Wanted Toto Drake, but have a 10" rough-in

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by slowdog, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. slowdog

    slowdog New Member

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    I was looking at a Toto Drake, but when I measured, I've got a 10" rough-in. I'm looking for recommendations that meet the following requirements / wish list:

    10" rough-in
    excellent flush
    elongated bowl
    good bowl rinsing
    ADA height
    quiet
    not too expensive

    Thanks
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Pipewrench KID

    Pipewrench KID New Member

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    Caroma Would Be My Choice

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    The Caroma Sydney comfort height round 270 bowl
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  4. ling13323

    ling13323 New Member

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    I'm in very much the same situation, with the same wishlist. In addition to the 10" rough-in I only have 29" from my wall to the door swing. I figure at most I can have 28" depth for the toilet including the space between the tank and wall. The tank-wall gap tripped me up before, and I had set my heart on squeezing a Guinevere in. This all but eliminates the elongated options, and it looks like the ADAs too, unfortunately.

    After reading the forum, I feel like my choices are:
    - Toto 10" Drake CST744EF.10
    - Gerber Viper
    - Gerber Ultraflush
    - Niagara flapperless
    - American Cadet 3 RF 10" -- Terry, you mentioned there's a tall version. Do you have a model number? I can't find mention of it.
    - (Possibly) American Standard compact space saver? When I was at HD I thought I saw that it could be combined with an EL bowl to fit a 10" rough, but maybe it's not worth it.

    Is a Toto still a Toto despite the splashing? I think I read some good reviews of the Ultraflush as well as the Cadet 3, but I'm unsure about AS in general. The others are hard to find reviews for.

    It seems like none of these are "top" performers, which is disappointing, but could people who've had experience with these toilets provide guidance? All the usual criteria: performance, clogging, bowl wash, noise, splash, replacement parts, anything else... Thanks!

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    TOTO Guinevere pedestal lav and toilet suite
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  5. SamC

    SamC Member

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    Gerber Avalanche 10"RI 17" height 21-817
    Gerber Viper 10"RI 17" height 21-517
  6. ling13323

    ling13323 New Member

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    SamC, both of those have 29 1/4" depths. Far too much for my space, sadly.

    Any recommendations from among the options I have?
  7. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    Soiree...

    If you put a gun to my head and stole my Toto aquia---I would repalce it with the Soiree--No question about it.
    Thats a nice looking piece of pottery...
  8. SamC

    SamC Member

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    With the short depth, it looks like you're limited to round-front.

    Avalanche 10"RI RF 21-800 Depth: 25 5/8"
    Viper 10"RI RF 21-500 Depth: 26 1/4"

    I'd take the Avalanche. It has a 3" flush valve, while the Viper has a 2". The MaP report also shows a little better performance with the Avalanche.
  9. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Any possibility of reworking the door to make it a pocket door? That can really improve the usefulness of a small room.
  10. ling13323

    ling13323 New Member

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    Pocket door would be more than I could handle right now. I'm in a little bit of a rush, need to have the toilet replaced by the end of the month.

    I do figure I'm limited to round front. I've heard of elongated ones that have RF depths, but haven't had success in finding them, or if they'd even fit with my 10" RI.

    Seemed like the Ultraflush got really good reviews when it came out. How does the Avalanche stack up against it, or the Toto Reliance? Does anyone have enough experience with the models I listed above to do a little compare/contrast? :)
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