budget toilet choices

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by avalon, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. avalon

    avalon New Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Charleston, SC
    I need to replace two toilets in my condo but my budget is tiny. I've priced Totos locally and two Daltons are more than my mortgage payment (a small mortgage but it 's attached to a smaller space). What are my best options at Lowes? If I buy at Lowes, what parts do I need to upgrade right away and with what? All help is greatly appreciated.
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  2. justlen

    justlen New Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Don't buy at Lowes

    See my post here:
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  4. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

    Jul 24, 2007
    Robber, with some DIY on the side.
    That's a no-brainer.

    An Amercian Standard Cadet 3 is what you need.

    Check it's OK in the box before you buy it. They can get knocked while shipping to the store
    To max it out check this out. Although you can quite easily keep the stock fill valve because that is actually very good, I would recommend a replacement Korky flapper.
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  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    My best toilet for a bargain is the Toto Dalton CST733F
    It's works better then the Kohler Cimarron and for less money.

    Toto Dalton installed by Terry Love, $374.00
    Comfort height, elongated bowl
    Kohler Cimarron installed by Lowes, $541.00
    Comfort height, elongated bowl

    And the Dalton will outperform the Cimarron, have better bowl wash, and be free of defects, unlike the Kohler Cimarron.

    And just for a joke, when I was at Home Depot today looking for a new tool box, I saw a Cadet 3 bowl in the isle.
    No matter which way I turned it, it wobbled back and forth.
    I'm still laughing.
    It wasn't leaning like the picture below, but it was pretty wobbly.

    American Standard Cadet 3 elongated bowl with a built in lean.
    For going around corners?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  6. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

    Aug 9, 2009
    If you go with the Cadet 3 buy it at a plumbing supply. The service and the product will be much better.

  7. Cookie

    Cookie .

    Oct 7, 2005
    What is really funny is when I got my Cimarron put in the plumber bought it, brought it and installed it. To this day, I still don't know where he bought it at, or how much he paid for it. My problem is my floor.
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