yet another toilet recommendation
I'm getting the floors changed out and thought it would be a nice thing to replace the old 60's toilets with some low flush models. I've got three bathrooms but when I saw the price on the recommended toilets I thought I would just replace the master bath toilet.
I bought a Toto Drake from the local rip-off high priced plumbing supply. The drain hole pipe in the master bath sticks up about 1/2" to 3/8" from the floor from originally having thick ceramic tile. The Drake's clearance from the floor to the ceramic curved part is less than 1/2" making the bottom of the toilet almost a full inch off the floor when in place. I thought this was a bit extreme and so returned the Drake (for a credit not money). I measured the clearance on the bottom of the existing toilet and it's about 3/4" making any shimming purely to level the bowl.
So now I'm stuck with my old, 5 gallon flush toilets and less money. Personally I find it a bit weird to *have* to pay $350 or more to get a decent, environmentally sound toilet.
I've seen the Glacier Bay flapperless and there's no practically no water in the bowl; I mean this has got to be unsanitary or useless due to multiple flushes to clean the bowl.
I'd love to find a decent, good flush, seldom clog, clean bowl style toilet for around $150 that will fit my master bath. Heck I'd even spring for three if they were under $150.
Any help out there?