Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - New seating solutions for assistive toilet launches as manufacturer highlights home adaptation importance - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

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Following the unveiling of its new Asana range, Closomat has developed a range of seating solutions which reinforce the importance of toilet seating.
Highlighting that on average, a person goes use the toilet eight times a day on average, the company says using the lavatory is one of the four key daily activities inherent to everyday life.
Due to the toilet’s importance in daily living, changes to toileting is one of the most common home adaptations carried out according to Closomat, accounting for one quarter of all home adaptations.
Mark Sadler, Sales Director at Closomat, commented: “The right seat makes a big difference to your ability to use the toilet comfortably, effectively and safely.
“It is only when you are faced with any limitation you realise how potentially restricting a standard toilet seat can be for any manual access, or to accommodate certain physical considerations and limitations.”
Addressing size, gender and physical considerations, Closomat’s new seating options can be specified with the initial Closomat or changed retrospectively should the user’s needs change.
Minimising the need for care support, the seating solutions also enhance the toilet’s delivery of independence and dignity due to its integrated douching and drying, meaning users do not have to struggle, or rely on a carer, to wipe clean.
“A ‘horse shoe’, bariatric, contrasting or soft seat makes a world of difference to the user’s ability to ‘go’ with ease, safety and comfort- for however long they are sat,” Mark added.
“A little thought on the correct choice of seat can be the difference in an adaptation changing someone’s life for the better.”
Established almost 60 years ago, Closomat is a supplier of accessible toileting technology with an aim of helping people achieve dignified and effective cleanliness after toileting.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - The Air Force’s $10,000 toilet cover - This Old Toilet 800-658

A latrine cover for a C-5 Galaxy cargo plane used by the Air Force, designed to protect the area from corrosion. The Air Force paid a contractor $10,000 for this item on three separate occasions, most recently in 2017, before the service started using 3-D printing to make the part. (U.S. Air Force)

To the Air Force, it’s a “cover-center wall, troop compartment latrine . . . required to protect the aircraft from corrosion damage in the latrine area.”
To the rest of us, it’s a toilet cover. And until recently, it had a price tag of $10,000.
Officials said last week that the U.S. Air Force paid about $10,000 each to replace toilet seat covers on the C-5 Galaxy, a Vietnam-era military cargo plane that is still in service, at least three times and as recently as last year.
The reason, they say, is that the plane’s manufacturer no longer produces the part, forcing the government to order a customized one when it needs to be replaced. More recently, the service has been able to cut the average cost of the toilet cover to about $300 by using a 3-D printer, an approach top officials want to replicate for other acquisitions.

Air Force officials describe the $10,000 toilet cover as a case of supply-chain economics gone wrong.
The C-5 dates to the 1960s, when it was used to move troops and cargo during the Vietnam War. Lockheed Martin, the plane’s original manufacturer, shut down its C-5 production line in 2001 when the military stopped buying new models. But the Air Force still counts 52 of them in its fleet, and some of them have been put to use in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Keeping the old planes ready to fly means bits of hardware occasionally need to be replaced. Since the Air Force maintains painstakingly specific requirements for equipment components — even toilet parts — doing so is rarely as simple as a trip to Home Depot.
The Air Force says with the Lockheed’s C-5 production line no longer active, there is no company with a fully staffed assembly line ready to produce exactly what it needs. That means the government has to hire a manufacturer to make a mold of the original toilet seat cover, redesign two-dimensional drawings to make sure the cover fits, manufacture a mold for the part, and then produce it — effectively reverse-engineering the toilet cover and building it from scratch.

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by Aaron Gregg

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - The black toilet: An unconventional bathroom accessory that's back - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

When the jet-black toilet was introduced by Kohler in the 1920s, it was considered so avant-garde that it was featured in a 1929 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit about the design of the "modern bath and dressing room."
This spring, when designer Scott Sanders installed a black toilet (Kohler's Memoirs Stately) and black sink (Kohler's Caxton undermount) in his powder room at the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, it was still considered avant-garde.
"A white toilet and a white sink are the most expected thing you can do in a bathroom," says Sanders, who is based in New York. "A powder room should be chic and interesting. It's great to treat your guests to something really unexpected."
Sanders admits it's not a look for everyone. "It's not the first time I've used one. Sometimes if you suggest it, though, you do get some pushback. 'A black toilet?' They look at you like you have two heads." But Sanders explains that basic black blends in more than white does, allowing for a greater number of wallpaper choices.

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by Jura Koncius