Toto help! the New Aimes toilet.

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Eurekabound, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Eurekabound

    Eurekabound New Member

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    Hi Terry,
    I need your help! I have been reading up on the Toto toilets, but not all info is current. I was decided on the Soiree model MS 964214CFG when I discovered the new Aimes! but I can't find anyone selling it, or even what the retail price is. We have well water/septic system, so I prefer the 1.6 GPF & realize the Aimes is 1.28, but wow is it nice looking! Do you have any info/advice for me? Selfishly, I prefer the best flush since we're not paying for our water. Thanks in advance.

    http://www.totousa.com/Portals/0/BrochureDownloads/NewProd_1010.pdf
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  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    The Aimes apparently is a new model. I could not find much data on it when I Googled. One source I skimmed over indicated it was just introduced this month. It will be interesting to find out more information on this model. Terry probably has more accurate information than this, so stay tuned. As far as the 1.6 vs the 1.28, reports on this forum indicate the 1.28 work just fine, so I would not let that be a deciding factor in my selection.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Aimes® One-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet, 1.28GPF, with SanaGloss

    ms626214cefg_zoom.jpg http://www.totousa.com/ProductDetail/tabid/75/Default.aspx?ProductId=28f2a6da-3051-4319-8e66-aeb051345238&SearchId=3dbe2137-eba0-43a8-b9e3-608d7d65ac2c

    $920 retail Cotton White
    $679.99 would be my price in Seattle.

    Aimes® One-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet, 1.28GPF, with SanaGloss

    The Soiree has been working fine at 1.28, so this should too.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  4. Herrada

    Herrada New Member

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    The Aimes is really nice. Modern and classic at the same time. I was going to get the Carlyle, then I just saw the Aimes on the Toto website. I was wondering why I hadn't seen it before. Unfortunately, it is so new I can't find it anywhere yet. Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be too much more expensive than the Carlyle.
  5. Herrada

    Herrada New Member

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    before I placed my order for the new Aimes toilet, I checked the installation instructions. They appear to me the same instructions as for the other one piece skirted toilets. My question is how critical is the requirement for the position of the supply. the instructions say that it should be 8 - 10 inches to the left of the flange center line. I, of course, have a supply that is spaced 5 inches from the center line. With the Aimes, how much of the problem is this? The bottom rear profile of the Aimes (from a side view) seems to be further away for the wall than some of the other 1 piece skirted toilets. Does this make the supply spacing less of an issue, particularly is the supply is fairly close to the wall -- my supply comes off the valve at about 2.125 inches from the wall, and the end of the valve handle is about 3 inches from the wall. I can't tell from the pictures and my local Toto dealer doesn't have the Aimes on display (sales guy didn't even know about it). If I have to move the supply, I'll probably have to get a different toilet. It would be a PITA to move and cost $400 for a plumber to do it (significantly increasing the cost of the toilet swap).

    I hope some one can shed some light on this. Thanks.
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It looks like a shutoff at 3" to the left of center would work.
  7. Herrada

    Herrada New Member

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    Great. So I can assume that my shutoff at 5" to the left of center (and 5" high) should work.


  8. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    It should be fine, but I'd suggest installing a new 1/4 turn shut off valve while you are at it.
  9. Herrada

    Herrada New Member

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    Looks like they might be having supply problems with this one. I ordered it on 11/30/10 in Cotton White, and it was supposed to be in stock. A few days later they told me it was back ordered and it would be 3-4 weeks. Now they just told me it would be another 2-3 weeks. I wonder what I'm going to hear 2 weeks from now...
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