Elongated Toilet Recommendation

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Marsui

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I've been researching for a few days now for a replacement toilet, I'm overwhelmed. I have a round toilet in a basement bathroom that once in a while the flapper gets stuck at like 20% of the time it clogs so I want to replace it.

I started with looking at the Glacier Bay Powerflush....I see a lot of people saying Glacier Bay is crap, but that the power flush model is not bad, then I start seeing people saying you can't use a plunger on it and some people complain about the water level in the bowl being too low.

Some people say the American Standard Champion Max 4 is amazing, but then all the reviews I see the tank cracks etc...Consumer reports lists as their number 2.....

From this forum people say the Toto Drake II, but I didn't notice any vacuum assisted or pressure assisted flushing. Also my sister has a round TOTO and its like the smallest toilet I've ever used so I'm worried their toilets just run small.

I was hoping for either vacuum assisted or pressure assisted plumbing with a larger than average trap diameter and only 1.28GPF

Its for a basement bathroom that is not our primary bathroom so it doesn't need to be beautiful.

I was hoping to stay around the $300 price range but I know you get what you pay for, I Just don't want something that I have to replace in a few years.
 

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my TOTO round from 02 I think works better than most I changed one out with a new Toto round might have been a drake its the basic one looks good ,its ok . I think the older worked better but spending a ton remodeling the bathroom just figured a new toilet be nice. got a couple of Kohler Wellworths I pulled from other houses elongated and installed in my other bathrooms I like those they were like new and free so why not.
 
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There are two seat sizes, round and elongated, with a 1.5" difference in length.
If you have a round bowl with round seat, it doesn't matter what brand it would be, same for the elongated bowls.
A toilets have improved over the years. I'm not a fan of the Champion though. If you're thinking American Standard. their Cadet 3 and Cadet Pro are better.
Kohler has the Wellworth and Highline which work well.
The new TOTO Drake, CST776CEG and CST776CEFG taller bowl work very well.
 

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Like most economy "house brand", stuff Glacier Bay is junk--the porcelain is substandard and stains/erodes in just a few years--spend a bit extra and get American Standard or Kohler. Just this year I replaced two stained and pitted (pitted in the outlet elbow, affecting flushing) 6 yo GB toilets with American Standard Cadet Ovation elongated units; both work fine:
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Remember, "When you buy the cheapest there is there is a real good chance you will get the cheapest there is."

--me c. 1995--
 
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