[Greenbuilding] toilet / sink combo

David Bergman bergman at cyberg.com
Fri Dec 9 17:50:45 PST 2011


I was excited about specifying one for a very small powder room, but 
found that there were two serious problems:

1. It's cold water only
2. The water runs only as the tank is filling. In other words, you 
can't just go in and wash your hands, let alone wash them in warm or hot water.

David Bergman  RA   LEED AP
DAVID BERGMAN ARCHITECT / FIRE & WATER LIGHTING + FURNITURE
architecture . interiors . ecodesign . lighting . furniture
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At 07:46 PM 12/9/2011, Dan Johnson wrote:
>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>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, <http://www.arkintilt.com>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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