Drake II 1G Parts List Out -- Complicated!

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by wjcandee, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. wjcandee

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    So much for easily-available standard parts.

    Here's the new 1G's parts list: 1G Parts List

    I'd say "Yikes!" but what do I know? What I do know is that that is no Korky fill valve or flapper. And the trip handle is -- what? -- Hydraulic?

    I imagine it's all good quality, but I'm pretty sure I'm not finding any of that stuff at Lowe's. Sadly, this runs the risk of knocking this toilet into the "niche model" category.

    Given the good pricing, I had the impression that Toto was shooting for wide adoption. And maybe they will get it, given that people seem less concerned than we are when they buy some random-parts Costco toilet with a weird flush valve. But I just lost one of my big selling points when evangelizing Toto products.

    Terry -- what do you think? What have you heard?


    PS Installation instructions -- new pages 6-7 in Drake manual, obviously written by native Japanese speakers, replete with typos (You may have one of the following two fill valves, Type A, B or C). They call the thing that attaches to the trip handle a "gear box". Hmmmm.... Installation Manual
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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    My supply house sells that fill valve, but since I never use it, I forget the brand. The parts list says that mechanism is for a right hand handle, but does not specify what is used with a left hand handle.
  3. wjcandee

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    Well, the 1G toilet seems to be available for shipping today! I'm hoping that whomever gets their hands on one first shoots us a photo of the tank interior, or, even better, a video of the operation of the first one installed!

    I am thinking of ordering one, just to have it, but I would like to have a little more confidence in the flushing mechanism first. Also, the next logical candidate for toilet replacement is in an area where clog resistance is paramount, and I would have gone for the GMax Drake.
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