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  • Impressed with Kohler

    I installed (2) Kohler "Wellworth" 1.6GPF Class 5 Toilets today.

    I am very impressed with them

    I decided I would try to stop them up with a few extra large bundles of TP (3 slightly compressed fist sized balls) went down without a problem...

    I took a few pics and a video of my trials I just have to get a good system together for getting them off of my Blackberry.

    OMG this is plumber Porn check this out from Kohler (play around on the page a bit and see what Jo the plumber does:-)
    http://www.josplumbing.com/



    Okie
    Last edited by OkieBill; 12-02-2008, 05:39 PM.

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    Re: Impressed with Kohler

    Originally posted by OkieBill View Post

    I took a few pics and a video of my trials I just have to get a good system together for getting them off of my Blackberry.

    Okie
    • Use the Blackberry desktop manger, and pull them from the card or drive,
    • Or you could email then to yourself and then login to your pc.
    • Upload to youtube or video hosting service of your choice.
    I also very much like ANY kohler product. They are one of my favorite brands personally.

    I look forward to seeing some pictures and video.
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    • #3
      Re: Impressed with Kohler

      Jo the Plumber


      The link in my first post says it all ( not worth posting my video after that)

      Okie

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      • #4
        Re: Impressed with Kohler

        heh,


        I got her to flush the magazines and the wastebasket.


        Pretty impressive.............NOT!



        I installed one tuesday, The flush tower reminds of Cadet 3's blunder.

        On the way that tower disconnects in the Kohler?

        That tab is going to break.....in the future. I thought I broke it last week just taking it apart to see what fun I have down the road.



        Also,

        that flush seal doesn't mate to another flat surface; it lays on top of an angled edge...and that means that the slightest abrasion/chip/dirt on that edge is going to make that a leaker.

        Have to wait and see what years down the road bring.


        Isn't it funny that Mansfield started that plunger flush tower, everyone has copycatted since?
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        • #5
          Re: Impressed with Kohler

          I can't remember how many Wellworths I've installed without 1 problem or callback. But I'm open to suggestion.

          What standard design 1.6g do others prefer? I DON'T LIKE THE RAPID FLUSH TOILET DESIGNS LIKE CIMMARRONS OR TOTOS. I HAVE had complaints with those and you know why.

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: Impressed with Kohler

            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
            I can't remember how many Wellworths I've installed without 1 problem or callback. But I'm open to suggestion.

            What standard design 1.6g do others prefer? I DON'T LIKE THE RAPID FLUSH TOILET DESIGNS LIKE CIMMARRONS OR TOTOS. I HAVE had complaints with those and you know why.

            J.C.
            I will agree that the Cimmaron is a dirty toilet. I have one of the first ones and I am not looking forward to the day I have to try to find a flapper for mine or another customer.
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            • #7
              Re: Impressed with Kohler

              Dunbar: I was surprised to see what looked alot like the classic Mansfield Tower (Though better built IMO).

              I took one of the tanks apart as well and did not notice the angle you are speaking of ( The gasket was resting on a flat surface from what I could see)

              I thought the fact that the tank to bowl bolts do not get wet (no holes in the tank) was neat as well...

              Time will tell but I still liked the toilet


              Okie
              Last edited by OkieBill; 12-02-2008, 07:17 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Impressed with Kohler

                I like Kohler but their shower valves don't have any mounting brackets on them like those nice Delta valves do
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                • #9
                  Re: Impressed with Kohler

                  I installed one today also. They flush well with so little water. I like the new look and they seem to set on the floor better, less rocking on tile floors.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Impressed with Kohler

                    Are you talking about a Class 3 or Class 5 Wellworth? (Can't remember my classes. Duhhhh)

                    I've had no problems with the standard flapper Kohler Wellworth.

                    J.C.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Impressed with Kohler

                      well that toilet might have flushed that little skimpy bra, but let me stick my wife's bra in there and see. Will be calling plumber rick and that k60 of his for a little service work.


                      G3

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                      • #12
                        Re: Impressed with Kohler

                        Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                        Dunbar: I was surprised to see what looked alot like the classic Mansfield Tower (Though better built IMO).

                        I took one of the tanks apart as well and did not notice the angle you are speaking of ( The gasket was resting on a flat surface from what I could see)

                        I thought the fact that the tank to bowl bolts do not get wet (no holes in the tank) was neat as well...

                        Time will tell but I still liked the toilet


                        Okie


                        Did you try to disassemble the tower?


                        You have to push down real hard, turn left then pull up. You know what will happen years from now, and those plastic supports in the opening is what I'm concerned about.


                        On the tower, the ring or flush valve seal is flat, but the rim where it mates to that seal is actually a ridge.

                        I might be back to that house to fix a water heater; some idiot used an aluminum gutter for a vent pipe and trying to get the owner's daughter to let me change it. I'll take pictures or video of the ridge I'm speaking of.


                        The toilet was a Kohler with that new flushing technology. I actually thought the flush was a little weak but I wasn't paying much attention to that.

                        The hold down bolts without being in the tank is a great idea, that could of been designed years ago with no problems.

                        I own a cimmarron.....never stays clean even with my bidet toilet seat. Can anyone say "Sesame Seeds!"
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                        • #13
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                          I couldn't stop tickling her.

                          I'm going to go tickler her some more
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