Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Canadian plumber’s hilarious toilet truck logo goes viral - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Nick Huckson's truck

 A Canadian man who started a new plumbing business six weeks ago is making national headlines for his hilarious marketing ploy.
Nick Huckson, the owner of The Sault’s Plumber, has a logo on the driver’s side of his truck that shows him, neck down, sitting on a toilet with his pants down.
KWQC reports that Huckson first got the idea from his grandfather and decided to roll with it.
“I wanted a design for my truck that would be memorable, something that would make me stand out from the other plumbing businesses,” he said.
The picture has been shared all over Twitter, Facebook and was even shown on NBC’sToday show on Aug. 25.
He said his phone hasn’t stopped ringing and business is booming.
by web staff

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Do You Tweet on the Toilet? You're Not the Only One - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Do You Tweet on the Toilet? You're Not the Only One
Nearly 25 per cent also said they had dropped their phone in the toilet. (iStock image)

Nearly 69 per cent of people in the US are using their smartphones in restrooms with more than half of them chatting and posting on various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, an interesting survey has revealed.

Twelve percent of respondents confessed to watching explicit material on their smartphone while in the toilet, according to the survey released by New York-based cloud online service MiMedia.

Nearly 25 per cent said they had dropped their phone in the toilet, with Android users more likely to admit to such an accident than iPhone owners.

About 59 per cent said they visited their social media feeds including Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram in the restroom, reported on Wednesday, quoting the survey.

Moreover, 83 per cent of people who said they used dating apps while on the toilet were men. Only women confessed they took selfies or photos while in the bathroom.

In addition to that, 32 per cent admitted to shopping online and eight per cent divulged that they actually check up on their online dating profiles.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - When In Brooklyn, Visit The Tardis Toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Doctor Who fans will love this…. a steampunk themed bar called The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY as a very unique toilet and a Youtube series called Golden Thrones takes us there with some of the most cringe-worthy Whovian puns you’ve ever heard.
Both Matt Smith and Steven Moffat have visited the bar… which makes the work seem worthwhile.
Now, why there is a series of Youtube videos about unique toilets is a completely different conversation.

by Dan Wickline

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats -Is it time for America to embrace smart toilets — and bidets? - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Kohler's mart toilet

In  Japan, three out of four toilets include a bidet and many boast other “smart toilet” features.  
By contrast, U.S. bathrooms are, um, far behind.
Toilet manufacturers looking to expand their market share in the U.S. are so convinced that Americans are ready to embrace the bidet that many high-end showrooms around Los Angeles — see list — have installed smart toilets so customers can give them a whirl.
We’re talking about toilets with lids that open upon approach, play music or offer up white noise for privacy, self-clean and sanitize, glow in the dark, serve up a heated seat, deodorize, wash and blow dry … so why aren’t Americans using them?
Perhaps it's our Quaker roots. But bidets, and, by extension, other toilet add ons, are unfamiliar to Americans and bathroom talk is not a popular topic of conversation on the more Puritanical side of the Pacific. "We've been a little more hesitant to embrace the product," admits Bill Strang, president of U.S. operations for Toto, which is a smart-toilet manufacturing giant in Japan, "because when you talk about it people go, ‘Oh, that sounds nice, but I don't know … .”

Even converts admit that the first time you use a bidet can be startling.
“I don’t think most people have any transfer of knowledge about what the sensation is like,” said Viki Yamashita of Long Beach, who used one at a friend’s house and then installed a Toto smart toilet of her own when she remodeled. “It’s not like you can say, ‘Well, it’s kind of like …’ because there’s nothing like it.” 
Strang and other industry leaders say that once a customer gives it a try, the toilets practically sell themselves. “When you have a chance to sit down and test drive this product, it will absolutely change your life,” Strang said.
Shane Allis, a director of marketing at Kohler, said introducing new customers to the product helped increase its smart-toilet market by 50% in the U.S. last year alone. 
Bells, whistles and luxury aside, smart toilets are also lauded for their ability to help those with limited range of motion. “Moving forward, we feel these toilets will be important for assisting people who want to stay in their homes,” Allis said.
Prices vary widely, but most smart toilets start at around $600 and can easily top $10,000
by Bonnie McCarthy

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats -This Restaurant in Indonesia Serves Food Out of Toilet Bowls- This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

This Restaurant in Indonesia Serves Food Out of Toilet Bowls
Would you eat here?

This picture taken on July 16, 2016 shows customers being served meatball soup from a squat toilet during a meal at the "Jamban Cafe" in the city of Semarang on Java island, a small eatery where a handful of diners sit on upright toilets around a table where food is served in two squat toilets.
The toilet-themed cafe where customers dine on meatballs floating in soup-filled latrines may not be everyone's idea of haute cuisine, but Indonesians are flocking to become privy to the latest lavatorial trend. / AFP / SURYO WIBOWO        (Photo credit should read SURYO WIBOWO/AFP/Getty Images)
The "Jamban Cafe" in the city of Semarang on Java island is a small eatery where a handful of diners sit on upright toilets around a table where food is served in two squat toilets. SURYO WIBOWO / GETTY
What's more appetizing than food served out of a toilet?
Most things.
Still, that is exactly what Indonesia's Jamban Cafe – or toilet cafe – has on offer: food served out of squat toilets to diners who sit on makeshift chairs made of upright toilets.
Jamban Cafe, which is located in Semarang on the island of Java isn't just a gimmick: the cafe aims to teach people about toilet use and proper sanitation.

Customers are served a drink from a squat toilet at Jamban Cafe.
Customers are served a drink from a squat toilet at Jamban Cafe. (SURYO WIBOWO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Indonesia has one of the world's highest rates of open defecation, which is an easy way to spread disease.
The restaurant's owner, Budi Laksono, is a public health expert who used to work for the local government. As diners eat, he hosts discussions with them and shows them videos to encourage them to use latrines to relieve themselves.
"Many critics say the cafe is inappropriate and against Islamic law," Laksono was quoted by Agence France-Presse as saying. "[But] this cafe serves as a reminder that many people in Indonesia still do not have toilets."
"I was disgusted at first, but I eventually ate some of the food out of curiosity," one customer said, according to the AFP report. "I think the idea is pretty interesting because if you try to have a campaign without a gimmick like this, the information won't stick."
If the experience proves too stomach-churning for customers to bear, there's a vomit bag by the entrance.

by Rachel Dicker