Say "no" to the AS Champion toilet & "yes" to Toto
One year ago I purchased an American Standard Champion toilet since I was tired of always unclogging my old toilets. Unfortunately I did not run across Terry's site until after that purchase. Off and on for a year the seal on the Champion would fold up and cause the toilet to continually run. This week the seal finally has failed completely and Home Depot doesn't carry replacement seals for Champion. Does anyone have a recommendation?
After seeing Terry's site, I have purchased two Toto toilets with the "G-Max" flush system for my other restrooms. They have performed fabulously. My family now laughs at how passionate I am about the Toto brand.
Replace the flush valve w/ Eljer Titan valve
After a year of fighting the two AS champions in my home, I broke down and bought two Eljer Titan tanks ($119.00 each) at Lowes. The Eljer valve is 1/4" smaller than the Champion valve, but fits with no leaks if you use the Champion gasket. Total repair takes about 20 minutes, and you'll never have to deal with that sorry design of the American Standard again!
Eljer uses a no-nonsense 3" flapper. Both my toilets now flush every time, with no flush valve leaking. Pictures here .
Toto must be a regional brand... I haven't seen those down here in Texas. I'll swear by the Eljer, though!