Do YOU have a spare toilet?

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We do. After a very large guest left we noticed the toilet in that bathroom had a crack (oh, stop laughing) so as a preemptive strike we bought a replacement today just in case it gets worse.

Will need some downtime to get that fixed. Maybe next week. Hoping all guests in that room this weekend are relatives of Twiggy.

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We replaced 12 of our 17 toilets last year. Does that count?

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Not a full toilet, but we stock a spare toilet seat.  Two broken in 5 years.  We are pretty close to a home improvement store.

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You mean can we spare a square? As if we have one lying around functional as a replacement? Uh no, we have Lowe's for that.

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Spare toilet is a good idea. Years ago we had a very large couple here and yes the toilet cracked at the bottom. Ran to Lowe's and they still had this model that matches the pedestal sink. Now I think I should have bought two. Toilet is fine so far .... but..... 

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I can a skinny guy drop his cologne bottle in the toilet and did not tell us he had broke the toilet a lovely long crack. But the smell of his cologne was awful.  Found some glass in the bowl and the rest of the  glass was in the garbage. 

Now we have a lovely toilet high and one that saves on flushing a lot of water.

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I have a spare shower fitting (pipes, controls, shower head, wall fittings, the lot) in the garage, and lucky I did too.

Last week someone managed to break the shower head off, so I had to replace it that day as others checking in.

The reason I have it is that when we did the red room up this year the local DIY store had these overhead shower sets but they only had two left, I wanted one for the red room but I bought both so I have the other for when we do the last room re-fit next winter.

Downtime is an issue to replace things this time of year though, we're now fully booked to well into August, if something gets broken I've no spare capacity.

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Actually, we do have a spare toilet in the garage. Like Jon, it's been in there a long time, but ready to go if we need it. I wish I had bought the taller kind though. The years that have passed and I've gotten older, I definitely can now see the advantage of a taller toilet.

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We bought an extra when we bought the house. Saved it just for when we finished renovating the basement. Went to put it in... after 7 years in storage and the damn plumber roughed in too close for the 12" rough in and had to go out and buy a 10" rough in toilet. So I have one for sale, if you want it. Comes with wax ring and toilet seat, too.

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Lowe's was so much closer! Eye-wink

 

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It's a 7 year old toilet! We put it up for sale. Some idiot asked if it was comfort height and came with a plush toilet seat....

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We had to get the same model we have in that spot. It's one of those 'tucked in the corner' type bathrooms. Actually, it's under the front stairs so it's got to fit exactly where it is. No elongated seats, no 16" height. (And no padded seat! Eww. Those get so nasty so quickly.)

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I like the plastic ones that have clips at the back so you can remove it and a system that prevents it from crashing down, instead it lowes the seat gently. Now, if I could only afford that itouchless that actually lowers the seat (and cover) automatically. But I could sell these after people try them.

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