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2012-08-01 10:12:43 AM
Porcelain: number 1 with number 2.
 
2012-08-01 01:41:04 PM
Great...not this shiat again.
 
2012-08-01 01:41:44 PM
That better not be pooh..........
 
2012-08-01 01:41:55 PM
Paging toilet engineer! toilet engineer to Fark thread 7244218
 
2012-08-01 01:49:34 PM
I would like to see MIT's Liqui-glide applied to the inner bowl surface. Zoom!
 
2012-08-01 01:59:23 PM
Dear subby: They're not made from crap, they're made for crap.

/FTFY
 
2012-08-01 01:59:55 PM

FinFangFark: Great...not this shiat again.


No shiat...
 
2012-08-01 02:00:50 PM
3D printing cornucopian nutjobs: PAY ATTENTION.
 
2012-08-01 02:00:50 PM
Waiting for frictionless toilet bowls.

/and magic percolators
//and expanding Langston fields
 
2012-08-01 02:14:52 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: 3D printing cornucopian nutjobs: PAY ATTENTION.


So what, I'll just use my 3D printer to build a kiln, and then use that to make porcelain out of the mud-parts that I also created with my 3D printer.

All using plans that I found on Bittorrent.
 
2012-08-01 02:17:05 PM
BENEITH
 
2012-08-01 02:20:15 PM
gothamist.com

/If it ain't Scottish, it's crap!
 
2012-08-01 02:23:59 PM
I'll just leave this here.
 
2012-08-01 02:25:11 PM

czei: Porcelain: number 1 with number 2.


img163.imageshack.us

Carbon Fiber: Makes your #2 come in #1!

The choice for faster craps.
 
2012-08-01 02:48:54 PM
I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?
 
2012-08-01 02:53:43 PM

oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?


No touch controls have completely taken over outside the home and are now making their way into all markets. In a few years they'll all have no touch flushing so the foot control will never take hold.
 
2012-08-01 02:59:30 PM
Steel toilets have been around for a while. I'me sure there lots of other materials that can be used.

Link
 
2012-08-01 03:12:16 PM
Once again, the Japanese have the advantage (and crazy tech) with the Washlet.
 
2012-08-01 03:13:07 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: 3D printing cornucopian nutjobs: PAY ATTENTION.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

What's with all the 3-D CNC printer hate....bro?
 
2012-08-01 03:27:55 PM
www.poopreport.com

Toilet threads are not toilet threads without a Ferguson
 
2012-08-01 03:28:33 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: 3D printing cornucopian nutjobs: PAY ATTENTION.


I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a short video of a 3D printer making a bunny out of porcelain.

=Smidge=
 
2012-08-01 03:41:49 PM

bhcompy: [www.poopreport.com image 400x300]
Toilet threads are not toilet threads without a Ferguson



Indeed
cavegirleats.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-01 03:44:04 PM
The indoor flush toilet is one of the crowing achievements of western civilization.
 
2012-08-01 04:29:07 PM
Aw, shiat!
 
2012-08-01 04:48:21 PM

theorellior: The indoor flush toilet is one of the crowing achievements of western civilization.


yes it is. modern indoor plumbing and waste removal made it so that water source were less contaminated, and we weren't dumping our shiat and piss in the streets, people stopped dying all the time of cholera and dysentery. the flush toiled is a crucial invention that made modern civilization possible.

that, and the auto drip coffee maker... it's just an engineering marvel. no moving parts to fail, always works as expected, the life spans of most of them are around 10+ years, and no one ever complains about them until they do fail.usually after years of abuse and neglect.

Strik3r: Steel toilets have been around for a while. I'me sure there lots of other materials that can be used.

Link


the point was brought up in the article.. no one wants to have a prison toilet in their home.

Quantum Apostrophe: 3D printing cornucopian nutjobs: PAY ATTENTION.


what's your beef with 3D printing anyways? it's rapid prototyping.. it makes manufacturing a part for mass production or single use faster and cheaper.
 
2012-08-01 04:55:04 PM
Good article. Had stainless steel toilets on the subs in the Navy. You get up in the Arctic and a toilet that got a lot of use would be close to the water temperature, about 4F below freezing! Plastic toilets in RVs are a pain to clean. The new toilet I installed during a recent remodel is so slick it practically cleans itself.
 
2012-08-01 05:30:01 PM
Gold is also good.
 
2012-08-01 05:36:47 PM
Steel "toilet".
Link
Flame on!
 
2012-08-01 05:44:01 PM

Russ1642: oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?

No touch controls have completely taken over outside the home and are now making their way into all markets. In a few years they'll all have no touch flushing so the foot control will never take hold.


You could just make your own with a chain and a drum pad. Hands free, so you don't have to worry about shiat when you flush.
 
2012-08-01 05:56:17 PM
Looking for a ferrous toilet so I can, at last, sit on the iron throne. It is my birthright.

/corny joke is corny
//poop thread
 
2012-08-01 06:15:51 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: 3D printing cornucopian nutjobs: PAY ATTENTION.


3D printing is a great way to create prototypes to make molds from.
 
2012-08-01 06:35:00 PM
Just wait till Apple is awarded a patent for "porcelain bowl with flushing mechanism for waste removal".
 
2012-08-01 07:06:16 PM

oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?


One ship I was on had this monstrosity that had pedals and a huge stickshift lever with knob. I hated that damned thing; it was as likely to vomit and spray shiat on you as it was to flush it down.
 
2012-08-01 07:27:53 PM

buckler: oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?

One ship I was on had this monstrosity that had pedals and a huge stickshift lever with knob. I hated that damned thing; it was as likely to vomit and spray shiat on you as it was to flush it down.


was it on the poop deck?
 
2012-08-01 07:35:23 PM

BumpInTheNight: buckler: oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?

One ship I was on had this monstrosity that had pedals and a huge stickshift lever with knob. I hated that damned thing; it was as likely to vomit and spray shiat on you as it was to flush it down.

was it on the poop deck?


No, but that was one main function of the poop deck in the 16th century.
 
2012-08-01 07:43:48 PM

buckler: BumpInTheNight: buckler: oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?

One ship I was on had this monstrosity that had pedals and a huge stickshift lever with knob. I hated that damned thing; it was as likely to vomit and spray shiat on you as it was to flush it down.

was it on the poop deck?

No, but that was one main function of the poop deck in the 16th century.


AHHH! but a restroom is called a "head" because it was located at the head of a ship.. see back in the olden days of sail travel. the potty was a bucket. on the deck, at the front of the ship, or the head... why? because when you are under sail, the wind is to your back and it would blow all the funk a ahead and away from the ship.

sorry to ruin the joke, but the poop deck is a raised partial deck at the stern of the vessel. the loo was at the bow.
 
2012-08-01 08:03:26 PM

Cerebral Knievel: buckler: BumpInTheNight: buckler: oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?

One ship I was on had this monstrosity that had pedals and a huge stickshift lever with knob. I hated that damned thing; it was as likely to vomit and spray shiat on you as it was to flush it down.

was it on the poop deck?

No, but that was one main function of the poop deck in the 16th century.

AHHH! but a restroom is called a "head" because it was located at the head of a ship.. see back in the olden days of sail travel. the potty was a bucket. on the deck, at the front of the ship, or the head... why? because when you are under sail, the wind is to your back and it would blow all the funk a ahead and away from the ship.

sorry to ruin the joke, but the poop deck is a raised partial deck at the stern of the vessel. the loo was at the bow.


Some of our crew actually rigged a safety line to take a dump over the side of the poop deck at night, rather than risk the hell that was that head. Not only was it notoriously unreliable at accepting deposits, it was also located in the engine room. Under power, that little closet approached 135 degrees. You literally had to strip completely down to get any comfort at all in there, and you were dripping with sweat when you came out, no matter how short your visit.
 
2012-08-01 08:35:53 PM
ah buckler, you have proven, with out a doubt sir, that trying to take a crap on a boat has always been a notorious pain in the ass... as it were.
 
2012-08-01 08:39:34 PM
I've been doing a bathroom remodel for a family of 3 since Monday.
Major water/ structural damage, done over time, to this family's one bathroom. Whole thing had to be gutted.
Subfloor. Floor joists. Walls. Substandard plumbing, and wiring.
They can shower daily at the gym, but they need their one toilet to be functioning at the end of each work day.
I've removed, and replaced the same farking toilet 3 times this week, and will have to do so, for at least two more days.
I'm so busy, I don't even have time to wash my hands before I go to work at my 2nd job, as a Subway sandwich artist.

That said, a properly functioning 1.6 gpf toilet is a thing of beauty.
 
2012-08-01 08:47:05 PM

Mr.Tangent: Just wait till Apple is awarded a patent for "porcelain bowl with flushing mechanism for waste removal".


They already have:

i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-01 09:33:37 PM
cdn.slacktory.com
 
2012-08-01 09:38:55 PM
i25.tinypic.com

/gives you happy poopy time.
 
2012-08-01 11:30:49 PM

Cerebral Knievel: theorellior: The indoor flush toilet is one of the crowing achievements of western civilization.

yes it is. modern indoor plumbing and waste removal made it so that water source were less contaminated, and we weren't dumping our shiat and piss in the streets, people stopped dying all the time of cholera and dysentery. the flush toiled is a crucial invention that made modern civilization possible.


The flush toilet is pretty sweet, but the Romans had a highly advanced underground sewage system that had more to do with modern civilization and sanitation than the flush toilet.
 
2012-08-01 11:49:05 PM

BayouOtter: Cerebral Knievel: theorellior: The indoor flush toilet is one of the crowing achievements of western civilization.

yes it is. modern indoor plumbing and waste removal made it so that water source were less contaminated, and we weren't dumping our shiat and piss in the streets, people stopped dying all the time of cholera and dysentery. the flush toiled is a crucial invention that made modern civilization possible.


The flush toilet is pretty sweet, but the Romans had a highly advanced underground sewage system that had more to do with modern civilization and sanitation than the flush toilet.


Weren't the roads Rome's sewage system? Note the "crossing stones" in the Pompeiian road below - gotta keep one's sandals clean.

dsolter.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-02 12:05:51 AM
I'm always excited to read about the blatantly obvious.
 
2012-08-02 12:32:35 AM

WordsnCollision: BayouOtter: Cerebral Knievel: theorellior: The indoor flush toilet is one of the crowing achievements of western civilization.

yes it is. modern indoor plumbing and waste removal made it so that water source were less contaminated, and we weren't dumping our shiat and piss in the streets, people stopped dying all the time of cholera and dysentery. the flush toiled is a crucial invention that made modern civilization possible.


The flush toilet is pretty sweet, but the Romans had a highly advanced underground sewage system that had more to do with modern civilization and sanitation than the flush toilet.

Weren't the roads Rome's sewage system? Note the "crossing stones" in the Pompeiian road below - gotta keep one's sandals clean.


Maybe in the first year, possibly. They had covered sewage, public latrines, running water, etc for a long time.

Wikipedia.
 
2012-08-02 03:19:46 AM

BayouOtter: The flush toilet is pretty sweet, but the Romans had a highly advanced underground sewage system that had more to do with modern civilization and sanitation than the flush toilet.


The Roman's highly advanced underground sewage system was used to service flush toilets.
 
2012-08-02 06:25:20 AM

BayouOtter: Maybe in the first year, possibly. They had covered sewage, public latrines, running water, etc for a long time..


Yeah, but apart from that, what did the Romans ever do for us?
 
2012-08-02 09:45:45 AM

StoneColdAtheist: [cdn.slacktory.com image 400x410]


Girl: Well, so do you.

/Zing!
 
2012-08-02 11:33:56 AM

oldfarthenry: I have a `marine toilet' in my trailer (not primary residence, you judgmental dicks) with an awesome foot-controlled flush.
Why the hell this is standard on ALL sh*tters for poo-fingered sanitary reasons is beyond me?



When I was a little girl, I was taught to flush a public toilet with my foot. In most cases, it's not difficult. (I do loathe those top-flush buttons in the center of the tank, though.) If you've halfway decent balance, anyone can foot-flush a toilet. Perhaps this is the reason that designated foot-flushers have never caught on.
 
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