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 Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: Joe747 (NJ)

I can't decide decide between the Kohler Barrington Pressure Lite(K-3554) and the A/S Yorkville EL (2320) though I prefer the Kohler based strictly on appearance. All I had to go by was the CUWCC's "Maximum Performance of Toilet Fixtures." Should one toilet be selected over the other?

Thanks for the advice,
Joe

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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: redwood (CT)

This is a tough one because I'm not a fan of pressure assisted toilets. Although they flush well I feel that they tend to have high repair costs like the infamous $40 handle (my cost). I develop a strong dislike for any product that has customers looking at me like I'm the one robbing them! When I'm taking a beating because I know the price is nuts!

I also admit to having a strong bias towards any Am. Std. product. I have been burned by defective junk made by them so bad that I never install it now unless its customer supplied. If its defective its the customers problem thanks for the check. I installed it correctly!

I would encourage you to look at the best flushing gravity flush models! Even if you drop down from 1,000 grams per flush to 800 you will probably never see a clog. 800 on up clogs don't happen!



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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: Joe747 (NJ)

Thanks for the advice especially where part of counter above the toilet wouldn't allow clearance for removal of the pressure assembly it it breaks. Do you have any recommendations for a gravity fed rear discharge toilet?

(I only wish I could just replace the old bowl which is stained and worn rather than buy a new toilet.)

Again, thanks.

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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: redwood (CT)

I'm really havent seen that many rear flush floor mounted toilets so for me its just knowing I hate Am. Std. and not a fan of pressure assisted go with the better flushing numbers. One of the other guys here might have seen more of them and have an opinion. I'd look through the MaP Report and see what else they list thats good flushing post back with other considerations and see if any of the other chime in. You'll probably have a fist full of answers by this time tommorrow!

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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: packy (MA)

i've had good luck with gerber.
[www.gerberonline.com]

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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: bb13 (Non-US)

redwood did you hear that am std got bought out by eljer

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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: redwood (CT)

No I heard they were bought by Bain Capltol. Is Eljer owned by them too?

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 Re: Selecting Rear Discharge Toilet A/S, Kohler?
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

[ir.americanstandard.com]

Am Std. kitchen/bath division purchased by Bain Capital Partners. They have diversified holdings worldwide, but I do not see Eljer on their list of companies. They are part of the consortium which purchased the HD Supply Division from Home Depot(Homer TLC) earlier this year.

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