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(Some Germaphobe)   Toilet tank sink lets you wash your hands with tank water before you flush, drinking from the bowl optional   (realtechnews.com) divider line 117
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2006-05-07 01:16:03 PM
Wow, sorta like prison.
 
2006-05-07 01:16:44 PM
I wonder if he'll be buying one of these...

www.midweek.com
 
2006-05-07 01:22:47 PM
So if I had poo on my hands and used this contraption more poo would just end up it the toilet. Way to think ahead guys.
 
2006-05-07 01:24:08 PM
This is nothing new. They had these in Japan fifteen years ago.
 
2006-05-07 01:31:41 PM
It might gross some people out but that water is clean. Good way to conserve resources.

It would probably gross people out less if they integrated it into the regular sink. That would add all kinds of valves and whatnot to get the water to the sink and then back to the terlet so I guess that wouldnt be as good price wise.
 
2006-05-07 01:40:43 PM
This is nothing new. They had these in Japan fifteen years ago.

Most toilets in people's houses are like this there.
 
2006-05-07 01:41:19 PM
Shadowspawn, ya beat me and everyone else to it.
 
2006-05-07 01:41:48 PM
Erm... call me a filthy freak, but I think it's a very nice idea. Water usage is getting pretty critical in quite a few areas in the world and it's not like you need to use crystal clear drinking water to flush.

The water that'll be used for flushing is...*gasp*... the water you washed your hands with. Unless you wipe with your left hand or like to poke turds, I fail to see the "sick" part of this.
 
2006-05-07 01:43:38 PM
I can see where people could be grossed out, but if you RTFA the water goes to the sink first, then to the toilet tank. As long as it's not pulling water from the tank to go to the sink, I don't see a problem.
 
2006-05-07 01:44:08 PM
Yea they've had these in Japan for awhile, along with cubic watermelons and tentacle porn
 
2006-05-07 01:44:47 PM

How can this be any worse than being at your job, and watching the CEO of your company leave the bathroom without washing his hands (true story, damn those BC College graduates !) ?


"It was the day of The Game. A Yale man and a Harvard man were in the bathroom. When they both finished, the Harvard man walked out of the bathroom as the Yale guy washed his hands.

The Yalie said, "At Yale, they teach us to wash our hands."

The Harvard guy responded, "At Harvard, they teach us not to piss on our hands." "

 
2006-05-07 01:46:28 PM
The water you wash your hands with is clean municiple water. after you wash it is impoundend in the tank until the next flush. BFD.

I fail to see what is sick about that. What is sick is how so many people have some kind of anal retentive compulsion to have thier turds land in drinkable water...
 
2006-05-07 01:46:56 PM
www.guinness.com

Farking brilliant!
 
2006-05-07 01:47:11 PM
The only sick part is that drunk guys will try and piss in the sink part, spraying everywhere.
 
2006-05-07 01:47:35 PM
or if your in a hurry you can just pee in the top part
 
2006-05-07 01:47:40 PM
I know that the water in the tank hasn't touched the filthy toilet water in the bowl, but somehow, everytime I have to fix the toilet by reaching into the tank, I feel like I'm sticking my hands right in the sewer. No thanks.
 
2006-05-07 01:48:09 PM
My wife mentioned seeing these in Japan back in 1990! Besides, what's so sick about it? It's not like it's siphoning water out of the tank. It's tap water, pure and simple, then drains into the tank that gets flushed.

What I don't like about it is that there is a good chance your toilet will accumulate soap scum and make cleaning more difficult. If you're slow the water could shut off before you were completely rinsed. But then I've never owned one of these, so I don't know.
 
2006-05-07 01:48:22 PM
I wash my hands before I go.

I know where my dick has been. I don't know what has touched all those metal surfaces I had to put my hands on to get into the bathroom and use it.
 
2006-05-07 01:48:22 PM
I'm with davep18. Greywater recycling is actually an excellent idea. I also saw this in a book called 283 Useful Ideas from Japan.
 
2006-05-07 01:48:41 PM
I dont get the sick tag? Its water from the tank not the bowl. Maybe the submitter needs a basic understanding of plumbing?
 
2006-05-07 01:49:07 PM
Submitter is an idiot for use of Sick tag.
 
VYV
2006-05-07 01:49:14 PM
Palisade..

uhh, I think you have it backwards. People are all FREAKING OUT because the water they are supposed to "wash up" with came from the OMG! inside of a toilet tank, which, granted, usually looks kinda nasty, BUT it's just rust stains and whatnot from the CLEAN WATER YOU USE IN YOR SINK ANYWAYS!!

color me not grossed out in the least.
YOUR GONNA GET SICK, YOUR GONNA DIE, AND YOU'RE GONNA' FARKIN' DESERVE IT, COUSE YOU'RE WEAK, AND YOU HAVE A FARKIN' WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM!!!
/Carlin
 
2006-05-07 01:49:32 PM
I lived with one while I was on exchange in Japan and it's good idea. Didn't gross me out at all.
The heated toilet seat on the other hand took awhile to get used to. 3am and the toilet seat being warm made you think someone had just been there.
 
2006-05-07 01:49:45 PM
Wow, people just waking up to Grey Water.
 
2006-05-07 01:50:18 PM
I saw a dude wash his hands in the toilet once.

But it was a brand-new toilet and he just installed it.
 
2006-05-07 01:51:19 PM
This reminds me of the time I was walking with my (now ex) girlfriend in the park and I saw some idiot joggers filling their water bottles from the sprinklers. Not 10 feet away was a big metallic sign:

"Reclaimed water irrigation system. Do not drink."

For those not in the know: Reclaimed water is water taken from raw sewage and filtered so that most of the waste particles are removed. Its filtered enough to use for tasks like sprinkler systems and cooling for heavy machinery, but obviously not filtered enough for human consumption.

Now that I think about it, I wonder if Reclaimed Water toilets would be at all practical?

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/wouldn't know it from my post, but I did RTFA
//bad idea
 
2006-05-07 01:54:15 PM
This is actually a pretty clever idea. It would be interesting to develop a "grey water" tank that collected all the water from the sinks in the house, then use that tank to refill the toilet tank. You'd save a ton of water every year.
 
2006-05-07 01:54:29 PM
I don't know, but my dog is interested.
 
2006-05-07 01:54:36 PM
This is nothing new. They had these in Japan fifteen years ago.

www.d.umn.edu

"I am pleased to accept your waste."
 
2006-05-07 01:54:44 PM
Some people are just hung up on associations that they can't break.

Take trashcan punch for example. You can buy a brand-new trashcan, scrub it with dish soap, and some people still refuse to drink out of it. Despite the bin never having trash in it, they just can't break the association of stinky garbage with a green can.
 
2006-05-07 01:55:14 PM
I drink from the toilet

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.
 
2006-05-07 01:57:08 PM
I never understood why we use drinking water to flush shiat.
 
2006-05-07 01:57:10 PM
I'm gonna chime in with all the people who say this is a great way to conserve water. Where can I get one of these toilets?

BTW you can drink the water out the toilet tank. I mentioned that to someone the other day (US) and they freaked. Its the same water coming out of your tap. I've had to drink it when the electricity went out for a few days b/c my parents water is pumped from a well. I'm still walking and have a terrific immune system.
 
2006-05-07 01:57:42 PM
INTERESTING, or even OBVIOUS. Definitely not sick.

/submitter is an idiot
 
2006-05-07 01:58:01 PM
Wow, I hate to be the first immature freak to mention this, but this makes giving someone an upper deck/top shelf a million times worse.

/Urbandictionary is your friend
 
2006-05-07 01:58:07 PM
moops: "I am pleased to accept your waste."

ewww
 
2006-05-07 01:59:03 PM
Diabolic:

I drink from the toilet

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.


I witnessed the birth and subsequent deadhorsebeating of that cliche, but that made me laugh.
 
2006-05-07 01:59:30 PM
Yup, my place had one when I lived in Japan. I also lived in another apartment with the floor mounted "squater" which required calesthenics to limber up and "the force" to aim...
 
2006-05-07 02:01:37 PM
CheezeAnvil:

Now that I think about it, I wonder if Reclaimed Water toilets would be at all practical?

Have you ever smelled reclaimed water? It smells like a rotten egg. I don't think people would be too keen on having that in their homes.
 
2006-05-07 02:03:07 PM
JackHandy: You never get a more thoroughly satisfyingly emptying poop than with a squatter.
 
2006-05-07 02:04:19 PM
2006-05-07 01:49:14 PM VYV

uhh, I think you have it backwards. People are all FREAKING OUT because the water they are supposed to "wash up" with came from the OMG! inside of a toilet tank, which, granted, usually looks kinda nasty, BUT it's just rust stains and whatnot from the CLEAN WATER YOU USE IN YOR SINK ANYWAYS!!

No, it does not come from the toilet tank. The water that usually refills the tank is instead routed to the tank lid "sink" and then drains into the toilet tank, refilling it. The water you wash your hands with is fresh (well, as fresh as tap water can be) and clean.
 
2006-05-07 02:04:26 PM
Disgusting?

Have any cats or dogs?

Revelation: Dogs and cats drink from the toilet bowl. I have cats, this is fact.

Revelation 2: People like to kiss their dogs and cats, or let them lick their faces 'cos it's cute and fun.
 
2006-05-07 02:07:06 PM
i think its a good idea. as long as the water is coming from the tap and not the drain whats the big deal?
 
2006-05-07 02:07:37 PM
Umm... so.... why not even just have gray water tanks somewhere in the house to save some shower/dishwasher water for flushing toilets with... you don't need water clean enough to drink to push your poop down to the sewer.
 
2006-05-07 02:09:36 PM
I lived in Japan for a couple of years and never saw one. I also never saw a sit down toilet. Everything was a pocelain trench you squatted over. You never appreciated how much the smell was mitigated by immersing in water until you got done with one of those things. You needed a gas mask really. Heaven help you if you were at a public one and a bunch of people were simultaneously laying cable.
 
2006-05-07 02:10:43 PM
bakarocket how did that start anyway? (curious)

As a new Farker, I'm really loving all your funny cliches. After I start to get them, that is. They're not under FArQs at all.
 
2006-05-07 02:11:08 PM
Beefy Sewer Pickle
 
2006-05-07 02:11:10 PM
There's lots of good ideas that have been around awhile that people don't use, for example I've never understood why most refidgerators don't use cold air from outside when it's 32 degrees out.
 
2006-05-07 02:11:46 PM
sylaak: No, it does not come from the toilet tank. The water that usually refills the tank is instead routed to the tank lid "sink" and then drains into the toilet tank, refilling it. The water you wash your hands with is fresh (well, as fresh as tap water can be) and clean.


the point is, the water in your toilet tank is just as clean as the water coming out of your tap
 
2006-05-07 02:12:35 PM
Uh, you are washing your hands with clean water before you flush it down the drain? Where's the problem? Many municipalities are requiring grey water re-use.

This is cleaner than watering your yard with reclaimed water.
 
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