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How to Buy and Install Your Own Squat Toilet in Your Home

People ask me from time to time, "How can I install a squat toilet in my home?" These might be people who have recently moved to the U.S. Once in a while it's someone like a U.S. Air Force veteran who was stationed at Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey and came to prefer squatting. Sometimes it's someone squatting for health reasons. You can purchase squat toilets in the U.S. The difficult part is getting them installed and, in some places, getting the installation approved through health or building safety inspections. A few alternatives or workarounds are available. Here is everything I have been able to find on the topic.

If you want to have a squat toilet in your home or office, there are three possible solutions:

  1. Buy and install a squat toilet.
  2. Buy and use a portable squat toilet.
  3. Buy or build an elevated squatting platform contraption. Try not to fall off of it and hurt yourself.

Read more about installing your own squat toilet, including U.S. squat toilet regulations »

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Lower-cost French hotels, the far more interesting ones where you meet and talk with the owners, sometimes have en suite rooms (with their own toilets) but they frequently feature a toilette au couloir, a toilet down the hall as seen above.

The shower may be down the hall, or even on a different floor. Go to the front desk and get the shower key, and make sure to return it when you're finished!

I have an extensive collection of French toilets, including pissior publics, brasserie toilets, the Paris sewers, on board the high-speed French trains, and the automated public toilets invented in France years ago and only recently appearing in the U.S.,
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Bob Cromwell seated on the ancient public toilets in Ephesus.

Who is the Toilet Guru? Is he obsessed? What is it like to be the Toilet Guru? How did Yahoo describe him? Why does this site exist?

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