Replacing/retrofitting an old wall mounted toilet
I have what appears to be a wall mounted toilet. I would assume this means its discharges into the wall instead of into the ground. This toilet is above a crawl space. It is an American Standard unit which I believe was manufactured in the late 80's because thats when the previous home owner built the addition where the bathroom/toilet is. Ideally I would like to replace this toilet with a new more efficient toilet but I have found it difficult to find replacement units. It seems like wall mount is more popular in commercial buildings. When I first got the house the toilet wouldn't flush unless I held the lever for a few seconds. I opened the top and found a bottle of cleaner inside of the tank so I discarded it. I played around with the chain and now it seems to flush properly. I have not heard it refilling/leaking...yet. I have attached pictures to this thread. Here are my questions:
1) Does anyone know of good, efficient wall mounted toilets that I could use to replace the one I have (shown in the pictures). I do not know how the tiles look under/behind the toilet so I would like to get a toilet that covers the same area that this old toilet does. I am hoping that the entire floor is tiled but I cannot be sure without removing the toilet.
2) If I cannot find a good replacement, what would you suggest I do to upgrade this toilet internally? As you can tell the flapper looks quite nasty probably from those in tank cleaning liquids the previous owner used. Most of the components could probably use a replacement. I went to Home Depot and the person there suggested I replace everything using this kit: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2021838...2#BVRRWidgetID
What do you guys think?
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