Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - CHARMIN'S NEW ON-DEMAND TOILET VAN LETS YOU POOP ANYWHERE - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

The tech world has brought us on-demand taxis, online food ordering services, an endless stream of movies, groceries delivered to your door, and companies that service your apartment as if it were a laundromat. So why hasn’t your need to poop been addressed?
Because nature occasionally calls when you’re standing on the street nowhere near a clean toilet, Charmin -- the toilet paper company known for its happily defecating bears -- has been parading around a toilet van in New York City this week. Aptly hailed as “the Uber for Pooping,” the company’s project, Van-Go, is an “on demand private restroom” that promises to “bring you a better bathroom experience.” To use it, all you prairie-doggin’ folks have to do is visit and fill out a simple form. Then, a porcelain throne can be delivered directly to your location before you’re forced to resort to the gutter.
As part of its pilot project, Charmin is drumming up enthusiasm with the help of Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, for some reason. Anderson has been shuttling around on Charmin’s van this week to get New Yorkers psyched about pooping. On Wednesday, the on-demand service was available in Columbus Circle, Herald Square, and Bryant Park. Today, it’s stationed in Lincoln Center, Union Square and the High Line. The vans are in service between 8am and 5pm, a.k.a. prime pooping hours. By the looks of it, Van-Go comes with replete with a helpful staff and a poop emoji mascot, which you're encouraged to hug. 
by Sam Blum

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - WATCH: What Makes Japan No. 1 In Toilet Technology - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Japanese toilets have come a long way from the early 20th century, when many people in Japan still used "squatters," which were built into the floor.

Western toilets became popular after World War II. And today, signature Japanese toilets offer the world's most futuristic and automated technology when nature calls.
The units are not just toilets, but also bidets, offering a dizzying menu of options for washing and also for privacy — not to mention heated seats, automatic odor-neutralizers and lids that rise when you approach.

A Japanese government survey last year found more than 80 percent of Japanese homes have toilet-bidet combos.

Check out the Washlet — the name given to a popular toilet-bidet combo made by Japanese company Toto — and its more advanced cousins in this showroom tour. Toto is the world's largest toilet maker, with more than $5 billion in annual sales. Its Washlet line ranges in price from $400 to $1,800. Higher-end Toto Neorests, which count Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna among its fans, can cost as much as $5,000.

by Elise Hu

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Dual-flush toilets may not be suitable for the elderly - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

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For the elderly, dual-flush toilets can be confusing (Needy households to get new toilets for free; June 9).
If they press the wrong flush button, they have to flush again.
If they underestimate how much water is needed to flush away their waste, they may have to flush a second, or even third, time.
Assuming two half-flushes are used, this works out to nine litres of water, which is the same as the traditional toilet.
If they use the full flush all the time, it is as good as not saving water at all.
Maintaining a dual-flush toilet is also a problem.
The dual-flushing mechanisms of these toilets make them more difficult to maintain, compared with a traditional toilet.
This can lead to more costly repairs down the road.
Without proper care, the buttons may pop out and malfunction.
While it is easy to find spare parts for traditional toilets, dual-flush toilets require users to replace the entire set, which is costly.
Dual-flush toilets are less powerful than traditional ones, even in full-flush mode. Flushing will not always get rid of all the waste. Hence, more water will be needed when users clean their toilet.
Clogging is also common, especially when the dual-flush toilets are installed on old sewage systems that were not designed for them.
Older plumbing in older homes may have developed sags, dips and other problems that prevent a dual-flush toilet from working properly.
One common problem in dual-flush toilets is water constantly running, even though the tank should be completely full. Thus, water is wasted.
It is not cheap for an elderly person to engage a plumber.
Furthermore, it many be difficult for the elderly and the disabled to press buttons to flush the toilet, compared with using a lever, as more force is required.
Water-efficient devices like wash basins and kitchen sink taps actually cause users to use more water because the slower the water flows, the longer time is needed to wash hands and dishes.
Let us not be penny wise and pound foolish.

By Francis Cheng