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The RCC (Removable Commode Capsule), better known
amoungst it's proponents as the Crapsule eliminates the
unpleasant need of cleaning the toilet area.
HOW IT WORKS: An initial installation of the Crapsule will
basically make your bathroom modular, and depending on your
maintenence contract with the
manufacturer (Me, Inc.) a highly trained RCC Service
Technician will arrive at your home with the RCC Retrieval
Device to basically replace your soiled toilet with a fresh
If you pay for the exclusive RCC "On Call" service, a tech can
be at your home within an hour - especially useful if you clog
the toilet with a massive deuce, or a drunk college buddy
pukes all over the place after too much to drink.
The Retrieval Device is basically a modified garbage truck. It
has a hydraulic arm/winch system that will hoist the Crapsule
out of your home and swap it with a new one (without
spillage, as the storage tanks are sealed). The truck can hold
about 10 Crapsules, and they are constantly delivered to
regional cleansing stations for disinfection and subsequent
redelivery to your home.
||Oh yeah - one other feature: a Retrieval Device
Notification System (RDNS) that won't allow the Crapsule
to be picked up if occupied. It will also warn the
occupant that the Retrieval Device is outside waiting (just
in case they didn't hear the big diesel engine and back-up
beeper right outside the window)
||Did I see a variation of this idea on Mad TV recently - the single-use toilet? You would install a brand-new toilet and after its initial use, be it for the usual business or simply a family member tossing away a used tissue, you would tear it out and follow the simple, step-by-step installation instructions for the new unit. Comes complete with sledgehammer and giant disposal bin for your driveway.
||[Canuck]: No, you were not dreaming. I saw it too. Seemed like a lot of work to do yourself. The automated version of this idea seems a bit easier.
By the initial description of this idea, I was envisioning some sort of removable toilet insert, or a system where each part of an appliance could be quickly changed out. I doubt that the tank and flush mechanism would need swapping often, so just the bowl could be replaced.
||<aside> go Canucks! </aside>
||I think that the Crapsule (of course standing by my own
concept) would be far easier than the single-use variety.
It would be very much like a porta-potty in the sense that
it is somewhat self-contained. Your dwelling would still
have it's own septic system, but excluded from it would
be the main bathroom. Half of the bathroom (at least the
part with the toilet) would be completely separated from
the rest of the house so it could be lifted out as a module
- window, toilet paper dispenser and all.
Unfortunately, the house would have to be custom
configured to allow for the Retrieval Device to gain easy
access without having to drive across the wife's prize
||There is always the time honored large ziploc bag method. I've heard rumors (never confirmed) of long distance GA pilots using this.
||Personally, I'd rather deviate from course than basic personal hygiene, even in a rental.