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    high toilet sought

    The standard elongated toilet bowl height seems to be 16.5'' which is too low for me for transfers. The seat risers I have investigated do not seem stable enough to support my side-to-side transfers, which creates a lot of torque. Also, they are often not padded which I require. Does anyone know of a toilet with a 19'' high bowl? (Note, many of the online sources that say they have this are inaccurate). Or some other secure solution.

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    Senior Member lynnifer's Avatar
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    Trying searching using 'elongated' toilet. Eljer makes 'em ... I have one. Looks like Home Depot carries them in the US.

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    Koehler calls theirs "Comfort Height toilets" (from their website):

    Comfort Height toilets, approximately 2 inches taller than traditional toilets, make sitting down and standing up easier. Toilets that measure between 17 and 19 inches in height from the floor to the top of the seat are considered Comfort Height toilets, whereas traditional toilets measure below 17 inches in height. Many Comfort Height toilets are also ADA-compliant when installed per the applicable guidelines.

    Keep in mind that a bowl rim height of 19" make make it impossible to put many rolling shower/commodes over the toilet, and if you need a raised toilet seat to easily reach and access your perianal area for bowel care, you will be way up in the air (and often an uphill transfer) if you use this on a high toilet.

    Do a Google search using the term "ADA toilet" for more resources.

    If you are doing a complete bathroom remodel or custom building, consider a wall-mounted toilet. You can put this at any height you want as long as it is plumbed properly, and there is sufficient wall studding to support it.

    You can also consider a toilet riser, which goes between the floor and the base of your toilet, raising the entire toilet up:


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    I have a raised toilet but its not like the regular risers. Mine is a 4 inch tall pedestal the sets on the floor and then the toilet bolts to it. It takes away the whole handicapped look and is very easy to install. Here is a link to a similar one. It's a bit expensive but I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    Koehler calls theirs "Comfort Height toilets" (from their website):

    Keep in mind that a bowl rim height of 19" make make it impossible to put many rolling shower/commodes over the toilet (and often an uphill transfer)
    Well the problem is that with the lower height the transfer to the wheelchair is a bit uphill, and since the wheelchair is kind of unsteady I think I would be easier to go uphill from the wheelchair than to the wheelchair. For architectural reasons putting in a riser is going to be difficult. Actually a lot of the risers look to me like they increase the footprint making transfers harder since its harder to get the wheels of the chair close to the bowl.

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    Direct from the ADA (Note: Water Closet is the construction industry's technical name for toilet):

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    [SIZE=14px]Hi Chasmengr,

    I have the elongated "Standard" ADA toilet or "Water Closet", but I found that the toilet seat made the most difference. At Lowe's and Home Depot, you can find the "French" toilet seat with the slit in the front. After using this one, I found I didn't need a padded seat (very hot) anymore as this one is raised in back and the sides are tapered in which is very comfortable. My wife, an AB, used mine and wanted one in her bathroom; so they feel good to AB's also.

    Good luck and I hope this helps.

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