Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids - New toilets feature touchless flush - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

 Here's just two of the new toilet innovations
1. Touchless flush
Now there's no need to touch a toilet handle in the bathroom. Most new touchless toilets don't even have handles! A built-in tank sensor flushes the toilet when a hand is waived over the top of the tank. There's also touchless add-on kits available that can adapt to many existing toilets.

2. Air freshener seats
These new toilet seats have built-in air freshener systems that include a fan, air filter and replaceable scent packs to fill the bathroom with a nice and light clean scent. Seats can be included with new toilets, and they also fit most existing toilets.

Both products are battery operated.

by Alma Gaul

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids - How much would you pay to use a stranger’s toilet? - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

How much would you pay to use a stranger’s toilet?

Flush with cash and desperate to flush?
New Yorkers are now renting out their toilets via an Airbnb-inspired app called “Airpnp” that shows the closest available commode and the price to use it, and instantly contacts the owner.
Currently a handful of private addresses in the city offer their johns to any Johnny-come-lately.
The Post located one porcelain throne that bills itself as a “charming Carroll Gardens commode” in a “cozy loft-style bathroom” on Smith Street, Brooklyn, at the Orange­YouGlad graphic-design studio.
“You’re our first!” yelled art director Connie Leonard excitedly when The Post walked in and asked to use the advertised WC.
The bathroom at the back of the office isn’t sparkling clean, but there’s a big stack of old Esquire magazines, fancy hand soap and “Poo Pourri” fragrance spray for any embarrassing scents.
“It’s a really smart idea, and if people actually used it more it would be very useful. It just needs to be more widely known,” said Leonard, 30.
The OrangeYouGlad crew doesn’t charge latrine users — ­unlike a toilet shark in Little Italy who was charging $20 for people who “really need to go and this will have to do!” The bathroom doesn’t have a sink. A toilet in Woodside, Queens, is a more ­affordable $1.
Duncan didn’t want a pee-ramid scheme. “It’s like a pay-it-forward. There’s going to be some time in our life when we really need to go, and it would be really nice for someone to lend you their potty,” she said.
“If you’re on a busy street in New York, you’re literally surrounded by hundreds of toilets but you can’t use them because they are in people’s apartments,” said app founder Travis Laurendine, 31.
Airpnp helps solves that problem. When a user clicks the button to check if the restroom is available, the owner gets a phone call from the app and decides if they want to lend their loo. People can then review it.
Airpnp launched just under a year ago in New Orleans after the city council there outlawed Porta-Potties on the parade route during Mardi Gras.
The app’s most popular cities are New Orleans and Antwerp, Belgium, but Laurendine tells of a Brooklyn user who made more than $100 renting out his washroom to washed-up partygoers.
In Bushwick, entrepreneur Nadav Ullman, 24, offers up his bathroom for $5. Except he waived the price for the one Airpnp customer he’s had so far — a girl from New Jersey.
“Maybe it’s ’cause I’m a nice guy,” said Ullman. “But probably because it feels weird to ask money for something I would offer for no money.”
The OrangeYouGlad designers are clear about their preferred customers.
“We would prefer pee-ers to poopers,” said Duncan. “But people are not going to be questioned about what they need the bathroom for.”
by Amber Jamieson

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids - Gold found hidden in plane toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Chennai seized gold bars weighing seven kg, worth Rs. 1.90 crore, kept hidden in the toilet of an aircraft that flew in from Singapore, on Saturday.
Four persons were arrested in connection with the smuggling.

The DRI authorities said they had specific information of a gang trying to smuggle in gold from abroad by concealing it in the toilet of the aircraft.

Following this, the authorities searched the aircraft that came from Singapore. They found packets containing gold bars inside the toilet.

On suspicion, they intercepted two passengers — Syed Abuthahir (23) and Mohamed Azaruden (22) of Chennai — who confessed to smuggling the gold.

The two men also told the authorities that their accomplices — Radhakrishnan (44) and Salahudeen (33) — were assigned to retrieve the gold when the same aircraft flew in the domestic sector later in the day.
The officials arrested all four men and further investigation is on.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids - Q/A Low-profile toilet may need a flushing assist - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

The San Raphael is a low-profile, one-piece toilet.

Q. I have an older, low-profile, one-piece toilet I want to replace with a new high-efficiency model. But because the tank height is so low and I have shelving above the tank, I will need to install another low-profile toilet to fit the space. With the combination of a very low tank and the new toilets that use less water, I am concerned about flushing power. I don’t want to take out the shelving, so any ideas on getting a high-efficiency/low-profile toilet with some extra flushing power?
A. This is a very common question for toilets with very low tanks, and assisted flushing technology is available for many new high-efficiency toilets, including low-profile toilets.
The term assisted flush means basically what it sounds like. The gravity flushing power is assisted with some help from another power-generated force. One of the most common assisted flushing systems for toilets is called air-pressure assist. This is where compressed air is stored in a special flushing vessel along with the flushing water. When you press the lever, the compressed air gives the flushing water an extra push that can be very helpful for toilets with a low-profile tank.
Bottom line: With a new assisted-flush, low-profile toilet you can keep your existing shelves in place without shelving the idea of getting a new high-efficiency toilet.

Friday, January 2, 2015

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