installed drake and it passed the test
Installed the drake (elongated, sanigloss, softseat) last week.
Everyone in the family took it for a "test drive" and it passed with flying colors! Everyone is impressed with it. Amazing, from flush to refill is only about 25 seconds,
on other long refill time toilets, who likes to listen to the toilet running on those nightime runs!
Incredible that so little water can move so much.
Wasn't sure about the softseat, but since installing it and using it, very comfortable and functional.
THANK YOU TERRY for posting this forum, without the knowledge gained from this site, I still would be "plunging" away.
I just ordered another Toto, this time I went with the Ultramax elongated with sanigloss finish.
Hope the Ultramax works out as well as the drake. The ultramax will be going in our bathroom that gets the most use.
If I was in Terry's area, I would of purchased from him along with the installation.
Replaced mid 90's Mansfield with Toto Drake ADA
Our family has been suffering since 1994 with our homes original toilets. After plunging all three of them at the same time one day, I went and found a Cotton White TOTO, still in the original boxes. After an hours drive, I met the guy who had bought 3 of them but this one didn't match their decor and it cost too much to send it back. I bought it as fast as humanly possible and now everybody uses our master bathroom where the TOTO is! As soon as I save up enough money, I'll replace the two off white ones too. It hasn't clogged up yet after a month.:)
Plumber concern about bolt?
After reading the descriptions on this forum, I was all set to order a Toto
Drake. However, I talked to a plumber, and he said he had a concern
about that particular model. He said there was a bolt running through
the tank, and he thought adding an extra hole in the tank was just asking
for having more leaks.
So I thought I would ask here, since no one seems to have mentioned this
before. Is there an unnecessary bolt through the Drake tank? Is the Drake
more prone to leaks? Or is this plumber's concern unfounded?
Thank you for a very helpful site, and thanks in advance for any comments
you might have.
Toto Drake Eco Sanagloss Elongated Non-ADA
Upgraded from a 5 gallon 1965 American Standard toilet to the above Eco Drake Sanagloss and have no regrets. My wife was a little scared that there would stains and clogs, especially with the 1.28 gal flush, but NO! Works perfectly. It is now the primary toilet in the house. :cool:
I heard from the plumbing specialty shop that Toto is going to stop making the regular Drake and just Eco Drake in the next few months. Just FYI, if you want a little more bowl wash you might want to get a few now. I have yet to find that the bowl wash is a problem in the Eco model.
Oh, the Non-ADA is higher than the old standard 1965 toilet by 2 inches, so for us little people it works great.:p
Thanks for an amesome website. I'll have to tell my friends that get stationed out by Terry to give him some business.