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CMHC: Buying A Water-Efficient Toilet
CMHC provides advice and tips on what to look for when buying a toilet, with an overview of types, water savings, components, and installation. (PDF)

JLDR.com: Outhouses Of America Tour
JLDR.com provides these Official Outhouses of America pictures, articles and stuff on the outdoor biffy.

Mother Earth News: Overview Of Composting Toilets
Mother Earth News article provides an overview of composting toilets that are a world away from the odoriferous outhouses of yesteryear, and they can save money, extend the life of a septic system, and help protect water quality.

P&M: High Efficiency Toilets & Testing
Plumbing & Mechanical magazine describes toilet technology in the 21st century, with an overview of the testing of high efficiency toilets.

P&M: Men That Made The Water Closet
Plumbing & Mechanical magazine describes origins and history of toilets and those who made them.

Plumbing & HVAC: History Of Todays Low Flush Toilets
Plumbing & HVAC says few plumbers who were in the business 15 years ago will forget the problems when low flush (six-litre) toilets were introduced in this country. The problems got so bad that people were going out of their way to buy the older 13-litre models. New designs and test procedures have largely put an end to those issues. Since the early 2000s, the industry figured it out. They figured out how to design the shape of the bowl, the trapway, the tank and how the water moved through the system in order to remove the waste and get it transported down the drain line much more efficiently.

Plumbing Supply: Global History Of Toilets
Plumbing Supply describes the history of different types of toilets and their evolution around the world.
Information Sources

World Toilet Organization: Resource Site On Toilets
World Toilet Organization has sanitation and toilet links, communication resources, publications, inventors, glossary, and more.
Issues & Performance

BC Gov: New BC Code Requirement For High Efficiency Toilets
The new BC Building Code standards for high-efficiency plumbing fixtures is in effect as of October 3, 2011. The new high-efficiency toilets (HETs) or dual-flush toilets will be required in new residential buildings or when renovations involving plumbing fixtures occur, and whenever urinals are installed, new high-efficiency urinals (HEUs) will be required.

CMHC: Water Efficient Toilets Able To Carry Waste Through Drains
CMHC study assessed the ability of water-efficient toilets to transport waste through drainlines and into the sewer, and found that the drainline carry provided by the current generation of water-efficient toilets is more than sufficient to meet the needs of residential applications. 2007 (PDF)

GBA: Does Composting Toilet Stink Up Your House?
Green Building Advisor says a properly installed composting toilet does not smell.

PHCP Pros: Understanding Water Efficient Toilets
Plumbing & Hydronic Contractor magazine describes how toilet water-efficiency standards, testing and certification programs have continued to evolve.

BC Gov: Manual Of Composting Toilet & Greywater Practice
BC Ministry of Health online Manual of Composting Toilet and Greywater Practice provides a comprehensive set of provisions that support the design, installation and maintenance of composting toilet-based sewerage systems. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: How To Install A New Toilet
Fine Homebuilding online video provides tips for installing a toilet that won't leak, rock, or rust.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Replace A Toilet
Fine Homebuilding online video provides a step-by-step guide to removing your old toilet and installing a new one.

Home Energy: Which Low Flow Toilet Is Right For You?
Home Energy says with over 1,000 models of low flow toilets on the market today, picking the right one for your client can be challenging. They suggest you consider the following questions in selecting the appropriate one for your project.

JLC: Venting A Basement Toilet
Journal of Light Construction describes how to install drainpipe venting for a basement toilet. (PDF) Free Registration Required

Old House Web: Fixing Toilet Problems
Old House Web describes common problems that can develop in toilets and how to fix them.

Ron Hazelton: How To Replace A Toilet
Ron Hazelton describes how to remove and replace a toilet, with step-by-step instructions, tips, materials, and tools lists.
Product Supply

Builder Magazine: New Advances In Water-Saving Toilets
Builder magazine online slide show describes new high-performance units that save even more water than the 1.6-gallon-per-flush toilet.
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