Toto Aquia dual flush toilet product review, comments and posts.

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by stimpsonjcatt, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. missantarctica5

    missantarctica5 New Member

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    Aquia Dual Flush/Ultimate/Ultramax 1.28

    Hi Terry,

    Who knew I could spend so much time and take so much pleasure out of reading about toilets? :) I have been lurking your site for a few years now and taking your advice.

    I installed 2 Toto Ultimates in the main bathroom (2006) and ensuite (2007) (I think that they are 1.6 gpf models) and loved them.

    I then installed an Aquia III dual flush in my powder room (2009) and have had little success with it. I tried putting quarters on the flushers and they just fell into the tank after a couple of flushes. Toto sent me longer straws, and the only result was the flushing buttons stick up very high and look odd. The only way I can make the 0.8 liquid flush take even one small piece of toilet paper is to hold it down for a 3-count, which I think is overriding the low flush. The solid side, I also have to hold down for a 3-count. I am also not impressed when I have to clean the bowl after every solids "event" - it seems that I am the only one in the family who notices...

    We are building a new home and I want to install 3 x Ultimate 1.6 gpf. But seems that now only 1.28 gpf models are now available. Do they work as well as the 1.6? This forum doesn't seem to distinguish between the two. I am not concerned about the increased water use of a 1.6 because we are also installing a BRAC system that recycles the shower and bath water for toilet flushing.

    Thanks!
  2. Firemark

    Firemark New Member

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    Check Flush Valve setting

    Misantartica

    I have 2 of the Aquia III's and have no flush issues at all. You may have a setting issue with the flush tower.

    I still have the original install instructions scanned and cut/pasted a portion showing how to check/adjust the Flush Valve tower for the partial flush.

    You can also find a video to two with the flush demo's for both the .9 and 1.6flushes to compare to how your toilet is performing.

    Hope this helps. Otherwise the many experts on this site should be able to point you in the right direction.

    P.S. I know you don't seem that concerned about water usage but my first full quarter water bill just arrived since the Toto's were installed. Overall, usage is down 30% in the quarter compared to the same period last year with old 3.5GPF Mansfields.

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  3. Reader Review

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    TOTO Aquia CST416M

    Terry - Thanks again! We absolutely love our new throne - the install went smooth as silk!
    Thanks!
    Ted
    Sammamish WA
  4. missantarctica5

    missantarctica5 New Member

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    Thanks Firemark. I have adjusted it (might have been a little low) and will try this for a while.
    I am very concerned about water conservation and the environmental impacts of wasting this resource. The reason I am not concerned about water use in my new house is that we are going to install a Brac system which will filter and collect the water from showers and use for flushing toilets. So I hope I won't be paying for any new water used only to flush.
  5. nonpocillovist

    nonpocillovist New Member

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    I installed a Toto Aquia a couple years ago. It never clogs, even using the .9 gal flush, but I usually have to brush the bowl after each non-liquid-only use and then flush again. Also, because of the shape of the bowl, it is difficult to clean with a standard brush. Does anyone have any brush reccomendations?
  6. dix

    dix New Member

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    I am looking at picking up an aquia or 3, just wondering if its possible to replace the push button with a brushed chrome/nickel variant? I have done many searches and have come up with nothing, can anyone help out?

    Thanks.
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    There is talk of a 10" Aquia bowl in the future,
    They have them at the factory.
    I'm bringing some here for the Seattle area.
    CST412MF.10
    I should have them in 3-4 weeks.

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  8. Laikabear

    Laikabear New Member

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    I have a 14" rough in and would like to install an Aquia II. I confess I don't know anything about toilets and never noticed my current one is 2" off the wall. Other than the appearance of not being flush with the wall, will it be a problem to install the 12" toilet over the 14" rough in?
  9. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    No, the toilet will just sit that 2" extra away from the wall, so yes, you can use it. The Aquia is now available in both 12" (original) and 10" rough-in versions, but I've not seen a 14" version.
  10. Laikabear

    Laikabear New Member

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    Thanks, Jim!

    I read in one of the threads that something on the Toto is "open" at the back, so I wanted to see if there was anything specific to the Aquia II that would make it a bad idea to put the 12" toilet on the 14" rough in. I am looking forward to having that skirted design, and the dual flush. I first saw those when I visited Sydney in 2002 and I was impressed. :)

    Maureen

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  11. Laikabear

    Laikabear New Member

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    PS, is the unifit adapter available for the Aquia II? At the store they said it is not, but I just wanted to make sure. It would be nice to have the tank against the wall if possible. :)
  12. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    No, the Aquia doesn't use the Unifit adapter.
  13. Laikabear

    Laikabear New Member

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    Thanks guys! It looks like the Aquia II will work for me! I really appreciate the info on the forum/ website.

    >>Aquia CST416M II, closed bowl
  14. WaterWiseWannabe

    WaterWiseWannabe New Member

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    Sometimes where I live there are power shortages and we have to flush the toilets with a bucket of water poured into the bowl. Will I still be able to do that with this dual flush model?

    Thanks!
  15. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Yes, the toilet will flush in this manner. Another approach is to use the bucket to fill the tank, then fill the bowl (you have to do this slowly, or it will flush again).
  16. thebigsee

    thebigsee DIY Member

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    I can't remember if I gave a review of my Toto Aquia II -- anyways, we've had it installed for about 5 months now and it is excellent. It looks great, never clogs, and is very high quality. Adds a lot of sophistication to a bathroom. The softclose seat is, in a word, delightful.

    Compared to a standard toilet, it is far more complicated to install, but as a project in itself it is quite straightforward for the average weekend warrior. If you follow the directions and have a decent set of tools, you will be done in about 2 hours at most.

    You will not regret buying this toilet!
  17. Reader Review

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    TOTO Aquia II CST416M

    Pictures of installation Toto Aquia by SeibelWerks


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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2010
  18. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Toto Aquia in a white tile bathroom.

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  19. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Here is a new video on the E-Max and the Dual Max flushing system.

    [video=youtube;NGWWEoXlCxM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGWWEoXlCxM[/video]
  20. Reader Review

    Reader Review Comments by readers

    CST416M with SS114 Softclose seat

    We really like the toilet.
    Jamie did the installatio, and replaced the cold water shutoff at the wall.
    Nancy F.
    Bellevue WA
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