Post by safetybruce on Aug 14, 2010 22:13:04 GMT -5
Hi, I have been looking for an old commode table to utilize in the closet of my '61 Compact. The top flips up revealing a wooden toilet seat, with a porcelain "chamber pot" below it. Very primitive, but functional. I found one today. It looks like a plain square end table and it fit nicely in the closet. I will anchor the legs either by screwing into the bottom of the legs through the floor or simple angle braces. I am posting the first photo in this thread.
Post by safetybruce on Aug 16, 2010 9:43:59 GMT -5
Hope my suggestion gets other Compact and Airflyte owners considering this alternative. I think I was lucky. I mentioned I had bought one like it back in 1971 (for $125), and was sorry I had given it to a friend because she thought it was "neat", and I wanted one for my little Compact. and asked the antique dealer if he would keep his eyes open for one, and he said "I have one"...I had missed it in his rambling group of connected buildings. Because I bought a vintage two-burner propane tabletop cooker, he sold mine to me for $20...I found the pot on a low shelf, and he "threw that in" for free, because I bought the two items from him.
I am having a problem with a porta potty Im putting behind a cabinate door in the closet above the curb side wheelwell..
If the toilet slides straight out and stays at that height it the seat is 25 inches off the floor and a normal seat is about 17. There is enough room to have a 7 0r 8 inch block ot some such device to put on the floor for a stoop but Id rather not have to do that.
I have been looking at popup stove assemblies that hindge down to the floor to close the roof but all that Ive seen would have the 2 outer links mounted outside on the cabinate frame and I dont wannt that.
I have gone thru the threads but didnt see anything that may adress my question
Post by safetybruce on Jun 6, 2012 11:11:49 GMT -5
joecamper, not sure this will either, but I noticed a camper with a front dinette from the early 50's that had a slide out pottie under the bench seat directly to the right of the door. It slid out the side so that if the door was closed I guess the user would have their back to the door...seemed just slightly lower than the height of the bench surface. Maybe you could configure something like that coming out of the front side of the curb side bench. Don't know if I save a pic or not, if I did I'll let you know.
Closed. In the photo it is already cut loose, closed it looks like I never touched it unless you look really really close.
Very simple. A shelf above it inside the cabinate still allows to put things on top and hide it. I was going to put it on drawer slides but I decided it will just slide in and out with felt attatched to the bottom and it will latch in with cabinate door latches.
I am from this point forward refering to this upgrade as "The Throne" with its corrisponding "pooper stoop"
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2012 9:27:08 GMT -5 by joecamper