(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Finally bought my first Toto...

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member Sevenfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Nashville, TN

    Default Finally bought my first Toto...

    Well, after two years of research and procrastination, my wife and I finally paid for a Toto Eco Drake from a local dealer here in Nashville. They had to order it so it won't come for a few days, but it's due to replace a old Brigss 1.6gpf toilet from about 1991-92. The Briggs toilet is one my kids bathroom that my special needs son flushed toys down three years ago and put out of commission. Yes, it's taken that long for my wife and I to do something about it (after the plumber failed).

    This will be the first of replacing all three toilets in the house. We'd like to replace the guest bedroom toilet next (another Brigss). It;s the only toilet on the ground floor and is used frequently by all. I'd like for this one to be a nice piece of furniture. One thing that made my wife blanche with money-panic was seeing what something like a Toto Soiree actually costs, at least from the local dealer. A price approaching $900 made my wife wonder why we were going down this path...never mind the fact that we've spent serious money on kitchen renovations and other stuff for the house over the years. I'll probably get in trouble for this but Im sorely tempted in getting my sister-in-law and her husband in Seattle (architects and proprietors of Maple Leaf Design) to just pick one up from Terry and ship it UPS ground. But we have a little bit of time before we ever consider that.

    Our contractor won't get the new toilet installed until early next month, so I'll report back then on how that goes.

  2. #2
    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Yakima WA


    A word of caution about shipping an individual toilet. Toilets are not packed be shipped as single units, so breakage is rather high. When they are shipped from the factory to a wholesaler, they are packaged together so breakage is not so much of a problem and as the consumer, you'd never have to deal with it anyway. I'm not saying don't do it, but be aware of the potential of having to deal with UPS if the toilet arrives broken. Remove it from the shipping container and inspect it carefully before signing off on it.

  3. #3
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    New England


    Most places don't sell it at retail...shop around; the discounts can be significant.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone bought anything from Tub Connection?
    By ez2cy2 in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-28-2012, 03:12 PM
  2. Pipe Nipples bought at HD
    By BobL43 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-09-2011, 01:01 PM
  3. American Standard bought out again
    By Peanut9199 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-30-2007, 01:46 PM
  4. Just bought a new Toto UltraMax...worried about the rough-in
    By ghymes in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-27-2007, 06:47 AM
  5. Just bought a house
    By Michaeleast1 in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-07-2005, 03:58 PM


Posting Permissions

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