what to do with old toilet?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by oldanbo, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. oldanbo

    oldanbo New Member

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    I live on the Olympic penninsula and replaced my kohler with a toto. I have been trying to "recycle" the old one with no luck. It's a perfectly fine toilet, we needed to change to the ADA height bowl of the toto.

    I told my wife that I was going to turn it into a planter and site it over the d-box of my septic system. She nixed that idea, something about not having a toilet in her front yard. go figure. :eek:

    I open to good tips or ideas and thanks in advance.
    Dan
  2. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    I'll bet the local Habitat for Humanity will know someone who could use it.

    http://www.habitat.org/local/affiliate_detail.asp?affiliate=1107-6373

    Clallam County HFH
    PO Box 1957
    Sequim, WA 98382-1957

    Phone: (360) 681-6780
    Fax: (360) 681-6780
    E-mail: dvhfh@olypen.com
  3. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    I think the problem you will have is these not longer meet code. Therefore, no one installing a toilet where the plumbing will be inspected can use it. You might have some luck running an ad in the local advertising publication (Thrify Nickle, Wooden Nickle, Penny Press, etc..) Maybe if you or a friend is having a yard sale, but don't expect too much for it even though it may very well be a very functional toilet. The planter is the easy way out. ;)
  4. oldanbo

    oldanbo New Member

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    thanks

    for the ideas, I'll give Habitat a call. I think the toilet meets code as it is a low flow.

    thanks again :)
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Sorry, I assumed it was an old high volume unit. If Habitat doesn't work out, then it might very well sell for a reasonable price, advertising as I mentioned in early post.
  6. oldanbo

    oldanbo New Member

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    thanks Gary

    for the idea. maybe I'll just place an ad in the freebies section of the paper.
    I'm not looking to get any money for it, I'd just like it to find a good home. :D
  7. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    FWIW, a friend here put an old toilet like that out on the curb, with a "FREE" sign on it. I stayed there for a couple of weeks. He then changed the sign to "$25" and a guy bought it that day.
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