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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    With the Drake, you can use the E bowl with either the S tank or E tank.

    I haven't seen an S bowl in some time now.
    Does that mean that the classic CST744SL with the C744SL bowl is hard to come by?

    I can't tell a difference between the two bowls side by side.
    I can tell that the tanks use different parts.
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    Last edited by Terry; 04-13-2009 at 09:02 AM.

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    Is this correct?

    A Toto Drake tank properly filled has about 3 gallons of water. If you push down the handle till it stops and promptly let it go (Toto calls it a "full stroke".) then a 1.6 gallon flush takes place. That means that you still have about 1.5 gallons left in the tank just in case you need a second flush...a full 1.5 gallon, no wait flush. This second flush could be needed not to flush "bulk" but as a bowl wash.

    The details and coaching you get on these forums are invaluable!
    I'm searching for an excuse to go get an Eco Drake Elongated ADA or an Eco Elongated ADA Ultramax to replace my old 3.5 gpf perfectly good toilet.

    Since water is plentiful and prices are low, it would take about 14 years to get payback on an Eco Drake ADA Elon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudson View Post
    Since water is plentiful and prices are low...
    I doubt that will always be the case, but that's another debate.

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    The reason ALL (well, probably all) 1.6g flush toilets (and smaller) have more water in the tank is to provide pressure...it's the height that's important. If you were to try to immediately flush again, it wouldn't be very forceful. Now, since you didn't use much, and it starts filling as soon as you flush...don't know.
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    Now presenting the Drake II

    Formerly the Gwyneth: 1.28 Cyclone flush, ADA Universal Height, Sanagloss and only $20 more then the ADA Drake!

    http://www.totousa.com/ProductDetail...2-bf7e243c7b32
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    are there any MAPP test results for the Drake II?

    800 Grams for the 1.28 gallon version
    Last edited by Terry; 05-10-2009 at 05:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudson View Post
    are there any MAPP test results for the Drake II?

    800 Grams for the 1.28 gallon version
    And anything over 500g is overkill.

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/show...12&postcount=2

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    Default Just installed Total Drake - Awesome!

    Toto toilets are the best period. Absolutely love my elongated Drake. Don't understand why the other companies can't just copy the design. 60% of the toilets at Lowes and Home Depot are weak and considered junk. 30% are mediocre.

    It's not rocket science, yet AS and Kohler still produce weak perfoming toilets and charge you a premium. I refuse to pay more for a inferior product.

    Toto toilets are taking over America and soon Europe. Reminds me of a company named Toyota that took over the U.S number 1 sales slot.
    Last edited by Terry; 05-20-2009 at 01:07 PM.

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    I bought a Toto Drake about 4 years ago when one of my toilets in my condo took a crap. It is without a doubt the best toilet I have ever used. I've sold my condo and am moving into a new townhouse, but unfortunately the builder doesn't use Toto. I want to tear my Toto out of the condo and take it with me to the new townhouse, but I don't think the guy who bought my condo would appreciate it too much.

    Oh well, I'll just have to go buy another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Drama View Post
    toilets in my condo took a crap.
    No pun intended

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    I have been installing the Toto Drake for my childrens school centers.

    Toilets we have been removing are the Baby Devoro. They plugged too easily.

    We tried the Niagara Flapperless, it would be called Pegasus now.
    Handle prolems.

    We tried a couple of the Cadet 3's

    We now install the Toto Drake whenever we need a replacement.
    Twelve in the last year for our schools.

    Newport Childrens School

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    I had 3 ADA drakes installed for my dad. These things are great and what I will order when Iv had enough of my old kohler's.

    Highly recommended!

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    Thanks Terry. First toilet installed yesterday w/out a hitch. Flange was a bit above floor level so I went with just the one wax ring and the fit seemed very good. The family loves the Toto !
    Jeff M
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    Last edited by Reader Review; 06-30-2009 at 02:58 PM.

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    Default CST744SG with softclose seat

    Terry,
    These toilets are great! They're worth every penny.
    Thanks again,
    David M
    Seattle WA

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    Terry and Jamie,

    My wife and I want to thank you for your prompt, courteous, and efficient installation of our new Toto Drake Toliets. I doubt that my wife will ever again let me embark on a do-it yourself project! Our initial impressions of the new Drakes are very favorable. My wife is especially impressed with the soft closing lids!

    Also, thank you for your website which was a big help in choosing the Drakes.

    Sincerely,

    T Allan
    Medina WA

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