Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I really don't even know


"The ADA said we needed an elevated toilet..."

8 comments:

Bobo the Hobo said...

Haven't you ever heard it referred to as the "throne"?

eatgrueldog said...

I have actually seen one in real life. Not as fancy though with all of the tile

Anonymous said...

ADA toilet seat requirements is that top of seat is 17" - 19" above finish floor. This is to allow easier 'buttock transference' from wheelchair to seat. This can be accoplished with an ADA water closet (toilet) or a thickened toilet seat that raises the surface to this height.

At least thats the interpretation we have in our office.

Not sure why they built it thatway for sure, but I'm guessing that closet is in a location where it had to be raised so that it could be routed to the existing sanitary sewer line - maybe its a basement or split level home?

Chris Mallory said...

Probably an add-on in a basement and it is elevated in order to facilitate the drain/pipes.

Anonymous said...

Typical split level house basement installation. I had a house like that in Georgia. Sewer/drain lines were under the pier and beam part of the house in a crawlspace so to put a toilet in the lower level it either had to be elevated to be above the drain lines or have this weird expensive grinder pump apparatus to move waste up to the level of the drain pipes. My solution was to sell the house and move back to my home state of Texas where basements are not an issue.

Bogdaddy said...

Being an old crip, an elevated can is awful nice. Unfortunately, that one is not particularly easy to get to with a wheelchair! ;o)

Anonymous said...

I have heard of worshiping "ralph" at the procelian alter, but.......

Sedition said...

ADA requirements?
Who is the ADA...American Dumper Association?