Best toilet for non clogging

kidhornNovember 19, 2009

The toilet in my kids bathroom clogs about once a month. The main problem is my kids diet, but I get tired of trying to make them eat raisin bran and am looking for a new toilet.

The existing toilet is a piece of junk that came with the house 20 years ago. My hunch is it probably cost $39.

I want to get a toilet that is resistant to clogging. I don't really care about having to flush twice, etc... . The problem isn't toilet paper. It's large hard droppings that can only be unclogged by drilling a hole an auger.

Within reason, cost is no object. Although I would prefer to spend less.

I'll be installing it myself and would prefer something that is pretty straight forward to install.

Any suggestions?

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kudzu9

Almost all toilets install the same and simply. This question periodically comes up on this forum and there are a number of threads about it (just use the search function at the top of the page). Over the last 3 years, I replaced three crappy (sorry about that) toilets with Totos, and have gone from weekly unclogging to never. I believe the least expensive Toto is the Toto Drake which goes for about $250. There are other good brands out there, but I'm happy with my Totos.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2009 at 1:21PM
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paul21

I haven't had ongoing clogging problems, however I have an older, Kohler product that clogs from time to time. It's a regular flush not low flow and was fairly expensive at the time, about $250 Can 15-18 years ago. We replaced the other 2 toilets recently with American Standard Cadet 3 low flow units and we are extremely pleased. The way these units are engineered , they could suck a golf ball thru a garden hose ( just kidding ). Good luck with the replacement.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 6:15AM
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dave_mn

2 words.....Toto Drake
You wont be disappointed

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 1:32PM
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janedibber

ditto on the drake....or any toilet using that flushing mechanism

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 9:49AM
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faucetman886

I feel that at times my teenage son could have clogged an outhouse. We have 2 Toto ultramax (a little more expensive than the Drake) and have yet to glog one. I can't recommend them more highly.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 10:24AM
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thull

We have Totos. But I'd take a look at the CUWCC MaP Test results to help make your decision. Toto led the way early on (the Drake really does work well), but others have gotten a clue and caught up.

The appendix tables sorted by mfr are what you want for a smaller download. Unless you're interested in reading/seeing about the whole test setup.

Here is a link that might be useful: CA Urban Water Conservation Council MaP Testing

    Bookmark   November 22, 2009 at 11:47AM
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