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I looked at importing Japanese toilets/bidets back in the late 80's as they were very high tech.



I did a presentation to McDonalds directors in Hendon, UK in the late 80's for automatic controlled and temperature controlled taps to safe them money and vandalism and they laughed at me.
Now all airports and public places and Mc Donalds use them.
I was too ahead of my time.
That's interesting I woulld like to try one of those Japanese toilets.
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Old 31.01.2019, 09:11
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That's interesting I woulld like to try one of those Japanese toilets.

Two things impressed me, the slippers and the environmental hand sink.
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How do you wipe your arse?
Toilet paper and baby wipes of course.
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I always thought it was to wash your feet in? I kid I kid, but I did think that for a VERY long time
It is to wash your feet in.
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very handy for washing our feet in though when we came back from the beach.
Since baby wipes were invented, that's exactly what they are still put in for.
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Old 31.01.2019, 10:17
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Toilet paper and baby wipes of course. It is to wash your feet in. Since baby wipes were invented, that's exactly what they are still put in for.
You might want to switch to wet wipes designed to be flushed if you don't want your building to be charged for clogging up the drains...
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Old 31.01.2019, 10:19
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Toilet paper and baby wipes of course. It is to wash your feet in. Since baby wipes were invented, that's exactly what they are still put in for.



Needs must, I do not argue, though they are environmentally not good in long run.


If I had my life over from beginning would love a bidet and one situated so easy to use from toilet seat. I had to laugh at new build flat where it was situated opposite toilet or sometimes some distance. Like I laugh at new luxury kitchen where electric ovens not eye level.


I am also a fan of that hose pipe in a toilet instead of bidet.


Some people like their toilet near their shower hose, so they can use that
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You might want to switch to wet wipes designed to be flushed if you don't want your building to be charged for clogging up the drains...
Fully aware that they cause problems. Our house's drain is also for three other houses, so not a problem here at building level. The clogging (blocking of their filters) you speak of occurs only at the local sewage works. It's a huge problem, I know, including here. I think most people simply flush them. In the end they are all flushable whether marked flushable or not. Since the problem only occurs later on and is not visible to the user, it's very difficult to get people to change their habits. Convenience first etc.
What's worse of course is when people flush nappies, as they are much bigger and there they are risking clogging their own facilities. With wipes there isn't really this risk.
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Old 31.01.2019, 10:38
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Fully aware that they cause problems. Our house's drain is also for three other houses, so not a problem here. The clogging (blocking of their filters) you speak of occurs only at the local sewage works. It's a huge problem, I know, including here. I think most people simply flush them. In the end they are all flushable whether marked flushable or not. Since the problem only occurs later on and is not visible to the user, it's very difficult to get people to change their habits. Convenience first etc.
What's worse of course is when people flush nappies, as they are much bigger and there they are risking clogging their own facilities. With wipes there isn't really this risk.
Feuchttücher bitte nicht in die Toilette werfen

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what's the point of having 2 toilets in one bathroom?
My first thought too.
Second thought was that it would finally make sense for some of the girls always going to the bathroom together.

In Munich a friend has a shower hose installed at the sink next to the toilet - with two outlets to switch for washing hands as well. I had never seen that before, thought it was pretty cool.
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(Don't throw wet wipes in the toilet)
Of course. But a one-off article in a newspaper isn't going to change people's habits.
And this is not the actions of a few individuals causing this problem. It's the fact that most people flush a lot of stuff down the toilet for convenience as it's a cheap and easy way to get rid of stuff, including and especially baby wipes as they are used in the bathroom.
Another way has to be found to stop people doing it.
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

Sandgrounder, your quotation, (not showing on my reply), you said

(Don't throw wet wipes in the toilet)

My reply to have a foot small peddle bin situated conveniently to toilet to place used one in


that would help the sewage works.
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have a foot small peddle bin situated conveniently to toilet to place used one in ...
that would help the sewage works.
Presumably though a lot of people would then object to this for at least three reasons.
Firstly the smell, which is more or less eliminated immediately if you flush the wipes/stuff.
Secondly, the hassle of having to store it all until rubbish collection day.
Thirdly, you would then have to pay extra to throw it away, since I doubt it can be classed as organic material and be recycled in with kitchen and garden waste (although I suppose there's nothing stopping you from putting it in there). It ought to go in the ordinary rubbish.
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Old 31.01.2019, 10:57
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Presumably though a lot of people would then object to this for at least three reasons.
Firstly the smell, which is more or less eliminated immediately if you flush the wipes/stuff.
Secondly, the hassle of having to store it all until rubbish collection day.
Thirdly, you would then have to pay extra to throw it away, since I doubt it can be classed as organic material and be recycled in with kitchen and garden waste (although I suppose there's nothing stopping you from putting it in there). It ought to go in the ordinary rubbish.
You can dispose of nappies as ordinary rubbish (i.e. in the taxed sacks or with the labels) so bagged up baby-wipes should be no issue.

I'm sure people throw all sorts of things down the toilet, either through ignorance or bloody-mindedness. In London they are spending tax-payers' money on sorting the problem out so, indirectly, everyone pays for it in the end.
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Fully aware that they cause problems. Our house's drain is also for three other houses, so not a problem here at building level. The clogging (blocking of their filters) you speak of occurs only at the local sewage works. It's a huge problem, I know, including here. I think most people simply flush them. In the end they are all flushable whether marked flushable or not. Since the problem only occurs later on and is not visible to the user, it's very difficult to get people to change their habits. Convenience first etc.
What's worse of course is when people flush nappies, as they are much bigger and there they are risking clogging their own facilities. With wipes there isn't really this risk.
So are you saying that you flush your baby wipes down the toilet?

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Of course. But a one-off article in a newspaper isn't going to change people's habits.
And this is not the actions of a few individuals causing this problem. It's the fact that most people flush a lot of stuff down the toilet for convenience as it's a cheap and easy way to get rid of stuff, including and especially baby wipes as they are used in the bathroom.
Another way has to be found to stop people doing it.
Even if only a few people stop doing it it will make a difference.

You’re right that there needs to be a better way of stopping people from doing it as the longer it goes on the bigger the problems will be.

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You can dispose of nappies as ordinary rubbish (i.e. in the taxed sacks or with the labels) so bagged up baby-wipes should be no issue.

I'm sure people throw all sorts of things down the toilet, either through ignorance or bloody-mindedness. In London they are spending tax-payers' money on sorting the problem out so, indirectly, everyone pays for it in the end.
And generally speaking baby wipes are used at the same time as the nappies so are usually bagged up and put in the rubbish together.
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You can dispose of nappies as ordinary rubbish (i.e. in the taxed sacks or with the labels) so bagged up baby-wipes should be no issue.

I'm sure people throw all sorts of things down the toilet, either through ignorance or bloody-mindedness. In London they are spending tax-payers' money on sorting the problem out so, indirectly, everyone pays for it in the end.
I think here it is the fact that you have to pay extra to throw them away that is the problem and so there is no incentive not to flush them.
Once the stuff is all clogged up at the sewage works it isn't possible to tell who is doing it as so many are.

Exactly. In London/UK etc. I really can't understand it, as they don't have to pay extra to dispose of them. So yes those who are doing it there are simply doing it out of habit and convenience. Some will say this is ridiculous, others will disagree.
People have been doing it for so long now that it'll be really difficult to get them to change their ways.
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