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  1. Thanks guys. These are all good things to check...

    Thanks guys. These are all good things to check as soon as I get a chance.

    Terry, thanks for the info - I figured plumbers would *not* use galvanized for water pipes, seems like common sense to...
  2. Yeah, I figured the Grohe stuff itself would be...

    Yeah, I figured the Grohe stuff itself would be fine. Thanks for letting me know about the galvanized. I had a sneaking suspicion it might be something like that. I suppose I will have to take off...
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    We like the Grohe thermostatic valves that we...

    We like the Grohe thermostatic valves that we recently put in both a tub/shower and a shower only.
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    Just a note to follow up: we bought the Kohler...

    Just a note to follow up: we bought the Kohler Mendota tub. It's great, it has a nice solid cast-iron feel. The shower water sounds quieter than the old fiberglass(?) all-in-one tub and wall panel...
  5. Rusty water from new handshower installation

    We had two Grohe handshowers installed in two different bathrooms, and are getting rusty water from both of them for the first several seconds of using them each day they are used. They were both...
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    All I know is that I bought two Drakes in late...

    All I know is that I bought two Drakes in late 2003 for another house we were in, and they were glazed smooth in the trapway and under the bowl rim and on the back of the tank, and overall the...
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    Not a fully glazed trapway here either

    I just picked up my Toto Drake, and the trapway is rough, not glazed - just like the original poster described. On the bottom is stamped "Made in China".

    Is it possible that the China made ones...
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    I just bought a Grohe thermostatic valve. One of...

    I just bought a Grohe thermostatic valve. One of the salesguys at the plumbing parts store said that almost all the NEW Grohe thermostatic valves operate this way; there is a detent that you have to...
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    Okay, thank you both for the information. I...

    Okay, thank you both for the information.

    I also checked with a local plumbing supply company, who put in a call to Toto. The mfr. says the Toto tub is 11" deep (presumably to the overflow),...
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    >bump< So, nobody has any experience with...

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    So, nobody has any experience with either of these cast iron tubs?
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    Toto vs. Kohler Cast Iron Tub

    We're looking at installing one of two 60 x 32 cast iron tubs:
    1. Toto FBY1525 (Augusta Decorative Collection)
    2. Kohler Mendota

    Does anyone have either of these tubs and how do you like it? ...
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