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Kohler Highline Classic K-3493
 
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$96.41
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Type: Single flush toilets
About - Kohler Highline Classic K-3493

The Kohler Highline Classic K-3493 is part of the toilet test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toilet models like the Highline Classic K-3493 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Solid waste removal:
The ability to move simulated waste through the bowl and trap.

Noise:
Flush quietness without the seat.

Bowl cleaning:
How well flushing cleaned the bowl's front and sides.
Features & Specs - Kohler Highline Classic K-3493
info Resists soil and odor Yes
info Resists drainline clogs Yes
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User Reviews - Kohler Highline Classic K-3493
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Bizarre CR rating
5/30/2014
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Comment:
I have no idea why this toilet has a poor noise rating. I have a Kohler Wellworth in another bathroom and the Highline has the Exact. Same. flush mechanism as that model. The noise, to me, sounds exactly the same. I suspect all current Kohlers have the same flush mechanism unless you're going really high end on them.<br /><br />Anyhow, some tips. Some people gripe about the three bolts that connect the tank to the toilet. You will want a gap about 1/8 between the tank and the toilet. There should be no gap between the bolt heads and the bottom of the toilet tank. You will notice that the rubber seals around each bolt, and the tank gasket, are quite thick, they're meant to be compressed! Don't be scared! I had two Kohler toilets professionally installed (including one plumber that installs Kohlers all the time) so I had a baseline to work from, trust me.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Love it
4/30/2014
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Comment:
This is an excellent toilet. I did a lot of research on toilets before purchasing two of these from Lowes. (If you find them cheaper somewhere else, Lowes will price match.) <br /><br />The noise is not as bad as the ratings indicate. Yes, it has a quick not-so-quiet flush but it lasts a couple seconds only. This toilet does not clog and rinses well. Very happy with this purchase.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Works well, not all that noisy
1/3/2014
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Comment:
I was skeptical of going to low flow, but it works well. Bought this toilet based on CR review and availability at local Home Depot/Lowes. The model name matches this review, but the price was about $260. I almost didnt buy it due to the noise rating, but figured with the high ratings for waste removal and cleaning it would be worth the trade off. After installation, I would not consider the toilet noisy, and think CR should upgrade the noise rating. The toilet lets out a kind of glug noise for about 1 second, no big deal.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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