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Make your own snow plow using a repurposed toilet

March 16, 2017

David Goldberg of Maryland took creativity and ingenuity to the next level when he built his own snow plow, complete with a porcelain throne for maximum comfort.

Snow removal can be a soul-crushing job. Use a shovel and you'll face hours of back-breaking labor just clearing the driveway. Use a snow blower and you'll annoy the entire neighborhood with your relentless noise pollution. David Goldberg of Maryland took creativity and ingenuity to the next level when he built his own snow plow, complete with a porcelain throne for maximum comfort.

According to Kate Storey from Popular Mechanics: "The commode sits on top of a motorized base with a plow and a salter. He created the invention, which he calls "Loo-cy," after getting tired of shoveling. Goldberg told WUSA-9 he's been using the contraption for a couple of years and hopes next year to add a heated seat to the John. You could say he's flush with good ideas."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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