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Old 07-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #15
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I'll assume you do not wish to replace the toilet. First thought would be the addition of a handrail to allow you to grab a wall to stand. A more Rube-Goldberg system would be to build a wooden foot peddle hinged to the floor to place pressure on the flush peddle.
Since I have a balance problem myself (one knee replacement and oppossing foot repair) the hand rail seems like a good idea. I added a hand rail to both sides of the exit door for balance.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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I use both the sit down method (Hand can reach the valve) and flush standing, but brace against a nearby doorjamb or wall.

Though the comment about the pedal being indexed is true, it would not be hard at all to make up a new pedal extension, the pedal on those ball type looks like a big plastic thing but inside is aboutg a quarter inch steel rod.

Would be very easy to bolt an extension onto the metal rod.
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When I started reading the thread I was going to suggest my method, but continued reading showed me I was not the only one...

When I lived alone and had to do my own cleaning, I found that "sitting down" saved me a a lot of cleaning.

Since most men don't appear to have to clean the bath rooms, I decided that I would put a sign in the bathroom stating that "This is a Sit-Down only toilet" just in case we had visitors. I haven't, as yet made the sign since we haven't had many visitors that need instructions.

If it was intended that we stand, they would have included urinals...

BTW, the reason that the toilet seat is hinged to go up is not so men don't have to sit; it's to be able to clean the bowl...
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The reason men are plumbed the way they are is for outdoor use only. Well, almost the only reason.
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As I have grown more senior I am more cognizant of the needs of those with problems because of physical limitations. My knees are giving me trouble and I have found that the higher toilet in my rig is more comfortable and easier to use than a household one because it is higher and just by chance when I replaced the toilet in the rig it had the side flush handle which is just fine. If I still had the foot pedal type I would get a stick or cane as someone else suggested and us it to push the pedal. Just my 2CW. Even now I carry a walking stick when the terrain is awkward.
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The standing rule in our motorhome is everyone sits down for all functions. Don't like to listen to a waterfall especially knowing my wife cleans that room and should not have to clean up the walls. You don't like our rules, pick a tree.
As I am the DW and the cleaner-upper, but not the law maker (in everything), the only rule that I can require is no standing in a moving motorhome..... Maybe I should make sure the motorhome co-owner (a/k/a DH) sees this thread -

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Drill a hole in the pedal and attach an extension below it, wood or metal, whatever you find easiest. Two holes would prevent it twisting?
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Drill a hole in the pedal and attach an extension below it, wood or metal, whatever you find easiest. Two holes would prevent it twisting?
May be a piece of rope through the 2 holes. Less stubbing of toes with a flexible extension.
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Wife used to be a professional housekeepter.

That is why I do the mopping in the bathroom, She's never cleaned it.
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Thanks - Good suggestions !

and understand - I got the seating rules clear

just the foot control that's a bother since it's up under the tall 'stool' ...

it's like it's too sensitive -
1/8th inch to run water, and another 1/8th inch and it's opening the valve...

spending more time on here typing about it and if I just looked closer may be able to adjust
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Mine was the same way when I got it. I put a small spacer on the cable between the end of it and the water valve to open it more before the flush door opened.
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...it's like it's too sensitive - 1/8th inch to run water, and another 1/8th inch and it's opening the valve...
Are you sure... all of my SeaLand commodes have the ability to pull-up to fill the bowl and then down to flush; have you tried that?
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No, I'm not sure
I've not tried pulling up on the foot control,
but then again I don't know if I have a sealand either

will try this weekend when I go by the storage facility... thanks for the suggestion...
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If it's a Thetford Model 31653, then no it won't work by pulling up. The model # is on the top left, behind the lids. The instructions are under the top lid.
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