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#1 of 12 Jay H

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Posted October 27 2006 - 01:11 AM

Just wondering if anybody knows or can guess the mfgr's stated weight limits on toilets made for commercial buildings.

We have toilets that connect to the back wall via 4 fairly thick (3/4"??) threaded rods and washer/nuts and then hooked up to the intake and goes through a pretty wide flange...(4"?)

They are porcelain and they don't touch the floor at all and are connected via the 4 threaded rods to the back of the toilet and then cauked around the edges.

Does anybody know how much weight can the porcelain withstand before it crumbles? I'm just curious, a bunch of us software engineer nerds were talking about it the other day. Apparently one of the toilets developed a leak behind a wall so maintenance went in there and removed the toilet and also a lot of the tiling behind it to expose the wall so I got a chance to see the innards.... Then we started wondering about weighs and how to crack it... bwahhahahahaha...

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#2 of 12 Jay H

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Posted October 27 2006 - 03:19 AM

Hmm, found this:

http://www.pittsburg..../s_314698.html

Didn't state the guy's weight but looks to be more faulty maintenance/construction.

Found a product sheet of a wall mounted Toto but it doesn't state a weight limit...

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#3 of 12 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 27 2006 - 05:14 AM

Manufacturers such as American Standard and Kohler have extensive websites that have downloadable specifications...why don't you look there?

www.americanstandard.com/KB.asp

www.us.kohler.com/index.jsp

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#4 of 12 Jon_Are

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Posted October 27 2006 - 03:36 PM

Oh! Oh! I know !!Posted Image

Well, sort of...

I work in a hospital with toilets that attach to the wall (rather than seated on the floor). The common wisdom is that, for any patient greater than 250 lbs., they are to steer clear of the permanent toilets and use a bedside commode.

I know of one unhappy instance where the toilet wasn't up to the task.

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#5 of 12 Jeff_CusBlues

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Posted October 28 2006 - 02:07 AM

That guy at the rest stop must have dropped a huge load to damage the toilet. WOW!!!!!!!

#6 of 12 Jay H

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Posted October 28 2006 - 10:10 AM

Yeah, he probably ate at a Taco Hell before stopping there.. Posted Image

250lbs isn't that much these days.....

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#7 of 12 TimtheToolman

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Posted August 13 2010 - 04:06 AM

Wall Mount Closets have a 500lb limit and Floor Mount Closets have a 1000lb limit. Per Kohler Mfg.



#8 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted August 13 2010 - 05:20 AM

Holy thread bumps.  What made you search that out and post it as an intro?  Normally I'd suspect foul motives but this one is just too.... rich?!?!


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#9 of 12 Johnny Angell

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Posted August 15 2010 - 04:01 AM

Is there a good reason to have a toilet not touching the floor?  Even if you've got a good reason to run the plumbing out the back, why wouldn't you want to use the support provided by the floor?


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#10 of 12 Greg_S_H

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Posted August 15 2010 - 08:13 AM

In a public setting, probably so they can easily mop below it.  Clean up without a lot of effort.  Just a total guess.



#11 of 12 Jay H

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Posted August 15 2010 - 09:01 AM

We had a in-wall toilet where I used to work and one day I went in there to find the toilet removed and one by one, started to wonder why...

 

it never touched the ground, yet it wasn't a "urinal"..

 

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#12 of 12 Greg_S_H

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Posted August 15 2010 - 01:03 PM



Originally Posted by Jay H  it never touched the ground, yet it wasn't a "urinal"..


It's too bad the same can't be said about the urine. . . .