I'm a little slow, but even I see the same old patterns over and over. My go to favorite toilet has been the AmStandard (I know Mexican standard) Champion4. It's had it's faults, but I have 2 in my own home and I've never had to break out a plunger or auger in the last 6 years. All the suppliers in my area (except for the one I don't do business with) have dumped Am Standard for Kohler. This was no big deal as the Depot carried it as a "one box solution" with everything the absent minded non-plumber/homeowner would need: Tank,bowl, wax ring, gasket, seat, etc. But alas, they went from carrying the 1.6gpf models to the new HET 1.28 models. In my opinion, they flush good for 1.28, but not as well as the 1.6.. I know, I shouldn't be buying from a home center in the first place, right? So the other day, I see these new Delta toilets in the Depot at a good price.. Looks sharp.. Check online and it has the 1000map rating I always look for.. Great! Bought 2 for a remodel where the owner wanted to save as much $$ as possible. Delta makes toilets?? Noooo.. Toilets are made in China and have the Delta label on the box; thus the price. Says that the new supply line is included in the box! Great! Set the bowl, lookin good. Open the box with the tank.. What? Are you kidding me? It has this long braided supply line that runs behind the tank and comes in through a rubber grommet near the top. From there it crosses over to a Fmaster like float valve where it's crimped on to the plastic valve. The valve is clamped onto the overflow tube. So, when that float valve needs replacing... Call Delta? Really? This is the kind of crap we're all tired of seeing. Whacky, wait a week to get it parts.. Installed 2 Gerber 1.6gpf Avalanches yesterday. Nice toilet, powerful flush, standard real-world parts. My new go to toilet! I like the 1.6 Kohler Cimmaron, that's a good one to. No more homecenter garbage. I get it. For all you Terry Love/ Toto die hards: I think Toto makes a great product, but there are 0 wholesalers in my area that carry Toto. I'm not going to pull my hair out or pay through the nose because a brand is hard to get here although it would be a great option to offer.
No announcement yet.
When will I learn?