Toto Dalton vs Gerber Viper

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Gramps09, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Gramps09

    Gramps09 New Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Greetings gents!

    Went shopping for a toilet today, the old one was leaking too much and it turns out it was a crack in the base trap area.

    Went to HD / ******* / Lowes, and they sure do offer lots of toilets!
    A plumber that was in the store saw me trying to read those boxes, and he said I should get either a Toto Dalton or a Gerber Viper. Would beat pretty much all the toilets that the above stores sell for the price point I am looking at.

    He pointed me to a local distrbutor, and the Gerber Viper is around $30 less than the Toto Dalton. They said they had lots of orders for both of them and either one would be a good choice.

    They are both high-seat elongated, and they both have pretty much the same flush power (or so I am told).

    I don't really care how it looks, just want it to do the job it was made for, and I don't really want to keep flushing forever to get rid of the waste.

    Is there a preference as to which one can do the main job better? I am getting too old to fight toilets with a plunger. The old toilet didn't have a name that I could see, but it was at least 35 years old, and it used lots of water.

    Also, the wax ring, the old one has a black ruber piece in the center, I was told I didn't really need that, is that correct? I forgot to ask the plumber I saw about this.

    Thanks again for the help gents! :)

    Forgot to mention, I saw this test for the Gerber Viper:
    But I can't find one for the Toto Dalton.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 17, 2009
  2. Rocknroj

    Rocknroj New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Did you ever find a toto video?

    I was just doing looking for an example of the dalton as well, and without luck. If you ever found any info on that and can share that would be great. Also which did you end up buying.. Thanks in advance..
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The Dalton works better then the Cimarron,

    However, in the Winter of 2010 the Toto Dalton was discontinued.
    Too bad, I sold quite a few, and they worked well.

    What I mainly sell now in the Toto line is the Drake model.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  5. Gramps09

    Gramps09 New Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Never found a video of the dalton.

    I ended up with the Gerber Viper, ADA height (makes a big difference with these old bones!), and it ended up being $55 cheaper than the dalton.

    No clogs yet, so no complaints. :) It also has a very quick flush compared to my old toilet.
    Install was pretty easy, but I sure do wish someone would come out with a foolproof way to tell if you tightened the toilet bolts correctly. I was afraid of cracking it, since I didn't know just what is considered 'tight'. It doesn't wobble or anything though.
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