Cadet 3 = inexpensive 10" rough-in option
For anyone needing a 10" rough-in, the Cadet 3 is a good choice. I'm happy with the flush performance and you can't best the 1000 on the MaP tests. Mine does not splash. It was a little tricky to find what I needed. I wanted round front and regular height since this would be used by my young children. I went with 2384.010 (3011 bowl, 4019 tank). To get this I had to buy a white bowl from Lowes (HD had only elongated or bone for RF) and the tank from HD. Neither store had both! Total cost was only about $130. Note that HD is selling the tank as for a 12" "compact elongated" but it works in several applications. (Thank goodness for the AS website to know the exact model numbers.) I put a Champion round "EverClean" seat on it (5285) because I wanted to stick with AS and it was the only choice in stores. Seems OK not special.
I needed a 10" rough-in unit and this was about the only thing I could get without special ordering and/or spending a bundle. For instance, I had a new Kohler Wellworth in my last house (which was fair not great). Since they make a 10" Wellworth I thought I might try that--too much money and special order for mediocre performance. I prefer to buy at my indy plumbing supply house vs HD/Lowes but they don't stock AS. I had already purchased a Toto Drake from them before measuring the rough (doh!) so that will go in another bathroom now (the others do have 12" rough!). Also, I had to add 1" of flange spacers and do some mortar repair around the flange due to the hack job by the original builders, so I was nervous about using the Toto adapters to make something else fit the 10" space.
Cadet3 Continues to Impress Me
Our Cadet3 has never splashed any water. Anywhere. And I flush sitting down. :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by Terry
Our Cadet3 has been in service for a year or so now, and the only problems I've had was the flapper gasket got blisters (but I did flip the gasket over and re-install), and a piece of lime got caught in the fill valve and caused the valve to stick. These two problems, which I consider normal wear, just surfaced in the last month.
Originally Posted by MI-Roger
The real news, for me, was that the fill valve assembly in the Cadet3 is serviceable, not a throwaway. I was able to take the valve apart, get the offending piece of lime out, re-install, and it works fine again. And the flapper is not a throwaway either, the gasket can be replaced.
Remarks from plumbers notwithstanding, this DIY homeowner continues to be impressed with the Cadet3 toilet. It's a flushing wonder.