Toto toilet decision dilemma -- for basement bathroom w/ pump up

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  1. mrmichaeljmoore

    mrmichaeljmoore Member

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    I need a little help deciding which Toto toilet I should buy for my new basement bathroom.
    The basement bathroom is hooked up to a Liberty pump up unit (Pro 380 series).

    My choices are:

    1. Toto Dalton (CST734F)
    2. Toto Drake (CST744SL)
    Is there anything I should consider when buying a toilet for a pump up bathroom?
    Is the Drake better for this situation than the Dalton? Or does it matter?
    Finally, is the Drake worth the extra?

    thanks.
    mm
     
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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The Dalton works fine.
    I'm surprised I don't sell more.
    It works better then the Kohler Cimarron, but for less money.

    Most of the time, because of a previous bad experience with something else, my customers buy the Drakes.
    I have a few that always get the Dalton.
    The Drake does have a better trapway, and the 3" flush valve. So yes, that is the top banana.
    But not everybody needs that.

    If cost is a factor, you may want to go with the Dalton.
     
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  4. mrmichaeljmoore

    mrmichaeljmoore Member

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    So, no special considerations given that the toilet (and the rest of the bathroom) is on a pump up unit?


     
  5. Terry

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    There is a shorter distance to the pump, so even less reason for the Drake.
     
  6. mrmichaeljmoore

    mrmichaeljmoore Member

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    Sounds good......well, I guess I'll go with the Dalton and save a few bucks (unless the wife really prefers the look of the Drake, or maybe the Promenade).....

    thanks.
    mm
     
  7. Jetta Whirlpool Baths

    Jetta Whirlpool Baths New Member

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    If the funky look of the Dalton tank is scaring her off, you may want to look at a Caruso tank. (part # ST706) It fits the Dalton ADA bowl just fine, however I cannot comment on whether or not it affects performance. The Caruso tank is also cheaper than the Dalton tank and keeps the overall toilet height shorter in case of a banjo top vanity over the toilet. (All fun learning experiences from selling toilets.)
     
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