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    I am replacing two 26-year-old small Elger toilets. I want to replace them with the Toto Vespin: 2 piece, elongated, Gmax, skirted, Sanaglossed. The saleswoman recommended that I NOT replace an existing toilet with a skirted model. What is your opinion? My water supply shut-off is located on the floor about 10" from the toilet and is connected by a flexible coil to the tank. The NOTE on the specs cautions about rough-in width. What does it mean? Also, is Gmax overkill in a single family home? Will the Sanagloss really prevent hard water problems? Thanks for taking the time to help me.

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    The Vespin is a very good replacement toilet.
    Most people start with one in the house, and when they see how much they like it, order two more.
    Since it is skirted, the water supply should be far enough to the left to clear the base of the toilet.
    If the water supply is on the wall, then clearance would be at least 7" center to center.
    If coming from the floor, a little more to the left.
    Your water supply location leaves plenty of room.
    We replace hundreds of old toilets every year.

    The Vespin comes standard to fit a 12" rough installation and will work at 11.25"

    You also have the ability to use the 10" or 14" Unifit kit if you have an unusual situation.

    Most of the other Toto toilets are standard 12" rough in installations that fit easily into existing bathrooms.
    The water supply on the wall can be 3-1/2" to the left of center on the wall.
    They are pretty much drop and go as far as installation goes.
    Last edited by Terry; 05-21-2008 at 12:43 PM.

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    Thanks, Terry. Do you have an opinion about Gmax vs. power gravity; and what about the benefit of Sanagloss and hard water?

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    Gmax vs. power gravity?
    I've used both and either way it's going to work.
    if you are considering Sanagloss, the choices are lowered,
    most of the Sanagloss comes with a G-Max system.
    With hard water, it's a good way to go. It's harder for the deposits to attach to the side of the bowl.
    The Ultramax with Sanagloss is my biggest seller.

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