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Old 13.04.2021, 17:47
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Re: why there is no drain in Swiss toilet/bath room?

When we moved into our place in Portugal, we found that it only ran cold water.
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Old 13.04.2021, 18:23
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Re: why there is no drain in Swiss toilet/bath room?

For starters its not so cheap or practical to place pipes in a floor. What is practical is to have the pipes running vertical as much as possible in the walls. In this manner Swiss bathrooms and also US bathrooms have tubs and showers that are placed on the floor so that the drainage is a close to the wall to allow water to flow out as quick as possible. Therefore the bathtub and shower floor is a bit higher then the floor. So assume it's a matter of practicality, economy and reduction of water stagnation. Then again, I'm no sanitary expert.
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Re: why there is no drain in Swiss toilet/bath room?

Italian shower
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And all I've heard of are the golden ones!!
Didn't know there were so many more!!
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Re: why there is no drain in Swiss toilet/bath room?

This was pretty interesting to me. I always wondered too. It's nice having a drain in the floor. Easy to wash the floor with soapy water (along with the rest of the bathroom), and the floor is slightly sloped toward the drain.

Back in India , a drain(sometimes two)in the floor is the norm. This is achieved by what we call a sunken slab. (So yes, the roof for the people staying below us is not even, there are areas below these bathrooms that are sunken). And that's not all. We sometimes even have our WCs anchored and drained directly on the floor (with an S trap) and not to the wall (with a P trap) at all. So we had much thicker (WC) drain pipes going below the floor too.
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Re: why there is no drain in Swiss toilet/bath room?

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In Italy this is often said of other cultures/country...

As a proof of the superior hygenical habits of the peninsula it is often mentioned that nobody outside of Italy knows what this object is for:

Until the Croc came along.
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Re: why there is no drain in Swiss toilet/bath room?

Late to the party, but come on, this is an english forum! Surely the question should be where is all the carpet? (and I am not even taking about the drapes..)

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