(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Caroma Sydney Smart Rear Outlet any good?

  1. #1
    DIY Senior Member TJanak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    South TX
    Posts
    152

    Default Caroma Sydney Smart Rear Outlet any good?

    My mother in law needs a rear outlet toilet so I've been looking things over. Don't need anything fancy so I'm looking at the AS Yorkville, Kohler Barrington, and Caroma Sydney Smart back outlet (only because a user here posted about it). Just from quick pricing on the internet it looks like the Caroma would be $100 less than the others. It also is not pressure assist so would be quieter. But since it is not pressure assist and only 1.28 gpf I'm wondering if it is any good at flushing solids. I know Terry has posted ratings/numbers on toilets before and I didn't know if there were any ratings or reviews on this Caroma toilet.

    This is also a small bathroom so I think the round bowl would be desirable as well. The AS and Kohler are both elongated.

    Thanks
    Travis

    When I need a precise measurement of something I often use the highly technical method of eyeballing it.

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,208
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    The Caroma does fine flushing solids.
    It's a little splashy, but you're not going to plug it.

  3. #3
    DIY Senior Member TJanak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    South TX
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Thanks Terry.

    This toilet has the "pipe" that goes from the toilet outlet to the closet flange. I'm assuming that comes with the toilet? The installation manual, etc. didn't give a part number or anything. http://www.caromausa.com/database/fi..._Sept_2010.pdf

    Which reminds me; when the time comes, can a person go to the hardware store to get a flush valve? Being foreign made?

    But I guess you probably can't run to the hardware store to get a new Flushmate or parts for it either.
    Travis

    When I need a precise measurement of something I often use the highly technical method of eyeballing it.

  4. #4
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,208
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    They don't carry parts for the Caroma at the hardware store.
    They may carry some Flushmate parts, but normally with these you would contact a dealer for parts or go to the manufacturer's web site.

    The floor mount rear outlet Caroma should come with the tube that goes to the wall.

  5. #5
    DIY Senior Member TJanak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    South TX
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Much appreciated Terry! I'll let the MIL make the final educated decision.
    Travis

    When I need a precise measurement of something I often use the highly technical method of eyeballing it.

  6. #6
    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Yakima WA
    Posts
    7,246

    Default

    Pressure assist is a gimmick to make poorly designed toilets work better. They are loud, splash, and tend to shred paper without totally evacuating the particles. The Caroma is an awesome flusher, but does splash. There is a U Tube video of a Caroma flushing whole potatoes! I don't recall that it was a rear outlet model, but they will handle a heck of a load.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-11-2012, 12:01 PM
  2. toto aquia vs caroma sydney
    By matt wittman in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-05-2009, 08:49 AM
  3. Caroma Sydney 305 toilet
    By pattyg2 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-23-2008, 02:50 PM
  4. rear outlet toilet
    By Dra in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-29-2007, 03:36 PM
  5. Rear outlet toilets
    By Guest in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-13-2007, 06:12 PM

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
  •