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Andrew Mawson
 
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Andy wrote in message ...
Hi

My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if

the
toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a

spacer
that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet
something like 50 or 100mm.

Is anyone aware of a toilet manufacturer that offers these as an accessory

to
their toilets or a firm that supplies spacers suitable for toilets in

general?

( I've seen some of the modern wall fixing toilets that would be suitable
however they are constrained by a under-floor pottery outlet pipe in a

concrete
floor. )

TIA - Andy


Andy,

There is a fitting that takes the place of the toilet seat and raises things
about the same amount - this has the benefit that others can used the toilet
without being incommoded (sorry!) by lifting it off. Don't know a supplier
but my Mother has one in her semi sheltered accomodation so I know that
they exist !

Andrew Mawson


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Colin M
 
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My father who suffers from Parkinsons has a similar thing in his bathroom:

http://www.westonshealth.co.uk/acata...ds___Rails_116
3.html

Colin


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Colin M
 
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Oops, wrapped url, try this http://tinyurl.com/yo5b

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"Peter Parry" wrote in message ...
: On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:12:17 +0000, Andy wrote:
:
: My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if the
: toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a spacer
: that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet
: something like 50 or 100mm.
:
: I suggest you avoid Dolphin like the plague. Their reputation
: precedes them and remains afterwards rotting in their vastly
: overpriced tat. Most other "specialist" firms in this area are
: similarly the spawn of a failed double glazing salesthing and her
: horse trader spouse conceived on a mercury contaminated moor lit by a
: radioactive lantern and fed on Pot Noodles from birth.
:
So, Peter, are you for or against them?


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The Natural Philosopher
 
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Andy wrote:

Hi

My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if the
toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a spacer
that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet
something like 50 or 100mm.



Some of us unspecialsed D-I-Y ers are wondering why Dolphin can sell for
money what any competent person can knock up for bugger all out of a
coule of concrete blocks, some tile cement and a few tiles...

I really don't see the problem. If you have to unbolt the pan, raise it,
you have already done 99% of the hard stuff - plumbing.
The physical bit is just standing it on bricks, and making em look good
afterwards.

Why buy anything?



Is anyone aware of a toilet manufacturer that offers these as an accessory to
their toilets or a firm that supplies spacers suitable for toilets in general?

( I've seen some of the modern wall fixing toilets that would be suitable
however they are constrained by a under-floor pottery outlet pipe in a concrete
floor. )

TIA - Andy





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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 23:43:36 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
wrote:

Andy wrote:

Hi

My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if the
toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a spacer
that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet
something like 50 or 100mm.



Some of us unspecialsed D-I-Y ers are wondering why Dolphin can sell for
money what any competent person can knock up for bugger all out of a
coule of concrete blocks, some tile cement and a few tiles...


Have you ever wondered why a dog licks its private parts???




..andy

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Dave Stanton
 
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There is a fitting that takes the place of the toilet seat and raises
things about the same amount - this has the benefit that others can used
the toilet without being incommoded (sorry!) by lifting it off. Don't know
a supplier but my Mother has one in her semi sheltered accomodation so I
know that they exist !

Andrew Mawson


Yes, BUT WATCH the NHS ones. They are not as good as the commercial ones.
My mother is disabled and has used both. There are plenty of firms around
doing aids for the disabled.

Dave

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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 21:42:49 +0000 (UTC), Andrew Mawson wrote:


There is a fitting that takes the place of the toilet seat and raises things
about the same amount - this has the benefit that others can used the toilet
without being incommoded (sorry!) by lifting it off. Don't know a supplier
but my Mother has one in her semi sheltered accomodation so I know that
they exist !

Andrew Mawson


Something like this from Armitage Shanks:
http://www2.zestmedia.com/bluebook/products/18_1_14.asp
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 23:59:25 +0000, Andy Hall
wrote:

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 23:43:36 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
wrote:

Andy wrote:

Hi

My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if the
toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a spacer
that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet
something like 50 or 100mm.



Some of us unspecialsed D-I-Y ers are wondering why Dolphin can sell for
money what any competent person can knock up for bugger all out of a
coule of concrete blocks, some tile cement and a few tiles...


Have you ever wondered why a dog licks its private parts???

Err cos it can ?
.andy

To email, substitute .nospam with .gl


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"Suz" wrote in message
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"Peter Parry" wrote in message

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: On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:12:17 +0000, Andy wrote:
:
: My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit

if the
: toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer

a spacer
: that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the

toilet
: something like 50 or 100mm.
:
: I suggest you avoid Dolphin like the plague. Their reputation
: precedes them and remains afterwards rotting in their vastly
: overpriced tat. Most other "specialist" firms in this area are
: similarly the spawn of a failed double glazing salesthing and her
: horse trader spouse conceived on a mercury contaminated moor lit by a
: radioactive lantern and fed on Pot Noodles from birth.
:
So, Peter, are you for or against them?

Like it, Suz......


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Anne Jackson
 
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:12:17 +0000, Andy wrote:


My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit
if the
toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin)
offer a spacer
that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet
something like 50 or 100mm.


I suggest you avoid Dolphin like the plague. Their reputation
precedes them and remains afterwards rotting in their vastly
overpriced tat. Most other "specialist" firms in this area are
similarly the spawn of a failed double glazing salesthing and her
horse trader spouse conceived on a mercury contaminated moor lit by a
radioactive lantern and fed on Pot Noodles from birth.


Is anyone aware of a toilet manufacturer that offers these as an
accessory to
their toilets or a firm that supplies spacers suitable for toilets in
general?


There is a pretty standard clip on adapter for any toilet bowl, a bit
like a standard seat but about 4" deep, to raise the seat position.
Your ;local Social Services Dept should have a catalogue of such
things - if you have no luck get back to me and I'll find you the
manufacturer.


That type of clip on makes it rather difficult to clean the toilet. There
is also a removable frame with an incorporated "riser" which is light and
very easy to move, which I think would be preferable.

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