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Daniel GarvinBy Daniel Garvin
First created
Daniel GarvinBy Daniel Garvin
First created
$10,181
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
191
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 5 2015 12:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

                            Look who's talking about the Main Drain!

The Main Drain is an adjustable, lightweight urinal that attaches directly to the bowl of your toilet. It solves all your problems about the traditional toilet set-up, but without having the need to install a wall mounted urinal and forcing you to fork out more than $600.00!

          Why?

I hear your question; let me answer your question with a few questions of my own –

  • Ladies, how many times have you had to put the toilet seat down after a guy uses it?
  • How many times have you sat on the toilet seat and experienced an unexpected damp feeling?
  • How many times have you had to clean the top of the bowl, behind the toilet seat, the floor, and surrounding areas due to a poor aim job?

These questions are solved with the Main Drain. Read on to see how…

          Features and Benefits

The Main Drain is Designed to Reduce Splash
The Main Drain is Designed to Reduce Splash
  • No permanent installation necessary
  • Installs and removes in seconds
  • Hands free use
  • You can sit on the toilet without needing to remove the Main Drain
  • Designed to reduce splashing (makes bathroom and surrounding area more sanitary)
  • Made from lightweight, high quality, hydrophobic materials
  • Minimal cleaning required
  • Designed to adjust to any height – from small children to adults
  • Great for potty-training toddlers
  • Designed to adjust to any angle - works great in the “morning” :)
  • Does not damage or scratch the toilet bowl
  • Versatile - can connect to either side of the bowl
  • Main Drain can be adjusted out of the way for when the man of the house is gone

          How it Works

Liquid flows from the Main Drain head, down the hose, through the toilet bowl clip, and into the bowl! All of this without having to lift the seat!

          Installation

Simply press the Main Drain Clip over the top of the toilet seat until you feel the clip spring into place under the lip of the bowl. That’s it. It’s now ready for use!

          Care and Cleaning

As often as the home toilet is cleaned, the Main Drain follows suit. All that’s needed is a few sprays of your favorite bathroom cleaning product into the head of the Main Drain and gravity will do the rest! No scrubbing, detaching, or flushing is required. Once the cleaner is applied, gravity pulls the liquid from the head down into the hose, and out the clip drain cleaning the entire way down. No disassembly or removing from the toilet bowl is required. This process is recommended once a week, but can be repeated as often as desired.

          Rewards

          Stretch Goal

What's better than the Main Drain? A Main Drain that lights up! If we reach our stretch goal, each Main Drain will be equipped with a motion-activated LED light!! Have you ever stumbled around in the dark while trying to find the toilet? Or have you turned the bathroom light on in the middle of the night only to become temporarily blinded and forcibly awakened? 

Well, we've solved those problems! Walk within a few feet of the Main Drain and you'll be pleasantly directed to your destination by a nice warm glow of the Main Drain's guiding light! No more late-night wake up calls. No more tripping on the rug. No more missing your target. 

          The Main Drain Team

Dan Garvin | Inventor and President

An entrepreneur that loves to come up with fun business ideas. He has owned and/or operated small businesses for over 10 years and absolutely loves the risks and challenges of taking an idea and turning it into a successful company. He has over 10 years of project management experience and 4 years of product development background. Dan has a smokin' hot wife and two amazing kids, and loves to spend time with them as often as he can.

Craig Garvin | Partner and Managing Member

Over 37 years of business and operational management experience from startups to Fortune 500 companies and has C-level experience in five different organizations. He has owned his own consulting business for over 14 years teaching organizations how to streamline operations and become more cost effective. He has developed and contributed on multiple patents and processes.

Stephen Mark | Business/Product Development

Over ten years of product management and development in an array of product categories. Extensive experience in designing and launching new product brands for large customers and retailers.

Risks and challenges

We have worked extremely hard to prepare the Main Drain for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks:

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS:
As we get things ready for production of the Main Drain, there will possibly be some minor adjustments made in order to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product which will allow us to ensure a high quality end result. We will consult our experienced manufacturing partners on any and all changes or adjustments along the way. Adjustments made will always be for your benefit, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.

MANUFACTURING:
Creating the tooling to manufacture the many parts of the Main Drain is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 40-60 day lead time to create the molds for a product of this size and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility we're working with experienced tooling manufacturers and partners that have a known track record for timeliness and quality.

FULFILLMENT:
To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with back-up suppliers and factories. Our experienced team and partners will help ensure prompt communication and quality from our suppliers and factories.
We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities.
Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the Main Drain by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word and sharing our page.

We THANK YOU for your help and support!

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    EARLY BIRD - You'll get the Main Drain for less than retail price and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you'll no longer need to lift that pesky toilet seat anymore.

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    BEFORE IT'S IN STORES - Awwwww that's nice, you know a great opportunity when you see one, and don't want to miss out. You'll receive the Main Drain without waiting in line.

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    MAIN DRAIN + HAT + SHIRT -
    What's better than using the Main Drain while wearing a custom Main Drain hat and custom Main Drain shirt? Nothing. Nothing is better.

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    DOUBLE WHAMMY - Whats better than having your very own Main Drain? Well, having TWO Main Drains of course! You'll receive two (2) complete Main Drains so you won't have to decide which toilet to put it on.

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    3 MAIN DRAINS!! - Wait...Whaaaaat? "I'm jealous" is what all your friends will say when three Main Drains show up on your door step. You'll receive three (3) Main Drains - so that every male in your house can use one... if nature calls at the exact same time.

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    4 Main Drains + 4 Shirts + 4 Hats + Our Eternal Love.
    Not much else to say, you'll receive 4 of everything!

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Funding period

- (35 days)