Talk:Australians need bigger toilets

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Possible images to use in article[edit]

Here are some images that we may consider using in the article:

Bonfire Lounge.jpg Decorative toilet seat.jpg Toilet 370x580.jpg

Charles Mellin zugeschr - Porträt eines Herrn - Gemäldegalerie Berlin.jpg

Merged some stuff and gave it a clean[edit]

I merged a little from the other toilet article into this one and removed some content that was unsourced or a little rough around the edges.

The organisation say toilet seats are no longer able to handle our weight.

That isnt strictly true.

It's expected the new standard will cater for a 150 kg person – of which there are more and more every day. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show

Nothing shows there are more and more "large" people everyday, the number of overweight/obese people has risen but I dont think this was suitable.

Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 08:02, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

I never met someone breaking toilet under her (his) weight ... Is this serious ? Anyway more a food problem (too much salt, dope usage with beef,...) Jacques Divol 10:07, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
One of the articles on had a talk with a toilet salesperson who said she had heard of it happening, that's alarming - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 21:00, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Are the units correct?[edit]

The ideal weight for someone who is 1.75 m tall is ~68 kg - a fare bit more than the 45 kg that the toilet seat can take. Are the units correct?

So it seems[edit]

The sources indicate that the toilets will have to be strengthened to hold 150 kg (up from 45 kg)... [ Hefty Aussies flush out dunny review - ABC Online] "General manager of standards development Colin Blair says toilets are currently required to meet a rigidity test of 45 kilograms - which accommodates most people's weight in a seated position."

so some of the weight is supported by the legs? 18:16, 17 November 2006 (UTC)