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    Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow | wtsp.com


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    Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

    Kitchen & Bath newsletter?
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
      Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
      Kitchen & Bath newsletter?
      No. Email from a friend. Why?

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      • #4
        Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

        Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
        No. Email from a friend. Why?
        It was one of the featured stories in the email I received from them this morning.

        "Contractor Invents Toilet That Won't Overflow (WITH VIDEO)
        Michigan contractor Pat Stack and his partner put in a secondary drain and with its own independent trap to stop toilets from overflowing. The toilet now has three drain holes that redirect flow. Click the link above to read more and watch video of Stack's invention."


        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        • #5
          Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

          Not a bad idea at all. I think that man is going to end up being very rich. Good for him!

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          • #6
            Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

            Neat invention, but I have to be the guy who asks..."what happens when the main line is backed up?"

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            • #7
              Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

              It's available at Lowe's stores in select markets, according to an acquaintance involved with the product. Which ones, I don't know.

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              • #8
                Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                Originally posted by Flux View Post
                Neat invention, but I have to be the guy who asks..."what happens when the main line is backed up?"

                That's true but it sure would be great for that second floor toilet wouldn't it? Sort of like insurance.
                I was going to say the low flows don't overflow anyway on the first flush but then I started thinking about all the kids out there that will continue flushing, and flushing, and flushing.

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                • #9
                  Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                  Its a really neat idea but is the drain tying right back into the toilet horn or do you have to have a second flange/adapter for the over flow? If it ties right back in to the regular toilet horn then yeah it will only be good for stoppages that are in the first part of the toilet. And depending on price could be a very hard sale. Also how do you clean out the overflow section because if sewer line does back up you could easily get paper and other solids in that trap?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                    and what prevents sewer gas from entering the bathroom if the secondary drain bypasses the trap?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                      Originally posted by winslow View Post
                      and what prevents sewer gas from entering the bathroom if the secondary drain bypasses the trap?
                      It has to have a secondary trap built in. I can picture it. Plenty of room to run a smaller opening along the outside of the regular opening and trap dumping out of the bottom of the toilet. Sure there are "what if's", just like anything. He just has to make sure that the toilet flushes good too.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                        Originally posted by winslow View Post
                        and what prevents sewer gas from entering the bathroom if the secondary drain bypasses the trap?
                        Originally posted by ironranger View Post
                        It has to have a secondary trap built in. I can picture it. Plenty of room to run a smaller opening along the outside of the regular opening and trap dumping out of the bottom of the toilet. Sure there are "what if's", just like anything. He just has to make sure that the toilet flushes good too.
                        This link has a cutaway that shows the trap for the overflow.

                        The Penguin Anti-Overflow Toilet - How it Works

                        Mark
                        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                          That's pretty clever. why it's never been done before, who knows?

                          does it have the proper approvals for code?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                            oh snap, i guess so

                            APPLICABLE CODES & STANDARDS:
                            • ASME A112.19.2
                            • IGC 252-07
                            • CSA B45-02 (Supplement No. 1-2004)
                            • IAPMO/cUPC
                            • ADA Compliant

                            from the spec sheet

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                            • #15
                              Re: Man invents toilet that doesn't overflow

                              Heck, the overflow holes on alot of lavs stink big time. Imagine what fragrance will be coming out of that overflow, after a few splashes of bodily fluids get in there.

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