You mention a taller model so I assume you're talking about a Handicap height bowl, which is a good idea.Looking to replace a current toilet to a taller model for my parents. Any brands to stay away from? Sounds weird, but are there “options” I should be looking for?
I thought the Drake II came with a flush tower and not a flapper. I'll have to look up the specs on that. The older drakes have a better MaP score than the newer Drake II with a score of 800 instead of 1000-ish that the original drakes were getting, still a good flush score but not 1000...You want to look for ADA or "comfort height" toilets for the taller ones. There are some Toto Drake toilets with ADA comfort height. They have about 900 to 1000 MaP test ratings (which means they flush very well). I have the original Drake & it doesn't splash when flushing. Has a 3-inch flush valve so it flushes well. The Drake II has a 2.5" flush valve and a bowl wash feature but I've never used one. Toto Entrada is similar to the original Drake but has a slimmer tank & tends to be less expensive. I'd have to look & see if it comes in ADA height.
Stay away from the really cheap toilets you may see at big box stores. I've heard Kohler is good. Some people like American Standard but the ones I've used tend to splash you when they flush and/or do not flush well.
I just got my Drake II 1.25GPF toilet and see that it does have a flush tower. Although when I talked to TOTOs tech support they did mention that that is a recent change and some of the old stock toilets may sill come with a flapper. They did mention that the flappers were being phased out now since the flush towers provide better performance and are more reliable. I haven't installed it yet, maybe tonight, if I remember I'll measure the hole size in the tank to confirm its a 2.5". Sounds like you managed to find a spec in that somewhere though so I probably don't need to confirm that bit of info.Pjones, I've never looked at the Drake II's innards so I don't know about the flush mechanism other than it having a 2.5" hole. It still has a good MaP score and the trade-off is the bowl wash that rinses the bowl while flushing. I got the Drake I with sanagloss but sediment in my water voided the warranty on that and it stained the finish. In normal water situations it probably works great, but I have unfiltered well water. I think a bowl wash wouldn't be necessary with normal water. But, it's easier to clean than my past toilets.
Are the Delta brand toilets any good?
I've heard a lot of good things about Toto toilets but never had the pleasure of sitting on one.I have three words toto toto toto, I am a plumber 35 year i have one and every plumber i know has one, in fact i am going to be replacing a crane radcliffe that i have had for 40 years with a toto.
I would be careful with what information you take when it’s coming from people who want your money. I’m not a fan of American Standard myself. I too have also found they splash. I’ve seen some that flush very slow, I’m assuming because the siphon jet was not designed very well.so i am in the middle of renovating by bathroom. i went to my local plumbing store to buy a toto toilet. they told me that toto is about to go out of business, they raised their prices to crazy amounts. and so i asked what plummer are installing now, the reason i liked toto be cause the flush as fantastic. the guy told me that american standard has the same good flush, apparently what is needed is a three inch flapper valve . we that is what i am using now .