perfectly silent now.
I have one in my main bath now; it's quiet.

It was a redesign of the shaping.

toolaholic
06-16-2012, 10:23 AM
A drip noise was reported in the old units. The unifit adapter was redesigned and they are perfectly silent now.
I have one in my main bath now; it's quiet.

Thanks Terry. I have a customer complaining about the drip on Her Toto. Die tested, no leak! Now I know.

wjcandee
06-16-2012, 12:19 PM
No drip noise on our Carlyle II. Was listening for it due to the reviews and couldn't figure out what people were talking about. Thanks for the info, Terry

jadnashua
06-16-2012, 12:38 PM
The original UniFit adapter (used on some Toto toilets) was all plastic. The newer version (from what I understand) has some sound deadening material applied to it. On ANY toilet, when you add something in, something goes out...it's generally filled to it's brim (weir), and that trickle can make a sound. It is damped quite a bit on an all-porcelain toilet. The newer Unifit damps it well, too.