TOTO Drake Toilet Models

Toto Drake CST744SG toilet has a powerful yet quiet flush and removes waste completely with each 1.6 gallons per flush. Toto Drake uses G-Max flushing system featuring larger 3 inch flush valve (125% wider compared to standard 2-inch flush valve) that release 1.6 gallons of water in mere seconds to the bowl and around the rim cleaning both in the process. At the bottom of the bowl is an extra large shaped siphon jet that pushes waste into the large 2-1/8 inch fully glazed trapway that initiates strong siphon action to pull bulk waste quickly without clogging. Drake G-max flushing system (commercial grade flushing performance) receives a Maximum Performance rate of 900 grams of solid waste per flush. TOTO CST744SG receives 4.5 rate with 131 Five Stars (highest rate as of August 2014) out of 175  from satisfied Customers.

Pros and Cons


  • Powerful, quiet, and efficient flush that cleans bowl and rim completely using only 1.6 gallons per flush saves money on water bills.
  • G-max flushing system ensures no more clogging, no over-flow, no plunger
  • SanaGloss: Super smooth anti-bacteria self-cleaning surface saves time on cleaning and money on cleaning liquids
  • Elongated bowl provides longer area to rest thighs comfortably and longer target space to aim for men and boys while urinating.
  • Installation instruction is very clear and easy.


  • You have to buy flange bolts and wax ring
  • Does not include toilet seat

G-Max Flushing System Design

  • Pilot operated fill valve
  • 3 inch flush valve for a quick and powerful flush
  • Evenly spaced, precision molded rim holes for a complete bowl flush
  • Sanagloss glazing helps clean the bowl with every flush
  • Large water surface offers easy cleaning
  • Extra large shaped siphon Jet for more pushing power
  • Large 2-1/8 inch computer designed fully glazed trapway reduces clogging
  • Unifit rough in for 10 , 12 or 14 inch installation flexibility

On a Toto, the bowl bottom outlet is trapezoid-shaped so a Continental Mfg Co Plunger 24 in is flexible enough to fit the Trapezoid bowl bottom works great. It is also high volume, so it moves a lot of water when the bottom seals.

Toto Drake Toilet offers the balanced flushing performance. It provided innovation, great design, quality and long term value. At 1.6 gpf, TOTO CST744SG Drake has the perfect flushing performance, power, quietness, fast tank refill, no-prolong hold of trip lever, seldom clog, and self-cleaning bowl surface through Sanagloss, its the best toilet for the money.

What does haughty mean?

 It means somebody that is proud, and pretty arrogant and remains lofty. Learn more at Sentencehouse

Noun: –haughtiness

Adjective: -overhaughty

Examples: –

  •         There is absolutely no reason for you to be haughty, or you end up doing is projecting yourself as someone that does not have a sense of security in herself.
  •         Students have mentioned that our math teacher is pretty haughty and considered herself to be extremely intelligent beyond par.
  •         It is only when the shareholders got to know about the haughty nature of a failed CEO that they took him to task.
  •         Everybody likes a person that is not at all haughty, and is more down to earth.
  •         The haughty attitude amongst people is not only unbecoming, but it also leads to a lot of ugly confrontations.
  •         Jenny has a very haughty appearance, but in front of her psychologist, she unwinds herself to reveal that she has a sensitive side as well.
  •         With a lot of being said about carrying around an appearance, understanding the psychiatric evaluation of haughty patient is something of a task most psychologists.

How to make a homemade hair straightening lotion

Many women love to wear their hair straight because of the many opportunities it gives them to style it as they love. Every woman wants to look gorgeous and chic whether they have short of long hair and as long as it is kept straight and frizz free then the options galore cannot be contained. Perhaps you love to have some shiny straight hair such as celebrities like Jennifer Aniston but you are wondering if you could afford to pay the kind of money they do in the process. The good news is that you can cut the big costs by making some homemade hair straightening iron lotion.

Tips for making herbal hair straightening lotions  


Homemade hair straightening lotion

If you suffer from the common hair problems such as curly, unruly and frizzy hair and you want to deal with it without necessarily going back to the hot iron every other time or some harsh corrosive chemicals, you are in god company. You can employ the use of some specific herbs that will assist you straighten your hair without necessarily damaging it and you will love the entire experience. The one thing you must keep in mind is the role of moisture in keeping the frizz and unruly curls away.

Effective herbs for straightening lotions

There are numerous herbs that have been found to be effective in assisting with straightening your hair with a best hair straightener. These herbs are loaded with powerful moisturizing properties which are what makes them effective. Some of the herbs you need to consider include the following:

  • Rose geranium
  •  Chamomile
  •  cedar wood
  •  Sandalwood
  •  Burdock
  •  Lavender
  • Rose
  • Rosemary

The effectiveness of these herbs should make them among the main ingredients in the homemade hair straightening lotion you are going to make. Your hair follicles will be kept flat and in that position they will keep the hair natural and moist thereby keeping at bay any appearance of frizz.

Mixing the herbs

There may not be any special formula but whatever is available among the aforementioned herbs you can comfortably take your pick or perhaps choose your favorite one. Heat water to boil and add some five teaspoons of your selected herb and let it boil for another 30 minutes. After the expiry of 30 minutes you should add a tablespoon of vinegar to the mixture. When you are though with your shampooing, add a portion of this solution to your hair and leave it as you would a curl straightener.

Deep conditioning

You can also make some deep conditioning using the same herbs and this will be of great benefit to your follicles. You only need to get an ounce or two of Aloe Vera gel with some warm oil such as coconut oil. Add to that mixture some six or so drops of sandalwood, rose geranium or lavender essential oils and apply the mixture to your scalp leaving it on for two hours before washing it off.

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Slow cooker honey ginger chicken


  • 2-4 Medium Size Chicken Breast (Use your preference on boneless or bone-in/skinless or with skin)
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce or Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 Clove Crushed Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 8oz Can of Pineapple Chunks, Reserve Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Cooked Rice (optional)


  1. Spray a 5 quart slow cooker with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken in the slow cooker. Then add in the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, ginger, and pineapple juice. Save the chunks to garnish the dish at the end.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Once done, remove the chicken and place on a plate. Then, stir the juice in the slow cooker (sauce) with cornstarch to thicken it just a bit.
  5. Serve the chicken over a bed of rice, garnish with pineapple chunks and drizzle with sauce.