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(TreeHugger)   "Why I spent $1,200 on a toilet seat and why you should too" (w/ pic of what a $1,200 toilet seat looks like)   (treehugger.com) divider line 95
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2014-09-03 07:48:37 PM  
Over 1,200 men lose all or part of their penis every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.
My own uncle lost his balls and most of his right leg to one those fancy $1,200 toilets. If operated incorrectly, they can incinerate you. Over 1,200 men are completely incinerated every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.
 
2014-09-03 07:51:56 PM  
I first read Kira in university, and have been fascinated by bathrooms ever since.

That's one of the saddest sentences I've read in a while.
 
2014-09-03 07:54:28 PM  
I especially like bidet seats where you can upload MP3 for music while your sitting.
I suggest Dark Side of the Moon.
 
2014-09-03 08:04:33 PM  
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Spending $30,000 on toilet seats funds alien research.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-09-03 08:09:06 PM  
I've used bidets before and felt much LESS clean doing so...
 
2014-09-03 08:11:06 PM  
I want one
 
2014-09-03 08:11:48 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Over 1,200 men lose all or part of their penis every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.
My own uncle lost his balls and most of his right leg to one those fancy $1,200 toilets. If operated incorrectly, they can incinerate you. Over 1,200 men are completely incinerated every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.


They just installed one at Muddy Waters
 
2014-09-03 08:16:44 PM  
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Like this?
 
2014-09-03 08:17:52 PM  

vudukungfu: Hector Remarkable: Over 1,200 men lose all or part of their penis every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.
My own uncle lost his balls and most of his right leg to one those fancy $1,200 toilets. If operated incorrectly, they can incinerate you. Over 1,200 men are completely incinerated every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.

They just installed one at Muddy Waters


That isn't mud...
 
2014-09-03 08:19:37 PM  
Cost Co sold an aftermarket thing like that for about 250.
http://www.costco.com/Brondell-Swash-300-Bidet-Toilet-Seat.product.1 00 027420.html
 
2014-09-03 08:25:37 PM  
I wouldn't spend $1200 dollars on a squirt of piss for your ass right now.

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2014-09-03 08:28:34 PM  
I bought something online for like $80 some years ago.. It's awesome

Bidets are great
 
2014-09-03 08:31:34 PM  
Mrs. Thosw turned me on to using a bidet, which at first I thought was kind of weird. Now, I automatically reach back behind me to the non-existent dial when I'm in other bathrooms and curse that there's not one there.

You can get a decent add-on bidet for about $40.  We have one in each bathroom.
 
2014-09-03 08:31:56 PM  
I have that exact same model seat, bought it for around $650 though years ago (is it double in Canada or something?).  It is amazingly awesome, and well worth the money.  Warm seat, warm water, warm air-dry.  I still used a small amount of paper in addition, however.  An additional note, these are a godsend to women for the few months after childbirth.
 
2014-09-03 08:41:07 PM  
As a straight man I'm opposed to having liquid shot at my ass
 
2014-09-03 08:43:55 PM  
I've got the Toto Washlet at work. I like the warm seat on a cold day. And my butt is so clean you can eat dinner off of it.
 
2014-09-03 08:44:36 PM  
We've had a Toto seat on our toilet for years. That thing is awesome. Our guests get a little surprised when they walk into the bathroom and the seat cover automatically raises. The warm water from the bidet is a nice touch, but not necessary as our tap water is not cold, but it does ease the shock a little. It has a sensor that can tell when you sit on the seat, and a fan will turn on to filter the stinky air as you poop. I don't think I spent anywhere near $1,200, though. Even installed, it wasn't nearly that expensive.


NFA: I've used bidets before and felt much LESS clean doing so...


Without a bidet, you just wipe. With a bidet, you get your butthole rinsed with water first, then you wipe. How is it that that you could feel less clean doing the latter?
 
2014-09-03 08:46:52 PM  
$1200 on a toilet seat, and can't spend $1 on a cover for an outlet cover plate.

Also, three little letters.  GFI.

Your code enforcement inspector will be stopping by soon.
 
2014-09-03 08:51:55 PM  

optikeye: I especially like bidet seats where you can upload MP3 for music while your sitting.
I suggest Dark Side of the Moon.


For $1200 it had better be a farking Floyd concert in there.
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2014-09-03 08:59:23 PM  

atouk: $1200 on a toilet seat, and can't spend $1 on a cover for an outlet cover plate.

Also, three little letters.  GFI.

Your code enforcement inspector will be stopping by soon.


I think he had some cheap contractor put that in, or did it himself... Not only the outlet, but the exposed excess cord looks like shiat. The author mentions "as part of our recent downsizing renovation" so I think they put tile in a closet and called it a half-bath :(
 
2014-09-03 09:02:33 PM  
Stupid tag, subby? Was the asinine tag detained in the loo?
 
2014-09-03 09:03:31 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: As a straight man I'm opposed to having liquid shot at my ass


It'll totes turn you gay. Just like the shower head.
 
2014-09-03 09:04:50 PM  

UsikFark: atouk: $1200 on a toilet seat, and can't spend $1 on a cover for an outlet cover plate.

Also, three little letters.  GFI.

Your code enforcement inspector will be stopping by soon.

I think he had some cheap contractor put that in, or did it himself... Not only the outlet, but the exposed excess cord looks like shiat. The author mentions "as part of our recent downsizing renovation" so I think they put tile in a closet and called it a half-bath :(


From the look of the hoses going all over the place it's a do-it-yourself clusterfark. And put a damn coverplate on the outlet before you post a pic online.
 
2014-09-03 09:05:18 PM  
atouk:
Also, three little letters.  GFI.

Your code enforcement inspector will be stopping by soon.


The GFCI can be upstream, so he can use the downstream daisy chain connector from the washbasin GFCI to feed the bidet outlet.  What I don't remember reliably is whether such an outlet is required to be labeled as GFCI protected.
 
2014-09-03 09:05:55 PM  

El Dudereno: Smeggy Smurf: As a straight man I'm opposed to having liquid shot at my ass

It'll totes turn you gay. Just like the shower head.


I'd turn gay if it meant shower head.
 
2014-09-03 09:07:54 PM  

El Dudereno: Smeggy Smurf: As a straight man I'm opposed to having liquid shot at my ass

It'll totes turn you gay. Just like the shower head.


He probably doesn't stick his shower head up his either.
 
2014-09-03 09:10:53 PM  

atouk: $1200 on a toilet seat, and can't spend $1 on a cover for an outlet cover plate.

Also, three little letters.  GFI.

Your code enforcement inspector will be stopping by soon.



Apparently in San Fran you need to be on a dedicated circuit.


http://forums.mikeholt.com/showthread.php?t=162747
 
2014-09-03 09:18:46 PM  

Russ1642: UsikFark: atouk: $1200 on a toilet seat, and can't spend $1 on a cover for an outlet cover plate.

Also, three little letters.  GFI.

Your code enforcement inspector will be stopping by soon.

I think he had some cheap contractor put that in, or did it himself... Not only the outlet, but the exposed excess cord looks like shiat. The author mentions "as part of our recent downsizing renovation" so I think they put tile in a closet and called it a half-bath :(

From the look of the hoses going all over the place it's a do-it-yourself clusterfark. And put a damn coverplate on the outlet before you post a pic online.


He also has drywall dust from installing whatever the hell is coming out of the wall on the left:
i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-09-03 09:29:34 PM  
Or drop $50 (or less) on one of these:

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/laundry-detergent/bumgenius-diaper-spraye r- 5005-4060019

We used them to clean off the cloth diapers when our kids were still wearing them, and now we use them to help cut down on TP.  They work really well, and you can adjust the strength on them.  They are also very handy to have if you need to clean something out, like a child's potty, for example.

No reason to spend $1200 on a toilet.
 
2014-09-03 10:02:28 PM  
UsikFark:

He also has drywall dust from installing whatever the hell is coming out of the wall on the left:
[i60.tinypic.com image 348x480]


Looks like a cleanout drain.
 
2014-09-03 10:02:38 PM  
wanderingshocker.files.wordpress.com

My bidet add-on.  It really helps get rid of the previous night's chili and bourbon binge remnants, but the crowds it draws while being used can be a wee bit annoying.
 
2014-09-03 10:06:01 PM  
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"Look!...some poors.  Take a squat just to show our contempt."
 
2014-09-03 10:11:54 PM  

optikeye: I especially like bidet seats where you can upload MP3 for music while your sitting.
I suggest Dark Side of the Moon.


I suggest this to accompany the rains down there
 
2014-09-03 10:18:30 PM  
My Washlet cost $600. After 3 years, I now consider it one of the best investments of my life! I can see how younger adults wouldn't understand, though.

Wait'll you're on a dozen different prescriptions that fark up your body in a hundred different ways. Then you'll get it. :)
 
2014-09-03 10:18:56 PM  

TheOther: [media.treehugger.com image 650x434]

"Look!...some poors.  Take a squat just to show our contempt."


That ad does looks like some weird porn shoot.

Still, I've got two of those in my house. They are wonderful. It's the thing I miss the most about home when travelling. Especially when the hotel has cheap paper.
 
2014-09-03 10:25:21 PM  
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2014-09-03 10:26:04 PM  

Cincinnati Kid: vudukungfu: Hector Remarkable: Over 1,200 men lose all or part of their penis every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.
My own uncle lost his balls and most of his right leg to one those fancy $1,200 toilets. If operated incorrectly, they can incinerate you. Over 1,200 men are completely incinerated every year in Japan in toilet-related mishaps.

They just installed one at Muddy Waters

That isn't mud...


Surely  you jest ?
 
2014-09-03 10:26:30 PM  
Fark that. I want to bidet from THE FIRE HOSE!!
 
2014-09-03 10:29:35 PM  

Thrag: TheOther: [media.treehugger.com image 650x434]

"Look!...some poors.  Take a squat just to show our contempt."

That ad does looks like some weird porn shoot.

Still, I've got two of those in my house. They are wonderful. It's the thing I miss the most about home when travelling. Especially when the hotel has cheap paper.


Bring wet wipes with you.
 
2014-09-03 10:32:37 PM  

El Dudereno: Smeggy Smurf: As a straight man I'm opposed to having liquid shot at my ass

It'll totes turn you gay. Just like the shower head.


I'm already a lesbian.  100% through and through vagatarian
 
2014-09-03 10:36:17 PM  

bborchar: Or drop $50 (or less) on one of these:

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/laundry-detergent/bumgenius-diaper-spraye r- 5005-4060019

We used them to clean off the cloth diapers when our kids were still wearing them, and now we use them to help cut down on TP.  They work really well, and you can adjust the strength on them.  They are also very handy to have if you need to clean something out, like a child's potty, for example.

No reason to spend $1200 on a toilet.

Don't tell Mrs. pants why this smells funny.

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2014-09-03 10:46:53 PM  
www.iheartbi-lo.com

They're $2.50 per box, lasts about 2 months at one wipe per dump, one dump per day. That means I could go 80 years before I spend the same $1200 he did.
 
2014-09-03 10:50:54 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: optikeye: I especially like bidet seats where you can upload MP3 for music while your sitting.
I suggest Dark Side of the Moon.

I suggest this to accompany the rains down there


Can't believe it took this long for someone to make a Toto reference.
 
2014-09-03 11:00:43 PM  
In his 1966 book  The Bathroom, Alexander Kira goes on at great length at how useless toilet paper is at actually cleaning our rear ends. He quotes a British study that found that 44% of men had stained underwear

44% of British men need to learn how to wipe their asses.
 
2014-09-03 11:15:00 PM  

Gunther: In his 1966 book  The Bathroom, Alexander Kira goes on at great length at how useless toilet paper is at actually cleaning our rear ends. He quotes a British study that found that 44% of men had stained underwear

44% of British men need to learn how to wipe their asses.


This. If you're doing it right, seems unlikely you're gonna have stained undies.
 
2014-09-03 11:25:14 PM  

strangeluck: Gunther: In his 1966 book  The Bathroom, Alexander Kira goes on at great length at how useless toilet paper is at actually cleaning our rear ends. He quotes a British study that found that 44% of men had stained underwear

44% of British men need to learn how to wipe their asses.

This. If you're doing it right, seems unlikely you're gonna have stained undies.


well the guy is an idiot.
From the same paragraph
In his 1966 book The Bathroom, Alexander Kira goes on at great length... That was almost 40 years ago
 
2014-09-03 11:29:29 PM  
Didn't read the article after noticing both the bidet and what appears to be an environmentally-themed website. i think I've got it.

Yes, bidets are cleaner and unbelievably amazing. No, you still need turlet paper, but a smaller amount, if you want to be totally clean. My bidet has a fan to dry all the bits off, but I don't always have the time. Turlet paper is also a fool-proof way to check for remaining poo. My bidet cost $300, and smaller, functional units can be had for as little as $80. 2/10, no you don't need to spend $1000, shut up.
 
2014-09-03 11:44:11 PM  
That cover plate is missing from that outlet, and it's in a very stupid location.  Don't pee standing up, whatever you do.
 
2014-09-03 11:47:20 PM  
Fell in love with them visiting Japan.  Way more effective than TP.   You need just a small amount to dab dry after that.  One day I'll get one of my very own.
 
2014-09-03 11:54:58 PM  

TheOther: [media.treehugger.com image 650x434]
"Look!...some poors.  Take a squat just to show our contempt."


That's the best part of the whole article.
 
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