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    Default Toto Aquia verses Caroma dual flush

    I have been browsing the net about both brands for dual flushing for the past few days and was looking for some last minute thoughts. Though there is a lot more info about the Aquia on this website than Caroma's. I was wondering if any had personal thoughts between the two brands. I haven't heard too much bad about the Caroma's; I could really use some more information on them

    Also, if I install the Aquia do I need more then a new wax ring, a longer water hose (16" if I remember correctly), and verify the drill bit sizes for the tile?? I am trying to be as prepared as possible since it sounds like a bit more of a job to install than other toilets.

    Thanks for any help and thoughts!

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    I've installed dozens of Caromas and Aquias.

    The round front Caroma is 28-1/4" long and the elongated is 30-1/4" long.

    The elongated Aquia is 27-1/4" long, takes up less room in a small bathroom.

    They both flush well,
    They both have a small water spot, small but deep.

    The glazing on the Aquia seems to stay cleaner.

    To install any new toilet, you will need a seal (wax), attachements, bolts or screw kit (for some Caroma models) and a supply.

    I normally order Aquias twenty at a time, and the Caromas two at a time.
    Either toilet works well.

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    thanks for the advise

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    does the aquia have the same 3" valve as the drake?

    i loved the drake i bought from you a few years back, after that I bought a promenade for another bathroom and it didn't have the good valve.

    there is already one drake at the new house, and i want to make sure all the new toilets end up with 3" valves.

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    Looking inside the Toto Aquia tank with the Dual-Max flush valve.

    On the Aquia and the Caroma, it's more like a 2" valve, but the trapway is a little bigger.
    I haven't had any issues with plugging.

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    do you still get the cool sounding dump of water like on the drake? the promenade seemed to flush like a normal toilet and the drake just lets it rip.

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