Toto Drake toilet product review

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  1. FlushedAndClogged

    FlushedAndClogged New Member

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    Has anyone had an opportunity to compare Toto Drake and Ultramax II in actual household use? I would be very interested in reading which one does a better job or what are practical differences, particularly in flushing performance.
     
  2. Terry

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    The trapways are the same, flush valve the same, a little difference in height of the water stored in the tanks.
    For that reason, the two-piece holds a very slight edge. I prefer the one-piece Ultramax. They all flush very well.

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  3. psale

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    Hi Terry,
    Can the user adjust the float valve height in the UltraMax II, allowing more water to flow into the UltraMax II reservoir? I was thinking such an adjustment might even out the slight edge in "flush power" that the Toto Drake has over the UltraMax II.
     
  4. Terry

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    You mean the overflow height?
    Frankly I don't see the need. They work fine. Some of the earlier MS854114 Ultimate models I installed were rated at 325 grams, using the low water height and they worked just fine. I installed three in a church I go to, and they have been stellar.
     
  5. Terry

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    Putting a TOTO Drake together in Black (51)

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    Almost done.

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    Ready for some clear caulking at the floor. I like taking the pictures before I do that. The caulking I use goes on white and dries clear by the morning.

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    Okay, why not a white one in the other bathroom. Sure.
     
  6. Terry

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    I like the picture over this installation of a CST744SL with softclose.

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    And this one got the C100 Washlet. SW2034-01

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    TOTO SW2034#01 C100 WASHLET Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat, Elongated, Cotton White
     
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  7. Terry

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    I installed three more of these, CST744SL in Seattle today. These have the new tower flush valves.
     
  8. Terry

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    TOTO CST743E-01
    Once more that I installed yesterday in Redmond.
    The Drake by TOTO is a workhorse.
     
  9. Terry

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    This CST744EG installed in Bellevue, same neighborhood as the homes I built in 1985 across the street.
     
  10. Terry

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    The Drake CST744ER with the right hand tank lever. An older 1906 Seattle home, in the basement and rough plumbed right against the wall to the left. Replaced the leaking shutoff valve in the corner while I had the old toilet out.

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  11. Terry

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    Installed Thursday in Bothell this week. Pulled out a Mansfield 160 that came with the house.
    A nice upgrade for the kids in the home.
     
  12. wwhitney

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    So the CST744EG looks like a great 1.28 gpf toilet. Are any of the Toto dual flush 1.28/0.8 or 1.28/0.9 gpf tanks compatible with the C744EG bowl? Compatible in the sense that the tank mounts OK and will work. I'm thinking that even if the C744EG bowl wasn't designed to empty with 0.8 gallons, it would work fine for liquids (could be wrong, in which case this would be a bad idea).

    Thanks, Wayne
     
  13. Jeff H Young

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    Nice work ! Those TOTO's flying off the shelves up in the PNW! I have Toto in my 2002 home even those were good
     
  14. Terry

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    The dual flush CST746 tank and bowl are totally different than the CST744 series. Not match at all. Different flush valve sizing and other factors too.
     
  15. I4k20z3

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    hi Terry!

    do you know if the cst744sl#01 (drake two piece 1.6 ada) has the 360 flush and the wax like coating?
     
  16. Terry

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    The CST744SL has the rim on top of the bowl with a straight down the bowl rinse.
    The CEFIONTECT technology would show on the model number as "G"
    The CST454CEFG would be a tall Drake II with the CEFIONTECT bowl finish and "C" meaning tornado flush that gives you the swirl.
     
  17. Kim klein

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    So is the Drake II still your top choice for a 2 piece toilet? Need to replace a couple craptacular commodes in my house, and 2 piece ones are easier to wrestle into the somewhat cramped bathrooms there. Old ones are Kohler of some variety, and one has never flushed worth a... hoot. I just want/need something that flushes WELL. should I get the Drake II? Thank you!
     
  18. Terry

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    The CST454CUFG Drake II is very nice.
    That being said, the CST244EF Entrada is good, and so is the CST744EL Drake ADA.

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