Not loving the Drake

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by mizrachi, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. mizrachi

    mizrachi New Member

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    Am I the only one here who doesn't *love* his Toto Drake? I find that I'm constantly having to clean the back wall and the underside of the seat. The flushing power just does not remove all residue. Perhaps it's because I didn't buy the elongated bowl. Who knows? But is there a way to increase the water pressure or treat the back wall or hack it some how to improve performance? Or do I need to consider a replacement (which one?).
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    I think perhaps you should examine your diet and/or consult a urologist. If your bowl movements are so explosive that feces is splattered like that, the problem is not the toilet, regardless of brand or model.
  3. mtcummins

    mtcummins In the Trades

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    Underside of seat? Is this happening before or after flush? If the toilet is splashing up on the bottom of the seat during a flush, you probably need to contact Toto about a warranty replacement, as it shouldn't be splashing that much. If its before the flush, the toilet is not your problem, as Gary said.
  4. mizrachi

    mizrachi New Member

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    i don't think diet is the issue as i've never a problem with my high powered water wasting flushometer toilet. would the a drake II be better equipped at handling rear wall skid marks?
  5. mizrachi

    mizrachi New Member

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    i'm a bit confused by this too, but perhaps the deep set angle of the soft close seat is creating this? by this i mean the underside of the seat issue.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    You have encountered one problem about "recommendations". Every one of us has his/her own "best toilet", and Toto does NOT happen to be mine.
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    hj likes Vortens.
    I had a pressure assist Vortens with a Flushmate in my master for a year. The bowl was always dirty, but at least I was the only one that saw it.
    The rinse was pretty thin.

    I have a double cyclone Toto in there now. Much better.
    However, everybody is a bit different, and bowls are too. Sometimes you need a bit of trial and error.

    Sometimes I give out hj's number for people that call me from Arizona that want an installer. I guess he's not interested in the work. I need to find a plumber in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.

    I do think that the Kohler with Flushmate does a pretty good job at rinsing.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  8. Runs with bison

    Runs with bison Member

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    I'm considering trying a Drake II bowl one of these days to address the above the water line skid marks that sometimes happen. I need to check whether or not it is a fit with the EcoDrake tank's I have.

    I don't use one of the Toto seats, but seat spatter underneath typically comes with a bout of diarrhea...or from the effect of really good dark beers with live yeast still in the bottle.
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