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    Default upstairs toilet damages drywall when overflowing

    I have a upstairs toilet , that overflows from time to time . When it does it will leak to the drywall ceiling below damaging the dry wall . I want to replace the toilet . How can I install it correctly to prevent drywall damage going forward ?
    Also would anyone recommend a toilet that has less change of clogging ?
    It needs to be low flow to meet ca req .

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    I like the American Standard Cadet 3.

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    Thanks Ian , I'll look at that one

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    Wait for what the others have to say. Not everyone likes it.


    It all depends on...price...

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    I like the Eco Drake by Toto.

    Others do too.
    An old customer of mine is picking up five more on Saturday, and a second previous customer is picking up one Eco Drake and a Toto Aquia dual flush.
    I have to wait until Saturday is over before I find out how many more will be bought.
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    The Cadet is (supposedly) a copy of the Toto. AS's quality control is poor, especially those they sell to the big box stores. If you get a good one, you're okay. If you don't, you won't be. Toto's QA/QC is best in the industry. So, you pay your money and take your chances. To me, it's not worth the aggravation. To you, it might be. If you shop around, the price difference isn't all that much (IOW, don't go by the 'suggested' retail price - find a dealer, many 'deal').
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    IF the tank sends more water to the bowl than it can hold, if it is plugged, it WILL overflow and nothing will stop it. That was the logic behind the low one piece toilets. They COULD NOT overflow because the water could never get high enough to overflow the rim. The newer toilets flush so little water that there is not enough to overflow, unless it is flushed several times in a row. Therefore, almost any new toilet will have little reason to overflow, and I personally do not find many that are prone to stoppages, unless it is a user problem.

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    Hi , my supply line is only about 6.5 inches left of center . with a 12 inch rough in
    Which toto is best for it ? I liked the Guinevere , but looks like my supply line is to close ?

    Thanks

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    The Guinevere and the Soiree work with 5-1/2" to the left of center.

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