Redwood is right.
It's Kohler that has the parts problems.
Even in the same model, the parts keep changing.
Replacement parts for a Kohler one-piece can run $200
If Kohler still has them available. If.
No, parts for the Kohler.
They have so many parts that the distributors can't stock them all...
Hell they don't even stock most of them at the factory...
Most of the time the factory takes 3 weeks to ship back ordered parts.
The Toto parts commonly needed are sold at Lowes, and many other locations.
Hi all, I'm new to these forums.
I've seen the previous posts about the Kohler Persuade, but the toilet has already been purchased and is amid installation. I've secured the L-Brackets but cannot keep the actual toilet secured to the brackets without movement...any suggestions or solutions to this problem?
Is your floor level?, are your brackets tight?, are the brackets EXACTLY where they should be?, is the flange up too much?, did you make sure the bowl was touching the floor before you tightened up the bolts?
Should I shim the L-brackets or the actual toilet? How they designed the L-bracket, the piece that attaches to the actual toilet moves up and down no matter what, but won't secure like a traditional bolt and nut. I'm a bit perplexed.
Thanks for all the help!
It that fails you can then use some PL-400 construction adhesive that is more commonly used for gluing decks and sub floors down.
The only problem is that if you ever need to remove the toilet you will have to tear the house down around it.... (joke, don't do it)
Well, its time for me to chime in now. After being frustrated with this toilet for two years, I just finished replacing the two persuades with toto drake II after extensive research on this forum.
The reason is pretty simple, yours truely typically build up a nice size monument while doing "the business". And from day 1 of the install, I realized that the flush on the persuade was not enough. This was during test flushes, and even before I actually used it.
So, as I am researching for toilets for my new house, I decided to buy two extra to replace these. And now, all I can say is that the difference is night and day. It used to take two flushes to clean out the toilet, now it takes one clean flush. Also, I realized another problem with the persuade is that the water pool is too small for the flush. Maybe if the water pool was larger, it wouldn't have so much problems.
Anyways, I come from Asia where Toto is used extensively and a pretty familiar brand. I never had toilet problems until I moved stateside. I'm just now going back to what I'm most familiar with. And I learned a lesson NOT to buy toilets for the looks.
Somebody help me! I am renovating my house and originally wanted 4 Toto Aquia II toilets as I like their design, dual flush and easy cleaning around the base - no pee traps! My distributor said that he heard of four that had leaked and also that the flush was insufficient. He is honest and I trust him. I went online and found mixed reviews, including some of leakage and insufficient flushing. I am now ordering 4 Kohler Persuade toilets but online I found reviews of difficult to obtain, pricey parts as well as insufficient flushing, so now don't know what to do. My friend has a Toto Aquia, but has only had it for a year - she loves it. I am confused.
I am still confused. I have heard good things about Toto, but have also heard about leaks from the Aquia II. Is this from faulty design or poor installation? And why are some people so happy with it while others report leaks? Do just SOME of the toilets leak? And how do I get one that doesn't? I need FOUR new toilets and I do not want to be having four leaky ones! You are right, the distributor is not an authorized Toto distributor although he can get the product. But he is a good distributor (Fergusons) with a good reputation. I am used to the small water hole, having lived abroad for ten years. That does not worry me so much. But the leakiness sure does worry me. What can you tell me about leaks with the Aquia II?