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Can we talk toilet paper holders?

Posted by duchamp (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 21, 10 at 9:45

What does everyone have or prefer? closed/spring, open sided (the kind where you can just slip the roll over a bar), or one of those pedestal things that you can move around wherever?

I'm looking on Amazon and who ever knew how many choices and styles there were!

p.s. Personally I'm leaning toward the open kind that you slip the roll onto... just seems so easy on/off... and I realize I really dislike the traditional spring types!

Here is a link that might be useful: Open toilet paper holder


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RE: Can we talk toilet paper holders?

i have an open sided one in my other bathroom and will be getting the same thing for the bathromm i'm doing now. like it much better and it's easier to change rolls.


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Cool! Which one are you getting?


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I'm making the same decision for my master bath remodel and I'm also leaning towards the open sided one. I'll be interested to see what other people have to say.


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I have an open sided one in our bathroom and the roll often slides off. I just got the Kohler Stillness holder for our second bathroom because the roll slides on vertically.


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restoration hardware open end, with open side away from toilet so when you pull, it doesn't pull off the bar ;-)

definitely prefer it to the spring one

Here is a link that might be useful: toilet paper holder RH


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i have the cutest stand up holder in the shape of a lighthouse!!

Here is a link that might be useful: mens boots


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Open sided it is here too. With a twist. I chose one with curly legs...

Here is a link that might be useful: Curly-Q Roll Holder


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Definitely a vote for the open holder, also called European style, sometimes. I think it may have saved my marriage! It is so easy, now DH doesn't neglect to replace the expended roll.

Here is a link that might be useful: Google images of European toilet paper holders


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I bought a tall, chrome, free-standing open-sided toilet paper holder because I didn't want to drill anymore holes in the wall since there is a knee wall to one side of the toilet and a wall to the other. Works great for us.


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Open-sided Euro-style. Had it before; works great now.


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I have all three types in my home. I hate the pedestal thing that moves around, because, well, it gets moved around. Someone (not to point any fingers at a certain someone in the house with really long arms) likes to move it way far away from the toilet which is really inconvenient for everyone else. I'm used to the closed spring type and it works fine. My master bathroom has the open type and I love it. It's so easy to change out the roll. As a result, I don't seem to be the only person in the house willing to change out the roll (otherwise the toilet paper just gets set on the nearest vanity surface and the empty roll left on the spring-loaded holder).


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I like the tower kind, mostly because is doesn't require any holes drilled, but partly because there is always a backup supply in the base and it's visible long before it runs out. Hard to miss even.

I have 2 built in ones in older cabinets that were mutilated by a worker without a level. Crooked built-ins are a daily insult. (And every time I write something like that I wonder how I would cope with real trouble!)


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I like the recessed ones at least for smaller rooms since that way the roll is less intrusive on space. But the one where I live now is a bit too small, and some of the new double- and triple-length tissue rolls don't roll freely until the first 10% is used.

If recessed built-ins are crooked, as long as it isn't *way* off kilter, the flanges are usually large enough to allow for removal and reinstallation after filling one of the old holes and redrilling a new one.


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regarding the open-ended ones...get one where the opened end is curved a bit so the roll doesnt slide off so easily. i saw ones that were just straight, and yeah, i think that would be a pia!


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Pepperidgefarm, the RH one looks like the open flat end is a screw-off/on piece? The tp roll can't be slipped on and off without removing that end piece, correct? (Other than that, it's a very nice looking holder!)


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no- it's just like a slip-stop. the roll just slips right on and off over the end which is much smaller than the inside of the roll. this way when you tug on the paper, it doesn't just slide off.
In any event, it works well!


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I love my euro's. BTW, TJMaxx has some that look very similar to RH and at a much better price.


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Although we have 5 Ginger Hotelier towel hooks (related to your Ginger photo above), we went with the Manhattan toilet paper holder with a sharper angle. Very happy with it.


Manhattan roller


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I have the open sided and love it. I remember worrying about the tp falling off--never has.


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Open-sided here as well. LOVE them...

Just be sure you get one that is meant for horizontal installation. It will have some type of cap or return on the open side that keeps the roll on. It's smaller than the tube inner diameter, so the tube just slips over it, but when the TP roll is resting on the bar, there's enough of a cap/lip/return to keep it from slipping off. By contrast, the ones meant for VERTICAL installation have no cap at all. If you mounted that sideways the tp would indeed slip off.


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Mine is horizontal, has no lip, and it doesn't fall off. Just make sure you install it so that when you pull on the TP, you are pulling in the direction of the closed rather than open end of the holder.


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I have a question for all of you owners of open-ended toilet paper holders: does the arm that holds the roll work its way loose all the time?

I renovated a bathroom last fall and installed a Rohl Country Bath open arm toilet paper holder. Every couple of months, the arm works its way loose and falls off. After having to reattach it several times, Rohl replaced it under warranty. The new one was very tight when first installed, but I could tell it was loosening up over time, and it fell off last night. The salesperson says she's never had this problem with Rohl before. It's really a pain to reattach the arm, and it's unacceptable to me that I would have to with such a supposedly high quality product. Would love to hear whether any of you have had similar problems. Right now I am wishing I had gone with the old standby spring-loaded toilet paper holder.

Thanks for your feedback!


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i'll never get those spring load things again. i prefer open sided, mounted away from whatever direction you pull the paper.


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I ended up getting an open-sided toilet paper holder that is also on a pedestal, so I can place it wherever, AND not drill another hole into my new bathroom. It's shiny polished chrome and I LOVE IT! Got it on Amazon:

Here is a link that might be useful: open-ended tp holder/pedestal


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We're going to get a double post pivoting holder. Much easier to change the roll, but don't have to worry about it falling off.

Jo Ann


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Thanks for responses, but maybe my question was not clear. We are not having a problem keeping the actual roll of TP on the holder, it's the arm that the roll goes on that keeps coming off the wall bracket. There is a set screw inside the bracket to hold the arm on the bracket, and we keep having to take the wall bracket off the wall, take the wall bracket apart, reattach the arm, tighten the set screw way down inside the wall bracket, then reattach the wall bracket to the wall. It holds for a short while but then I can tell that it's coming loose again. My contractor says they all do this, but it doesn't seem right to me, especially considering what I paid for Rohl quality (or not?). Anyone else having this problem?


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Freshman,

I read your post to my hubby and he says there is a product to keep screws tight (name escapes us), however, the product is a liquid where you coat the thread of a screw and tighten as normal.

There are two types: green and red. Green to keep normal screws such as your set screw tight, and red for high torque bolts used in automobile engines and such like, which you certainly do not need for a toilet paper holder.

Go to any hardware store and tell them what you need. They should be able to help you.

Hope this helps.


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Daisy zone5: thanks so much for that information! I will definitely check it out at my neighborhood hardware store. I appreciate your help!


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we just installed a holder that that looks like a spring loaded except works like parking gate arm that piviots to raise and lower. Hopefully easy load paper like open designs but less likely for the paper to accidentally fall off. the product is from moen (iso).


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Here's something new:

Kohler Kelston, not sure if a pivoting arm would make it easier to change rolls, but it's inventive.


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So that can be upright or horizontal depending on what you prefer?


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freshman and daisy zone5

I believe what you are thinking of is called loctite...


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Pivoting! We had them in our old house, and we loved them. They are easy to change--just lift the arm, and I like the look better than the open ones. Moen and Delta make a bunch of nice looking ones.


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I have a single bar open-ended toilet paper holder and it works perfectly. Just think about where you want to position it on the wall so you can grab the paper properly.


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Ugh...wish I would have read this thread this am. I just went out and bought TP holders for our new house and got the standard spring loaded, dh already installed them. Have second thoughts, esp about ds' bathroom, he could have changed the TP by himself with the open ended. Oh well they can be changed out down the road if needed, just a little spackle and touch up paint! Patty


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I vote for open ended too...they're so much easier!

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I like the idea of the slip over the end type of holder. I'm just afraid my cats would discover a nifty new toy when then managed to knock the roll off.

As it is with the spring kind I have to make sure I put the roll on the right way. If the cats can hit it and it unrolls paper all over the floor then they have a grand old time.


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Thank goodness my cat hasn't figured that out! It's bad enough she pulled all the ends off the door stops. We had to replace them all with ones with hard plastic ends instead of the rubberized ones that were fun to chew and bat under the fridge....hehe


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I prefer closed. I used Smedbo with a lid, and prefer it to open. The open one slips out sometimes and gets in the way, but the one with the lid looks sleek and hides the toilet paper which gives it a clean look.


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I have a small dresser that sits against the wall opposite the toilet (in easy reach) and bought a tray that sits on the dresser. The tray holds three full rolls of TP, and that's where the TP is kept. I like it a lot.

The other baths still have the spring-loaded holders that came with the house and I have to say I hate them. Definitely prefer an open one to spring-load. But my favorite is still just putting the rolls in a nice tray.


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They are about $10 bucks at tj maxx, marshalls etc. I got all mine there.


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Calling all cat custodians.....you can buy t.p. holders with a flap over the top of the t.p.. Ugly but saves hundreds of dollars a year in shredded paper. Mine is white plastic, ugliest thing I've ever seen but I know I saw a "nice" one somewhere in my travels and have since lost it. Should have bookmarked it but at the time I thought "Everybody" made one. Not so. BTW spray paint can hide ugly things like that.

I saw an Old Fashioned kind on eBay that I would really like to have - Until I added the shipping to the price. It wasn't even the spring loaded. If you're old enough you might remember the wooden spindle with holes in each end for the metal frame to fit. That's the one I wanted. Guess I will get by with what I have. I can't believe the price of toilet paper holders! Unreal! And the one I saw on eBay was not one of those $100+ variety.


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I've seen the open ended ones installed at a 45 degree angle, which looks fine to me and makes it even less likely that the roll will come off.

I've been told that the open ended ones and little children can be a bad combination, regardless of how they're mounted.

We're redoing two bathrooms. I use the master bath and will happily install an open ended one. My husband uses the hall bath and only likes the closed, spring loaded ones, just his aesthetic preference. So my latest task has been trying to find a closed ended tp holder that goes with the very modern look in his bathroom, blends well with the specific look of the American Standard Green Tea faucets we're using, comes in a finish that blends with the brushed stainless finish he picked and costs less than $100 (because I just cannot bring myself to even consider paying 3 figures for a tp holder and think I think the numbers close to that are ridiculous, too, but I've got to give myself some manuevering room here). Frankly, he's lucky he's cute. Contemporary style bathroom accessories run much more to the one sided than the two for tp holders. Who knew?


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I mounted a horizontal TP holder vertically for space reasons. Problem is, the TP rolls awkwardly dangle at an angle off the TP holder. The TP holder uses a compression spring spindle rod.

Is there such a thing as a replacement vertical tp spindle rod that either has a bottom plate to hold the tp roll flat on the rod, or that expands to the size of the to roll to grip it in a more proper vertical alignment?


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Your have awakened a thread that is over four years old. I think you will have more luck beginning a new one asking about a vertical TP holder. Things that are that old sometimes are no longer available.

-Babka


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I just mounted my open-ended one vertically -works great.


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Freshman, I have one in the downstairs bath that does that. My first fix was to flip it around so the open end was at the other side. This kept the screw from working loose, but you had to be careful not to pull the roll off. Then I changed it back the other way, with a squirt of Loctite on the screw and it's been good ever since :)


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