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Two-piece have a separate tank and bowl bolted together.
The original siphon flush toilet had a separate tank and bowl.
In the Japanese house, the bath and toilet are often in separate rooms — preferably on opposite sides of the house — with the toilet located as far from other household activity as possible.
If space permits, a separate wing or even a separate building is preferred.
Want to find out if junior is smoking cigarettes, or if grandpa has been at the candy again, buy one of these tattle-tale toilets.
he can, the throne, the head, the john, the privy, the WC, the crapper, the lav, the loo, the potty, the commode, the oval office — whatever your favorite euphemism, what you mean is, plain and simply, the toilet.
Since it is an integrated unit, there is no space between the tank and bowl of a one-piece unit where a leak can occur (very rarely) or unsanitary liquids can collect, so this type of toilet is easier to keep clean. They are more expensive to buy and more expensive to install.
Expect to pay at least double for a wall-mount toilet, and at least double for the installation.
The current state of the art is the Washlet®, a creation of Toto, Ltd., Japan's largest toilet manufacturer.
The first (English) patent for the modern flushing siphon toilet was issued to Alexander Cummings, a London watch maker, in 1775.