When I was a child, I'd sit on the "throne", take a poop, do the
necessary paperwork, pull the flush handle. and go back to playing
with my toys with a smile on my face.
These were the good old days.......
With good old toilets......
As an adult there have been several changes.
#1. It's no longer called "poop", it's not called "shit".
#2. I dont play with toys anymore, I do home and auto repair instead.
#2. I can no longer flush the damn toilet and walk away. I now have
to babysit the god-damn toilet so it dont overflow. I have to stand
there at least 5 minutes, flush it at least 3 times, and use a plunger
at least once. Then I can finally walk away with a pissed off
These "low water usage toilets" (what a joke), never flush the shit
down without user intervention. The old toilets used 5 to 7 gallons
of water. The new ones use 3.5 gallons. That's 3.5 gallons TIMES at
least 3 flushes, EQUALS 10.5 gallons.
I guess this is what they call progress !!!!
Give me the GOOD OLD DAYS with GOOD OLD TOILETS !
Some people just crap too big. Take a stool softener.
I used to have to keep a butter knife near the toilet because a
relative's crap had to be sliced up before it would go down.
Don't they make a super crapper for these people?
fixtures into the country. Some pay a premium for
recycled old style toilets. When the plumbing
inspector leaves, they yank out the low flow potty
and install a good old 3 gallon john. It's the same
thing with those infernal low flow shower heads, etc.
On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:36:22 -0600, in alt.home.repair,
I have a 1.6GPF can in my master bath (a cheap HD thing, maybe an Elger?)
that can hardly get rid of a kleenex on a standard flush, but it does get
rid of piss.
The trick of it, I've found, is in the technique. The tank actually holds 4
or 5 gallons of water. If I just tap the handle, the flapper quickly close
after dispensing the required 1.6 gallons. But if I hold the flush handle
down, the tank merrily dumps all five gallons into the bowl, which has never
failed to send any amount of thick sticky shit sailing away. Doesn't take a
trice, and less time than it takes to plunge and reflush. Since I piss a
good deal more often than I shit (thank you BP meds), the average GPF still
works out to be a lot less than a traditional fixture.
pressure assisted toliets are loud, espically at nite. the flush
sounds like a aircraft taking off. not good when you have kids.
canada still has the 3.5 gallon flushers, you can bring them over the
border in your vehicle. in sm,all quanties.
you can buy them on e bay for a fortune
I was told several years ago the law banning 3.5 gallon was relaxed in
12 years ago we remolded, replaced old reliable flusher with a brand
new low flow one. it was the bggest mistake of that remodel.........
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