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    Default Post your Pics

    Post your pics here of your new toilet.
    Aren't you tired of looking at the same ones.
    Here is a chance to add yours.

    All brands of photos needed.

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    I cannot believe I am actually being invited to do this.

    American Standard Cadet 3, with a Toto softclose lid and a replacement handle to match the trim:

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    with a sweet brass pipe:

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    Check out what's under the hood...Korky performance parts...

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    Last edited by Ian Gills; 01-05-2009 at 02:31 PM.

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    What do those do for you, Ian?

    I have a round version of the same toilet. Not a fan of the tank to bowl setup, but the toilet has worked well for the last 6 months since we put it in. No clogs!

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    Thanks Nate. I am not sure whether I should discuss this here, but since you asked:

    1) the brass pipe is just vanity really, to go with the brass escutcheon which does have a purpose...I have found they rust less (i.e. they do not rust) versus the chrome ones over the years.

    2) The korky flapper is a necessary replacement for the stock flapper which tends to blister with chlorine after about two years. You know when this is happening because your Cadet will start to make a slow dripping sound, but you will not be able to see any water because the drip is on the inside. Korky flappers profess to be chlorine resistant and so far so good. The chain design is also better than the stock one.

    3) the Korky fill valve was not really necessary but I like the "floatless" design, and it is very slightly quieter than the Fluidmaster it replaces.


    Blisters develop on the black rubber seal.
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    Well, this is the best pic I have
    I took pics of everything except the toilet
    Almost complete gut & redo, new electric
    Jacuzzi tub w/heater, radiant floor heat the goes into the hallway
    New Kohler elongated toilet - nothing special (new seat was later)
    Tiled floor & walls, new window, new cabinet, sink, new fixtures



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    Default WEll its not new

    Here is my 1997 American Standard Cadet 2"
    Round Front with Elongated Seat :lol: was like that when we got the house xD
    It may have a suckish performace..Its fast enough i double flush xD
    Here it is

    and "Under the Hood"


    Fluidmaster Replacement Parts xD and original Flush Tower...

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    What is that red thing-on-a-stick? Is that a standard accessory with AS? Just wondering 'cause Toto doesn't list anything like that.

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    Default Here's my Mansfield!

    Here's my Mansfield toilet I restored. I had written last year about rebuilding this toilet. It has never clogged, and nothing in the tank has ever broken. You can see the picture of how I rebuilt the inside of the tank using generic parts instead of the Mansfield flush tower. The bowl is 18 inches high. This toilet was made in 1988 and uses less than 3 gallons of water to flush.
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    I was embarassed at the lack of leg-room I have on either side of my toilet but looking at the pics from you other guys I feel completely at home!!!!

    Does anyone have a toilet with ample room on either side and in front? i.e. a lonely toilet in a big bathroom?

    Neotonic: I have a fix for your AS. Make sure the black tube from the fill valve is directing water down the white overflow tube (just like what Peterson has). At the moment it appears that your trap is not filling with water which may be hampering your flush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neotonic View Post
    Here is my 1997 American Standard Cadet 2"
    Round Front with Elongated Seat :lol: was like that when we got the house xD
    It may have a suckish performace..Its fast enough i double flush xD
    Here it is

    and "Under the Hood"


    Fluidmaster Replacement Parts xD and original Flush Tower...


    3 plungers and a disconnected refill tube, maybe some poop on the front.


    I can tell you right now that in frustration, you've bought a Toto Drake 7 times with that toilet.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    On those Mansfield toilets,


    People either love them or hate them, there's usually no inbetween.

    I'm very fond of Mansfield because they are the easiest to work on.

    I wouldn't however would of removed that flush tower. People do that thinking that tower is bad, it really isn't.

    It's OEM to the toilet itself and when you change the internals it usually creates other problems as a result. It's good yours is working because sometimes that flush valve assembly will overflush the toilet, causing it to have a distorted siphon jet cycle.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Rugged, looks more like 2 plungers and a toilet brush to me. So maybe only 4 or 5 Toto's worth.

    Ian, why would you be embarrassed? It is what it is as far as legroom.


    My house was built w/ no bathroom initially in the early 20s. When plumbing was put in the street in front of the house, they soon added it in the house where they could make it fit. (1931 or so) My vent stack goes right through our stairway.

    I've reframed the bathroom wall w/ 2X3s, and the center of the toilet will still be only 14" from the finished wall on one side. Toilet clears the door swing by only about 3 inches as well.


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    Wow, now that's tight quarters.


    I've done many where my body is 2/3rds out of of the bathroom just to work on it.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUGGED View Post
    3 plungers and a disconnected refill tube, maybe some poop on the front.


    I can tell you right now that in frustration, you've bought a Toto Drake 7 times with that toilet.
    :lol:
    1) 2 Toilet Plungers and 1 Cleaning brush
    2) the refill tube has a hole and it doesnt harm the toilet
    3) thats not shit..its glue from the stickers xD

    My parents have an Eco Drake....

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    My upstairs bathroom has more room then downstairs
    Downstairs I have 8" to the wall, 20" to the tub in front & maybe 4" to the vanity. The wife insists on stacking sons toys between the toilet & the wall (in a container)
    Upstairs I have 10" to the wall, about the same to "slim" vanity
    There isn't anything in front of the toilet upstairs - 4' of clear space
    Vanity is like this, but darker finish - does not stick out from the wall much
    So you are sitting almost in front of the vanity (13" depth, toilet tank is almost the same depth)
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