Toto Drake II Vs Caroma

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Patricia Shanks, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Patricia Shanks

    Patricia Shanks New Member

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    Hi I am trying to figure out which of these 2 toilets to have my apartment manager get me. I need a toilet that has a higher seat (I am disabled and have a hard time getting up and down) but I also need a toilet that will not clog. My 15 year old son has a medical condition that causes him to have extremely large BM's. They are often in excess of 8 inches and 2 inches in diameter so I spend ALOT of time plunging the toilet even with using an auger. It has been suggested to me that we may need a larger trapway and I have also been told a pressure assist may work. I have read that the Caroma often splashes and may not always clean the bowl but I would gladly trade 45 min of plunging for a 5 second sweep with the brush if it meant no clogging. Any suggestions between these 2 or another model of toilet that may work??

    Also I see that you have the Caroma's for sale but they are all the regular height can you get the comfort height ones?
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  2. Chad Schloss

    Chad Schloss Member

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    the caroma will most likely be your best bet. we have 3 in our house. they are the 305 style bowl (exposed trapway, not smooth sides like the 270) with a royale tank. you want one called easy height i think. they are taller than the standard ones i think. the standard ones are 15", the easy height are 17 from what i see on the website. www.caromausa.com they all have 3" trapways with a spillover design. yes, sometimes they streak but are easily cleaned. i don't care much for the seats they want you to buy with them, and if you use a seat from home depot, they sometimes don't cover the rear of the opening all the way. i found one that fits better from HD that is removeable and seems to work better. they do splash some, especially if the water height is off a little more than it should be.
  3. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    The Caroma will flush elephant turd! They do tend to splash, but they appear to be virtually uncloggable. I know, that's not a real word, but you get the idea.

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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I concur. For that medical condition the Caroma is a good choice.
    Maybe 1% of the population has that worry, but it's differently a real worry.
    Caroma.


    For the other 99% I prefer the Drake II.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
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