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Customer reviews for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White

Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White

Update your bathroom with help from the Cadet 3 FloWise 10 in. Rough Elongated Toilet. The toilet offers a 2-piece design with a separate tank and bowl. Its WaterSense-certified design helps conserve water and its Cadet 3 flushing system contains a 3 in. flush valve for a powerful flush.
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92%of customersrecommend this product36 of 39reviews
Rating Breakdown 41 reviews
4.4 out of 5.0
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92%of customersrecommend this product36 of 39reviews
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Customer reviews for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Review 1 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
DASME
from NJ
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Easy install, works great

PostedMarch 30, 2013
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4 out of 5
Replaced an old unit, this one was easy to install with the niffty plastic 'wrench' included. Had to buy a new wax ring, one in the box was smashed in shipment. Best thing is the way this toilet works: one word...amazing! Not to be graphic but let's say I have 'challenged' the capacity and it didn't even hesitate. Old unit would have been a 2 flusher, this one does it in less than a sec with less than half the water.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Use of Space
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+23points
23out of 23found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Joseph
from Apalachin, NY 13732, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Does its job with very little water

PostedJanuary 24, 2014
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First one was broken on delivery. Open box and check all parts while delivery person is there if you can. Second one was not broken. Detailed inspection before installation made me skeptical that it would perform very well. Imperfections in the cast, including the internal water flow path. BUT, it has flushed everything in one flush so far for three weeks, even adjusted to the lowest water usage setting. Impressed with that part. I had to adjust the fill valve mount a bit as it was catching on the inside of the tank, thus not shutting off. This was easily accomplished by loosening the fill valve plastic mounting nut on the bottom of the tank, repositioning the valve a bit, and then retightening the nut. Fill valve is adjustable from about 1gal to 2gal (tested with my meter), which is a nice feature if you find its not flushing all in one flush, you can adjust for more water. I'm set on lowest setting and its good for me so far. I'm overall very happy with this thing now :)).
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Great Value, Comfortable, Reliable, Good Use of Space
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+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Sobeguy
from Miami Beach
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Only toilet of its type in stock - but worked great

PostedSeptember 17, 2013
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I live in a 1950's condo and it needed a toilet with 10" rough. There was only one Home Depot in all of Miami metro that had one in stock. This one. Unfortunately, after it was installed, it leaked. The plumber told me it was defective. It took me about a month to order a replacement online and take the defective toilet back for a refund. But the replacement works fine. It works very well and takes little space. I am happy with it, but also it was the only choice I had as an in stock item.
Pros: Sleek, Performs Well, Looks Great, Easy to Clean
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+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
JKCD
from Spokane, WA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great toliet, Highly recommended

PostedSeptember 3, 2013
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I had to order this 10" rough unit, was a bit worried it might not perform like normal 12" rough toliets. No problems!! Flushes out better than the pre-exisiting water-hog toliet, using half the water and does better job. It is quiet, fast, comfortable. I'm pickly about everything I buy ( cars, bikes, toasters!!!) and this is a ten on a scale of ten.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Solid, Comfortable, High Quality, Reliable, Good Use of Space
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
BryanP
from Arvada, CO, USA
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Good Toilet after adjustment

PostedMay 20, 2012
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Got the Cadet 3 since I have a 10" rough in and this was the only toilet in stock at HD with a 10" rough in. Installation was easy. The only problem I had was the flapper would not always seal and water would run until I flushed once or twice. The flapper model is a Fluidmaster 540 and there is no support documents on it anywhere online. Upon inspection there are numbers 0 to 10 on this flapper. Mine was set to 8. I moved it to 10 and that I guess prevented water or air from seeping into the flapper assembly. Now it seals every flush.
+38points
38out of 38found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
ScooterB

Good fixture at an excellent price.

PostedApril 22, 2014
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The toilet was installed about a month ago. it works well although the flushing mechcanism looks abit flimsy (we'll see). The price at the time was excellent for a 10-inch rough-in unit. I had it installed through Home Depot and it was quick and painless.
Pros: Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Comfortable
Cons: cheap toilet seat was replaced.
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
7889CK
from San Diego
Age Range:25 to 34

As long as it works, seems reasonable

PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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Only had them for a few weeks (bought 2). I believe this was one of the few 10 inch rough-in options at HD. I prefer round seat but it was available in elongated. Seems to work fine - decent flush, no unwanted sights/smells. My plumber installed it for me. Initially one of the two toilets would not stop draining- the "flapper" (plumber told me that was the actual name) was not sealing properly, so you could hear it continuing to drain/run. He says "I told you not to buy cheap toilets". I stuck my hands in the tank and played around with the pieces (hoping that the cheap plastic pieces would still be functional), found a sudden clicking sound, flapper popped into a proper seal and the problem was fixed. Draining stopped, toilet now flushes, fills and stops appropriately. Guess something had jostled loose in delivery. Pro: the product seems functional and it was a lower priced option. Con: seat feels cheap (probably replace in future); not sure why it was so much more expensive than the same model with 12 inch rough-in and round bowl.
+12points
12out of 12found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Marc
from Kingston, MA, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Easy install..excellent flushing power!

PostedApril 2, 2013
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As someone not totally mechanically inclined, with this being my first toilet install, I found this toilet to be very easy to install. Performance is very good with a very strong flush...very satisfied...highly recommended.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Strong Water Pressure, Great Value
+9points
9out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Teda
from Izard County, AR, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great performance and value

PostedMarch 25, 2014
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I searched online at length for new toilets with elongated bowls and found this one to be the best value I could find at any price. Everything was included for installation including the seat, lid, wax ring, and an ingenious plastic wrench. Most others did not provide such things. The only tools I needed for the job was for removing my old toilet and wax ring, and I used a screwdriver to snug up the new seat screws.
Installation was straight forward with clear instructions. The 'gentle close' seat works great, but the really impressive part is how this toilet flushes. I never would have believed that 1.28 gallons could flush so quickly, quietly, and completely. Its rim wash is very effective, and the bowl stays amazingly clean.
My wife likes the tank lid, which is flat with a raised border. It holds whatever she wants to put on it without rolling off. It seems American Standard thought of everything with this toilet, and Home Depot made it available at a great price.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Great Value, Comfortable, great flusher
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
ResortOwner

Very easy to install.

PostedMarch 4, 2014
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Very easy to install. The toilet seat is plastic and a bit flimsy, but should last a while. I would recommend this product.
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Jimmy69
from Jacksonville, FL
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great value, strong flush

PostedMarch 3, 2014
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I was very limited by the 10 inch rough-in and was worried I might have to special order. I was glad to find this toilet in stock (although the store was 25 miles away) so I could pick it up same day. I checked all pieces before I left the store to make sure everything was included and there were no broken parts. The toilet assembled very easily with the included plastic tools (plastic handles allow tightening of the metal tank to bowl nuts). I used my existing flange bolts but this unit included new flange bolts and metal nuts with plastic handles to install. The soft close cover is a nice feature, but very thin so there will be no standing on it to put towels on the shelf above anymore. The tank is much smaller than my previous tank (had a 1.6gpf toilet) but I guess that is expected in a low flow toilet. Now, for the flush. I was worried flushing power may be light (had a previous 1.28 gallon toilet in my spare bath that flushed so weak it was worthless). This thing flushes very strong! The bowl stays clean as advertised. One thing to mention, the 3 inch flapper is not a standard size (most are 2 inch) so you cannot put a dual-flush converter such as the Hydroright sold at Home Depot in it. I know it's a low flush toilet but I like being able to eliminate the possibility of the flapper or chain sticking and causing the toilet to continually fill. Haven't had a chain or flapper sticking problem with this toilet but just thought I would mention it. All in all a good toilet with strong flush. Low water usage is a bonus!
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Strong Water Pressure, Great Value, Easy to Clean, High Quality
0points
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Review 12 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
00jj
from Durand, IL 61024, USA
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Works we'll

PostedFebruary 18, 2014
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Wish this was stocked in a Rockford,il location as I had to drive to Janesville, Wi to get it
Pros: Sturdy, Performs Well, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: seat flimsy
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Dave
from Anderson, TX, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Product includes the tools you will need to install, even a pair of heavy plastic wrenches to bolt it down to the floor.

PostedJune 1, 2013
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You will still need wrenches to remove your old fixture, which is to be expected, but this toilet comes with all pieces and parts right there in the box so you don't have to purchase anything extra to install it. Where's the ring seal??? It's there in the box too! Installation was plain and simple when reading the handy instructions that are written in plain language instead of being roughly translated from Chinese, Spanish or some other foreign language. The product is made of quality materials and it functioned well the first time it was flushed with no need for tweaking to get it just right.
Pros: Performs Well, Easy to Install, High Quality, Reliable
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
jane92
from silver spring

toliet is great -- buy a new seat

PostedMay 29, 2012
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installed toliet since others in home were breaking & wanted to be proactive. toliet works great -- but seat was too plastic & lightweight. also hardware was all plastic. went back & purchased a heavier seat with metal hardware.
+11points
12out of 13found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
HonestAbe
from East Newark, NJ, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

GREAT FLUHER!

PostedSeptember 8, 2013
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I purchased this toilet for a rental unit with 10inch rough. Let me state again great flusher and only 1.28 gal. WOW! I read alot of reviews saying get a toto why? This toilet scored 1000 on the toilet map score better than toto drake why spend the extra money? Not only that this toilet is in my opinion sleeker looking the Quality is also very good. Know why do you what a toilet with a high map score. The higher the score =less likely you have to plunge/snake the toilet. As a landlord this is priceless who whats to plunge a toilet at tenants apt. or call a plumber $50-$80 an hour.The only con is Homedepot should also sell the( round )cadet 3 flowise in 10 inch rough. because a lot of 10 inch rough bathrooms are usually very small .
Pros: Sleek, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
SanDiego

Quick install, good size

PostedSeptember 17, 2013
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The installation was simple enough, as long as you have the right materials and assistance to carry it in (and dispose an old unit). The lid/seat are a little bit flimsy, but they live up to their "never slam" name. This was one of the limited choices for 10" rough-in, but it lined up perfectly and leaves just a pinch of room behind the tank, so it's not shoved up against the wall.
Pros: Sturdy, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Good Use of Space
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Alan
from York, PA, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Great product!

PostedJanuary 8, 2014
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Installation instructions are very clear making installation of the toilet extremely easy.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Strong Water Pressure, Stylish, Solid, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Reliable
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
Bababooey

Great toilet

PostedMay 19, 2012
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This toilet flushes great. It's fast & powerful. Does not take up too much space either. Very happy with our purchase.
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
lout
from Queens, NY, USA
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Standard toilet, easy installation

PostedDecember 26, 2013
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The toilet was simple and came with everything needed for installation.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Cadet 3 FloWise 2-piece 1.28 GPF Elongated Toilet in White
TrubadorofPlumbing
from Littleton, CO, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

CADET 3

PostedDecember 17, 2013
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5 out of 5
It was great to have all the necessary parts to complete the installation. The toilet was a breeze to install after I repaired the toilet flange which was never installed (another story). Would recommend this toilet to anyone, just make sure you know your required offset (from back wall) before purchasing.
Pros: Performs Well, Looks Great, Great Value
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
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