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16 comments

  1. September 30, 2014
    Jo-Anna

    Hahaha the pathetic swirl of death! That is a nightmare!!! I’m loving seeing how your home is coming together Tara – toilets and all…and that is one nice looking toilet! 😉

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    • October 7, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Jo-Anna! It’s getting there… and things like toilets are all a part of the puzzle. 🙂 I’m glad we have good ones.

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  2. September 30, 2014
    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project

    Great post! We’re about to start shopping toilets as well and there really is SO MUCH to know! So thanks – I appreciate the ‘potty talk’ LOL! And you’re killing me with the ‘swirl of death’ lol – too funny. But SO true.

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    • October 7, 2014
      Tara

      It’s too true, though, isn’t it, Tash? The swirl of death is real… and brings on panic!

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  3. September 30, 2014
    Mary Stark

    I had a low flush toilet that would clog about every 6 months – there really is a lot to research for toilets. Thanks for a really great blog post.

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  4. October 1, 2014
    amy @ one artsy mama

    Bahahaha! I love it. “You had one job.” Been there, clogged that. I actually really appreciate this post because our upstairs toilet is on its last leg {do toilets have legs?} and we’re going to need to choose a new one in the next six months or so. So, thanks for the helpful tips!!

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    • October 7, 2014
      Tara

      If some toilets had legs, I’m sure they’d just walk away, because some don’t want to do their jobs at all. 😛

      Glad this post was a help, though. I really didn’t know how much I should research about a toilet until I realized how terrible an “un-researched” toilet could be.

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  5. October 1, 2014
    Melanie

    I have a terrible toilet story that I will save for the day that we meet in real life.

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    • October 7, 2014
      Tara

      Oh really?!?!? I’m so intrigued now.

      What happened!?!??!

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  6. October 1, 2014
    Adrianne

    We need to replace our upstairs toilet, the bowl is cracked. It’s not leaking but it does not look pretty – the former owners seemed to be content with a lot of broken stuff. But I haven’t DIY-ed a toilet before, it’s intimidating to me. Did you guys install your own or did you have someone do it for you?

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    • October 7, 2014
      Tara

      You can totally do a toilet by yourself! It’s not that hard at all! YouTube it, girl. And then blog about it.

      I want to read that post!

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  7. October 2, 2014
    Marilyn

    Tara, first, I love your photo shoot of your toilet! You really made it look good! (haha!) But seriously, you really do need to take the time to pick out a good toilet. We recently replaced an old leaky toilet at our house and picked ours up at Lowe’s. One of my husbands “requirements”, along with all those you listed, what how sturdy was the toilet. They only make them with two anchoring bolts now and you may run into problems later if your toilet shifts. So, the gentleman that helped my hubby was a very large man in a wheelchair. Once Andy heard that this one model of toilet was the one this man had in his home, he was sold! 😉

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    • October 7, 2014
      Tara

      It was pretty hilarious having a photo shoot with a toilet; I won’t lie. That’s great that your hubby did his research before buying a new throne. I didn’t realize until I’d spent time with a few “dud” toilets how important it is to do your research!

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  8. October 2, 2014
    Alex

    When we moved into our home toilet shopping was one of the first things we did because the two that came with the house were ancient and super short. Given that both myself and my husband are super tall the comfort height was a HUGE factor in what we wound up buying. As well as the whole eco friendly flush option. Delta is a great brand and nice to see how well they work for you!

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  9. January 19, 2016
    Jack

    Tara,

    Great Post!

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  10. January 15, 2018
    Katherine Branson

    Great, I had no idea there were so many things to know! This is really helpful since my grandmom is remodeling her comfort room, i’ll have to have her check this out. I’m going to check out the Delta toilets, it’s seems a great option!

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