What exactly is a glazed trapway?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by garrry, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. garrry

    garrry New Member

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    The ads I've seen for the Toto Drake I just got said that it has a fully-glazed trapway. I thought this meant that the glazed finish of the bowl was continuous all the way through the channel that the waste will go down. But when I put my fingers in there, the surface seems considerably rougher -- not as rough perhaps as the unglazed stuff, but nothing like the smoothness of a toilet bowl. Is this normal? Does it matter?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Most toilets have glazed trapways now.

    It's done by pulling a sponge soaked in glaze through it.
    It's more to seal the porcelain than anything else.

    It's normal.
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