April 20, 2018
We were holding our breath the entire week, tracking every shipment up close and seeing many of the packages getting delivered to our buyers day by day. Our partners at UPS did a fantastic job. We also started seeing major improvements in our parcel safety in transit after we completely revamped the packaging for this shipment. This packaging adjustment by our production facility team was made to minimize chances for anything to break. I will admit it slowed down the final stage of the manufacturing process and caused some delays, but boy what a relief it is to see the fragile cargo protected so much better. As one of our wonderful buyers said after receiving the product and having it installed, “it was well worth the wait.”
As the founder of this company, I cannot be happier to start seeing more and more positive feedback and images coming to us of the installations. We will be displaying them on our Reviews and Testimonials Gallery page. Thank you so much to you all who are sending the images of your Convenient Height Model S to share with the rest.
April 13, 2018
Today, Friday, we have the very final large pick up scheduled by the UPS carrier and 99.7% of Tall Toilet orders placed through today’s date will be fulfilled comprehensively. All of our amazing pre-order buyers were issued their Model S arrival estimation notices and tracking information via email. We are working on a few clarifications for remaining 0.03% of orders, such as getting the final documents prepared with the UPS teams for the ground shipments leaving to Canada. We wish all of the Model S packages safe travels to their new homes.
In this image: UPS trucks getting loaded with Convenient Height packages outside our shipping facility loading dock here in Holliston, Ma. We had a very busy week with our UPS partners in all-hands-on-deck efforts to ship out all of the pending orders this week. And we did it! Thank you UPS teams in Ashland Ma and Shrewsbury/Worcester Ma.
April 9, 2018
April 7, 2018
We are building a company from ground up. Every order is taking us closer to where we need to be… Thank you to so many of you who are placing the trust in what we are working to accomplish. Our goal is to ramp up production in the next few months where every order will be shipped out within 3-4 days after we receive them. The wait times to receive the Convenient Height Model S should start getting shorter and shorter starting in May 2018.
April 6, 2018
Dear David, it was a real pleasure to meet you at our humble offices today. Thank you for coming all the way from the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in New York to pick up your newly made Model S. We enjoyed talking to you and we will always remember the warm and friendly nickname you gave to Eddie. We will keep it to ourselves for now… Hope you had a nice trip back home. Thanks so much again.
April 5, 2018
A pallet shipping to a hardware store location in Pennsylvania. Pallet set up with 3 toilet bowls and 3 tanks.
April 4, 2018
The toilet bowl and tank are made at a type of factory known as a pottery. The pottery receives huge amounts of vitreous china in a liquid form called slurry slip. Our team first thins the slurry slip to a watery consistency. Then, they feed it through very fine screens in order to sieve out any impurities. The purified slip is thickened again, and pumped into storage tanks in preparation for use in casting. Next, the slip is carried through hoses and pumps into the casting shop. We fill plaster of molds with the slip. The molds are in the shape of the desired piece, except they are about 12% bigger, to allow for shrinkage. The team fills the molds completely with the slip, and let it sit for about an hour, then drain out any excess slip. This is recycled for later use. The clay sits in the mold for another few hours. The plaster absorbs water from the clay, and the clay dries to the point where the mold can be safely removed. At this point, the casting is semisolid, and is called greenware. We use hand tools and sponges to smooth the edges of the casting and to make holes for drains and fittings. The greenware castings are left to dry in the open air for several days. Then they are put into a dryer for 20 hours. The