Re: what to buy
Posted by Ellie Nadler on July 15, 2004 at 15:06:50:
In response to Re: what to buy
: : We need to replace a 50-year-old American Standard toilet because it will no longer take care of the sometimes very large quantity of highly solid waste material my husband can produce and I can't stand the stress any longer. [My husband is disabled and I have full responsibility for maintenance and repairs.]I was ready to purchase an American Std. Champion at Home Depot, but their resident 'expert' said it was not the best one for our needs nor for the cost. She recommended the Kohler Wellworth at 1/2 the price.[The cost of the American Std. was not a problem for me.] Will this do the job? I expect to live in this house for another two years. A previous plumber recommended a VitrA as a lower-cost substitute for a Toto. Please help ASAP. Many thanks, in advance. So glad I found your website. Wish you served Southern California!

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: I have installed numerous A/S Champions and Toto Drakes, Vespins, etc. They are worth the extra money over the cost of other brands that do not use the larger than average flush valve opening and trapway.
: Although I have a Kohler Wellworth elongated toilet in my home that I just moved into and I'm impressed with the strong flush.
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Thank you, guys, but I'm concerned regarding the comment about being prepared for a noise "and installation"--what does that mean? Are these extra difficult to install? Is there a noise that will frighten young grandchildren when they come to visit? Awaken others in the house during the night? Is there anyone out there with a bit more experience re Kohler Wellworth? How about Kohler's Cimmaron with its "Class 5 Technology?"

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