Friday, August 30, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Smart toilet hack attack! - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

Free app lets anyone remotely harass toilet's occupant, run up water bill.

Information security firm Trustwave has reported a potential cyber-attack vector to a device you may have never expected the phrase "security vulnerability" would be applied (other than in reference to the end of a toilet paper roll, that is). In an advisory issued August 1, Trustwave warned of a Bluetooth security vulnerability in Inax's Satis automatic toilet.
Functions of the Satis—including the raising and lowering of its lid and operation of its bidet and flushing nozzles—can be remotely controlled from an Android application called "My Satis" over a Bluetooth connection. But the Bluetooth PIN to pair with the toilet—"0000"—is hard-coded into the app. "As such, any person using the 'My Satis' application can control any Satis toilet," the security advisory noted. "An attacker could simply download the 'My Satis' application and use it to cause the toilet to repeatedly flush, raising the water usage and therefore utility cost to its owner. Attackers could cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, [or] activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to user."
And you thought the only thing you had to worry about was dropping your phone into the toilet.
by Sean Gallagher

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - UN declares World Toilet Day - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

The United Nations on declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made.
“I am sure there will be laughter among the press and the public when it is reported that the UN is declaring a World Toilet Day,” said Singapore charge d’affaires Mark Neo before a unanimous UN General Assembly vote in favor of the measure.
“Their laughter is welcome, especially if they recognize the prevailing and unhealthy taboo that prevents an open and serious discussion of the problems of sanitation and toilets globally,” Neo told the 193-member assembly.
The envoy went on to stress that 2.5 billion people around the world do not have proper sanitation, that 1.1 billion people defecate in the open and that providing toilets could save the lives of more than 200,000 children each year.
Singapore took up the toilet cause because of the efforts of Jack Sim, a citizen of the city-state known as “Mr Toilet” because of his efforts to improve sanition around the world.
UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson praised Singapore’s action. “Proper sanitation is a question of basic dignity,” Eliasson said.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - One Man’s Toilet Paper is Another Man’s Wages - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

“One Man’s Toilet Paper is Another Man’s Wages”
A recent article in Izvestia stated that Moscow clock-factory workers received 150 rolls of toilet paper as a bonus. “The article hinted that the workers felt lucky to get the toilet paper,” reporter Paul Hein stated. The fact that the workers felt “lucky” says a lot about the values of toilet paper in the Soviet Union and the official currency.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Toilet Tank Lid Used for Murder - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521


Back in 2006, an argument between Marvin Hill and his mistress Christina Eubanks erupted when Hill decided to end their affair. The argument got so heated that Hill stopped fixing the toilet, removed the lid and bashed in Eubanks’ head with it.

Hill is serving a life sentence and isn’t up for parole for another 46 years.

by Kyle  Bisio

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Bathroom Facts - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

  • Did you know that there even was a Toilet Paper Wedding Dress invented?
  • and people often use Toilet Paper to play mummyfication games
  • Toilet paper origami was created by some craft enthusiastic inventors 
  • recycled toilet paper does not mean re-using old toilet paper but using reycled paper products rather than new paper pulp to create recycled toilet paper products 
  • the average person goes to the toilet 2.500 times a year ..the equivalent of about 7 times a day or 3 years of your life 
  • World Toilet Day is November 19 


Monday, August 19, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Comments from our Customers:- This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

"That's it! (The right lid.) I don't know how you did it, but the check is on the way. I'll pass along your web site whenever I hear of someone in the same predicament." (Briggs 7406 tank lid, Bone, 2002)
"I want to thank you for your help in identifying the type of replacement lids I need. I emailed my request and photos hoping to get a response. To my surprise I received a response the next day when I turned on my computer. Thanks for your prompt response and excellent customer service!" (Eljer Emblem tank lids, White & Natural, 2006)
"You are correct!! I was reading the number wrong - it is a 4043!! Your photos are dead-on accurate. I'll be ordering the 4043 in the Pink color. Thanks for your help!!" (American Standard F4043 Pink tank lid, 2006)
"I contacted you a couple of weeks ago and asked for your assistance in identifying a replacement top for an old toilet tank. You suggested a specific top which I ordered and just received today. It's a perfect match! Thanks for your help. (American Standard 1969 F4049:C69 tank lid, White, 2007)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Bathroom Facts - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521


90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy doses of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogen, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.
Lack of suitable toilets and sanitation kills approximately 1.8 million people a year, many of them children.
The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.
In a 1992 survey, British public toilets were voted the worst in the world. Following quickly behind were Thailand, Greece, and France.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Comments from our Customers:- This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

"My F2005 Blue Toilet Tank Lid arrived today, beautifully packed, in perfect condition. Whatever flaw on the left edge is almost nothing. I am so very pleased as I have been trying for months locally and through my plumber to find this. Thank you so much for your wonderful service." (American Standard F2005 Blue tank lid, 2009)
"This is sweet. I've been lidless for three months." (American Standard F4049 tank lid, White, 2002)
"I'm so glad you found it. I've been using a bucket to flush the bowl for three months." (American Standard F4058 White 1951 tank, 2008)
"My toilet tank lid arrived in perfect shape. Thank you. I gave your contact info to the plumbing supply store in town because they had told me that replacement parts were not available. I do not know if they will refer any customers to you as it is in their interest to sell new toilets but I figured it was worth a try as I am sure many people will find themselves in the situation of needing a lid. Thanks again, you saved me a lot of work." ( American Standard F4049:T75 tank lid, White, 2008)
 "Thank you for what you do. (Kohler 1976 K-4556 tank lid Fresh Green, 2008)
 "I am a Bath Product Specialist for The Home Depot Online Bath Chat and I wanted to thank you for the business and service your company offers as we do not stock replacement parts for all of the toilet our customer need. I refer customers to your site quite regularly. (Email 2011)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Strange Bathroom - This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

Background: Occupying a mere 4.3 square feet, this "Swiss Army Knife Bathroom" takes space conservation to a whole new level, packing a toilet, sink, cistern, two storage units and two shower heads into one compact system. 

Why It's Unique: Named for its resemblance to the spinal cord, the bathroom's modules all connect to a central axis. Everything feeds from the top of the structure, which attaches to the ceiling. Users have the option of directing the waste pipes downward through a hole in the floor, or into the wall through a hole at the back of the toilet. To enable shower drainage, the Vertebrae must be installed in a sealed wet room with adequate slope to the floor, according to the brochure. "Real estate is priceless in the bathroom," says Judith Balis, an interior designer with experience constructing restrooms.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Comments from our Customers:- This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

"We received our toilet seat last week and it matches perfect." It makes the whole toilet look brand new.
"Just received my order yesterday. What fast service, less than 1 week from ordering (and on a weekend at that). Replacements look great!

Thanks for having your business online. 2 - Elongated Harbor Gray, 1 Elongated Classic Silver
"Got the seat today. Looks great, color matches perfect. Thanks again!" Round front, Raspberry
"I received the toilet seat last Friday and it was a perfect match - color and size." Elongated, Briggs Desert Rose
"I received the yellow clearance seat. Now I will need to match a blue. Second order enclosed." Centoco Saffron Yellow
"The toilet seats arrived today and they are perfect." Elongated Raspberry Puree ,

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - The Best Stories From Our Experienced Customers:- This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

The Best Stories From Our Experienced Customers:

"We need a tank lid. We are a roofing compnay and one of our guys fell through a skylight opening. He hit the toilet on the way down and broke the lid. ...Swear to God. He's okay."(American Standard 4049 Fawn Beige tank lid, 2011)
"I dropped a hammer on a customer's toilet. You guys are the only one in America who has this thing." (American Standard 2092 Hamilton White tank lid, 2010)
"I stored the toilet in the garage during the remodel. The lid was on a tool box. The dog went by and bumped it. It smashed into many pieces."
"I was crawling out my second story window to make some exterior repairs. I'm a big guy, it's a small window. My foot hit the tank lid. It's American standard, but I can't find a number yet." (2010)
"The wind came through my window and blew my flower vase off the sill. It landed on the toilet and broke the lid. I cut my hand badly picking up the pieces." (American Standard 2006-7 Bone tank lid, 2009)
"I have five-year-old triplet boys - none of whom are talking about this." (Eljer Emblem, White tank lid and seat, 2008)
"I broke the lid. I leaned it against a wall and it slid down the wall and broke."
"This is the last time I let my sister paint my bathroom while drinking ;) ." (Norris 1979 White, 2007)
"I'm an idiot. I dropped my toilet lid while trying to fix something inside the bowl and it broke. How much for a Universal Rundle 4481/4490 tank lid in white?) ." (2008)
"In a cleaning frenzy before selling our house, I removed the tank cover. It slipped out of my hand and smashed into pieces on the floor."

Friday, August 2, 2013

Toilet Replacement Parts - Buying Guide for Toilets- This Old Toilet - Phone: 650-483-1139 ~ 800-658-4521

Buying guide for toilets
The advent of Technology has made our toilet more comfortable, efficient and eco-friendly than ever before. Nine things you need to know about before selecting a new or replacement of toilet according to bathroom décor.
First thing … Design.
They are available in three designs:
One piece have sleek, stylish look, save space but require larger upfront .In this design tank and bowl are fused together into a seamless unit.
Two pieces are most common type they have separate tank and bowl and are economical and available with easily replaceable parts.
Wall Mounted have requirement of thicker wall for mounting. They are Ideal for sick or handicap for easy transfer from wheelchair or walker. Important requirement for toilet Drain is to be on wall rather than floor. Easy to clean bottom and eliminates need for toilet foot or base.
Second thing …Style select from traditional or contemporary design, wide array of styles and colors are available to choose from, select a toilet that matches the bathroom décor and is comfortable.
Third … Bowl shapes
Available in two shapes:
1. Round suitable for smaller bathroom more economical
2. Elongated provide more sitting space and increased comfort. Larger water surface area provides more powerful flush.
Fourth…Rough-In the distance between the floor drain and the wall, called the rough-in standard distance is 12″ and 10″ or 14″. Determine the rough-in on an existing toilet by measuring from the wall behind the toilet to the middle of the bolts on the base.
Fifth … Water Efficiency Look for High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) with tremendous flushing power 1.6 gallons of water per flush mandated by law. Even rebates are available with such toilets with Municipality Rebate Locator .Look for Eco options program to encourage earth-friendly living and are a proud partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Sense® program, carrying low-flow toilets approval for using no more than 1.28 gallons per flush.
Sixth…Complete Toilet Kits
Convenient toilet kits are available that include everything needed in one box – tank, bowl, toilet seat and wax ring (supply lines sold separately). These handy “All-In-One” products ensure that you have all of the correct toilet parts the first time, saving you from return visits to the store to buy or exchange parts.
Seventh … added features available Bidet Bidets enhance personal hygiene available as separate units or incorporated into the toilet seat. Some feature horizontal sprays while others use a vertical spray.
Look for units that allow you to adjust water temperature and pressure and feature a comfortable seat
Eighth… Flush Performance
Flush Performance is related to bowl height and chair height.
Bowl height should be approximately 14”-15” May be preferable for children and shorter people
While choosing Chair height comfort should keep in mind when selecting a toilet. Approximately 16”-17”high, ideal for taller people and those with back or leg problems. It is preferred by taller people and ideal for people with back, leg or joint problems and Conforms to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Ninth…ADA approval
Flush Performance rating system assigns each toilet a numerical score based on three key factors:
• bulk removal
• outlet size
• flush valve size
by Brian Fosse