Experience with INAX toilets?
I'm replacing a 25 year old Briggs toilet in a remodel, had nearly decided on a Toto Carlyle II, then ran across the new INAX site. Apparently in Japan, Toto and INAX are comparable products. They have a model (Dover) that would match *very* well with the Bain tub I've already purchased; MaP is listed as a pretty impressive (for 1.28GPF and gravity) 800. But these are so new in the US I can't find any information at all other than the pretty marketing material :). Also there's no supplier in my state. Makes me worry a little about getting parts and support.
Does anyone have direct experience with these toilets? Any pointers to a good internet supplier?
Experience with Inax Toilets
Terry, Jimbo, Gary, Sly,
I came across the Inax thread and wanted to respond to some of the questions about Inax toilets. Inax has a large distributor in Kent. I'm not sure if I can mention their name on this forum. Inax toilets are not sold online.
The tank parts come from R&T Plumbing. They are UPC listed fittings. However, you can use an aftermarket fill valve (such as Fluidmaster or Korky) in place of the OEM fill valve. The dual flush drain valve is not an off-the-shelf part, but it is very easy to service. About the only part from the drain valve that would ever need to be replaced is the gasket. The drain valve that Inax uses is very similar to the one used in the Toto Aquia and the Kohler Persuade. The Kent distributor also carries common replacement parts. If they don't have a part, Inax stocks the parts in their Southern California warehouse.
As noted, the fill valve is on the opposite side of the tank. For this model, the installer will need to use a 20" supply hose. Because of the design of the bowl, it will be necessary to connect the supply hose to the fill valve before connecting the supply hose to the angle stop.
In regards to Toto tank parts, they switched their tank parts from Lavelle/Korky to WDI around 2006. WDI parts are not readily available, although some Toto dealers may stock the tank parts.