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Question DetailsAsked on 7/18/2017

i need a toilet taller than 18 inches where do i buy

need one with good flushing power i have weak kneees and am 6 ft tall

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Pretty much any plumbing supply warehouse, plus most larger box stores (home improvement stores and also Walmart sometimes) carry a few Tall toilets and a plumber or plumbing supply house can order from pretty much any manufacturer. ADA accessible, also known as "chair height" or "comfort height" toilets run 17-19" high, so some of them would be an inch higher thann you have now - higher than that you use a toilet seat booster seat, or get a "tall" toilet, some of which go to 22" height. Tall toilets in the 19-22" seat height range are available from Toto, Kohler, Glacier Bay, American Standard, Stalnaker, and Entrada at least, from a quick plumbing supply catalog look.

You can also get booster seats which fit down over the toilet bowl rim to raise the seating level by up to as much as about 6 inches - about $20-75 at box stores and plumbing supply places as well as from medical supply stores and Amazon - with or without handrails to assist you. Pretty good for an assist I understand - but if you absolutely need to rely on the handrails for stability then make sure it is one of the types that actually clamps around the bowl so it cannot tip over when using the rails.

There are also products like the Toilevator (spelling ?) which is a new plastic base which goes under most standard toilets, raising them 3.5" in that particular brand. About $100 for standard or around $200 for elongated base - plus the usual $100-150 range for the plumber to remove the toilet, install the new base and reinstall the toilet on it.

"Best flushing" will typically be direct jet-assist or powered toilets - ones that use pumps or direct water line pressure to jet through the bottom of the bowl rather than just water dropping from the tank - like ones found in commercial buildings and airports and such, but they are more of an expensive maintenance issue commonly and when they overflow they really get carried away at times.

For a normal tank-type toilet, and normal usage and conditions, my recommendation would be a run of the mill tall toilet with a 4-5 gallon tank (even though will be factory configured to flush with 1.2-1.6 gallons) but by adjusting the flapper shutoff timing or by holding the flush handle down you can use the entire 5 gallons if needed. Tall toilets typically about $250-450 apiece versus the normal $100 range for a standard or comfort height one. Plus installation of typically around $100-150 by a plumber. You should (if feasible) go to have them get one out of the box and sit down on it (with them steadying it) to check the height is correct for you but not too tall.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


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