Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 104
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tnahpele Nice replacement
I got this toilet to replace an older 1.6 GPF unit since I'm on a septic system and am trying to reduce the amount of waste water.
It arrived very well packaged - it was double boxed and padded. It's attractive and functional. I noticed that the tank refill is quieter than my old unit. From the floor to the top of the bowl is 16.75".
Despite the high-tech dual-flush mechanism, the toilet itself seems pretty basic. No seat or wax ring were included.
The tool supplied to tighten the tank nuts was a piece of metal tubing with a hex shape in one end with a hole for a screwdriver in the other end.
I used two shims to level the bowl. I can't vouch for whether the floor is really level, but the unit I took out didn't have any shims.
The flush button has to be held down for a couple of seconds to get a complete flush. This might be an advantage since I have cats that will be walking over the tank top.
There is a full page of adjustment instructions in the installation guide, including how to adjust the flush buttons and how to adjust the flush valve. I couldn't make sense of the flush valve adjustment instructions, but it worked OK without any additional adjustments. I was concerned about access to the flush valve adjustments but it turns you can just twist the flush valve and pull it out for adjustment or replacement.
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYinUT Easy to Install and Works Great!
We decided to replace a toilet in our house that was using way too much water per flush. This toilet has a great water saving feature with the dual flush mechanism on the tank lid.
This shipped to my house in 2 large over-boxes. 1 box for the tank and 1 box for the toilet. Inside each box there actual product was encased in blue packing bags to fill out the void. the product arrived in great condition with no issues. In the end it took longer to break down the packaging for recycling than it did to remove old toilet and install the new one.
It took me about 10 minutes to remove the old toilet and clean the old wax seal and replace the flange bolts.
It took about another 10 minutes to un-box and place the new toilet. you will need to buy a wax seal and toilet seat for this product (which is why I only gave it 4 stars)
to assemble you bolt this to the floor with 2 bolts. bolt the tank to the toilet with 2 bolts and gaskets. put the seal between the tank and toilet, hook up the water line and you're done. you just need a toilet seat.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mixmox Great all round
This was shipped to me and it was very well packed. No damage at all.
The tank is made in Mexico and the toilet is made in China. The quality of all materials look fine.
The set does not include closet bolts but I was able to use the existing bolts from the toilet I was replacing without any problem. You do need to buy a wax ring and have some caulking on hand too.
You will also need a toilet seat. We have the SmartBidet Electric Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets anyway so this was no problem.
You also need a flexible water supply pipe of an appropriate length to go from your water supply to the underside of the tank. HD carries a range of lengths - this is not something that the toilet manufacturer can supply because they donât know what length you may need.
Remember also that if you are replacing an older toilet, there may be unpainted wall behind the tank that needs to be painted before you install the new one. The tank on this set is 15â wide - somewhat narrower than our old tank.
Installation was very easy and the instructions are well written. The tank includes all the connection bolts to bolt the two parts together plus a small tube wrench to hand tighten the bolts.
Flushing: There are two flush modes - operated by buttons at the top of the tank. This is great for saving water for those #1 occasions. We have not encountered any issue with flushing at all. The tank did not seem to need any water level adjustment. Flushing is quick and much quieter than our old toilet.
I am especially pleased with the better height of the toilet.
A nice touch is a sticker on the underside of the tank lid that lists the part numbers for the tank.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tigerlily Serves its purpose well
It's a toilet, it works. I've learned to appreciate the height of it. I wish it had come with a seat. I wish the difference between the two flush modes was greater. But I guess even the big flush uses comparatively little water.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Dizzyflyer Works great!
Good deal on this toilet in store. Both the 1.0gpf & 1.6gpf work well. If you are stuck with a contractor grade 1.28gpf that keeps clogging - this is a good one to get considering price/performance. There are some that are less $, but you'll probably be replacing parts in a year or two (gaskets, fill valves, etc).
A few install notes:
1) Get a standard wax ring (about $1.50) with no flange if you have trouble getting the toilet to seat on the floor properly. The wax ring that came with ours didn't work with our 4" line
2) Be really careful with the plastic nuts that hold the toilet to the floor. They are designed to break if over-tightened, but they broke too soon. (Just get metal bolts/nuts and a cap set and be careful - $3)
3) Once you install - it is a good idea to use some polyseamseal (a type of adhesive caulk) around the base (not mentioned in instructions). This keeps water from getting underneath the toilet, and helps bond the toilet to the floor. It comes up easily if you need to remove the toilet later.
4) Kit doesn't come with shims (go ahead and buy them - $1.50) in case you need them.
5) If you push the button and the toilet doesn't completely flush (meaning you have to hold the button in to get it to flush - turn the tank lid over and back out the contact screws that contact the flush valve in the tank. I backed mine out nearly 3/4" and the toilet is perfect! No more needing to hold the button down till the flush cycle completes.
Only reason I give this a 4 star - the first unit we bought had a manufacturing defect on the bottom plate where the glaze was not flush with the bottom. This made the toilet not seat properly. We took it back and exchanged it (no problems at all there). The 2nd one was perfect.
All in all - install was easy (about an hour to remove the old and install the new). All in for about $200 for a MUCH better quality toilet that does what it was designed to do - namely FLUSH!
October 6, 2013