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Close Lid To Flush

Removing choice is always good
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Flushing the toilet is the thing to do. Many comply. This is usually achieved by either a button or lever somewhere around the rear of the toilet. Closing the toilet lid prior to flushing is also the thing to do, as suddenly sloshing 10's of litres of water into a confined space is prone to create a potentially poopy aerosol. Many do not comply with the lid closing section of the protocol.

How about we remove the lever/button and simply link the lid closing to the flushing? Some form of cam or whatnot ought to do it. There, now we're spreading a little less crap about the place.

bs0u0155, Nov 04 2014

Aerosol pathogen spread http://onlinelibrar...2.2005.02610.x/full
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Virus Spread http://www.ncbi.nlm...gov/pubmed/24818773
[bs0u0155, Nov 04 2014]

US 4974263 http://www.google.c...r/patents/US4974263
Lid actuated toilet flushing system [xaviergisz, Nov 10 2014]


       Contact with routine filth strengthens immune systems.
the porpoise, Nov 04 2014

       The lid does not usually seal, so the aerosol still escapes.
pocmloc, Nov 04 2014

       Has anyone ever shown that the aerosols created by loo flushing are in any way harmful or hazardy?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 04 2014

       Yes, potentially. <link>
bs0u0155, Nov 04 2014

       worrying sentence from the 2nd link: "cleaning did not seem to substantially reduce contamination". Like most problems in life, they were clearly not using enough bleach.
bs0u0155, Nov 04 2014

       Earth closets are cleaner, more hygenic and more environmentally sound.
pocmloc, Nov 04 2014

       Aerosol, shmearosol, this is genius mostly in its simplicity of design, but also tangentially as a means of solving up-to 80% of marital strife.
zen_tom, Nov 04 2014

       //Earth closets are cleaner, more hygenic and more environmentally sound//   

       But somewhat challenging in a 37 story building.   

       //solving up-to 80% of marital strife//   

       This was a factor...
bs0u0155, Nov 04 2014

       //Earth closets... in a 37 story building.   

       Looks pretty simple to me, one communal earth closet, and one vertical pipe from each flat. Piezo-electric under the earth closet to turn kinetic into electricity.   

       Cameras at the bottom end of the tubes to quantify each apartment's input and hence allocate electricity refund. Possibly cameras with shape recognition so someone can go fish out the cats/small children who will inevitably end in there.
not_morrison_rm, Nov 05 2014

       Piezoelectric isn't the way to go. Where would you put the crystals? If they're at the bottom* then any impact energy would be quickly absorbed by splat or squished type poop-on-poop effects that would just end up in slightly warmer waste. Better to have all the residents consistently eat small, but powerful permanent magnets. Then, strategically placed coils could harvest energy.   

       *of the pit
bs0u0155, Nov 05 2014

       Actually I had thought of that, but more like eating lots of iron spherical bits, then using magnetic handling to keep the poop in the centre of the drop tube on the way down, but probably compressed air jets could do the same, without all the iron filings malarky.   

       Whilst thinking those lines I thought of poop with fins/vanes, but I have no how idea how to amend the human body to produce such extrusions.
not_morrison_rm, Nov 05 2014

       //amend the human body to produce such extrusions//   

       I do, it's based around the technology found in a Play Doh toy I had as a child. Am not writing it though.
bs0u0155, Nov 07 2014

       But... I always have to check that my turd isn't stuck.
sdk16420, Nov 09 2014

       //But... I always have to check that my turd isn't stuck//   

       Lift the lid and have a good look. The cistern will still be filling for a bit anyway.   

       Or, clear lid.
bs0u0155, Nov 10 2014

       //my turd isn't stuck   

       By dint of modifying my diet it has become possible to extrude poo that has exactly the same refractive index as water, so no one else will ever know..   

       <returns to iron filings in an attempt to make suitable toilet for a maglev train>
not_morrison_rm, Nov 10 2014


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