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    Thanks!!..another thumbs up for the Toto...

    Thanks!!..another thumbs up for the Toto Drake..the reviews are glowing also..sounds like I'm going to be a proud and confident "Drake" man ..you really have to live with a disfunctional toilet to...
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    What's the best performing toilet?

    Ok..I've pretty much decided to yank out that %$#@& Champion toilet..I like the height and elongated bowl....can anyone recommend one in that price range? Terry recommended a "Toto Drake" I believe...
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    AS Champion-flush seal

    I asked about this in a reply to the "worst toilet" thread..but thought i'd post this as new...I installed the AS Champion with the (apparently new-improved flush valve seal)..but sometimes get that...
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    AS Champion

    I heard all the horror stories about the Champion..I bought one of the later improved models with the new flush valve seal..the tank/bowl connection went fine (a long careful tightening process)..no...
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    Looks like you're correct with that jimbo.,It...

    Looks like you're correct with that jimbo.,It doesn't seem like any adjustments are possible with that automatic tower....oh well, it does a good job flushing as it is..good thing the tank holds more...
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    Champion toilet flush duration

    Just installed the Champion, no leaks yet, it does have the newer flush valve..Is there anyway to adjust for a longer duration flush so that it empties more of the tank?..Just doing test flushes at...
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    Well neighbor, I must have been on crack to allow...

    Well neighbor, I must have been on crack to allow the bargin price of the tub to put me in a position of doing these radical modifications...Don
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    The use of a RotoZip with a small metal cutting...

    The use of a RotoZip with a small metal cutting wheel would give you the surgical precision to do this task even next to the human spine...but then..if you sent a picture , we may all know more about...
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    Sorry I don't have a pic..It's just a tub...

    Sorry I don't have a pic..It's just a tub surrounded by three walls..sitting on a 2x6 deck wall...just trying to get the ok for my plan to eliminate water going under the tub and flowing around the...
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    hmmm..sounds like what you're saying is when the...

    hmmm..sounds like what you're saying is when the toilet is flushed..the downward rush of waste water in (free fall) as it leaves the toilet can splash against the funnel...and when water hits...
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    Really?...I want this to be trouble free for...

    Really?...I want this to be trouble free for years..this Kant-Leak ring I have has that urethane sleeve(funnel thing)..do you find that it restricts waste flow? because it does appear to reduce the...
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    I see what you did and understand..I must be...

    I see what you did and understand..I must be failing to express myself clearly..again,I know I could have installed the tub differently to begin with or even bought another type of tub all...
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    Thanks Mark..I'll check out your pics after the...

    Thanks Mark..I'll check out your pics after the Tarheels win tonight...I really miss titled my original post...I'm not worried about the cracks..I'm really not..it's the flimsy flex that bothers...
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    Man!! that's far more industrial looking than the...

    Man!! that's far more industrial looking than the waxless i was looking at...I like it!!..could you tease us with some titanium toilet flange pics?...Don
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    Thanks!!!..I really felt that good old wax was...

    Thanks!!!..I really felt that good old wax was the way to go...I bought a Gunk (Kant Leak) wax ring with the poly insert funnel thing in it..Don
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    Are waxless rings ok?

    I took one out of the box at Home Depot...had two thin rubber sealing fins and an in-set seal for the bottom of the toilet..it felt like it would fit very well as i test fit it into PVC..didn't put...
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    As for the cracks..there are two on the top...

    As for the cracks..there are two on the top corners and one in the middle...all on the verticle lip edge...it was a Lowe's display model and got moved around alot apparently..sorry I don't have a...
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    I've always heard horror stories about...

    I've always heard horror stories about inspectors..oh man!! you don't won't to build in this or that County..I've dealt with some (so called) tough ones..I've found that upon meeting these people..if...
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    Yes..as it is now..I set the (drop in) tub in...

    Yes..as it is now..I set the (drop in) tub in sand mix...in a three wall alcove...on a 2 x 6 inch deck...just one side open...it's all plummed...all the framing and deck is covered with 1/2 inch...
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    drop in tub used as a shower too?

    http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/jpg/pn001125.jpg

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    Mariposa™ 6' Bath Whirlpool
    I bought and installed a 6ft Kohler Mariposa whirlpool drop in tub..display model..got it cheap..I...
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    It's sitting on a 2 X 6 deck with 3 walls around...

    It's sitting on a 2 X 6 deck with 3 walls around it..yeah, the shims are for the tile and 1/8th inch caulk..I've had alot of people tell me that it's really not a big problem using one of these as a...
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    Thanks Clayton...I haven't installed the toilet...

    Thanks Clayton...I haven't installed the toilet yet...I was testing with compression fit supply valves and lines on the 1/2" dia. copper stub outs, before I installed the sheetrock..I'll check out...
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    Hammer arrestor question

    In my 1937 home I'm putting a new bath and bedroom in the attic..I installed Sioux Chief hammer arrestors at the tub/shower valve because plumbing books say you should..ok..no problem there.., toilet...
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    New drop in whirlpool CRACKING!!!!

    http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/jpg/pn001125.jpg

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    Mariposa™ 6' Bath Whirlpool
    I bought a ( Lowe's display ) Kohler Mariposa 6ft X 3ft whirlpool tub..never used..it had a couple...
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    Thanks Terry, I asked the manager..well, (a)...

    Thanks Terry, I asked the manager..well, (a) manager at my local Home Depot here in High Point N.C., about the Champion and he said he's had none returned..he said they used to have a working,...
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