[Greenbuilding] toilet / sink combo

Dan Johnson dan at arkintilt.com
Fri Dec 9 16:46:14 PST 2011

I used one in Japan, not sure of the brand. Toilet works like normal, and handwashing: small sink, so be careful not to splash; the toilet refill is ~1.28 gpf and this was more than I needed to wash my hands, so the water just kept running after handwashing, which took getting used to.  Also the issue of where you hang the handtowel.  And there is a little more reaching than at a typical sink, since you are reaching over the toilet bowl.

We specified the Caroma Smart sink-over-toilet for a compact powder room in Palo Alto, CA. http://www.caromausa.com/products/index/cu_products39.php  The owner was on-board for the water savings, but also called it the "prison toilet".  I used the sink there; works great, same as Japanese version.  With U.S. code clearances to either side of toilet, you can stand on the side and not reach as far.

The distributor is located somewhere here in the Bay Area, Northern California.

Dan Johnson
Arkin Tilt Architects   
Ecological Planning & Design
1101 Eighth Street, Suite #180, Berkeley California 94710
510.528.9830 x 4, www.arkintilt.com

On Dec 9, 2011, at 4:28 PM, Kat wrote:

> I've only seen one once, too.  I didn't use it.
> -Kat
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