? Toilets at Home Depot (by Mick [CA]) Nov 6, 2022 5:18 PM|
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Richard [MI]) Nov 6, 2022 6:02 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Tony [NJ]) Nov 6, 2022 7:16 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 6, 2022 8:56 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Mick [CA]) Nov 6, 2022 9:05 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 7, 2022 1:45 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Vee [OH]) Nov 7, 2022 8:09 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Steve [MA]) Nov 7, 2022 8:15 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 7, 2022 8:39 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 7, 2022 11:27 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by W [CA]) Nov 7, 2022 12:00 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 11, 2022 1:42 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Lynn [MA]) Nov 13, 2022 12:19 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Chris [MO]) Nov 21, 2022 10:47 AM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Jack [AZ]) Nov 21, 2022 1:07 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Craig [AK]) Nov 21, 2022 1:52 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by AZ landlord [AZ]) Nov 24, 2022 4:50 PM
? Toilets at Home Depot (by zero [IN]) Nov 25, 2022 8:03 AM
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? Toilets at Home Depot (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Nov 6, 2022 5:18 PM
State Specific Question About: CALIFORNIA (CA)
What is your go-to HD toilet? Current toilet was installed 6 years ago with about 3 tenant turnovers. Handyman says hat he has to replace several parts & I figure itís just as easy to buy a new toilet. I see the HD $100 toilets, but is there a big difference if I get a $200 toilet? --98.177.xxx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 6, 2022 6:02 PM
I get them at the local Habitat Restore. $25 each.
Never had a problem with any I have gotten there.
Thak the rest of the money and invest it. --24.180.xx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 6, 2022 7:16 PM
My favorite is the KOHLER Wellworth Classic Complete Solution 2-Piece 1.28 GPF Single Flush Round Toilet in White, Seat Included
179.95 around here. Very reliable, relatively reliable and clog free. The popular (but not all) replacement parts are readily available. --73.215.xxx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 6, 2022 8:56 PM
I donít know HD toilets.
When we replace tpilets we only use dual flush. Prospects LOVE the idea of saving water and water bills. Itís an amenity that helps promote the home.
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Nov 6, 2022 9:05 PM
@ brad - is that the toilet with 2 buttons? I pay the water in my MF, so saving water is a bonus. --98.177.xxx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 7, 2022 1:45 AM
Just because you don't know much about toilet upkeep, maintenance and parts, DOES NOT MEAN it's better to replace them when a problem arises. Take the time to learn about:
Shut off valve
Or your handyman, plumber should know. A common part, such as a diaphragm in a filler valve, or a rubber/silicone stopper cots around $5. And then you can keep your $200 toilet and not replace it with a $100 piece of junk.! --47.156.xx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Nov 7, 2022 8:09 AM
I have found that the dual flush takes 2 or 3 to get the solids out of sight, so I buy the HD unit comes in 2 parts and replace the guts with fluidmaster fill valve and mansfield flush valve which never has any alignment trouble.
A helpful tip is to cut a Mcdonalds straw in half - put them onto the bolts so you can get it lined up without goofing up the wax ring placement. --76.190.xxx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Nov 7, 2022 8:15 AM
IMO unless you have extremely poor water quality there shouldn't be any reason to replace a 6 year old toilet. In my units & even my client's homes I've found that the 2 most common issues are worn flappers & malfunctioning fill valves. Most flappers cost less than$10.00 & only take a few minutes to change. Replacement fill valves are $10.00 - $20.00 and presuming the shutoff valves works take 15-30 minutes to change.
All of my places have American Standard Cadet 3 with elongated bowl which cost me less than $200.00. Other than changing the occasional flapper, I've never had an issue with them. --72.93.xxx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 7, 2022 8:39 AM
For rentals Niagara Flapper Less toiliet has the least problems as there is bucket that tilts then water is dumped. Low water consumption along no sweating of tank. Not the most with style but functional. A cheap builders line toilet performance is low. Unless toilet is cracked then it is easy to replace parts. --68.69.xxx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 7, 2022 11:27 AM
I'm with Steve. At most, you should be replacing a fill valve and flapper on a descent brand 6 year old toilet. That should be about 15-20 in parts and about 15 minutes to complete.
If you do need to replace then go with a name brand like American Standard. The $100 units are built cheaply this includes:
They don't put glaze in the bends in the back. Unsealed ceramic is not slick like the glazed surface so it can cause more issues with things getting caught up in a flush.
They use sub standard bolts and rubber washers. This is particularly important in things like tank washers and bolts that can cause the tank to leak after a few years. Chlorine is really hard on parts that are submerged constantly. There's a reason the better brands make their bolts out of solid brass. The cheap ones use pot metal that melts away after a very few years.
They have a smaller, lower seat, and thinner walls. The more expensive are elongated and chair height (this will be identified on the box) making them more comfortable to use. In addition the sides (particularly where bolted to the floor) will be thinner material so more prone to breaking.
There are toilets that are cheaper that are glazed throughout and chair-height and elongated, generally built to a better standard. There are expensive toilets that have all the features of a cheap toilet. Spend a minute and read the box or on-line write-up to make sure you know what you are buying but generally you can count on a name brand (not the store brand) being a better product. Be warned though, some recognized names like Jacuzzi, known for quality hot-tubs, are being used to sell cheap Chinese toilets at higher prices. --209.205.xxx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by W [CA]) Posted on: Nov 7, 2022 12:00 PM
Robert from Ontario is correct - the traditional flapper toilets have rubber rot and hidden leaks from the flapper, the Niagara Flapperless just keep working with no headaches. Best ever toilet for rentals is the 1.6 Flapperless Elongated - tenantproof. --174.65.x.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 11, 2022 1:42 AM
Also pick the toilet with a fully glazed trap. Unglazed catches a buildup which slows and finally inhibits flushing.
Yes, 2 buttons. Press 1 for #1 and 2 for #2.
Gets me points with the green warriors.
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Nov 13, 2022 12:19 AM
Iíve been using the American standard cadet3 with good success --71.174.xxx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Chris [MO]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 10:47 AM
I use the American Standard Edgemere because I have a large building with 10 inch rough-in toilets. I have been happy with them. My uncle has owned a lot of rental properties and he swears by the American Standard Cadet.
Recently I installed a couple of Mansfield 10 in rough in toilets as Lowe's was out of the Edgemere. I do not recommend that Mansfield as the install was a pain--more complicated than it needed to be with three bolts to tighten down the tank. And the tank never sits on the bowl, it is just balanced on these three gaskets. It leaked after I installed it and I had to spend 20 or 30 mins tightening the tank down. --40.130.xxx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Jack [AZ]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 1:07 PM
I alwats use TOTO TOILETS. they are rated as the best flushing toilets. I have never had a repair need or a complaint from a tenant. Some of them are 10to 15 years old. Great product and worth the extra money. --66.182.xxx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by Craig [AK]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 1:52 PM
If I have to swap out a toilet ,Iíve had positive experience with the American Standard Cadet too. I usually swap out Fluidmaster & flapper between tenants as routine maintenance. Will also do this on long term tenants. This is cheaper than the water bill from a running toilet that the tenant doesnít bother notifying me about. --69.178.xxx.xx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by AZ landlord [AZ]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 4:50 PM
We have installed Toto low-flow elongated toilets. They are not zero maintenance (what is?), but they are high performance - we don't need to screw around with many repairs (unless the tenants are doing something stupid), and they consistently clear out the bowl despite low water flow, with clogs rare or nonexistent. Tenants appreciate these toilets, too, since all our rentals are in the desert, water is scarce, and water service ain't cheap.
Toto was recommended to us by a long-time plumber who used them himself and who, as someone with a colostomy bag after cancer treatment, knew that the Totos could flush even the stuff from a colostomy bag. Which I gather is an unusual feature in toilets.
HD's own brand is sourced from various manufacturers, so sometimes they word fabulously, and sometimes they barely flush at all. We avoid those. --47.149.xx.xxx
? Toilets at Home Depot (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 8:03 AM
I have used the Lowes branded Project Source and not had issue with them. The only thing they have that is a bonus is the 3 inch flapper. That helps get solids away better I guess.
Maybe I have just been lucky. --107.147.xx.xxx
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