Interesting New Products
The Home Core integrates the toilet bowl, sink, mirror and a vanity table into one. There is a water storage tank right below the sink, where you can store the currently used water or allow it to drain off.
Want to display your child's art or your own? You can turn your toilet tank into a display board with photos, birthday wishes or holiday greetings. Your tank can even match the wallpaper. The WOW Toilet Tank kit has a clear shield that covers the front and sides of the tank and has a small slot around the top and bottom that allows you to insert posters or images. Businesses can use the tanks as mini-advertising-billboards. When you install a WOW tank replacement you are also converting the tank to a dual flush for water savings. The WOW is a win-win project ... have fun while saving water.
A complete set on installation instructions are on the WOW website (Press the How to install tab). So you can check them out before making a purchase.
HydroRight Dual Flush Converter
Water-Saving HydroRight; Dual Flush Converter Wins Multiple Hardware Show Awards
Shorewood, IL, May 13, 2009 - - Toilet efficiency experts at MJSI introduced the HydroRight dual flush converter at the National Hardware Show where it won both the Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s Choice Award and the Retailers’ Choice Award. Proven to reduce water usage by up to 70% with for liquids and paper, the HydroRight is the only dual flush converter that requires no tank removal, no tools and can be installed in less than ten minutes. The HydroRight works with all standard flush valves and was designed to provide an inexpensive, hassle-free way to save water. Installation brochure.
The SharkBite®connection system uses an advanced push-fit design that works in two stages. When the tube is inserted into the fitting it passes the first stage through a release collar and then through a stainless steel grab ring. The grab ring has teeth that open out and grip onto the tube.At the second stage the tube is pushed through an o-ring protector which aligns the tube. A specially formulated o-ring is then compressed between the wall of the fitting and thetube before the end of the tube reaches the tube stop.
Free Nine Page Installation Manual
Cutting Edge Bathroom Design
This is just one of ten new bathroom products you can view at DVICE.com . This is a space-saving idea from the UK that's decidedly space age. Design Odyssey Vertebrae is an all-in-one fixture with water flowing into it from the top, giving you a shower, a cistern for storing water, a couple of storage areas, a sink and a toilet, all in one stack.
Fish 'n Flush
Fish 'n Flush is a patented, two-piece aquarium toilet tank, designed by AquaOne Technologies, Inc., an innovator of water-management systems. Fish 'n Flush fits most two-piece toilets and turns the bathroom into the center of attention with its unique design of an aquarium that wraps itself around a clear inner tank.
The crystal top with its curved basin is designed so you can fill it with different items personalizing it to your taste. You may purchase a light to retrofit inside the area with the faucet for lighting.
Kohler Hatbox Toilet
From Kohler: With its clean minimalist design, the Purist Hatbox toilet opens the door to a new era of possibilities for making design statements in the home. Innovative tankless Power Lite® technology provides exceptional flushing performance with a .2-hp pump. A Comfort Height™ bowl and Quiet-Close™ toilet seat ensure comfort, hygiene and safety. Complements the Purist Suite; 24-5/8" x 16-1/2" x 16-5/8" ; 12" rough-in ; Electronic soft-touch actuation ; Elongated bowl.
The New Shower Toilet from Geberit
The New Balena 8000 AP Care shower toilet by Geberit has been designed specifically to improve the quality of life for the elderly and disabled people who have difficulty using a conventional WC. For those with limited mobility, simply using the toilet can prove to be difficult. Often they have to rely on assistance and the feeling of losing one's privacy frequently causes embarrassment and can affect general well being significantly.
The Balena 8000 AP Care shower toilet can put a stop to this and help many to be independent and regain their dignity. The Geberit shower toilet combines all the functions of a conventional WC and bidet with the comfort of warm air drying and odour extraction.
It features a special strengthened seat ideal for side transfer from a wheelchair and a variety of settings can be adjusted to suit the user's needs. An optional soft seat has been designed to fit perfectly on to the existing seat and ensures extra comfort when required. The shower toilet can be installed at a comfortable height to ease side transfer or simply to make it easier to stand up.
INTELLI-Flush™* In the News:
SUMMARY: NEW INTELLI-Flush™ RETROFIT FOR SLOAN FLUSHMATE® PROVIDES TOUCHLESS FLUSHING OF THE INDUSTRY-LEADING PRESSURE-ASSIST TOILET SYSTEM
Franklin Park, IL — The INTELLI-Flush™ retrofit for Sloan FLUSHMATE®
pressure-assist units enables touchless, sensor operation for increased
hygiene in any application and is the only sensor-operated pressure-assist system available.
Intelli-Flush is ideally suited for healthcare facilities, public restrooms or any facility where hygiene and physical limitations are a concern. The touch-free flush feature eliminates the need for physical contact, creating a cleaner environment and eliminating the need to touch the flush handle.
Backed by a 3-year warranty, the alkaline battery-operated Intelli-Flush
retrofit ensures FLUSHMATE toilets are always flushed, clean, odor-free and presentable. FLUSHMATE’s Intelli-Flush retrofit installation takes about five minutes and uses a reliable motor and proven cam gear technology to actuate the flushing mechanism. Simply install the motor and sensor assembly, then insert the supplied batteries to convert a manual FLUSHMATE to a sensor-operated unit for increased hygiene. FLUSHMATE’s Intelli-Flush uses infrared Object Lock Technology to control flushing like no other system.
For user comfort, the Intelli-Flush system includes an override button that replaces the flush handle and the retrofit kit includes all components needed to upgrade any FLUSHMATE with a flush handle. White or Chrome sensor trim is also available for an on-wall or in-wall configuration.
Intelli-Flush is the perfect addition to the innovative FLUSHMATE operating system, which channels energy from the water supply line to complete a flush. As the vessel fills with water, the supply line pressure is used to compress the trapped air, which forces the water into the bowl with a specially designed jet at the entrance of the trapway.
As a supplier to leading toilet manufacturers, FLUSHMATE technology has been embraced in both commercial and residential marketplaces due to its superior performance and ability to conserve more water than any other water closet flushing mechanism. FLUSHMATE's OEM distribution includes American Standard, Capizzi, Corona, Gerber, HCG, Kohler, Mancesa, Mansfield, St. Thomas Creations and Vitromex.
Having received the ASPE Industry Award for Outstanding Service to the Advancement of Plumbing Engineering Technology that best promotes the advancement of the plumbing industry, FLUSHMATE raised the bar higher with the industry's only 4.0-liter (1 gallon) operating system.
FLUSHMATE Operating Systems are manufactured by Sloan FLUSHMATE, producer of pressurized flushing devices. FLUSHMATE is a division of Sloan Valve Company headquartered in Franklin Park, IL. Sloan has been in operation since 1906, and produces plumbing products for commercial, industrial, and institutional markets worldwide.
For more information about Sloan FLUSHMATE, contact Sloan FLUSHMATE Division, 10500 Seymour Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131. Phone: 800-580-7141 or visit FLUSHMATE at www.flushmate.com
November 18th, 2005 by Lee
Not content with making the bathroom a place for the leisurely perusal of poetry, toilet trailblazer TOTO has produced a lavatory with a built-in music player.
As well as the now almost standard wash and dry facilities, TOTO’s unusually named Apricot N5A has the ability to bang out a few tunes, whilst you, erm, bang out other things. A company spokesperson saying, “We conducted a survey in 2002 where we asked people to tell us what they wanted from a toilet. The most common response was a heated water cleaning system, which was closely followed by the desire for audio-visual functions.”
Yet don’t for a minute think that this means some kind of cheap stereo with an inbuilt muzak soundtrack. Far from it. The inclusion of a memory card slot means that users can set the music to suit their needs. A couple of short and snappy pop ditties could be ideal backing for an equally brief ‘business trip’. Alternatively, a 1970’s prog rock marathon would perhaps be better suited to those looking at a more prolonged visit. The addition of volume control allowing any embarrassing splashes or splatters to be easily drowned out by a timely cymbal crash or screeching guitar solo.
With the Apricot N5A however, the fun doesn’t stop with musical accompaniment. For those whose bowels run like clockwork, the toilet seat can be set to warm-up at specified times. Plus the embarrassment of frantic flushing after a particularly large and stubborn deposit should be a thing of the past, as the intelligent toilet is capable of analyzing what it’s dealing with; taking the appropriate action once dimensions and consistency have been accurately calculated. Yet perhaps the Apricot’s biggest boon – at least for the ladies – is that the seat puts itself down automatically.
Whilst such lavish lavvies may seem a little over the top to some, Kuo Ue, director of the Japan Toilet Association, claims to know why such advancements have become so attractive. “Japanese are a people who have placed great importance on hygiene since the olden days and really focused their attention on the toilet. There’s even a saying that if you want to be beautiful, you should first clean your toilet.” Finishing off with a slightly controversial parting shot. “There’s a tendency for toilet talk to be taboo in the West, so they haven’t progressed.”