Posts Tagged ‘toilet’


Bathroom Remodeling: Installing a Toilet Without Tools

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Home improvement blogger Ron Hazelton recently put the ‘No Tools’ Toilet from American Standard to the test. Initially skeptical about the idea, Ron recorded his first installation of the toilet and found it easy to install using nothing more than what came in the box (although he did recommend an optional CD player as a helpful tool).

View Ron’s helpful instructional video about installing the No Tools Toilet over at his blog or visit www.americanstandard-us.comto learn more about the new line of easy to install toilets.


“Plumbers Dream” American Standard Toilets Exclusive to Trade

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Based on recommendations from more than 150 professional plumbers, American Standard has created the Champion PRO and Cadet PRO toilet series that offer distinctive features available exclusively through wholesale distribution.

Drawing largely on the quality and single-flush performance from two of the industry’s most powerful siphonic flushing platforms, the new American Standard toilets consume just 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf), while virtually eliminating clogs, noisy flushes and the dreaded overflow.

“We’ve listened to what matters most to trade professionals: performance, durability, and one-flush reliability,” said James Reinhart, senior product manager at American Standard. “The PRO series combines our best flushing platforms with professional-grade parts, offering plumbers an exclusive on a proven consumer favorite.”

For more information on this announcement, visit the complete press release for the new PRO series toilets or email us.


American Standard Brands Awarded Gates Foundation Grant to Develop Toilet System

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Cheers to our client, American Standard on being awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. American Standard Brands will develop and test a low-cost and potentially life-saving toilet system.

It’s easy for those of us in developed nations to forget how plumbing systems and plumbers “protect the health of the nation,” as  heralded in the famous 1930s advertisement from American Standard.

Lack of adequate sanitation facilities affects around 40 percent of the world’s population. 40 percent!   The World Health Organization estimate that 1.6 million people, mostly children under the age of five, die each year from water and sanitation related disease.

American Standard is putting its top toilet scientist on the case, Jim McHale, a Ph.D, assisted by industrial designer Daigo Ishiyama.   McHale and Ishiyama just returned from a fact-finding trip to Bangladesh with International Development Enterprises (iDE).   Above, Ishiyama opens the door to a typical latrine.

Inside a typical Bangladesh latrine.  The pit is directly under the latrine, allowing flies to easily enter and exit the pit, spreading disease:

The villager is holding a “bodna.”  Everyone goes to the river to fill the bonda before using the latrine, pouring the one liter of water down the latrine after use.

Improving the situation is quite challenge. There is simply not enough money in developing countries to construct and maintain sewer systems to safely remove waste from homes and villages.  Nor can villagers pay much more than the roughly $10 they currently pay for latrines.

Eight universities are also taking on the challenge with Gates Foundation grants.


New Eljer Toilets Boast Upgraded Performance and Features

Posted on April 10, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Known for its popular features and fast, no-tools installation, Eljer expanded the performance, design and offerings of several of its leading models, which might lead to an inferiority complex among other toilets.

Three popular Eljer toilets will now leverage the innovative American Standard PowerWash bowl cleaning technology that scrubs the bowl with pressurized water from the rim during every flush to remove every last trace of paper and waste.

The Diplomat two-piece, Stratus high efficiency, and Somerville dual flush toilets employ this siphonic-action technology to ensure a powerful flush and superior bowl cleaning, every time. In addition, these Eljer styles also offer slow-close seats for a smoother, quieter close.

For more information on this announcement, view the complete press release for the new Eljer Toilets or email us.