Q.)What is a
A.)•There are two rim sizes in the world
that are considered STANDARD. The small one is called ROUND and the
large is called ELONGATED. The only other variant from this is the
height of the toilet. Most toilets are between 14 and 16 in. from
the ground. The other height that is available is called HANDICAP or
ADA compliant height. This height is mandatory for handicap toilets
in the U.S. (Mandated in the American Disabilities Act or ADA). The
height of this toilet is between 16 ½ in and 18 in.
Q. )What size is the MAXIMUS?
toilet is actually a new size that we are calling EXTRA-ELONGATED,
there a MAXIMUS toilet for handicap?
MAXIMUS toilet was designed with the 17 ½ in height mandated
by the ADA for handicap toilets. So for practical purposes it is a
can I install my MAXIMUS toilet?
A.)•It can be installed in new
constructions since it meets all the U.S. standards of operations
and water savings. Most importantly, it was designed to be a simple
replacement for existing toilets, both standard or handicap as long
as it has a 12 in. rough in (The 12 In rough in is standard in the
U.S. and other countries)
is rough in?
A.)•It is the distance from the back wall
(behind the toilet) to the discharge hole on the floor. (Aside from
the 12 in rough in standard in the U.S., there are 10 in. and 14
children and other people use it?
A.)•Yes, even though the seat is wider and
longer, the width of the central hole in the seat is 8 ½ in which is
the same as a normal toilet seat. Handicapped persons can also use
it, since it meets the ADA requirements for height.
will benefit most from the MAXIMUS toilet?
A.)•Most people with a BMI > 40.
Especially males, since it gives them 6 extra inches in the front,
than a normal elongated toilet. People with a handicap that requires
a stable wide toilet. People that are extra tall since the
MAXIMUS toilet provides a taller
toilet in height and also an extra long seat that combined can give
them an extra 9 inches.
can tall people benefit from the MAXIMUS toilet?
toilet has a taller bowl plus an EXTRA ELONGATED SEAT that
combined provide you 9 extra inches more than a normal elongated
toilet. This translates into comfort.
it available for restaurants, hotels or other public places
MAXIMUS toilet is available in two versions. One is for
residential use and the other is for commercial use. (Restaurants,
hotels, airports, hospital, universities, etc.)
is the difference between the residential and the commercial unit?
A.)•The first difference between the
residential and the commercial unit is the water supply. In the
residential unit the water comes from a ceramic tank included with
the toilet. In the commercial unit the water comes from a flush
valve (not included), that has no tank. The second difference is the
seat. In the residential version the seat has a closed front rim,
while the institutional seat comes with an open front rim.
institutions benefit from the MAXIMUS toilet?
A.)•Yes. Institutions can benefit from a
MAXIMUS toilet by providing their
patrons with more comfort and safety. After all, institutions like
hospitals, universities, public facilities, government offices etc.
are normally created to provide accessible facilities that would
enhance their services for their users. Specifically in restaurants
and airports appropriate restrooms are a MUST since some possible
users of their service avoid visiting such places if they feel they
will be uncomfortable or unable to use such facilities.
A.)•Body Mass Index (BMI) is a
mathematical calculation used to determine whether a patient is
overweight. BMI is calculated by dividing a person's body weight in
kilograms by their height in meters squared (weight [kg] height
[m]2) or by using the conversion with pounds (lbs) and inches (in)
squared as shown below.
Body Mass Index can be calculated using pounds and inches with this
equation BMI = (Weight in Pounds /((Height in inches) x (Height in
inches))) x 703
For example, a person who weighs 220 pounds and is 6 feet 3 inches
tall has a BMI of 27.5. ex. (220 lbs./((75 inches) x (75 inches))) x
703 = 27.5