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    Default CST416M with SS114 Softclose seat

    We really like the toilet.
    Jamie did the installatio, and replaced the cold water shutoff at the wall.
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    wow 15" clearance each side ?

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    Default Warranty

    Who knew that there were so many variations on toilets?

    We are doing some bathroom remodeling and are interested in installing dual flush toilets to save water. I noticed that the Aquia has a 1-year limited warranty while other Toto toilets have a 5-year warranty. Are there durability problems with the Aquia?

    Thanks for all the great information.

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    I've been selling the Aquia for years now. It has been one the most trouble free toilets I have ever sold, even better then the Drake.

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    We have just had installed three Aquia dual flush toilets as part of a whole house remodel. We love the toilets and have the Terry Love website to thank for helping us select them. However, we have one problem, all three wobble when you get up from sitting. Our contractor claims this is how this toilet is, I can't believe it's true! I called Toto and they say they haven't had this issue and recommended shims. My contractor doesn't want to deal with it and I'm not excited about shims on the floor as it would seem a cleaning issue over time. I'm just wondering if there is anyone with experience with this and what their solution was and how I could go about fixing it. (It's disconcerting to have the whole toilet move everytime you get up.)

    Thank you!
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    We always give our customers shims with our install kits.
    You can't guarantee that the floor will be flat.
    A bowl should be shimmed if needed, and then caulked to the floor using something like polyseamseal.
    We like to use the clear that can be cleaned up with water.

    If the bowl has movement, you slip a shim under the bowl near the back, pinning the front of the bowl down.
    Score and snap the shim, and then caulk.

    We pick up our shims in the door department, made from plastic about six inches long with a nice gradual taper to them.
    When we or our customers install toilets, there is no movement in the bowl when done.
    I'm sure you will be able to do a better job in 30 seconds then your "handyman" could.


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    Also note that you probably should reset the toilet with new wax. The wax isn't a spring, and once compressed, then rocked back the other direction, it will leave a gap. IF the line ever clogs up, it will leak waste out that gap, and sewer gas could always come out. It is likely small, but it is there.
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    The Aquia uses an adapter, so it's probably rocking inside the adapter.

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    Default Rough - in distance from wall for TOTO Aquia

    We are installing the Toto Aquia II this weekend in a lower level that we are finishing. Fo some reason our plumber installed the rough-in at 15 inches from the wall behind it (probably because code for space on each side is 15). Since the manual reads 12 inches, are we going to have an issue with installing this toilet and do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    The toilet will sit 3" further from the wall than 'ideal' design. If that isn't an issue for you, the toilet will work fine.
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    Aesthetically, I am thinking this won't be that great? Anything else to consider functionally - other than the obvious?

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    Toilets are designed to 'stand-alone'. So they could be in the middle of the floor and it would have no effect on how well they work (assuming the waste lines are installed to spec). They aren't designed, or need, to have any other support than to sit flat on the floor.
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    Your "plumber" roughing in at 15" may have to do with floor joists.
    There is no code that says a the toilet is 15" to the back wall, most stanard rough-in's are 12"

    Code calls for 15" from center line to the side, not the back.

    Toto does make the Vespin, which can be installed with a 14" Unifit, that would pull the bowl back 2"

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    Never thought I'd say this about a toilet.

    I'm in love with this Aquia. The lines on it are amazing. The fact it's so well reviewed and loved for it's quality and reliability makes me want one for our renovation if I can find a supplier close enough (we love out in the sticks in BC, Canada). Hopefully be able to line one up at a realistic price somehow.

    Big thanks to Terry and everyone's posts, I have learned a lot reading this thread ... and learned a lot in two days on this forum.

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    I want to order two Toto Aquia toilets and also want to get the SoftClose Seat. Can I order the set on Terry Love's website also??

    To order toilets in the Seattle area
    Last edited by Terry; 10-09-2010 at 12:19 PM.

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