The Eco Drake would have a ST743E tank.
Eco Drake, CST744EL, 30-1/2" high
Drake II, CST454CEFG, 30" high
Ultramax II, MS604114CEFG, 28-3/4" high
Supreme ADA, MS864114L, 25-1/2" high
wjcandee & Terry, thanks. I've narrowed down my choices to an Ultramax II. Seems to have good ratings - I was able to get a local quote down to $445 CDN for it.
Terry, next time we pass through Bothell I'll be sure to drop by and say hi.
Just installed the Toto Eco Drake CST744E (1.28Gpf) toilet for our master bedroom. Works great as advertised. We had two toilets replaced in our house this week. I also go the Kohler Santa Rosa 1.28Gpf ADA and installed in the same week.
Between the two, we like the Eco Drake NON-ada toilet much better. Not sure why people are raving reviews about the ADA toilets. Unless you're 6ft or taller, then an ADA toilet is for your. I'm 5.10 and I find my feet just touches the floor. My wife is shorter and prefers the lower height toilets.
However, I like the flushing mechanism in the newer Kohler canister flushing system. The flushing lever is much more easier to press and it comes back down without the "thud" noise. Not sure how reliable this system is in the long run though.
The Eco Drake is your traditional flapper type. It takes a little bit more effort vs the Kohler as you are actually lifting the flapper valve with the weight of the water pressure from the tank (like we've been doing for ages). The Kohler one, it's really easy to activate the lift of the canister inside the tank (kids will like that).
As for flushing performance, the Drake appears to flush better than the Kohler but not by much. The Kohler does a pretty good job too.
If I had to rate between the two (10 being the better of the two) ...
Flush noise (the Drake exhibits a "thud" noise when the flapper comes back down after you press the lever)
Flush lever effort:
We have one more room to do and we'll probably go for the Kohler Santa Rosa 1.6Gpf since this is the only non-ADA toilet they sell. We'll sacrifice the flushing power over the ease of flushing lever.
Last edited by Rocky03; 03-04-2014 at 08:08 AM.