The American Standard Champion 4 is a low-flow water-saving toilet that features an elongated bowl for extra user comfort. The “EverClean” glazed surface inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, and the Champion 4 consumes only 1.6 gallons of water per flush.
The vitreous china construction can last up to 10 years. It also has a powerful flushing system, and is comfortable and easy to use by people of all ages and sizes, as well as people with disabilities. The Champion 4’s single-piece construction does not require frequent maintenance and the toilet cleans itself with every flush.
While a slow close seat is included, this toilet doesn’t come with a wax ring. Further, the Champion4 is not WaterSense certified, which may be a disadvantage for some people. Apart from these details however, the Champion 4 is an excellent choice for any home.
- Specifications – American Standard Champion 4
- Unique Features and Benefits
- Pros and Cons
- Common Problems
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Overall Rating 4.4/5
Specifications – American Standard Champion 4
|Seat Height||17 inches from floor to toilet seat|
|Toilet Flush Rate||1.6 GPF|
|Flush Technology||4″ piston action Accelerator™ flush valve|
|Color||Choice of Bone, Linen or White|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||29.8 x 17.8 x 29.5 inches|
|Trapway Size||2 3/8 inches|
|Rough-in||Standard 12 inches|
Unique Features and Benefits
Here’s a list of the top 8 features and benefits of the American Standard Champion 4 toilet.
#1. Four-Inch Flush Valve
The Champion 4’s wide 4-inch diameter flush valve is one of its best features because it provides plenty of space to flush away all waste. With this feature, you’ll never worry about needing multiple flushes for one bathroom trip.
#2. Water Saving
While the Champion 4’s 1.6 gallons-per-flush rate doesn’t meet EPA WaterSense standards, it still consumes far less water per flush than standard toilets. For example, older model toilets can consume up to 5 gallons per single flush.
#3. EverClean Surface
The Champion 4’s smooth glazed EverClean surface prevents contaminants and bacteria from sticking to the toilet. Thanks to this glaze, your toilet will keep itself cleaner on its own. However, be careful which cleaner you use to avoid damaging the EverClean surface.
#4. Vitreous China Construction
The Champion 4 is made from vitreous china – a strong and durable material that is proven to last at least 10 years, making it an excellent long-lasting investment for your bathroom.
#5. Oval Bowl Design
The Champion 4’s elongated oval toilet bowl design offers a large sitting area that provides superior comfort for people of all sizes. As long as you don’t have a compact bathroom, the elongated toilet bowl is a great option for you.
#6. ADA Compliance
As an ADA compliant toilet, the Champion 4 is easily used by people of all ages as well as people with disabilities. In particular, this comfort height is beneficial for those who have knee trouble when sitting and standing.
#7. 2-⅜-inch Trapway
The Champion 4’s large 2 3/8 inch trapway can move waste that is up to 75% larger than the capacity of standard toilets with 2-inch trapways. Especially when paired with the Champion 4’s powerful flush, the expanded trapway helps with removing all waste in one flush.
Whereas most toilets today come with a 1-year warranty, the American Standard Chapion 4 toilet comes with a 10 year warranty that covers replacement of damaged or broken parts. This extended warranty offers extended confidence in this model, especially in comparison to other competitor warranties.
Pros and Cons
There are many reasons to choose the American Standard Champion 4 toilet over other units. Here are some pros and cons to consider when deciding which is best.
There are a few common problems you may encounter with the Champion 4. To start, if the flush valve is too tight, there may be some leaking. Secondly, occasional clogging can affect the flush power and operation. Finally, slow tank refill can occur if the shut-off valve is halfway closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
To start, just like the American Standard Cadet 3, the American Standard Champion 4 requires a standard 12-inch rough-in for installation. Since the Champion 4 is a one-piece toilet that is heavier than two-piece toilets, you will want an extra pair of hands for its installation. However, the Speed Connect tank/bowl coupling system makes positioning of the tank very convenient, streamlining the installation process.
Here are the main steps to install this toilet:
- To start, install the bolts in the flange.
- Then, install the wax ring and add a sealant around the base.
- Next, place the toilet in the correct position and make sure that the bolts enter the right holes.
- After placing the toilet, use nuts and washers to secure it in place, ensuring that the toilet is not too tight.
- Finally, press down on the flange and connect the water supply.
Yes. Since the toilet seat has a standard size, most third-party seats will fit properly.
No. The floor bolts and wax ring must be purchased separately. However, the toilet has universal measurements, so you’ll be able to find these parts in most stores.
Many people think that a newer version should always be better. However, that’s not always the case. When comparing the 2034.314 with the Champion 4, there’s no major difference. No new features or improvements were made, so you can trust that you’ll still get a quality toilet when purchasing the older model.
Overall Rating 4.4/5
This one-piece ADA-compliant toilet offers superior comfort, self-cleaning operation, and a powerful flushing system with siphon action for improved performance. Its glazed EverClean surface prevents the growth of microorganisms, such as mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. And, even though the American Standard Champion 4 is not EPA WaterSense certified, it still saves on water compared to older models. We hope this review was helpful to you.
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