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TOTO Vespin®️ II Cotton White 1G Two-Piece Elongated Bowl 1.0 GPF Toilet

TOTO products can create beautiful, refreshing bathroom experiences in any situation. We design everything from urinals to hand dryers, so even a football stadium or an airport restroom can be a peaceful, inspiring escape.

We’re known for consistent high-performance design and a beautiful, global aesthetic in all our products, so wherever you find TOTO you can experience the same reliability, value and style.

This toilet offers an elongated bowl and attractive two-piece design. Also features our Tornado Flush flushing system (see Smartfact below) and CEFIONTECT an extraordinarily smooth, ion-barrier surface to keep your toilet bowl clean. Universal height.
Toto People-Centered Design Smart Fact
The Vespin II HET employs our Double Cyclone Technology, which siphons water with two powerful nozzles, harnessing the power of water and gravity to maximize cleaning and use water more efficiently.


  • CEFIONTECT® Ceramic Glaze prevents debris from sticking to ceramic surfaces, making them easier to clean
  • Tornado Flush™ Flushing System
  • Computer Designed, Fully Glazed Trapway
  • Skirted Design
  • Elongated Bowl and tank set. Seat is not included
  • Chrome Trip Lever Included
  • Universal Height
  • 12" Rough-In (10" or 14" optional)
The TOTO Advantage


• Thorough and extensive testing to ensure Reliability balanced flushing
• HETs use 1.28 GPF
• HEUs use as little as 0.125 GPF
• TOTO toilet and urinal fixtures are designed for efficient operation, ensuring the highest performance with the lowest consumption


• Extraordinarily smooth glaze prevents particulates from adhering to ceramic surfaces
• CEFIONTECT keeps surfaces cleaner, longer
• Less cleaning means less water use and fewer chemicals in the environment

Ecopower Flush Valves

• Hydroelectric turbine uses water to create power
• ECOPOWER flush valves provide maximum performance in high-traffic commercial spaces
• Self-powering eliminates costs of installing electrical supplies and wiring
• No routine battery replacement means less
maintenance costs


Technology & Innovation Highlights

1.0 GPF Gravity Flush
 This new line of toilets uses TOTO’s gravity-based Tornado Flush technology, offering a balanced and ultra-efficient 1.0 gallons per flush. The system is simple and powerful and surprisingly quiet, giving you peace of mind in your home and for the planet.

Our 1G toilets offer substantial water savings without wavering on our renowned performance. Using our powerful — yet surprisingly quiet — gravity-fed, hole-free rim TORNADO FLUSH® technology, 1G fully evacuates the bowl with an ultra-efficient one gallon of water. Combined with the extraordinarily smooth CEFIONTECT® glaze that prevents waste from adhering to porous, ceramic surfaces every inch of your bowl stays cleaner, longer.


TOTO’s extraordinarily smooth CEFIONTECT glaze prevents particulates from adhering to porous, ceramic surfaces. The ion-barrier in CEFIONTECT keeps everything cleaner, longer. Less cleaning means fewer chemicals in the environment and less water used for cleaning.



Eliminating the microscopic gaps where waste hides

Conventional ceramic may appear perfectly smooth to the eyes, but has gaps where waste particles hide. At just one millionth of a millimeter, CEFIONTECT’s surface ridges are much tinier than waste particles.


What makes CEFIONTECT so durable?

Glass layers are burned onto conventional glaze, making CEFIONTECT an extremely durable material.


Water Hydrophobic

Water Hydrophilic



Water has a strong affinity to CEFIONTECT

The term hydrophilic describes matter that is attracted to water. Due to the hydrophilic nature of CEFIONTECT, water spreads easily over the toilet bowl, effortlessly washing waste particles away.

Tornado Flush


The TORNADO FLUSH features two powerful nozzles that create a centrifugal, cyclonic rinsing action which reduces waste buildup and keeps the bowl cleaner. Using only 1.28 gallons per flush, this high-efficiency system is more effective in one flush than most toilets are with multiple flushes. The modern hole-free rim design means that it performs more consistently and is easy to clean.

  • Dual-nozzle water propulsion system
  • More powerful flush
  • 1 gallon or 1.28 gallon per flush
  • Cleaner bowl and less cleaning



Dynamax Tornado Flush®
uses 100% of water to clean and rinse bowl.

Dynamax combines powerful bowl
cleaning and waste evacuation using
water that is 100% projected from the
rim creating 360° cleaning power. Using
only 1.0/0.8 or 1.28/0.8 gallons per flush, coupled with a 25% larger trapway diameter, this high-efficiency system uses 20% less water with improved performance while also creating a quieter flush. With a modern rimless design, it performs more consistently and is easy to clean.


Powerful washing where waste accumulates most easily

Tornado Flush’s dynamic waterjet discharges from near the front of the toilet bowl, travels in a narrow channel along a hairpin curve, and with sustained water pressure thoroughly cleanses the areas where waste accumulates most easily - and then washes the entire bowl clean. Exquisitely high-quality ceramic makes this innovative design possible.


The Rimless design not only leaves no place for waste and germs to hide. It also makes for a much easier to clean toilet.

Skirted Design



The skirted design, available in many modern TOTO toilet collections, offers clean lines, minimal flourishes and geometric precision. This style is elegant and smooth, concealing the trapway, and features a base that is easy to clean and maintain.


Water Use 1.28 GPF/4.8LPF
Flush System Tornado Flush™
Min. Water Pressure 8 psi (flowing)
Water Surface 6-7/8" x 9-3/4"
Trap Diameter 2-1/8"
Rough-in 12" (10" or 14" optional)
Trap Seal 2-1/8"
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty
Material Vitreous china

Available Colors:

Colonial White
Sedona Beige



One-Year Limited Warranty

Click to view Warranty Information


TOTO warrants its vitreous china products ("Product") to be free from defects in materials and workmanship duringn ormal use when properly installed and serviced, for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase. This limited warranty is extended only to the ORIGINAL PURCHASER of the Product and is not transferable to any third party, including but not limited to any subsequent purchaser or owner of the Product. This warranty applies only to TOTO Product purchased and installed in North, Central and South America.

TOTO obligations under this warranty are limited to repair, replacement or other appropriate adjustment, at TOTO's option, of the Product or parts found to be defective in normal use provided that such Product was properly installed, used and serviced in accordance with instructions. TOTO reserves the right to make such inspections as may be necessary in order to determine the cause of the defect. TOTO will not charge for labor or parts in connection with warranty repairs or replacements. TOTO is not responsible for the cost of removal, return and/ or reinstallation of the Product.

3. This warranty does not apply to the following items:

  • Damage or loss sustained in a natural calamity such as fire, earthquake, flood thunder, electrical storm, etc.
  • Damage or loss resulting from any accident, unreasonable use, misuse, abuse, negligence, or improper care, cleaning, or maintenance of the Product.
  • Damage or loss resulting from sediments or foreign matter contained in a water system.
  • Damage or loss resulting from improper installation or from the installation of the Product in a harsh and/or hazardous environment, or improper removal, repair or modification of the product. (Note: Product model codes allow a maximum of 80 PSI. Check local codes on standards for requirements).
  • Damage or loss resulting from electrical surges or lightning strikes or other acts which are not the fault of TOTO or which the Product is not specified to tolerate.
  • Damage or loss resulting from normal and customary wear and tear, such as gloss reduction, scratching or fading over time due to use, cleaning practices or water or atmospheric conditions.
  • Toilet seats of plastic, wood or metal.

4. In order for this limited warranty to be valid, proof of purchase is required.

5. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, you may have other rights which vary from state to state, province to province or country to country.

6. This written warranty is the only warranty made by TOTO. Repair, replacement or other appropriate adjustment as provided under this warranty shall be the exclusive remedy available to the original purchaser. TOTO shall not be responsible for loss of the product or for other incidental, special or consequential damages or expenses incurred by the original purchaser, or for labor or other costs due to installation or removal, or costs of repairs by others, or for any other expense not specifically stated above. In no event will TOTO's responsibility exceed the purchase price of the product. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranties, including that of merchantability or fitness for use or for a particular purpose, are expressly disclaimed. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you.


  • Meets or exceeds ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1
  • Certifications: IAPMO(cUPC), EPA Watersense, State of Massachusetts, City of Los Angeles, and others
  • Code compliance: UPC, IPC, NSPC, NPC Canada, and others
  • Legislative Compliance: California AB715, California Green Building Code, City of Los Angeles Water Efficiency Ordinance
  • ADA compliant (when installed with trip lever located on the approach side)
  • Complies with CA Prop 65 warning requirements


A partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes it easier to save water and protect the environment by identifying high efficiency products that perform well. The WaterSense label was created to encourage manufactures to produce water efficient plumbing fixtures and to develop a system to help consumers recognize these products. that have been performance tested and validated by several agencies.

As members of the EPA’s WaterSense Steering Committee, TOTO water efficiency specialists advised the EPA on developing product performance criteria for the WaterSense program. TOTO products are recognized is part of the EPA’s National Environmental Achievement Track, the “gold standard” for facility-based environmental performance, recognizing environmental excellence by encouraging facilities with strong environmental records to go above and beyond legal requirements. TOTO is also a partner in the EPA’s innovative collaboration with the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

The EPA’s WaterSense® label identifies toilets that:

  • Qualify as High Efficiency Toilets (1.28gpf or less).
  • Have a minimum soybean paste flush score of 350 uncased grams.
  • Meet the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Supplementary Pricing Specification regarding trim quality and tank volume.
  • Have third party testing agencies conducting product performance testing and validation.
ADA Compliant


The American Disability Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to establish design codes to serve people of all ages and abilities. A core principle behind TOTO Total Design, ADA standards consider the needs of everyone, no matter their needs, without additional adaptation or specialization, optimizing the bathroom experience for all generations in the family home.

CAL Green


Established in 1953 by the California Building Standards Law, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is within the Department of General Services under the Government Operations Agency. CBSC members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

CBSC's mission is to produce sensible and usable state building standards and administrative regulations that implement or enforce those standards.

Specifically, CBSC:

  • Assists state agencies in producing high-quality amendments;
  • Works to repeal unnecessary building regulations and see that ambiguous regulations are more clearly written;
  • Assists various constituents and special interest groups in making their needs known to various code-writing departments;
  • Administers a public appeal process;
  • Educates the public about the state's building code, and helps them to understand and comply with it;
  • Ensures Title 24 is published with minimal errors.
Universal Height

Central to TOTO Total Design is taking into account people of all ages and abilities. Universal Height offers sinks and toilets at a more manageable height, making the bathroom more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. This simple design principle allows all people, from the beginning of their days through the rest of their lives, to completely enjoy their bathroom experience, regardless of age or ability.



About TOTO

At TOTO, we’ve always been inspired by a desire to improve everyone’s quality of life. Through almost a century rich with innovation, TOTO has changed the perception of what a bathroom can be — and how it can be used.

Our founder, Kazuchika Okura, had a vision more than one hundred years ago in 1912, before the concept of public sewage systems was widespread in Japan. After seeing more advanced systems overseas, he was moved to establish a ceramic sanitary ware laboratory to develop healthier and cleaner living spaces.

In 1917, Okura founded Toyo Toki K.K. (which became known as TOTO LTD.) to supply the market with these products. TOTO was founded on a commitment to provide a comfortable living space for people, while always protecting the planet and its water.

Japan’s rich artistic heritage in pottery and porcelain is alive in every TOTO product we create today. Throughout our expansion worldwide, TOTO has remained true to the Japanese traditions that have shaped our Company Motto and Philosophy.



Take pride in your work, and strive to do your best.

Quality and Uniformity | Service and Trust | Cooperation and Prosperity


Toward a Dynamic, Vibrant, and Excellent TOTO


TOTO aims to create a dynamic company with a globally competitive business structure and a brand name that is recognized and supported by customers around the world
Vibrant TOTO aims to create a more vibrant company by facilitating communication with customers and motivating employees.


TOTO aims to create an excellent company that is highly transparent, has strong ethical standards and gains the trust of society


To ensure we secure and retain the trust of customers and society as a whole, we have formulated a mission with three key elements.


TOTO strives to create a great company that is trusted by people around the world and to contribute to the betterment of society.

To achieve our philosophy, TOTO will:

  • Create an enriched and more comfortable lifestyle and culture built on our plumbing products.
  • Pursue customer satisfaction by exceeding expectations with our products and services.
  • Provide high-quality products and services through ongoing research and development.
  • Protect the global environment by conserving finite natural resources and energy.
  • Create an employee friendly work environment that respects individuality.


Options & Accessories

Rough-in (Sold Separately)

10" Rough-in
Finish 14" Rough-in

Trip Lever (Sold Separately)

Finish Polished Nickel
SKU THU485#01
Finish Cotton
Finish Brushed Nickel

Toilet Seats (Sold Separately)

Guinevere SoftClose Elongated Toilet Seat


  • Sleek elongated front toilet seat and cover with SoftClose seat hinge system
  • Mounting Hardware included


  • SKU: SS224#01
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
  • Material Polypropylene
  • Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions 20" x 14-1/2" x 3"
Soiree SoftClose Guinevere Elongated Toilet Seat


  • Elongated front toilet seat and cover with SoftClose seat hinge system
  • Mounting Hardware included


  • SKU: SS214#01
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
  • Material Polypropylene
  • Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions 20" x 14-1/2" x 3"
Oval Softclose Elongated  Toilet Seat


  • Sleek elongated front toilet seat and cover with SoftClose seat hinge system
  • Mounting Hardware included


  • SKU: SS204#01
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
  • Material Polypropylene
  • Shipping Weight 6 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions 20" x 14-1/2" x 3"
Softclose Elongated Toilet Seat


  • Elongated front toilet seat and cover with SoftClose seat hinge system
  • Mounting Hardware included


  • SKU: SS114#01
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
  • Material Polypropylene
  • Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs. (SS114)/6.2 lbs. (SS113)
  • Shipping Dimensions 18-1/2" x 14-1/2" x 3"
Traditional Softclose Elongated Toilet Seat


  • Elongated front toilet seat and cover with SoftClose seat hinge system
  • Mounting Hardware included


  • SKU: SS154#01
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
  • Material Polypropylene
  • Shipping Weight 6 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions 18-1/2" x 14-1/2" x 3"

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to clean my Cefiontect product?
For regular cleaning of your CEFIONTECT product:

  • Use a detergent or non-abrasive toilet cleaner.
  • Use a soft-bristled plastic brush to clean your CEFIONTECT toilet.

  • Use cleansers, polishing powders or detergents that include gritty or coarse particles which might scratch the china surface.
  • Use acid or alkaline detergents or cleaners which could etch the china surface.
  • Use metal scrub brushes or steel wool to clean your CEFIONTECT products.
  • If you have hard water stains, see How to remove hard water stains from your CEFIONTECT product
How can I determine why my toilet isn’t flushing properly?
  • Clogged sewer line or toilet bowl clogs
  • Clogged vent line
  • Incorrect settings or worn out toilet parts
1. Clogged sewer line or clogged toilet bowl

Symptoms: When flushing, the toilet’s water level would rise in the bowl and slowly drain. This is a telltale sign that your toilet is clogged

Solution: Try plunging your toilet or using a closet auger to see if the stoppage can be dislodged. If you are unable to remove the blockage, you may need to contact a local plumber for assistance.

2. Clogged vent line

Symptoms: You notice that your toilet gurgles or that bubbles blow out during the flush, or you just get a weak flush that may leave materials behind in the bowl.

Every appliance that drains into the sewer line has a vertical vent line that allows air to enter the pipe. (These are the pipes that are sticking up thru your roof) The vent must be open to allow air to come in behind the water and waste as they flow through the pipes. Without the air coming in through the vent, a vacuum is created by the water flow. The vacuum slows down the flow of the waste, which can cause solids to settle out and cause a line clog. There are many reasons why a vent pipe would get clogged, including:

  • A previously clogged sewer pipe may have allowed solids to back up into the air vents. When the clog was cleared, materials stayed lodged in the vent pipe.
  • A snow and ice storm may have allowed an ice cap to form, closing off the pipe.
  • A squirrel or bird may have decided the pipe was a good place to build a nest, or store food.
There is a simple test that you can run to verify you have a clogged vent pipe. Take a large bucket of water and pour it quickly into the toilet bowl. If the vent pipe is clear, the water will go down the drain as fast as you can pour it. If the vent is clogged, the water level in the bowl will rise as the vacuum forms. Stop pouring if the water level rises, as we don’t want to overflow the bowl. Solutions: Whatever is obstructing the vent pipe needs to be removed. The easiest way to do this is to take a garden hose up onto the roof, and run water down into the vent pipe. This water will force the obstruction down into the sewer pipe, clearing the vent. Because of the risk of fall, you may want to hire a professional to do this.

3. Incorrect settings or worn out toilet parts

Symptoms: When you flush your toilet, the flush seems very weak or it flushes well every other flush.

Solutions: Incorrect Settings: The water level in the tank should be about ½ inch below the top of the overflow tube. The chain on the flapper should only have 1 or 2 links of slack and the black refill tube from the fill valve, should be flowing water into the overflow tube during the refill.

Worn out parts: A worn out flapper, fill valve, trip lever or flush valve may be causing the flushing problem. 
How do I know if I need replacement parts for my toilet?

Most toilets have only 4 components that may need to be replaced if the toilet doesn’t shut off.

  • The flapper
  • The flush valve
  • The fill valve
  • The trip lever
The first step is to determine where the leak is occurring. There is a simple "no tools needed" test to determine which part is causing the problem.

1. Allow the tank to fill, then close the water supply at the shutoff valve. Mark the water level inside the tank, and let sit overnight. If the water level drops, it is either a problem with the flapper or with the flush valve.

2. To determine if it is the flapper or the flush valve, hold the handle down so the water level in the tank goes out to the level where the flapper and the flush valve meet. Let it sit overnight.
  • If the water level does not drop, the problem is with the flapper. See our FAQ titled: How to replace a rubber flapper.
  • If the water level drops to the bottom of the flush valve, where it meets the china, the gasket at the base of the flush valve is bad. See our FAQ titled: How to replace a flush valve on a two piece toilet.
3. If the water in Step 1 did not drop at all, the problem is most likely with the fill valve. Other symptoms that help confirm the problem is with the fill valve include: Water is going over the top of the overflow tube on the flush valve.
  • It might be hissing or continually dripping from the end of refill tube into the overflow tube on the flush valve.
  • If the water is not filling the tank at all, or is filling in erratic starts and stops, it is possible you have debris in the valve. For this symptom, cleaning the fill valve may eliminate the symptom.

4. Erratic flushing may also occur if the trip lever is wearing out. Replacement should solve the problem. 
How do I replace a rubber toilet flapper?


Watch this short video or follow the instructions below.

For non-dual flush toilets
  1. Turn water off to the toilet at the angle stop on the water supply line.
  2. Carefully remove toilet tank top, and place in a safe location to prevent breakage.
  3. Flush toilet and hold the handle down until water stops flowing out of the tank and into the bowl.
  4. Disconnect flapper chain from trip lever arm (note which hole the chain is connected to).
  5. Gently slide the arms of the flapper off the plastic pegs on the flush valve assembly.
  6. Remove old flapper from the tank.
  7. To install new flapper, gently slide flapper arms over pegs on flush valve assembly.
  8. Connect the chain to the trip lever arm, and move the clip on the chain so it has a little slack in it when the flapper is in the closed position. Use same hole on the trip lever arm as old flapper was connected to. Note: depending on the flapper for your model toilet, the clip my look slightly different than this photo.
  9. Turn water back on and when tank is full, test flush the toilet to make sure flapper operates correctly.
How do I replace a toilet trip lever?
  • Unfasten the flapper chain from the trip lever rod.
  • Unscrew the nut on the inside of the tank that holds the handle in place. Note: locknut is reverse threaded. You need to unscrew it in the opposite direction from a normal thread.
  • Once locknut is removed from rod, pull the trip lever assembly out of the hole in the china.
  • Install new handle and tighten locknut by turning clock-wise. Remember it is reverse threaded.
  • Do not over tighten as you could strip the threads.
  • Reattach the flapper chain to trip lever rod, leaving a little slack in the chain.
How do I replace a universal fill valve?

Watch this short video or follow the instructions below.

  1. Remove the tank lid
  2. Turn off the water supply
  3. Flush the toilet (hold down the lever to drain the tank)
  4. Disconnect the water supply line from the toilet (catch any remaining water with a bucket or bowl)
  5. Remove the nut that holds the fill valve in place
  6. Unhook the refill tube from the metal clip
  7. Remove the old fill valve
  8. Identiy the model number of your toilet
  9. See the fit chart in the valve instructions to set the height for the correct model
  10. Hold the new valve at the bottom and turn the top of the valve counterclockwise until it stops.
  11. Pull the bottom to extend to the proper height for your model. (count the number of pegs)
  12. Turn the top of valve clockwise to lock it into position
  13. Insert the lockin clip over the pegs
  14. Set the proper re-fill amount by first turning the aduster off by turning it counterclockwise
  15. Check the key setting on the valve instructions for your model
  16. Turn the adjuster clockwise until it stops on the key
  17. Insttall the pre-adjusted valve into the toilet (make sure it doesn't touch the back of the tank or interfere with the trip lever arm
  18. Hand tighten the mounting nut and then tighten 1/4 turn
  19. Attach the re-fill tube to the valve
  20. Connect the re-fill tube to the overflow tube using the metal clip
  21. Re-connect the water supply
  22. Turn the water on
  23. Flush and fill the toilet
  24. If the water level is too low turn the valve clockwise 
  25. If the water level is too high turn the valve counterclockwise
  26. Installation Complete!
How do I replace the flush valve on a two-piece toilet?
  • Turn off water to toilet at the angle stop on the water supply line.
  • Drain toilet tank by holding down the trip lever until the tank water has drained into the bowl. Manually remove the remaining water from the tank.
  • Remove water supply line from fill valve. Use a catch basin to catch any drips.
  • Remove the nuts on the right and left of tank.
  • Lift tank off toilet.
  • Remove tank to bowl gasket from the underside of the tank.
  • Remove large nut on flush valve from the underside of the tank.
  • Remove flush valve from the inside of the tank.
  • Install new flush valve and tighten the flush valve nut by reversing steps 6, 7 & 8.
  • Install tank to bowl gasket.
  • Reset the tank to the bowl.
  • Tighten the tank to the bowl until it make contact with the china. Do not over tighten or you may break the china.
  • Reinstall the toilet supply line by hand. Do not over tighten or the fill valve will rotate in the tank and come loose.
  • Turn water on.
  • Check for leaks.
What’s the safest way to remove hard water stains from my Cefiontect product?
The tips below are for any TOTO china product (including CEFIONTECT):

Hard water marks are composed of minerals from the water supply. They will not dissolve using bleach or detergents. It takes a slightly acidic cleaner like vinegar or a lime dissolving cleaner to remove the minerals. Neither of these cleaners will harm the CEFIONTECT finish.

You can use vinegar or lime dissolving cleaner and a non-scratch scour pad made for porcelain. Allow a little contact time to allow the cleaner to dissolve the buildup.

If the stain at the waterline in your toilet bowl persists, you may need to remove some water from the bowl. Then reapply the vinegar or lime dissolving cleaner at full strength. Removing the water prevents the solution from being diluted.
How should the balance spool in a shower valve TSPTR/TSPVR be serviced?

Removing the Balance Spool:

  • Turn both water stops (hot and cold) clockwise to shut off the water to the valve.
  • On the valve, the balance spool is located next to the cold-water stop and looks like a hex nut.
  • With a wrench turn the hex nut counter clockwise and pull the balance spool out.
  • The balance spool consists of the large cylinder with a smaller cylinder inside. The inner cylinder should move freely inside the large cylinder.

Cleaning the Balance Spool:

  • If the inner smaller cylinder is stuck, shake or tap the spool to release inner cylinder. Rinsing the spool with warm water will help loosen the cylinder.
  • Clean both the inner and the outer cylinders with warm water, vinegar, or household cleaner and rinse.
  • Reinsert the inner spool (cylinder) into the large spool and verify that the inner spool moves freely.

Installing the Balance Spool:

  • Verify that the balance spool has an O-Ring next to the lip of the hex nut.
  • Verify that the inner spool moves freely inside the large spool.
  • Insert the balance spool (both cylinders) and turn clockwise with wrench and tighten.
  • Check for leaks when the water stops are turned on.
What is toilet mold, and how do I get rid of it?

Mold: How it may have gotten there, and how to remove it.

What is Slime Mold?

Slime mold is a special class of mold that forms a slime coat to protect it from harsh environments. A toilet bowl provides the perfect atmosphere for any type of microorganism as it has food, water, air and a nice warm location.

Mold can come in a variety of colors – most are black or dark brown, but they also show up in pinks, blues, reds and some of them are absolutely beautiful. Don't let the pretty colors fool you, if you don't remove them they will take over the toilet.

How Did Slime Mold Get in my Toilet?

Mold spores are everywhere, and can travel through the air. (Ever wonder how the mold got on that slice of bread?) When one hits the toilet bowl, it may start a small colony, and if left alone, will completely cover the inside of the bowl. It can also grow in the tank if that is where the spore landed. It is not uncommon for the mold to show up in all the toilets in a single home, especially when the homeowner uses one toilet brush to clean all the toilets.

When we explain this to customers, their first reaction is "No way! I am a meticulous housekeeper." This is not an indication of poor house keeping. The spore may get picked up on your clothes during your daily travels, and fall into the bowl when you use the toilet at home. It is also possible for the spores to have come in on the tools that were used to install the new toilet.

How do I Eliminate Slime Mold?

Chlorine will kill the mold spore, but if it has already developed a slime layer, chlorine alone won't work. In order to remove the spots, you need to:

  • Scrub the colony off the china, using a non-scratching scour pad.
  • Then you need to follow up with a chlorine rinse to kill the spores that you removed, or they will just form another colony.

It may take repeated treatments to finally kill off the colony. One way to ensure continuous treatement is by using an in tank Chlorine tablet. Our installation manual warns against the use of these in tank tablets, but we need to address the mold issue, and we are only going to use it once. The tablet will last about 30 days, and each time the toilet is flushed, it will wash all the water contact surfaces with a little extra chlorine. This step is essential if the mold has grown up in the rim holes, as you will be unable to scrub that area.

Where do I find the model number and color code for my toilet?

To find the toilet model number and color code:

Watch this short video or follow the instructions below.

  • Look inside your tank or under your tank lid. Always exercise caution when removing the tank lid, as it is a fragile item.
  • On the china walls inside your tank you will see a model number stamped or engraved in the porcelain. They will have letters with a three-digit number. There may be more letters following, depending on additional features available on that model of the toilet. This stamp maybe on your tank lid as well.

    For Example:

    CST 854

  • The most common location for these markings is on the back wall of the tank, or on the right hand wall, opposite the trip lever.
  • The color code will start with a # followed by a two-digit number.

    For Example:

    #01 - Cotton White
    #03 - Bone
    #04 - Grey
    #11 - Colonial White
    #12 - Sedona Beige
    #51 - Ebony