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    Default Round or elongated?

    Besides the obvious, what are the advantages to either one? I just have never thought about it. Clearances? Personal preference? I just don't know.

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    Most men prefer an elongated, other than that, there isn't a significant difference, if any, in performance.
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    The only reasons for going round would be cost savings, (that's why they are in new homes) and if a door is hitting the front of the bowl.

    Men don't fit on round bowls. So fifty percent of the population has been suffering because of a builders cost saving measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    The only reasons for going round would be cost savings, (that's why they are in new homes) and if a door is hitting the front of the bowl.

    Men don't fit on round bowls. So fifty percent of the population has been suffering because of a builders cost saving measure.
    Thank you.

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    Another point against round bowls is that few, if any, are available in Comfort or ADA height. I you are going to buy a new toilet, unless your family if really vertically challenged, get a Comfort Height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Swart View Post
    Another point against round bowls is that few, if any, are available in Comfort or ADA height. I you are going to buy a new toilet, unless your family if really vertically challenged, get a Comfort Height.
    I purchased a Champion 4 ADA elongated. I am now concerned about the issues with that unit I have read here. On the fence now about returning it, and choosing an equal unit, if such a unit is made.

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