I laughed at myself when using the toilet in Lowes the other day. I reached down for the flush handle.
We have lived full-time in our motor home now for over 13 years. The above commode is like ours in the RV. I is much more efficient than the commode in your non-rolling home. Our commode usually had a couple cups of water in the bowl. To add more water you reach down and pull up that handle. To flush our commode you step on that lever or push it down with your hand. As it flushes it also adds water, but only about half as much as the commode below. The draw back is if the lever is held down too long you tend to bet an odor, therefore the fast-flush.
Most important about the above is it is WONDERFUL when you are stuck in traffic on the Atlanta Beltway.
Most of you know that the water in your commode has two purposes, to allow a liquid to aid when flushing waste. The other reason is to trap the sewer smell from rising from your sewer lines. With the liquid always in the ‘trap’, you do not get the smell. The same idea of the traps (the snake-looking pipe) under your vanity and kitchen sink. It is called a trap because it traps the sewer smell from rising out of the device.
The above device is a portable commode. It works on the same principle of the RV toilet. We used one of these for a few months once.
It is a fact, although not the most pleasant subject, commodes will be a part of your life once you are ‘Potty-Trained’. The one below is what most of us Seniors dread.
Either one of the above beats the outhouse, that some of us have known. I can even remember when folks bragged about having ‘indoor plumbing’.
(Of course some of you may remember the slop-jar)
If this works I have my Live writer back…
Don’t you just love modern conveniences!
Now if you have ever been stuck in traffic at the wrong time you could appreciate the ones below.