Are Australian Dunnies Badly Designed?

 
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Can someone please explain the practicality of the Italian designed bowl ?

The silliest design I have seen.

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Can someone please explain the practicality of the Italian designed bowl ?

The silliest design I have seen.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Can someone please explain the practicality of the Italian designed bowl ?

The silliest design I have seen.
Nightfire
Do you mean a bidet? They're for washing your family jewels and ringpiece, not for laying cable. Unless you're particularly sexually active, they're a waste of space and money.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
The type where #2 doesn't land In any water and Instead lands on a type of spillway with the wast hole way forwards.

Given people are talking about high and low tide, this type has no tide.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
The type where #2 doesn't land In any water and Instead lands on a type of spillway with the wast hole way forwards.

Given people are talking about high and low tide, this type has no tide.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Hmm, that would make your eyes water if you hung around for a while.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
The type where #2 doesn't land In any water and Instead lands on a type of spillway with the wast hole way forwards.

Given people are talking about high and low tide, this type has no tide.
Nightfire
Sounds more like Dutch toilets with their 'flachspüler' or 'inspection shelf'. It allows them to have a good poke around before flushing. May seem horrific at first but the they are a very health aware people, and generally know how to read a stool for signs of health problems. If there were a few more in Australia it could help reduce the Medicare levy.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
Do what I do, poo at work. Keeps my home dunny clean enough for 9 days out of 14, at least. Wink
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Do what I do, poo at work. Keeps my home dunny clean enough for 9 days out of 14, at least. Wink
DirtyBallast
A colleague always goes home to poo, but that is a bit OT! Embarassed
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
From what I've seen in recent times, the modern (as in 5yrs old or newer) dunny (bowl & cistern) seems quite efficient. They cope better with, and flush more thoroughly the loads of you know what, compared to older ones.

The newer ones are less prone to blockage too. I think it has something to do with bowl shape (and probably the S bend), and maybe a more powerful flush.

21st century dunny engineers seem to have got it right.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Do what I do, poo at work. Keeps my home dunny clean enough for 9 days out of 14, at least. Wink
DirtyBallast
My brother-in-law said today that he prefers to use the toilet at work - that way he gets paid to do it... Wink
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Maybe the problems might need the attention of a plumber, otherwise known as a urologist. Interference with the flow rate and a spray nozzle effect could indicate blockage eg enlarged prostate. The catchment area on most bowls regardless of the water level or flushing method is not much different and so overspray can happen on any of them.
3l diesel
I doubt it, go back and read what I posted to start this discussion, it has naught to do with my pisser, more to do with the dunny design.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
I doubt it, go back and read what I posted to start this discussion, it has naught to do with my pisser, more to do with the dunny design.
TheBlacksmith
Or perhaps your nearest and dearest needs more hobbies, volunteering or employment? I can't detect a bad smell from your toilet. Smile
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Or perhaps your nearest and dearest needs more hobbies, volunteering or employment? I can't detect a bad smell from your toilet. Smile
GrahamH
No. And oddly enough, neither can she. She has an almost totally absent sense of smell, and I often have to poke my nose in the fridge to find out what she has forgotten....
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I often have to poke my nose in the fridge to find out what she has forgotten....
"TheBlacksmith"


Oh Gawd, the mind boggles!Very Happy
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I've found the high tide in Yankee loos to be quite unnerving.

Thinking of redesigning the can? Hmmm, with risk of getting TMI, been spending a bit of time using one eh?
Aaron

Yes, takes a bit of getting used to. But also the low set cistern I found in Canada. Not comfortable to lean back against.

Still all better than the squat toilets, I hate them with a passion for doing No.2's as I cannot squat flat footed and its all about getting the job done, no reading option when your balancing on your toes and trying to reach behind to clean up while at the same time the blood in your lower legs is quickly stagnating and your are loosing feeling of your toes. However my wife says in heels and wearing A style dress/skirt they are easy, but I guess I'll leave that for the fem's to explore.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Do what I do, poo at work. Keeps my home dunny clean enough for 9 days out of 14, at least. Wink
DirtyBallast
Nothing like a 5-10min daily break from the grind stone.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Yes, takes a bit of getting used to. But also the low set cistern I found in Canada. Not comfortable to lean back against.

Still all better than the squat toilets, I hate them with a passion for doing No.2's as I cannot squat flat footed and its all about getting the job done, no reading option when your balancing on your toes and trying to reach behind to clean up while at the same time the blood in your lower legs is quickly stagnating and your are loosing feeling of your toes. However my wife says in heels and wearing A style dress/skirt they are easy, but I guess I'll leave that for the fem's to explore.
RTT_Rules
It would be a real bugger if you dropped your iPad while reading on the job.
  marvin Assistant Commissioner

Location: Mars... "The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds!"
Sounds more like Dutch toilets with their 'flachspüler' or 'inspection shelf'. It allows them to have a good poke around before flushing. May seem horrific at first but the they are a very health aware people, ...
billybaxter
Way too much information. Very Happy


... May seem horrific at first but the they are a very health aware people, and generally know how to read a stool ...
billybaxter
In Australia, the equivalent is reading the Daily Telegraph.
motto: All the poop that's fit to print.
marvin
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  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Way too much information. Very Happy


In Australia, the equivalent is reading the Daily Telegraph.motto: All the poop that's fit to print.marvin
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marvin
I remember the "shelf" in Germany. You go and it sits there just below your butt. No splash back though, os I suppose bonus. I used to put sheets down prior to prevent any potentially sticky "stools" from not going down the S bend.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Given that I get accused of pissing all over the place (I don't actually) by the wifely substances, I reckon I have been set up by the design of our dunny.

The classic Aussie bowl has a mad flushing action that causes lots of spray in the bowl, and I reckon that spray, containing parts of which you are trying to dispose, gets up onto the seat and the lid. And my view is that this is a bad design.

The American bowl is shallower, has more water in it, and flushes in a gentle swirling action that does not throw up spray. I reckon they got a better design than we did.

Therefore, I reckon the bloke in the household is getting the raw end of the deal and being accused of a crime he is not guilty of.
TheBlacksmith

Australian design standards mandate that an Aussie toilet bowl be large enough to contain the volume of water in the stern, thus containing a flush even if the loo is blocked.  American toilets can't do this, as I discovered on my first night in the United States after attempting to flush away an Aussie sized long haul flight's worth of colon contents.

On that first night in the USA I also learned that floor drains, while mandatory in all Aussie bathrooms, are not in the USA.  So I ask you which is better/worse?  A bit of spray or your carpet soaked in poo water?
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
you need to put new rubber seals in the fresh water

I don't want to find seals (rubber or otherwise) or any other life-forms in my pan!

Having spent by far the greater proportion of my lavatorial life in the UK, having experience of facilities across much of mainland Europe and SE Asia and of thunderboxes new and old I am of the opinion that there is a design deficiency in the averagely-aged Australian Arsenal.  

The newer ones might be an improvement but a typical home might contain something 20 - 40 years old.  They don't seem to come clean as the UK / European ones do.  I'm the constant in the equation.   It must be the variable which is at fault.

Having been something of a festival-goer in my yoof I have become quite intimately acquainted with the Portaloo, Kenny-box, Port-a-potty or whatever.  Nothing says "Glastonbury" quite like kneeling at the altar in a pool of stale wet with your feet out of the uncloseable door whilst last night's curry returns whence it entered.

In more amenable moments there have been times when the differences became apparent.  The spring-loaded flaps at the base of the pan seem to have stronger springs in Australia.  In the UK one can expect any arrival in the pan to trigger the flap.  Here, on the other hand, one requires a capacious bladder to achieve a "six-flapper" while even a firm stool will stay firmly on the top until flushed.

For fans of squatting pans the instructions for use inside these portable potty-houses make for educational reading.  "This toilet is intended only for sitting.  Do not stand or squat".  It takes no imagination at all to understand where each and every one has had an H inserted into that text by a previous user.

And if, as per instructions, one does not stand then all of our little extension pipes are redundant.  Perhaps they know we can't shoot straight Wink
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
This thread has turned to crap and should be flushed down the pan... Mr. Green
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
It's both a crock of sh1t and flushed with its own success
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
I don't want to find seals (rubber or otherwise) or any other life-forms in my pan!

Having spent by far the greater proportion of my lavatorial life in the UK, having experience of facilities across much of mainland Europe and SE Asia and of thunderboxes new and old I am of the opinion that there is a design deficiency in the averagely-aged Australian Arsenal.  

The newer ones might be an improvement but a typical home might contain something 20 - 40 years old.  They don't seem to come clean as the UK / European ones do.  I'm the constant in the equation.   It must be the variable which is at fault.

Having been something of a festival-goer in my yoof I have become quite intimately acquainted with the Portaloo, Kenny-box, Port-a-potty or whatever.  Nothing says "Glastonbury" quite like kneeling at the altar in a pool of stale wet with your feet out of the uncloseable door whilst last night's curry returns whence it entered.

In more amenable moments there have been times when the differences became apparent.  The spring-loaded flaps at the base of the pan seem to have stronger springs in Australia.  In the UK one can expect any arrival in the pan to trigger the flap.  Here, on the other hand, one requires a capacious bladder to achieve a "six-flapper" while even a firm stool will stay firmly on the top until flushed.

For fans of squatting pans the instructions for use inside these portable potty-houses make for educational reading.  "This toilet is intended only for sitting.  Do not stand or squat".  It takes no imagination at all to understand where each and every one has had an H inserted into that text by a previous user.

And if, as per instructions, one does not stand then all of our little extension pipes are redundant.  Perhaps they know we can't shoot straight Wink
Gwiwer
I reckon there is a book in those stories. 'Globetrotting Crapper' perhaps?

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