Glacier Bay 1.28 gpf round bowl toilet
I purchased a Glacier Bay 1.28 gpf round bowl toilet at Home Depot. It has the flapperless design, which is essentially a trough or rectangular bucket that tilts when you flush it. Anyway, it has been working great. I had already checked various reviews online for toilets before I decided on this one. At $88, it is a great price. I knew going into this some people said the seat is flimsy, and it is, but at that price, I threw away the factory seat and installed a sturdier seat. Not a problem.
I did have to make a very minor, simple adjustment to ensure the tank was filling to the 1.28 gallon level in the bucket, however, you may not need to make any adjustment if it fills to the marked line. If you do need to fine-tune the water level, then very gently bend the copper tubing that holds the filler spigot that empties into the bucket. Doing so will bring the level of the float valve slightly upward and so likewise affects the level of the water in the bucket. Not a big deal to adjust, the tube probably moved slightly during shipment.
By the way, this flapperless design has a 10 rating for flushing material, which is the best rating. It was done in independent testing, so it isn't some inflated rating from the manufacturer. This toilet works very well, much better than the 47-year-old 3.5 gpf toilet we had in place before. I looked at Kohler, American Standard and others and decided on this one. Oh, by the way, the Glacier Bay brand which is exclusive to Home Depot is also known as Niagara or Niagara Flapperless. In the U.S., the site is niagaraconservation.com; in Canada it is niagraflapperless.ca
PS regarding Glacier Bay 1.28 gpf toilet filler valve
A correction on adjusting the water level in the bucket: although I adjusted the float level by very gently and very slightly tweaking the copper pipe that feeds the water in the tank, the proper way to adjust the float valve is to turn the black plastic screw that is on the valve's arm. Turn the screw to the right to lower the water level in the bucket or to the left to raise the level. So do adjust the screw, don't bend the copper tube. The instruction manual was not in the box (someone had previously opened it at Home Depot) so I didn't have it for reference. But I have just downloaded a PDF of the manual and found the correct way to adjust the valve on the Fluidmaster 703A5B fill valve.
Glacier Bay Update...to all you tearful eyed guys out there...
Still working fine here in the Lindbert household...and no, you don't use 3 gallons when you hold down for 2 seconds...it just lets the tank empty completely by doing so. Nope, I don't work for the supply house who sells them...and sorry the competition doesn't like good reviews being posted for a product that works well. Guess this blog made me realize that competitors send out thugs to slam good products in hopes that they might steal a dab of the pie...I'm sorry guys, mine works just fine...oops, but I didn't get the $40.00 dollar one, nor did I get the $60.00 one that some wrote about. I paid I think $128.00 complete for mine...and it works like a charm. I really hate it for that dude that has to keep the plunger beside his, or they guy who keeps that bucket of water beside his...pitiful guys...tears running down my cheeks just thinking about how pitiful life is for you. 26 years as a building, plumbing and mechanical inspector and I've yet to see one that worked as well as this Glacier Bay toilet.