Toilet Install


Toilet Install

by rdpecken on Oct.17, 2010, under Plumbing

Welcome to civilization…

We managed to install out toilet in the bathroom at the Littlehouse last week.  I didn’t make any step-by-step photos, but they are all pretty much the same.

Sterling Stinson model

The choices were a little limited, as most at the big box stores were the low-water-use 1.28 gal per flush models.  Home depot had a dual rate one that used 1.28 gals for one type of flush, or 1.6 gals for a full flush.  I thought about getting that one, as it was only $99.00, but then thought about possible repairs in the future.  I think that maybe the parts for that special mechanism might not be readily available ten years down the road.  But most “standard” toilets all have interchangeable parts, so I went with one of the standard models.

The Stirling Stinson had a nice floor saving design.  After installation, I notice that if you just press and release the lever, you can get a low volume flush.  But if you press and hold the lever for several seconds, you pretty much get a full flush.  So we get the dual-flush action with standard parts.

Things work out in the end… Here are some details:


Subtle design lines give the Stinson its understated elegance, and its clean appearance suits a variety of personal perferences in decor. The all-in-one solution makes it simple to purchase.

  • Includes toilet, toilet seat, and wax ring
  • Crafted of Grade A vitreous china to provide a durable, non-porous product with a hard, glossy finish
  • Uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush; meets today’s strict water conservation standards
  • ProForce technology delivers powerful, consistent flushing power
  • Elongated bowl has an extended rim length for comfortable use by adults
  • Three-bolt quick-connect installation system
  • One flush performance limited guarantee
  • Limited 5-year warranty
  • Eco Options : Eco Options
  • MFG Brand Name : Sterling Plumbing
  • MFG Model # : 404702-0
  • MFG Part # : 404702-0
  • Savings Center : New Lower Prices


  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Assembled Depth (in.) : 29 in
  • Assembled Height (in.) : 28.375 in
  • Assembled Width (in.) : 17.4375 in
  • Bath Product Type : Toilet Tank & Bowl Combo
  • Bowl Rim Height : 15 in
  • Collection Name : Stinson
  • Color : White
  • Color Family : White
  • Color/Finish : White
  • Flush Performance Category : Best 8-10
  • Flush Performance Rating : match to web
  • Flush Valve Size (in.) : 2.0
  • Flushing System : Gravity Fed
  • Gallons Per Flush : 1.28 gal (US)
  • Gallons per Flush Range : Less than 1.28
  • Item Package Type : Cardboard Container
  • Item Weight : 103 lb
  • Manufacturer Warranty : Five-year limited
  • Material : Ceramic
  • Pressure Assisted : No
  • Product Depth (in.) : 28.0
  • Product Height (in.) : 28.375
  • Product Weight (lb.) : 103.0
  • Product Width (in.) : 17.4375
  • Rim Height (in.) : 15.0
  • Rough in Size Adjustable : No
  • Store Sell UOM : EA-Each
  • Trip Lever Location : Left-hand


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