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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Sep 15, 2007.

  1. D from BC

    D from BC Guest


    ohhhhh :(
    I wanted to patent my electronic toilet paper alarm.

    It goes "beeeeeeeep!" whenever too much toilet paper is used in a
    short amount of time.

    It's built into the holder and measures roll rpm.

    Saves toilet paper and helps to save trees. :p
    D from BC
     
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Did you see "Boston Legal" where they put a guy on trial for flushing
    twice? That's so-o-o-o-o Boston ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Sounds like it's getting like mother England all over again.
     
  4. krw

    krw Guest

    How many times does it take to flush Boston?
     

  5. It would take a lot more than two flushes to get rid of Boston.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    You didn't hear of the tunnel collapses this past year? Crushed a car
    and, IIRC, killed a woman.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  7. Winfield

    Winfield Guest

    That's so... silly! But then you are silly. Well, at
    least the Boston Legal writers have plenty of fun. In
    fact Boston has an excellent water supply - the Quabbin
    reservoir virtually never runs low, so we don't have nor
    need any water-consumption limits. That's the boring
    reality, http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfw_quabbin.htm
     
  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    "Boston Legal" represented MA as having a severe low-flow-toilet law.

    Arizona has no water restrictions either, contrary to popular belief.
    IIRC we still have more boats per capita than any other state.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  9. No, but I saw the one where Denny Crane was buying lipo fat and
    selling it to third-world countries for fuel.

    Maybe they should give Al Gore liposuction - the biodeisel would
    power the country for a year! ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  10. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    The thing they neglect to mention about "low-flush" toilets is that they
    never flush on the first try; you have to flush two or three times, so
    they actually WASTE water!

    In one apartment I lived in, they had modified the flapper valve so
    it would only half-flush - I got in the habit of just holding down
    the lever until it finished flushing.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  11. Don't worry. They make you eat less. Not only that saves the water to
    flush, but also money and the valuable food resources.

    VLV
     
  12. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    Rich Grise posted to sci.electronics.design:
    At a newly constructed hotel in Utah, they have low flush toilets.
    They cleared the bowl first time, every time. I have seen ones that
    work properly elsewhere as well.
     
  13. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Cool! I'm all for saving resources; I just like a toilet that
    actually flushes!

    One thing that kind of irks me in So. Cal. is that people irrigate
    their landscaping in the middle of the day. That not only doesn't
    do any good, it can actually hurt the plants - the water droplets
    are like little magnifying lenses, i.e., "burning glasses", which
    can burn little spots on the plant. And of course, with a RH of
    about 2, the water all evaporates before it has a chance to get to
    the roots.

    If they want to save water, they should ban irrigation during the
    day. (not that I believe in the iron fist of gubmint - maybe some
    PSA's...)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  14. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    If folks would read a bit, there would be fewer and fewer companies
    left in business to produce the poor designs.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=Consumer.Reports+low-flow.toilets
    I'm surprised toilets with a liquid-only flush didn't exist earlier.
     
  15. I have seen 1.6 gallon toilets that flush as well as any toilet with a
    usual size cistern that I ever saw.

    Even the more primitive low flush toilets only need one flush most of
    the time, since most of the time what goes into a toilet is urine.

    - Don Klipstein ()
     
  16. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I once saw a proposed design for a household bathroom with a urinal
    that folds up into the wall, like a Murphy bed; I'd think something
    like that could flush with just a few cups of water, more like a rinse.
    That seems to have died on the vine, however - probably too hard to
    deodorize.

    I've heard that the inside of large bomber airplanes, notably the
    B-52, smells essentially like a toilet that's never been cleaned;
    kinda like the monkey cage at the zoo, or the latrine at the bus
    station. Eww!

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  17. How much is too much? Is there a gov't standard?
     
  18. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    Rich Grise posted to sci.electronics.design:
    Van Nuys took the heavy handed approach in the 1960's.
     
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