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Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by acechapman
The standard Toto Drake 2-piece toilet is a very popular toilet due to its simple, but very effective design. This standard toilet comes with an elongated seat shape and a left-hand trip lever flush. Our Toto Drake II review will concentrate mainly on the most popular version of the toilet. But, there are a number of options that can make the toilet fully ADA compliant.
Although the standard toilet comes with a left-hand chrome trip lever, one of the ADA specifications is that the trip lever is placed on the approach side of the toilet. Therefore, Toto offers the Drake with a right-hand trip lever to comply with every eventuality.
Toto Drake II: Review
Toto Drake Toilets Design/Materials – 4.5/5
The tank is a high profile design which means that is taking up less space than many elongated bowl design toilets. There is also an option to have lockable lids to avoid tampering with the flush mechanism.
The Drake is available in a variety of colors – Cotton, Sedona Beige, Colonial White, Bone, and Ebony.
Like other Toto models, the Drake II toilet uses Toto’s G-Max flushing system, which gives an added boost to the efficiency of the 1.6-gallon flush.
The system uses an extra-large water outlet combined with a powerful siphon action to boost the flushing action of the 1.6-gallon flush. The water enters the bowl through angled nozzles to increase the efficiency even more.
The computer-designed fully glazed trap way ensures that the toilet removes all waste completely in a single flush.
Cleaning – 4.7/5
The Toto Drake II toilet has a large 3” valve, as opposed to the industry standard 2”. This larger valve means a quick and more powerful flush that delivers the 1.6-gallon flush in about half the time of a standard flush.
This extra powerful flow, combined with an enlarged 2 1/8” fully glazed trap way means that the Drake is almost impossible to clog.
Drake uses 1.6 gallons per flush and although it does not meet EPA Water Sense guidelines, the efficiency of the flush means that it will clear the toilet with only one flush.
Ease of Installation
Drake uses a standard 12” rough-in from the finished wall to the center of the waste pipe. This toilet is one of the few toilets that comes complete will all the parts that are needed to install it, apart from thy seat which must be purchased separately.
The actual installation is quite straightforward and can be completed by anyone with some DIY experience. The full installation manual from Toto is available by following this link.
Toto Drake II Toilet Pros & Cons
- Choice of tanks with either a left-hand or right-hand trip lever to meet ADA compliance
- 6 gallons of water per flush
- Universal seat height
- Elongated bowl shape
- ADA compliant (with a trip lever on the approach side to the toilet)
- 1 year limited warranty
- The Drake is not EPA Water Sense compliant which means that it cannot be used in certain municipalities that have water conservation regulations in force – such as Los Angeles
Overall – 4.6/5
As you can see from our Toto Drake ii review, this is a very efficient good value for the money toilet. The option to have the trip lever on either side of the tank, together with the shape and height of the seat makes the Drake fully ADA compliant.
This compliance means that this toilet can be fitted in restrooms that are used by employees and members of the public. See the top-rated flushing toilets list!