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Additional Bathroom Taps

Taps for soap, shampoo, gel, lotions, cream, perfumes, juices, liquor, whatever
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We get water through taps. So why not soap and shampoo too? Okay, so it doesn't make sense to pipe soap and shampoo from factories across miles and miles to your average home (too sluggish and doesn't flow fast enough), quite aside from the question of choice.

But why not bath-tubs and sinks that come equipped with built-in taps and containers where you can store whatever type of liquid you need? Liquid soap, shampoo, certainly. Also useful for: hair gel, lotions, perfume, shaving cream, orange juice, liquor and whatever else you might need in the bathroom.

So what's the advantage over the usual plastic containers, you might ask. Well, for one thing when you're in the bath you might be too lazy to climb out and reach that shelf where your shampoo is kept, or you might just freeze to death if you get out. Besides, the built-in containers can store a lot more stuff. And turning on a tap is just so much more convenient.

With some modifications, you can make the stuff come out from your shower sprinkler too.

baboo, Apr 09 2002

Shower Caddy http://www.inventio...OOTHS/booth235.html
This is an example of a whole class of devices constructed to keep your utensils nearby in the shower. [jutta, Apr 09 2002]

Cheese taps http://www.halfbake.../idea/Cheese_20taps
[phoenix, Apr 09 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Showerhead soap dispenser http://www.halfbake..._20soap_20dispenser
[phoenix, Apr 09 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Bath Buddy Soap Dispenser http://danddbabysho...sk=item&ItemID=IT88
Three see-through containers, push-button taps; easy to use with one hand. [jutta, Apr 09 2002]


       //too sluggish and doesn't flow fast enough//
Seems to work OK for cheese.
angel, Apr 09 2002

       Isn't this baked?
beauxeault, Apr 09 2002

       Don't forget the bugle.
bristolz, Apr 09 2002

       Urinal horn?
waugsqueke, Apr 09 2002

       Common bugle repertoire item.
bristolz, Apr 09 2002

       was hoping for beer on tap........
rbl, Apr 09 2002

       We did have the 'Extra Stuff on Tap' idea at one time. It must have gone when its author did.
phoenix, Apr 09 2002

       The insides of those taps would soon get pretty disgusting with dried shampoo etc. And when you switch to a different shampoo, you'd have to somehow dismantle everything to clean it out (or you get an unpleasant mix of several kinds of shampoo coming from the tap). On the whole, this would be more work than today.
herilane, Apr 09 2002

       What I am missing here in New Zealand is third water tap on the sink. There are two taps on most Kiwi bathrooms. One for freezing cold and another for really hot water!   

       Mixing taps are still a bit of a novelty here in Old Zealand and solution would be to add third tap for lukewarm water.
Pellepeloton, Jun 21 2008

       //Mixing taps are still a bit of a novelty here in Old Zealand//
often a "novelty" here too, none of them work in the same manner; all require proprietary fiddly bits that wear out over time.
FlyingToaster, Jun 21 2008

       I notice most pubs have bottles of spirits upside down connected to a tap. So I think it's possible.
Bad Jim, Jun 21 2008

       Those things are called "optics" - which is a much better idea than this one, by the way: Optics for the Bathroom - a set of optics attached to the wall next to the shower which shampoo, soap, conditioner bottles with standardised screw-threads can attach to.
hippo, Jun 24 2008


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