Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - 'Game Of Thrones' Toilet Is Perfect For Those Who Rule Their Bathroom With An Iron Fist - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

This throne won't grant its sitter dominion over the seven kingdoms, but ruling the bathroom is totally fair game.
Tim Baker, the lead designer at a prop-making studio in Los Angeles, built this "Game of Thrones"-themed Iron Throne toilet as a surprise for superfan John Giovanazzi, who owns Complex, an appropriately geeked-out bar in Glendale, California.
View image on Twitter
"I've never really had my artwork used for... this exact purpose," Baker told "Super Fan Builds," the show responsible for the stunt, as he gazed at the toilet made from more than 250 swords.
Everything was made from scratch, said Baker, including the toilet-roll holder, crafted out of a tastefully-fashioned sword hilt. Baker promised the throne could be easily cleaned, despite all the nooks and crannies, as it's covered in a durable marine resin.
As for any fire-breathing dragons sitters encounter while perched atop it, well, maybe it's best they alter their diet.
by Ryan Grenoble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Drought-hit California tightens low-flow toilet, faucet rules - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

California on Wednesday moved to tighten already stringent regulations on how much water can flow through toilets and faucets, part of the state's effort to respond to prolonged drought.

The regulations passed by the California Energy Commission come on the heels of action on Tuesday to propose a framework for California's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in water use as the drought enters its fourth year.

“In the face of California’s current drought, we must use water as efficiently as possible," said Commissioner Andrew McAllister. "Updating minimum standards for toilets, urinals and faucets is a step in that direction.”
Under the rules, which go into effect in 2016, the flow through new kitchen faucets sold in the state would drop slightly, to 1.8 gallons (6.8 liters) per minute from the current standard of 2.2 gallons (8.3 l) per minute. They would be allowed to temporarily go up to 2.2 gallons, however, "momentarily for filling pots and pans," the Commission said in a news release.

Bathroom faucets would be further restrained to 1.2 gallons (4.5 l) a minute from 2.2 gallons.
The commission also codified a restriction on toilet flow passed by the legislature in 2007, requiring use of no more than 1.28 gallons (4.8 l) per flush.

The regulations would require new urinals sold in the state to process just 0.125 gallons (0.5 l) per flush.
California water regulators on Tuesday released a framework for enforcing a statewide 25 percent reduction in water use before the hot, dry summer season begins.

Communities that have not made progress on conservation since voluntary restrictions went into place last year, including many where residents' use is not measured by water meters may be forced to conserve as much as 35 percent over the amount they used in 2013.

source: reuters


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Woman combines toilet and sink during drought - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Woman combines toilet and sink during drought story image
CNN) A California woman has taken a unique approach to water conservation.

Robin Weld has installed an unusual fixture in her home -- a combination sink and toilet.

Weld ordered the item from Japan.

She says it saves ten gallons of water or more every day.

The system is completely sanitary -- the water that comes to the sink is routed in through its own pipe and then is recycled into the toilet.

"Just like any sink has a water source this is the water source from the city water," toilink user Robin Weld said.

The device Weld installed is called "sink positive."

This week, the state of California imposed mandatory water use restrictions.

™ & © 2015 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids - What to look for when making the right choice in Toilet Seats - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

When it comes to making the right choice in toilet seats, you really need to consider three issues:

• Toilet style and color. Toilet seats basically come in two shapes: elongated (egg-shaped) or round (circular). Check your toilet to confirm the correct seat needed. For color, you can take your toilet-tank lid with you to the home store to make sure the new seat’s color matches.

• Features and maintenance. Many new toilet-seats lower slowly. These seats include technology that prevents the seat from slamming into the bowl. Also, look for a seat that unlocks at the hinge and can be removed easily from the bowl. This is a great cleaning feature, and can help put a lid on any toilet-seat odor issues.

• Make and material. Buy a well-known brand name, and spend the extra money for a quality seat material. Polypropylene, basically a hard plastic material, is a very good choice. Think of it as going to a big sporting event, and stay away from the cheap seats.

by Ed Del Grande