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    Default Ian Gills and his Cadet 3

    I just want everyone to know that Ian Gills has a Cadet 3 with Korky replacement parts.
    He is standing by to talk to you about his Korky replacement parts in his Cadet.
    He loves his Cadet.
    In fact he would love to add that comment to every thread.
    Kind of like sitting in church and saying Cadet whenever the preacher talks about heaven.
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    Thanks Terry. My toilet is becoming an obsession. And thanks to all of you who PM me about your Cadet 3s too!

    You know who you are
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    You know who you are

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/priv...=newpm&u=14502


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    Now I have some space, and as a homeowner in more ways than one it would appear, I thought I would post some pictures of my race-tuned Cadet 3.

    It all started over 2 years ago when I took a stock 1.6gpf and decided to pimp it up a little.

    First, I fitted a Toto softclose lid to smoothen the ride and a new handle. This pic reminds me of why I chose a Cadet 3 in the first place. Note the tight gap I had to work with between the vanity and the bath. Most toilets (tanks) were too wide.
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    Next a brass-braided pipe and escutcheon. They don't rust like the cheap silver metal ones will if your bathroom gets damp like mine (from long showers). Plus they are a little bling. Yes, I know I should fit a brass nipple and angle stop too.

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    But of course what really matters is what is under the hood. Out came the stock stuff and in went a Korky Quietfill and a new flapper. These really smooth things up and the Cadet 3 runs really nice with these.
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    Did someone mention heaven?
    Last edited by Ian Gills; 08-04-2008 at 06:38 PM.

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    I like it. Now, I want a new handle on mine, too. That looks nice. Good job.

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    I think you need some decals for that high performance race toilet...




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    Ian,

    That is GORGEOUS, and I approve!

    My 80 year old father paged me at work on Saturday, ecstatic over the fact that he just got his water bill, and it dropped $50 because of his new Cadet 3 with the "Right Height" bowl that I installed for him back in January. He is amazed that it uses so little water and hasn't once failed; much better than the 3.5 gallon toilet that he had before.

    My next door neighbors love their Cadet 3 round bowl model as well. (They have made reference to it in our condo association newsletter, while strongly urging everyone who still have the original Crane Galaxy toilets to check the tanks for cracks).

    Of course as you know, I have one too, in my half bath, and am completely satisfied with its performance.

    I have seen the replacement flappers made by Korky and know where to go should I need one. In fact a new Lowe's is being built about 4 miles from where I live and should be ready sometime next year!

    Back in June, I was in Lowe's in South Burlington looking for some parts for my next project (a flange repair in my cabin), and a salesman was trying to talk a customer into the Kohler Cimarron, when he got to the Cadet 3's, and said that they were very good, I cut in and said that I had one and could vouch for the fact that it WORKS! The man walked out with 3 of them, in "bone". I guess I know of a good part time job for me when I retire from the "factory" in a few years...

    You've done well with your Cadet 3!!

    achutch (somewhere on the spine of the Green Mountains in VT)

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