(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Toto 1,28 Drake versus Toto 1.6 Eco Drake (same price)

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member JLM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    9

    Default Toto 1,28 Drake versus Toto 1.6 Eco Drake (same price)

    Sorry if this questioned has been asked! I am doing a renovation and replacing 4 toilets (3 on ground level, 1 above garage in new bathroom). I can get the 1.28 Eco Drake or the 1.6 Drake for the same price. I originally liked the idea of less water and saving money (water is not cheap in Florida). I also never thought buying a toilet would be so complicated. Anyway, which is the recommended path? Am I wrong is thinking that the 1.28 Eco Drake can be a 1.6 Drake by just holding the flush handle down a little longer???

    Thanks for any advice/suggestions.

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,202
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    They weight the flapper down on the 1.28.
    They flush fine with the lower 1.28, but if more water is needed, then holding the handle down a bit longer gives you that.

    In Seattle I still have some CST744E Toto Eco Drakes for $20.00 less until I have to reorder.
    Then they go back to same/same.
    I also have the Drake II CST454CEFG for $35.00 less until I run out and have to reorder.

  3. #3
    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,463

    Default

    The Drake II CST454CEFG is a big time favorite of mine. I consider it to be the best value in the whole Toto line.

    ADA, Sanagloss, and the double cyclone flush for an improved bowl wash how can you go wrong?

  4. #4
    DIY Member jdon88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Pottstown PA
    Posts
    35

    Default

    I was weighing the same decision a few weeks ago and went for the 1.28. So far no problems, its amazing how little water is used. I've used nothing but pre-94 toilets until now. I haven't given it a 'severe' test yet but 'normal' tests have passed and didn't have to hold the handle down.

  5. #5
    DIY Senior Member SteveW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    1,042

    Default

    I've got 2 1.28 Toto Ultramax II's in my house -
    virtually impossible to get them to clog even when you stress-test them.

    Save water, save money, get the 1.28.

  6. #6
    DIY Junior Member JLM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Thanks for the help. I think I am leaning toward the 1.28. One of the bathrooms is new, it is in a bonus room above the garage. The sewer line is new, it runs across the roof of the garage; down the wall, through the yard where it connects to the main sewer line. This is a question for our plumbing expert, does this configuration make a difference; should I opt for the 1.6 for this one?

  7. #7
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,412

    Default

    It is a rare sewer line that the waste makes it all the way to the main on one flush. Each succeding flush or water use moves it further. Don't worry about it. If the slope of the pipe is proper, it will work.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

  8. #8
    DIY Senior Member SteveW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    1,042

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua View Post
    It is a rare sewer line that the waste makes it all the way to the main on one flush. Each succeding flush or water use moves it further. Don't worry about it. If the slope of the pipe is proper, it will work.
    and in addition, water from sinks, showers, etc. will all give some additional water to help move things down the road.

Similar Threads

  1. Toto Drake vs. Eco Drake & Unifit Adapter
    By jfwilliams in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-01-2013, 11:18 AM
  2. TOTO Aquia vs TOTO Drake vs Drake II vs Vespin II
    By Terry in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-24-2013, 09:22 PM
  3. Eljer Titan versus Toto Drake, or Kohler Cimarron class 6
    By Al1 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-25-2009, 04:15 PM
  4. Toto Drake EL versus SL toilet
    By decalgal in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-30-2008, 05:04 PM
  5. Gerber Avalanche versus Toto Drake
    By chuck999 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-2006, 04:30 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •