I am considering replacing the 5 large volume flush toilets in my new (to me) home (just purchased it - built in 1991) and am considering either the Toto Drake, UltraMax or one of the Caroma's probably the Tasman 270 or one of the others other than the $544 one piece. I am not opposed to having a different kind of toilet for my bathroom vs the 1/2 bath vs the kids bathrooms. Quiet is important for some locations and not others.
What are your preferences and why?
You have a terrific site and have no problem ordering from you provided the shipping isn't prohibitive to Minneapolis. By the way, I have calculated my payback as follows - my cost of water (including the sewer charge that is based on gallons used) is $5.00 per 1,000 gallons. I have approximately 30 flushes per day in my household on average with a 5 gal. per flush savings at 7 days/week for 48 weeks (vacations factored in) is 50,400 gallons a year at $5/ per 1,000 is around $250 if I replaced all of the toilets at once, thus, my payback is around 1 $250 toilet/year. I am not opposed to spending more for the Ultramax or a higher priced Caroma if there is some benefit such as ease of cleaning, quieter, ect.... Some get used more than others and I may replace those that are used more frequently first.
Thanks for any insight.