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    I have this toilet bowl that I would like to use in a small space in our new house. I am wondering how it would have originally been mounted and attached to the plumbing. Also any advice on what this is called so I can Google it to try and find some authentic pictures of how it would have looked and been used.

    http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/y...3/100_0772.jpg

    http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/y...3/100_0771.jpg

    http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/y...3/100_0769.jpg

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    While an old, multi-gallon per flush toilet can stay in it's original position, and could be repaired, it is against the regulations to install it in a new location. 1.6g and soon probably less is required. While you might find bits to install it, you really shouldn't. I'm guessing, but West Virginia may not enforce regulations, they are still there.
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    I agree, also it doesn't have a trap and wouldn't be up to any current code. How bout an interesting planter in the yard lol.

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    Well, I'em on medicare, and I never saw anything like it. There are a couple of guys older and more experienced than me that may help. I don't know what the second inlet is for...possibly either a vent or rim flush connection. The flush inlet on the rear probably accepts a conventional flush elbow from a wall mount tank. Both of those are still around, but hard to find. One of the old timers would have to tell us how that connects to some kind of waste elbow and trap. It probably needs 7 gallons to flush, so I just see it as a planter!

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    OK, time to tell us this is a joke! You surely aren't serious about trying to install such an antiquated piece of junk in your home. This thing is about as close to an outhouse fixture as you could get.

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    Are you sure it's a toilet bowl? Where is the seat for it?
    Or do you just "hover" over it?

    Are you sure that's not installed for a dental office for spitting?

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    IT is either a "dry hopper" toilet which would have been installed over a "P" trap under the floor, (although most of them were cast iron), or it is a toilet from a recreational vehicle, which used a "kick starter" to open a valve under the bowl and start the flushing.

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    It looks like it has a crack on the front, I would deep six it.

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    i love the toilet
    the brass fitting is wall hung tank connection
    the one to the left is a vent
    you can put it on a CI 4'' footed p-trap
    you wont be to happy with the cleaning end of it though
    i love old toilets
    oh yea its not a toilet its a bed pan washer

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    I have a toilet similar to this one and it works great - clears the bowl with a lot less water than 1.5g since the tank is mount high above the toilet. The port on the side of the bowl is used for the sink drain, it is supposed to mounted directly to a cast iron trap with a metal cage type of clamp system.

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    I think this is the bowl for a squat toilet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sq...-with-tank.jpg

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