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    Default Toto Dalton toilet review, owner comments and pictures


    Dalton with very wide floor molding behind the bowl.

    Hi all,

    Any owner or plumber feedback?

    - Is it good, despite it's "only" a Gravity model? It's on Terry's list, though...
    - Does it have good bowl wash?
    - How about splashing?
    - Could it accomodate a baseboard that is 3 inches thick and 6 inches high, below its tank?

    The latter measures are not shown on http://www.totousa.com/admin/upload/...-734f-0302.pdf. It seems to be the case, but we have to be 100% sure prior to ordering it...

    Thank you very much!

    P.S. I've started a thread about the baseboard problem, but the names of the two toilets I would like feedback on are burried into it... Sorry for the overlap! I started these two extra thread since we have to order our toilet real soon since it might take up to 6 weeks to receive one. Plus it might be good for other members or surfers to see threads that are specific to these models. Well hopefully so!

    The TOTO Dalton is now a discontinued model.
    You can no longer get
    CST733F
    CST734F
    June 2011
    Last edited by Terry; 06-13-2011 at 11:01 AM.

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    rather that repeat ourselves...just do a search...lots of comments on Drakes - nearly all good. Look in the blue bar above for the search function.
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    jadnashua, you're right, I forgot to search for "dalton" (not "drake") !

    Shame on me, especially since I usually search like crazy.

    Thanks for your reminder!

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    Here are some comments about the Toto Dalton, that I have found on this forum.

    1) Is it good?

    Very good, it seems so:

    - "The Dalton is a good value for the money, better than Cimarron and Champion for what it does."

    - "it is fantastic"

    - "has a conventional flush valve and works MUCH better than the Champion."

    - "I have actually been putting some extra wads of TP in to see if I can slow it down................ It just "laughs" at me and gobbles it down!!"

    - "You can't go wrong with the Toto Drake and a few others, Caroma, Aquia, Ultramax, Dalton, Gerber Ultraflush"

    - Dalton vs. Eljer Titan: "There are quite a few in the Toto line that I would prefer installing. …If you can find the elongated version of the Toto Dalton, that would work fine too."

    - "The flush is, indeed, great; I have no complaints whatsoever. It is much better than the 3.5 gpf I had."

    - "doesn’t clog at all"

    - "semi-high performance flush"

    - "Pure Flushing Performance (best to good): AS Champion, Drake, Dalton"

    - "competes well with the Eljer Titan"


    2) Does it have good bowl wash?

    OK, but not the best, I might say:

    - "rinses well"

    - "It has good bowl rinse too."

    - "Even though the Dalton is fairly thin on wash, it's an improvement over the Cimarron."

    - "... it seems the water sits too low in bowl which allows tp to settle on the bowl sides, sometimes have to double flush to remove sticking tp from sides, but otherwise very good"

    - "The Drake edges out the Dalton in clearing the bowl."
    Drake Pepper Test

    - "... rinse is straight down"

    - "I would rate the Dalton's wash as poor"

    Snowman's trick re Dalton bowl wash:

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/show...29&postcount=6


    3) How about splashing?

    - Toto toilets splash: "The CST703 through CST714 have shallow bowls and use the "wash down" flush. They work well, but have more splash than I like...

    The Dalton does not splash. The Dalton with the 2" flush valve has a deeper bowl too. CST733F"

    The new Promenade toilets CST424SF and CST424EF do not splash either.
    Another one to mention would be the Toto Dalton, good performance and good bowl."


    4) Could it accomodate a baseboard that is 3 inches thick and 6 inches high, below its tank?

    - "A heater behind the toilet? You might try the Gerber 21-318
    or Toto Dalton CST734F"


    OTHER

    - "It’s quiet"

    - "Quality of Product (flush noise, fill noise, assembly): Drake, Dalton, As Champion"

    - "... the pull on the leaver is almost instant flush / gone and the tank fills up again..."
    Last edited by Reader Review; 09-05-2009 at 04:40 PM.

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    Thumbs down Toto Dalton

    Had this toilet installed a month ago. The Good: Very quiet for master bath, is ADA for my bad knees, Depth is only 26" which is very hard to find for an ADA round toilet seat.
    Last edited by Terry; 01-25-2009 at 10:01 AM.

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    Thanks Rosy!

    We finally picked the Drake. We decided to get rid of the electric baseboard below the tank. I hope that we will like our Toto seat a bit more than you have! Good luck with the other seats that you'll try.

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    Wow, lol, I think the toto sof close seats are actually the most comfortable seats that I have ever sat on. And the soft close feature is totally outweighs any negative points a person might have with the seat. But that's just my opinion, I just didn't think someone would object so strongly to these seats!
    Last edited by Terry; 01-25-2009 at 10:01 AM.
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    Default Great Toilet Over All

    I installed a regular length ADA height Dalton by myself back in June of this year. I am very satisfied with it. As to your questions:

    -Is it good, despite it's "only" a Gravity model?
    I love it. I continue to be amazed at how it can evacuate everything in the bowl so quick with so little water, and I am a big guy.

    - Does it have good bowl wash?
    There is no swirling action but in 3 months it has never clogged and I have only used a brush once. I did wax the inside of the bowl before installing so I don't know how much a difference that might be making for awhile.

    - How about splashing?
    I have not noticed any splashing at all.

    - Could it accommodate a baseboard that is 3 inches thick and 6 inches high, below its tank?
    Wow, that is some baseboard! I put a rule to mine and don't believe you would have a problem.

    Last edited by Terry; 12-23-2007 at 12:42 PM.

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    Thumbs up Dalton vs Drake = a stripped V8 vs a loaded V8!

    Dalton is a low end ADA. You get less for the $$, spend the extra, get a Drake 1.6 or 1.2, with G-Max/E-Max- (same thing) and if you can spend the extra get the Drake in Sana-Gloss, and FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!!

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