(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Recommend a quiet toilet (Toto preferred)

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    DIY Member Anthony Curtas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    45

    Default Recommend a quiet toilet (Toto preferred)

    Well we're sold on Toto after two upgrades and two very happy results.

    One more to go, as part of a larger master bath remodel. However that is a year or so off and the wife wants to upgrade the toilet now. We have a low, small, 3+ gallon monster that doesn't flush well and regrows mold in about two days. So it's time to go.

    We have a colonial house, so the bathroom will probably be more traditional (Guinnaviere, Dartmoth style), but we're open to anything. We are willing to splurge on this one since it's the master bath.

    Comfort height, no bowl preference (round or elongated), dual flush would be great. Since it's the master bath any noise would be easily heard, so quiet flush/fill would be nice as well. It's a standard 12" rough in.

    Thanks in advance guys!
    Anthony

  2. #2
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,397

    Default

    Pick the style you prefer, and go for it. ANy of the Totos would work out for you. I'd go for an elongated and probably the 'II' series which has their newer bowl wash tech along with Sanagloss (standard on some models). WIth the 12" rough, the only issue you might have is the location of the shutoff valve and that's usually not a big enough thing to prevent installation.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

  3. #3
    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Yakima WA
    Posts
    7,246

    Default

    The toilet in my master bath is a Dartmouth. When it is flushed, the flushing noise lasts about 2 to 3 seconds. There is virtually zero fill noise. I have a Drake in my basement bathroom, and it is quite similar to the Dartmouth. To flush properly, a low flow toilet must dump the water from the tank quickly and this does amount to a certain amount of noise. Of course "loud" is a relative term, but a gravity flush is nowhere near as loud as a pressure assisted toilet. (Toto does not make a pressure assist) In other words, I don't think the noise should be a factor in your selection. I'm not going to knock a dual flush, but for the potential amount of water saved, I really don't see much advantage. Comfort height and ADA height are about the same, so don't let the two terms confuse you. Very few round bowls toilets are made with the taller heights since to be ADA compliant, they must be elongated. The good news in all of this is you can't really make a bad choice when you select a Toto; they all perform very, very well.

  4. #4
    DIY Member Anthony Curtas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Thanks guys.

    We have an ADA, round Promenade in our downstairs bath and an eco-Drake (low, elongated) in the kid/guest bath.

    We're leaning towards the Dartmouth, I just didn't know if there was a big difference in noise level of the different flush technologies.

    Thanks again.

  5. #5
    DIY Member Anthony Curtas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Anyone know the current lineup of Toto's made in the US plant?

    We're trying to buy USA first as a rule (don't care who owns the company, I'd rather support US workers with foreign profits than vice versa). Usually not a deal breaker, but if we're deciding between two brands, lines, etc -- the US plant always wins.

    Thanks.

  6. #6
    DIY Member stephenk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plains
    Posts
    53

    Default

    The Drake II I bought a month ago was made in the USA. Both the bowl and tank are USA made on mine. I'm also a big proponent of buying USA made products, and I do a lot of research before large purchases to see what USA made options I can get.

    That's one of the main reasons I stepped up from the regular Drake to the Drake II, because I knew there was a better chance of getting USA made components. I don't know if the Drake II is made anywhere else other than the USA.

    If you're really curious, an email to Toto would probably answer the question. I've emailed lots of companies asking about specific products and they pretty much always have told me the country of origin. The trick is to have it narrowed down to one or two products and ask about those specific part numbers. My experience has been if you send a vague email such as "where are your products made," you'll get a vague answer like "our products are made all over the world." If you ask about a specific product and include the part number, they'll pretty much always tell you the country of origin.
    Last edited by stephenk; 01-01-2013 at 02:00 PM.

  7. #7
    DIY Senior Member wjcandee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    1,589

    Default

    I think you'll find that the Soiree is made in the US. If you're willing to splurge, that's the ticket. You can call Toto customer service at 888-295-8134 to confirm. Let us know what you find out.

  8. #8
    DIY Member Anthony Curtas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Heard back from Toto (real fast after I finally contacted them).

    Basically all one piece units are made in GA. Some parts of two piece toilets are as well. She sent me a pdf of all the "Made in the USA" part numbers to comply with the "AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT and the BUY AMERICAN ACT". There's a lot in there, but it looks like the Promenade tank, Mercer Bowl and Tank, Drake II tank, Drake (bowl and tank), Dartmouth tank, and some others. Didn't know what to look for in the base bowl by itself, but the list was pretty comprehensive.

    Considering we have the Promenade and Drake, and are looking at either another Promenade, Dartmouth, or possibly a Guinnevere, it looks like we're at least half covered.

    Also looking at the matching sinks. Bottom line, though, Toto USA was very responsive.

Similar Threads

  1. Need for a very quiet toilet
    By Guest in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-18-2013, 01:40 PM
  2. Please recommend Toto or Eljier 1 piece models
    By NAsh in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-03-2011, 05:59 AM
  3. Recommend a new Toto toilet?
    By Soccer in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-22-2011, 09:33 AM
  4. quiet toilet
    By amtbooks in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-07-2009, 12:00 PM
  5. Preferred Toilet Flange?
    By Dino in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-27-2006, 06:15 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
  •