Author Topic: Dealing with lumberjack visits  (Read 5207 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2018, 12:39:44 pm »
Haven't been to Germany for a few years, but AFAIR the shelf design is actually less likely to logjam than the standard bowl.
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2018, 12:41:31 pm »
17 years ago. Crikey Moses.

They weren't so much ahead of their time, so much as they thought about the problem that needed solving and applied a much wider inventory of knowledge to the solution rather than sticking to the tried and tested solutions within a particular industry. This is probably why many of their proposed solutions were rejected!

As an Aside, I think this topic could have had a thread all of it's own. I really didn't think my rant about unflushed stool would run for so long  ;D
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2018, 12:48:27 pm »
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ETA - found it: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/better-by-design - I forgot they'd also reinvented the bra.
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T42

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 01:17:22 pm »
Haven't been to Germany for a few years, but AFAIR the shelf design is actually less likely to logjam than the standard bowl.

Possibly, but sometimes launching off the shelf can be a problem.

We call them doorstep toilets.
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2018, 04:33:27 pm »
boiling water out the kettle.
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T42

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2018, 04:46:47 pm »
There's a company somewhere in the States that makes artifaecial turds for toilet testing.

That'd look great on a CV. Under "Previous jobs", of course.
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Jaded

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2018, 07:50:12 pm »
This thread should be sticky.
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Auntie Helen

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2018, 09:01:01 pm »
How do the Germans cope with their shelved pans?
they don’t have them anymore, it’s always normal loos now. Shelf loos are a rarity.
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2018, 09:39:24 pm »
Haven't been to Germany for a few years, but AFAIR the shelf design is actually less likely to logjam than the standard bowl.

Possibly, but sometimes launching off the shelf can be a problem.

We call them doorstep toilets.

We call them jobbie inspection toilets.
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2018, 09:45:33 pm »
People, the method is to divide and you shall conquer.

Chop it into bits and flush with confidence, remember it's only stuff that you put in your mouth the day before.

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2018, 10:46:57 pm »
I am aware of a young who, as a result of some unfortunately located chicken pox blisters, developed a phobia of passing a stool. Once every 10 days wasn't unusual.

10 days worth of recycling took some getting rid off.

Said phobia has been overcome by all accounts.
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2018, 07:35:19 am »
Perhaps I'm "fortunate" - the removal and reuse of a segment of my bowel pipework elsewhere in my body has resulted in a much "softer" output which seldom challenges the flushing mechanism.  At first I though it may just be diet but three years on and it seems to be consistent.

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2018, 07:19:28 pm »
I'm in danger of becoming annoyed with some of the attitudes shown here, and casual disregard for water and resources conservation.  What sort of question is "what is the point of water saving loos?  Er, to save precious water, that's what!  Low water usage loos do work, and work perfectly if properly designed.  Rubbish loos of any sort of water usage don't work.  My point is that bad anything is not good, so please don't say low water use loos are rubbish, just because you've used a poor one.  I once had a dreadful car, but I don't therefore think that all cars are useless and should be banned.

Water is precious, we need to be careful with it.  Therefore, please do your best to use an efficient loo, and that means a proper one where the cistern and the pan were designed as one, not a low volume cistern used with a pan designed for two gallons. The loo I fitted in my old house used 2.5 or 4 litres, for wees and No2's respectively, and it worked properly and hygienically.
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2018, 07:26:34 pm »
How do the Germans cope with their shelved pans?
they don’t have them anymore, it’s always normal loos now. Shelf loos are a rarity.

The B&B I stayed at in Berlin last summer had them (in suitably retro pastel colours). I'd never heard of them before and was mildly amused by them (I think I took some photos - "before" shots only, though :hand:). No problems with flushing, but the smell wasn't pleasant!

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2018, 08:01:10 pm »
Water is precious, we need to be careful with it.  Therefore, please do your best to use an efficient loo, and that means a proper one where the cistern and the pan were designed as one, not a low volume cistern used with a pan designed for two gallons. The loo I fitted in my old house used 2.5 or 4 litres, for wees and No2's respectively, and it worked properly and hygienically.

As I mentioned earlier,  how does one find out what is a good loo? I've yet to set eyes on 'What Bog Quarterly'.
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Jaded

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2018, 12:07:19 am »
If a flush cannot deal with a large log or a bowl filler then it is not a proper loo. Surely the most water saved would come from sorting out flushing pee, and every house (and Ladies) should have sheewee compatible urinals.
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Zipperhead

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2018, 01:02:06 am »
Years ago we had a YACF light testing session - maybe it's time we had a log rolling session? Although I'm not sure what B&Q would make of a bunch of us turning up for a synchronised crimping session....
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2018, 11:50:46 pm »
I'd quite like a grey water system for flushing the bog as that would solve some issues of wastage of potable water.

Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2018, 12:34:34 am »
Years ago we had a YACF light testing session - maybe it's time we had a log rolling session? Although I'm not sure what B&Q would make of a bunch of us turning up for a synchronised crimping session....

With the advances in lighting in the last few years, I reckon we need a new light test. Maybe you could make it a weekend event and cover both experiments.  :D
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2018, 12:45:09 am »
I believe Feanor OTP is qualified about these matters and posted usefully previously when I grumbled about bogstoppers...

Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2018, 02:20:06 pm »
Whilst I’m gratified at the interest my initial post has generated, I wasn’t actually referring to a lumberjack deposit, but was in fact referring to a Pollok stylee work. The facility I was criticising is in fact the newish installation to the Beardy Bastion wish in accordance with the laws of the land is a two stage water saving device. It is, not to put too fine a point on it, crap at removing crap and wastes far more water than the previously fitted plumbing due to the requirement for multiple flushes AND added intervention to obtain a hygienic state.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2018, 02:39:21 pm »
I'd quite like a grey water system for flushing the bog as that would solve some issues of wastage of potable water.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2018, 02:39:40 pm »
Years ago we had a YACF light testing session - maybe it's time we had a log rolling session? Although I'm not sure what B&Q would make of a bunch of us turning up for a synchronised crimping session....

With the advances in lighting in the last few years, I reckon we need a new light test. Maybe you could make it a weekend event and cover both experiments.  :D
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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2018, 09:03:10 pm »
I'd quite like a grey water system for flushing the bog as that would solve some issues of wastage of potable water.
This, muchly so.

Mrs E was impressed by the Japanese idea of a wash basin incorporated in the top of a cistern so that washing water is saved for the next flush. So much so that she wants one for her studio toilet. Unfortunately she has met with blank incomprehension and denials that such a thing exists. Does anyone here have any knowledge of availability?

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Re: Dealing with lumberjack visits
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2018, 09:08:10 pm »
Mrs E was impressed by the Japanese idea of a wash basin incorporated in the top of a cistern so that washing water is saved for the next flush. So much so that she wants one for her studio toilet. Unfortunately she has met with blank incomprehension and denials that such a thing exists. Does anyone here have any knowledge of availability?

Granny Annie has such a thing in her downstairs loo, which I thought was pretty clever.  Perhaps one of the CrinklyClan can elucidate?
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