I know, it's really odd. But I love those old, tall toilets with the detailed tanks and bases. When we were building our house several years ago, I went in search of these toilets and would come home from yard sales and salvage yards with my prizes (Richard, on the other hand, was totally disgusted with my finds). And the neighbors started to talk when they were lined up in the yard!
Unfortunately, I soon learned that you can't pass a plumbing inspection with these toilets. They use too much water and aren't allowed. They also tend to be fragile and are prone to cracking.
So, I've tried to start liking new toilets. And I must admit, I've become a fan of the new dual flush toilets. They are incredibly practical and environmentally friendly. So when Consumer Reports came out with their toilet ratings last month, I quickly scanned the results to see what they recommended. The clear winner for 'best value' - a Glacier Bay model that look really nice. We've just bought two of them for our new project. The first one is installed and is looking good!!!