Comments: Reaching for New Lows in Blogging

When I first read, "He has been on every toilet (site)," I started picturing him actually sitting on every toilet, trying them out...much like when you go to buy a new mattress. But then I re~read and caught the word "site." Phewww! For some reason, having to sit on every toilet before you buy one...just did not sit well with me!

Happy toilet shopping! Bon flush!

Posted by DogsDontPurr at October 10, 2009 09:09 PM

When we had to replace our guest bath toilet a few months ago I went with the one that guaranteed could 'flush a bucket of golf balls'. Plus, it's white. ;)

Posted by Pam at October 10, 2009 09:40 PM

I took a peek at that Kohler site. Finally they started doing realistic tests, using plastic tubes instead of balls. All that's missing is the simulated wads of toilet paper... oops, I'm not helping the ick factor here. Anyway the newer toilets are very efficient flushers compared to the first generation low-flow toilets. Having a little vacuum boost helps immensely. Okay, I know I have a bit of a toilet fetish, but a dream house with inadequate toilets is a deal killer in my book.

Posted by diamond dave at October 10, 2009 11:20 PM

I have first generation toilets and want to frickin scream every time the boys poop... 2 or 3 flushes... not very efficient if we have to flush 2 or 3 times. sucks to be me but i'm not changing toilets out. Unless they have a $5 on some good ones. ;-)

Posted by vw bug at October 11, 2009 07:17 AM

We redid our kitchen and bathroom a few years ago, after the kids were all gone. They were all excited about the renovations when we mentioned the new Jacuzzi. Well, until they came home to find that the new commode was made by Jacuzzi.

Posted by Ted at October 11, 2009 09:03 AM

I have found it doesn't matter at all which room you are fixing or even how minor the fix - some problem like this always crops up. We've been lucky in not being stuck with low-flo toilets in the places we've lived.

However, in our current house... they put in some bath fixtures that are very strong colors. I'm scared to death a toilet seat will break and I won't be able to find a replacement.

For you - best part is having another bathroom in the house to use - 10000% less stress. We did a gut/remodel in our first house to get it ready to sell - the bathroom was in horrible shape. It was the only bathroom in the house (not even a half bath). One night we had studs, concrete slab floor, a tub and toilet. Then we had drywall tub and toilet.

Then the guy doing the remodel came down with pneumonia and was in the hospital for 4 days... We were using the kitchen sink for all the bathroom stuff for over a week and carefully taking tub baths so as not to ruin the drywall. *sigh*

Posted by Teresa at October 11, 2009 12:35 PM

In my dream house, every room that contains running water (kitchen, laundry, bath) has a slab floor with a drain in the middle. People should design with water damage in mind. Leaky anything puts me in a pissy mood.

Posted by PeggyU at October 11, 2009 03:16 PM

As long as we're searching for new lows in blogging, Bou, I'm a big fan of the bidet. You should add one. Like having angels whisper sweet nothings in your bum-bum. For want of a more appropriate simile.

Posted by Velociman at October 11, 2009 04:27 PM

I looked at the little video at the Kohler site and I swear I saw a farookin' square toidy. WTF? I don't know anyone with a square ass; at least I don't think I do.

Posted by Jim - PRS at October 11, 2009 07:22 PM

DDP- I'm laughing!!! Can you imagine? I wonder if there are people who do that. "Here, I want to sit on this commode and see how it fits..." LOL!

Pam- Seriously, I'm all about the flush. I personally am embarrassed when I have guests and they have to ask me if I have a plunger. I'm horrified when that happens.

DD- Until we moved into this home 13 years ago, with the 1st generation low flush, I had no idea how important I would think the commode was as a homeowner. Now? Top of the list.

VW- I'd not be changing mine out if not for having to overhaul that bathroom. I had a wax seal replaced on the guest bath and didn't have them give me a new one. Nope.

Ted- Jacuzzi commodes?!!! Hunh. I looked at their site. They sell them at Lowe's... Interesting...

Teresa- Good Lord, I cannot even imagine not having another bathroom to use! That would be a nightmare!!! Seriously... Good grief! This has NOT been a nightmare. This is a minor, very minor inconvenience...

Peggy- I have pix of the damage I think. I'm so sick of mold, mildew, water damage. Very sick of it. This should be it for this bathroom. The next is the kids', which I strongly suspect has water issues in it's tub/shower. We had very poor construction and didn't know it. Regular dry wall and green board used in water areas...

Vman- Heh, my boys were talking about the bidet. I told them, "We don't live in Europe..."

Jim- No, only Sponge Bob has a square ass. :)

Posted by Bou at October 11, 2009 09:08 PM

I never heard of Universal Rundle, maybe I'm too near sighted or maybe it's a regional supplier. But my dad has a waterless. Eventually, the heating elemnt goes out and your son has to replace it. :(

Posted by Carl Brannen at October 12, 2009 10:04 PM

Bou,
Want me to send Dad down to help you out?

http://jwiley.typepad.com/back_home_again/2005/11/dads_project_se.html

Posted by Jerry in Indiana at October 13, 2009 12:34 AM