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In my steady ferrying of edibles and potables up and down
stairs, I often consider the consequences of attempting to
rinse crockery and other utensils in the lavatory, which
would of course be dire. However, technically the water
which comes out of the system is supposed to be clean, so
problem is primarily that we use the toilet for other
This is not a particularly ecologically sound idea.
Nonetheless, consider the possibilities of having what is
functionally speaking a toilet sans seat plumbed in next to
the usual basin in the kitchen. Take plates with leftovers,
dentures, whatever you need to sluice with assorted
detritus, place it in the "toilet" pan and flush. The dishes or
other bits are hygienically rinsed prior to oral reinsertion or
dishwasher or sink action, and the scraps are filtered further
down before they reach the U-bend, allowing them to be
removed and disposed of. Water then either drains into the
water system or is pumped to the bathroom where it's reused
to fill the real toilet cistern, thereby making it somewhat
more economical regarding water use.
as seen in hospitals [Frankx, Jul 15 2021]
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||I don't see why everything should not be replaced with single-function flush toilets. Watering the plants, your morning shower, car wash, hey even refuelling the car (replace water with petrol). Those industrial coffee machines that barristers use could be replaced with flush-lavatories, the cistern fitted with a heating element and a filter unit inserted into the downpipe.
||I like your thinking [pocmloc]. Toilets for all. In the
meantime the actual toilet could be redesigned so that it's
||Having a set of 9 toilets each with the cistern at a different height and therefore a different length downpipe and you could play bagpipe tunes on the flushes.
||This too would be a great and melodious joy. I am flushed
||//This too would be a great and melodious joy//
||Original idea -> every hospital ward has one of
these - a sluice
||A bit off topic, but I've always wanted a garburator, (food scrap blender for your sink drain) that shunts that water to spray on a compost pile.
||[2 fries shy of a happy meal]; over here, there is city-council
"green waste" collection, which (I suspect) is why kitchen
sink blenders (In-Sink-Erator is the main brand here) are far
less common than they used to be. I don't know anyone who
||They used to be illegal to install in the Okanagan. Something to do with seeds getting into the orchards.
||"No person shall affix or install a household garbage grinder, garbage disposal unit or garburator of any nature or kind to any plumbing system so that the waste therefrom
is discharged into the sanitary sewer system."
||I still think it would be an elegant solution to getting rid of compostable refuse so that first off the landfill would reek way less, secondly methane production would reduce, and thirdly raccoons and other trash bandits wouldn't be drawn to the smell of your garbage.
||...and fourthly your garden would love it.