The two piece toilet is made of vitreous china. The three mounting bolts to attach the cistern to the base are pre-located to make the installation easier and quicker.
Although the Kohler K-3978-0 does lack some of the features of more expensive toilets it does have an exceptionally high rated flush system. The flush is classified as Class 5 which means that it has a very high bulk waste cleaning capacity.
Design / Materials
The shape of the Kohler K-3978-0 is quite plain, but the look is enhanced by some simple curves on the cistern. The toilet is a standard configuration two-piece toilet with and elongated bowl for additional comfort, manufactured in vitreous china.
The 1.6 gallons per flush is a single flush design. The flush water is delivered at high pressure through a canister flush valve. The toilet is rated as Class 5 for the efficiency with which it cleans bulk waste on flushing. The flush is triggered by a chrome plated left hand trip lever. It is one of our top rated flushing toilets!
Due to a combination of a fully glazed 2 1/8 inch trap way plus the highly efficient 1.6 gallon flushing action, the Kohler K-3978-0 has one of the most efficient cleaning abilities in its class. It is designed to clean the bowl on every flush which out clogging or the need for a second flush.
The single action flush system uses 1.6 gallons of water on every flush.
Ease of Installation
The Kohler K-3978-0 uses the standard 12 inch rough in for the waste pipe. As it is a two piece toilet the initial installation it is easy to first install the toilet to the waste, then add the cistern. The toilet does not come with a seat, this needs to be purchased separately. To check the dimensions for installation of the toilet plus the spacing for the seat, check out this specification page from Kohler.
- Competitively priced
- Highly efficient flushing action
- Fully glazed trap way for more efficient cleaning
- Does not mean ADA requirements, this meant that this toilet cannot be installed in restrooms that are used by members of the public or employees.
As highlighted in this KOHLER Wellworth toilet review, it is a very competitively priced single flush two piece toilet. It has a very high flush rating of Class 5, which means that it is highly effective at cleaning mass waste from the bowl with a single flush. The only downside is that it fails to meet ADA requirements for seat heights so it cannot be used in some situations. If you are not satisfied with this product, have a look at our top list of toilets in the market!