Duravit 1930, Any thoughts on this toilet?

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  1. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

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    I didn't see too many reviews on duravit toilets here. I'm curious how you folks feel about this toilet:

    Duravit 1930 series:
    https://www.duravit.us/products/all_series/1930.us-en.html?product=585100

    I'm looking for a traditional looking toilet with a standard bowl height. I like the Toto promenade, but we think it's too tall for the kiddies and we also prefer the lower height. It's replacing an American Standard Antiquity 1.6gpf toilet toilet that has given me a lot of headaches, so I'm looking for something that works well.

    Thanks,

    DIY

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  2. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

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    Oh man, I was sure someone here would have some insight on this toilet. I have a 1920s octagonal sink that it would match great with. But it's a pricey toilet. Do duravits in general get good Mark's?

    Thanks in advance,

    Diy
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I've used one of their sinks, but not a toilet. You're stuck with buying a toilet seat from them. If that one breaks or gets grody, you may have trouble, as nothing else out there would fit well, if at all (not sure about the mounting bolt spacing and no generic toilet seats are shaped like that). I don't know what they use inside for the flush valve or fill valve, but if it's proprietary, that can be a major pain, too.
     
  5. DIYorBust

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    Thanks jadnashua. The seat situation could be an issue, but I could get an extra to keep on hand. The flush valve appears to be a geberit single flush unit. I don't know if that can be swapped out to a simpler flapper.
     
  6. Terry

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    Looking at the MaP reports, the Durvit toilets seem to be working fine.
     
  7. DIYorBust

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    Thanks Terry. So basically it sounds like this is an OK toilet, but parts could be an issue down the road. I think I may give it a try. It is expensive, but not so bad if I get at least 10 years out of it. Hopefully duravit will continue to supply the seat. Probably it does make sense to keep one spare just in case.
     
  8. dj2

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    How much is it and what's included in the price?
     
  9. DIYorBust

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    Probably about 900 to 1000 with the tank bowl and seat, including the internal parts, no installation, but I'll probably do that myself. I think the special glazing is 100 more so I might spring for that. Sometimes my local shop can get these things a little cheaper, so I'll give them try but who knows on this item.
     
  10. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I know that Duravit does offer a glaze similar to what some other manufacturers do that is smoother, and easier to keep clean. It's generally a useful addition.

    FWIW, what many call comfort height is still lower than the common dining room chair, so unless those are uncomfortable, not having to 'fall' as far to sit on a toilet has some advantages for many!
     
  11. DIYorBust

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    I do see that toto universal height is about 16-16.5 inches whereas standard height clocks in around 15". I think it does make a difference for kiddos. The taller unit is better for older folks, or those who have knee or hip issues. But toilets aren't a forever investment, and for the next 10 years or so I think what we need is the lower height which is safer for the little ones. It also gives us a little more choice on seat selections since it doesn't need to be as thin. Thanks!
     
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