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Old 10-31-2014, 12:04 PM   #15461
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ERD50 - I was sorely tempted by the models you mention that have the arrangement whereby you can lift them up in order to clean around the bolts that fix them to the porcelain. That feature, along with the slow-close idea, are two very worthy advances in seat design, IMO.

Tempting as the lit seat was, lights, wires and batteries all seemed like things that could reduce the long-term serviceability of what should, I think, be a simple yet well-designed product.

I'm not quite sure what possessed me to write this story late last night. Ideally, I would have like to have taken another few days to refine it, clean up the grammar, and incorporate a few new thoughts. However, as I sat here on my own at 3 o' clock in the morning, I really just wanted to get it out so that I could move on.

I did spend some time standing in aisle 53 at Home Depot staring at the seat with blue LED's and wondering what kind of person would purchase such a product? Never in my whole life have I been in a house that has an automatically lit toilet seat. This could either be because they don't sell very well, or perhaps there is a whole class of people who purchase them, the likes of which I rarely mingle with in the course of my daily life. What I'm trying to understand is, what kind of person purchases a toilet seat that has blue LED lights and takes 4 x AA batteries? Exactly what sort of person and furthermore - have I ever walked past one of these types on the street? What do they look like? Does the act of bathing their bottoms with blue light give them an overall vigor that the rest of us will never experience?

There are so many questions, and life is so brief
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LED-lighted toilet seat equals "frat house" chic in my mind.
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here's someone who found a use for the old toilet seats
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Major Tom, if it makes you feel any better I made exactly the same error regarding toilet seat size. Who knew that toilet seats came in two different shapes? Luckily Home Depot is used to this mistake, and they let me exchange my round seat for an oval one without blinking an eye.

I had no idea that the wooden toilet seats start looking crummy after a few years. I'll add that to my mental list of helpful things we learn on this forum.
Yes - Home Depot's return policy has helped me out on a number of occasions. It certainly is helpful when you're standing in the aisles, unsure of exactly what size of screw/nail/drill bit etc you need.

I think it takes many years for the basic wooden enameled seats to start looking particularly bad. I wouldn't be surprised if my seat had been in place since the current owner bought the house I'm living in, in around 1980. Given how cheap they are (around $6), they are a very viable option for those who don't want to spend more than the very minimum.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:17 PM   #15465
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Yep its tough to find a guy 6'4" tall that weighs about 150
Not hard for me to find a guy that tall and thin. I just have to look in a mirror. I'm 6'5" 173lbs. I was 10 lbs lighter a couple years ago. I have a cousin who's 16 years old and almost 6'8", 155lbs. It's not That uncommon.
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This must be my designated 'Lawyer Stuff' day. FedEx Overnight thinks so, anyway.

Filed another patent application. That's three this year, I think. It's a tweak of an older one, what's called a 'continuation application.'

I've got some other legal paperwork on a class action I'm involved with, and a check from antitrust litigation that should cover my beer budget for a little while.

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I can't access the recipe via the link. Would you PM it to me? I think DH would love it. 😍
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Nothing better than solid plastic white toilet seats to keep clean, by wiping down with Clorox.
I was wondering about that. I have always used some kind of disinfectant (I currently use Simple Green) to clean my toilets and toilet seats. However, this new plastic seat came with a note indicating that no cleaner other than warm soapy water should be used on it.

I rather like something a bit stronger than soap and water when it comes to cleaning my bathroom, so I assume it was just the standard notification to protect them from liability should someone decide to clean their new plastic toilet seat with tirewall cleaner, or engine degreaser
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I did spend some time standing in aisle 53 at Home Depot staring at the seat with blue LED's and wondering what kind of person would purchase such a product? Never in my whole life have I been in a house that has an automatically lit toilet seat. This could either be because they don't sell very well, or perhaps there is a whole class of people who purchase them, the likes of which I rarely mingle with in the course of my daily life. What I'm trying to understand is, what kind of person purchases a toilet seat that has blue LED lights and takes 4 x AA batteries? Exactly what sort of person and furthermore - have I ever walked past one of these types on the street? What do they look like? Does the act of bathing their bottoms with blue light give them an overall vigor that the rest of us will never experience?

There are so many questions, and life is so brief
I will admit to being intrigued by this product to the degree that I even looked it up. And you didn't mention that there is a heated model for the ultimate in toilet seat luxury! This addition would raise our standard of living to a new height.

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The LumaWarm heated nightlight toilet seat offers the luxury and comfort of a heated seat with the added convenience of a soothing illuminating LED nightlight. There's nothing more jarring than turning on the bathroom light in the middle of the night and sitting down on a freezing cold toilet seat. With the LumaWarm, you will be guided by the soft illuminating glow of the blue nightlight and comforted by the soothing heated seat, set to your personal temperature preference. With 3 temperature setting options (low-med-high), the LumaWarm is comfortable all year round. The elegant built in nightlight has a simple on/off button and LED light bulb that is energy efficient and long lasting. The LumaWarm heated nightlight toilet seat quickly and easily replaces any existing toilet seat and is adjustable for a perfect fit on any standard fixture. As with all Brondell toilet seats, the LumaWarm has a gentle closing seat and lid with superior style and quality you won't find anywhere else. The LumaWarm heated nightlight toilet seat is a must-have for every bathroom. Don't lose anymore sleep, get the LumaWarm today and start living in luxury and comfort.
  • Adjustable heated seat (3 temperature settings + off position)
  • Illuminating LED nightlight (blue color)
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  • Fits all standard toilet fixtures
  • Powered by standard GFI wall outlet
  • 1 Year limited warranty
Other than that, we went up to the courthouse and voted early. On the way back DW told me she wants to take ballroom dancing classes. The things I do for love.
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I didn't even know about the heated model Walt. That reminds me of the house I grew up in. We had 2 bathrooms. One of them was indoors and the other one, which contained just a toilet and sink (no shower or bathtub), was situated on the very outer edge of the house in an unheated room, and just a thin brick wall as separation from the outdoors. Access to it was via a glass conservatory on the side of the house. It was, in effect, a partially outdoor outhouse, and use of it in the winter months could be a cold and quite austere experience. My father liked to use this particular bathroom for his early morning trips. I'm not quite sure why, but perhaps he liked the meditational aspect inherent in being slightly more removed from the main part of the house. He was no stranger to hardy, plain living, being a child of the depression and a WW2 vet, but the one small luxury he did allow himself was an infra-red heatbulb instead of the regular incandescent type, screwed into the socket hanging from the ceiling directly over the toilet.

Sitting on a cold seat in that chilly room on a winter morning, but under the warm heat of the infra-red bulb was a strangely invigorating experience. These molly-coddled kids nowadays? They'll never know such pleasures!

My father would consider a heated toilet seat overkill but secretly, I think he'd be curious!
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I'll bet it was invigorating. Yeow!

After giving it due thought and consideration I think we'll pass on the heated toilet seat. There's something that doesn't "sit right" with the potential mixture of water and electricity, GFI outlet notwithstanding. Besides, DW said no.
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I will admit to being intrigued by this product to the degree that I even looked it up. And you didn't mention that there is a heated model for the ultimate in toilet seat luxury! This addition would raise our standard of living to a new height.

Brondell Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat Round White-L60-RW at The Home Depot

I was wondering what could be so interesting inside a toilet bowl that it required illumination. But it looks like people love it, so it must serve a need!
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I was wondering what could be so interesting inside a toilet bowl that it required illumination.
Perhaps it improves accuracy enough so that guys don't need to lift the seat! Maybe I should put this on my christmas list.

On another note, I saw this on the front page of the paper outside of Sprouts. I don't know how many grams you need for a joint, but it sounds like a really expensive hobby.
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After all of the talk that the flu is worse than ebola, I went to Walgreens and got a flu shot. Also got my glasses fixed at the eye dr, and picked up a chain saw sharpening kit on the way home.
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WooooooOOOOOoooooooo....Happy Halloween!

I'm home tonight, looking for classic old B horror movies to watch. All of the "Halloween" movies are clogging up the usual old movie channels, so I settled for the 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead". "House of Wax" with Vincent Price is scheduled to be on later, so I'll record it on my DVR.
I miss the classic Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy and Wolfman movies that were shown for years on Halloween night.

No trick or treaters came by tonight. I live on a high speed road so no surprise there. Mr B is gearing up for the day after Halloween candy sales tomorrow. He plans to hit the stores early to get the best leftover goodies.
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I'll bet it was invigorating. Yeow!

After giving it due thought and consideration I think we'll pass on the heated toilet seat. There's something that doesn't "sit right" with the potential mixture of water and electricity, GFI outlet notwithstanding. Besides, DW said no.

Sounds like a great idea for our truck camper, though. We don't use a lot of heat at night, preferring to cuddle under the quilts.

Saw a toilet seat at Menards with a computer display. Never figured out exactly what it did....

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We went to a Halloween party last night . I went as a nurse( I knew I saved those scrubs for something ) & Gary went as my patient . I had him all bandaged up including scars ,fake blood ,& a sling . It was a fun time !
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Sad day. Had the pontoon boat hauled from the lake to my driveway. Power washed it and put it in the garage for the winter.
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