Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Replacement Toilet Seat - There is biggie toilet seat for heavy people with transfer issues - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

There is biggie toilet seat for heavy people with transfer issues.  It is an over-sized design and is rated for 500 lbs.

Brand name: Bemis
Model name: Paramont
Model #: 1000CPT

One online review says, “It’s like sitting on a chair.”

Features: Functions: Benefits:

  • Extra-wide rim Greater stability Easier transfer Increased comfort and safety 
  • Commercial Grade
  • Heavy Duty
  • Withstands weight & force
  • All metal hinges, bolts & nuts
  • Stronger attachment
  • Won’t slip or break
  • Rated for 500lbs
  • All of the above
  • Universal fit
  • Adjustable hinges
  • Fits Regular or Elongated bowls

In order to have the above features, the seat is larger than the toilet bowl.  It will over-hang.
Available in white only.

Contact Gary for questions or ordering.  800-658-4521, press 2 Pacific Time.

Complete Specifications:

Closed front with cover, round/elongated, heavy-weight, injection molded
solid plastic toilet seat. Features four, large molded-in bumpers, chrome
hinges with non-corrosive 300 Series stainless steel posts and pintles
and STA-TITE® Commercial Fastening System™. This seat complies with
IAPMO/ANSI Z124.5-2013 Plastic Toilet Seats as a class Commercial Heavy Duty.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Replacement Toilet Seat - Office workers spreading germs by using their phones on the toilet - and even EATING there - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

A survey of 1,000 employees found that a third make calls or play games on their phone and one in 12 consumes food or drink when they go to the toilet

Man on toilet

Workers are spreading germs by using their phones while on the toilet

Workers are spreading germs around their offices by using their phones or eating food while on the loo.
A survey of 1,000 employees found that a third make calls or play games on their phone and one in 12 consumes food or drink when they go to the toilet.
Initial Washroom Hygiene said its research revealed that two out of five office workers avoided shaking hands with a colleague who had just left a washroom.
The study, to mark Global Handwashing Day, found that most people do wash their hands after going to the loo.
Dr Peter Barratt, of Initial Washroom Hygiene, said: "As we approach the winter months when Norovirus outbreaks and flu pandemics tend to occur, it's even more important that people remain vigilant with their hand hygiene.

GettyMan sneezing on woman
Some workers say they don't shake a colleagues hand if they have just been to the toilet

"Employers have an important role to play in supporting their workers' hand hygiene and good health.
"Simple initiatives like notices reminding workers to wash, dry and sanitise their hands after visiting the washroom, before eating and when hot-desking as well as discouraging the use of mobile phones in the washroom, can make a huge difference.
"Creating a clean, pleasant and well-stocked washroom is also an effective way to support workers' hand hygiene and overall health."
by Alan Jones

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Replacement Toilet Seat - Let's fill a toilet with 240 pounds of mercury and then flush it - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Let's fill a toilet with 240 pounds of mercury and then flush it

A YouTube channel dedicated to unusual science experiments takes a bathroom break with a special toilet system and a whole lot of liquid mercury.

Mercury, both beautiful and potentially dangerous, is a heavy metal that's liquid at normal ambient temperatures. It can be poisonous and should be treated with care. So what do you do with several large flasks of the shimmery stuff? You flush it down a toilet, of course. YouTube channel Cody's Lab filmed that exact experiment for us all to watch with wonder.
The Cody's Lab video, posted on Tuesday, kicks off by discussing just how hard it is to flush a dense lead bullet down a toilet. You need a super-sucker of a loo to get the job done. The bullet test prompted Cody to try flushing mercury, an even denser metal than lead. Don't worry. Cody's special guinea-pig toilet is a closed system, so none of that nasty mercury is getting anywhere near a water supply.
Cody dumps the mercury directly into the toilet water, ramping up from a small amount to progressively larger amounts. The poor porcelain throne has trouble keeping up. It's a plumber's nightmare, but a heavy-duty plunger can encourage most of the mercury to move through the system.
Cody's final attempt involves pouring 240 pounds (109 kilograms) of mercury into the toilet in place of water. Will it flush? You'll have to watch for the answer. It's worth hanging in just for the slo-mo action shots of mercury streaming in rivulets around the white bowl.
by Amanda Kooser

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Replacement Toilet Seat - Charlie Deal dies; inventor of toilet seat guitar - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Charlie Deal, a beloved character in Mill Valley who was renowned as the inventor of the toilet seat guitar, died Monday at Marin General Hospital. He was 72.
Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane was one of the first rock stars to buy one of Mr. Deal's toilet seat guitars. Craig Chaquico, lead guitarist for the Jefferson Starship, and Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen, were also Deal guitar owners.
The most famous of Mr. Deal's guitars can be seen on the cover of the Huey Lewis and the News album, "Sports," a platinum record whose cover photo was shot at Mill Valley's 2 A.M. club. The toilet seat guitar is on the wall of the bar behind the band.
Known as the unofficial mayor of Mill Valley, Mr. Deal was a familiar figure in town, riding his bicycle around, often with a toilet seat around his neck, the makings of a new instrument.
"To me, Charlie Deal was a symbol of what Mill Valley used to be," said John Goddard, owner of the recently closed Village Music. "He was a symbol of the charm, the eccentricity, the idiosyncrasy that this town used to have. To me, Charlie's passing is almost more of a blow to what Mill Valley used to be than Sweetwater or Village Music."
Born in 1935, Mr. Deal, who worked as a janitor and handyman, moved to Mill Valley from his native Moose Lake, Minn., in 1957, when he was 21.
"Charlie symbolized what I used to love about Mill Valley: that someone like him could live and thrive in a town like this, in a county like this," Goddard said. "He was really special."
In 1968, during the psychedelic era that produced the San Francisco sound, Mr. Deal was playing in his Charlie's Gang band when he had a flash of inspiration that resulted in his first toilet seat guitar.
"I realized I was sitting on a great musical idea," he liked to say.
In another version of the story, he said he auditioned for a band and was rebuffed with the rebuke that he was "the crappiest guitar player they'd ever heard." Thus the toilet seat guitar was born.
He got a patent for his invention in 1969. Saying he made "a serious guitar with a sense of humor," he named his custom models the Royal Flush and the Straight Flush. His called his four-string basses Four Flushers. All his guitars were decorated with outhouse-style crescent moons.
"He always had a ready smile for everyone and a joke, usually a bad one," remembered musician Austin deLone, who wrote and recorded a song called "The Legend of Charlie Deal."
Bob Brown, owner of Rancho Nicasio and manager of Huey Lewis and the News, said that when "Huey hit the big time, Charlie was one of those guys who was genuinely excited that something good had happened." He added with a laugh: "When I commissioned him to make me one of his guitars, he told me, 'I've ordered a special seat just for you, Bob.'"
Mr. Deal was treated with reverence in Mill Valley.
"He came in virtually every night," recalled Sweetwater general manager John "J.B." Baracco. "It didn't matter how crowded it was or what kind of music was playing, he somehow found his way to the front of the stage and would always dance there with the girls. When you talk about Mill Valley, he was the soul of the town."
Mr. Deal was honored with a papier mach replica of him on a float in a recent Mill Valley Memorial Day parade. Mama's Royal Cafe named a sandwich after him, Charlie's Deal, and has two of his guitars on display.
"He was an institution in Mill Valley," deLone said. "Like Sweetwater and Village Music, he was part of an era that's gone by."

by Paul Liberatore