Will A Dignity Lift Work With My Toilet?
Dignity Lifts work with almost all toilets.
Here is information about what toilets work with our toilet lifts.
Height: The height of the rim of the toilet needs to be between 14" to 18" with our DL1 and WL1 lifts. Our CL1 only works with an ADA height toilets (17"-18" rim height), and our BL1 requires a rim height of between 16"-18". If your toilet is higher than 18" you can use a DL1 lift and add furniture risers under the feet to make it taller.
Width of the toilet at the bowl: The width of the toilet is not usually a problem. Any toilet bowl that is less than 16 1/2" wide will fit inside the sides of all of our toilet lifts.
Toilets that have tanks with "front flair" may not fit: The shape of most toilets works great with all of our toilet lifts. Our lifts fit hundreds and hundreds of different toilet designs. It is rare to find a toilet that our lifts don't work with, but they do exist. Some modernist toilets have a tank that flairs forward. If that flair goes too far forward, the toilet won't fit any toilet lift. Here is a graphic to show you how to tell if our lift will work with your toilet.
Some Example Toilets
This is a standard style (two piece) toilet. All of our toilet lifts will work with it.
Note: During a recent visit to Home Depot, all 18 toilets they sold in the store were of this variety and our lift will work with all of them.
This toilet has plenty of room on either side of it, so a toilet lift will work very well here. Our DL1, WL1, and BL1 lifts are all just less than 24" wide, so they need some space on the side of your toilet lift. Our CL1 is slightly wider, but even it would work well in this bathroom.
While this toilet looks a little narrow, that isn't a problem. Narrow toilets work well for a toilet lift.
This toilet has a very vertical tank design, but it will work nicely.
Here is another standard size toilet. This one has a 18" rim height, which is tall, but it will still work with all of our lifts.
Look at this toilet. It is a wall-mounted toilet with an egg shape. We checked the manufacturer measurements on this toilet to make sure it would still fit inside the toilet lift and it will.
Notice the space between the toilet seat and the toilet's tank? Our DL1 lift needs a little bit of space there to work. This toilet will work great with all of our lifts. There is also plenty of space on both sides of this toilet so the lift will fit.
One area of concern when fitting your toilet lift is how cramped the location is. Out in nature there is plenty of room for a toilet lift. We suggest our DL1 for your camp toilet needs. It has a rechargeable battery so you don't need to plug it into a wall outlet.
This style of toilet is called a "one piece" design. This refers to the fact that the body of the toilet and the tank of the toilet are all one piece. Some shapes of one piece toilet interfere with our lift, but this one piece toilet had a tank that does not curve forward, so it will work nicely.
Our lift will fit here nicely. The toilet paper roll might end up in an inconvenient spot, and the windows nearby will have the whole town watching you do your business, but at least your Dignity Lifts will fit! Ha ha ha!
If you have a diamond encrusted commode and are looking for a dignity lift, I have good news. Our lifts will all fit this fancy toilet. You'll have to bedazzle it yourself though.
Our toilet lifts will fit this composting toilet too.
Our toilet lifts work well with all of those types of toilets.
Here is a one piece toilet that works nicely with our toilet lift. Note that the tank has a flat front, it does not curve forward at the outside ends. The flat tank leaves room for our lift.
This toilet has a special toilet seat, it is motorized. The motor sits behind the seat and will interfere with our lift. We are sorry, it likely won't work. Some toilets with motorized seats will work. If you have one, send us a picture and we'll take a look at it.
This toilet's tank has too much forward "flair". The corners that have been highlighted will interfere with the toilet lift.
Here is another example of a toilet with too much "flair" to work with any toilet lift.
Conclusion: Dignity Lifts brand toilet lifts work well with almost every toilet on the market, but there are some unusual toilets out there.
Next Step: Check this page to make sure a toilet lift will fit in your bathroom.