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(First, Why is there a Product: Toilet
category and no Product: Toilet?)
For those wondering: No, This idea does
NOT include STRONG negative air
Many bathrooms have negative air
pressure fans built in to suck out the
smelliness and some have suggested that
the negative pressure
but i've been in a bathroom with too
of this, and it sucks the smell back up
floor drain and it didn't help. The
with these systems is that they suck the
smell right past out noses. If the smell is
coming from the toilet, THAT is where
should have the negative pressure.
Toilets should come with a hole inside
bowl that hooks up to a hose that
the negative pressure. This way, you get
rid of the smell at the source. It will
activate when the toilet seat gets sat on
and a button gets pressed. While the
person is on the crapper air rushes by his
bum as the stench is carried away. When
a flush is detected, it will suck air as well.
When it is not being used, it will still
even if just a little, because you can't be
assured that it went down and stayed
Advantages: Cleaner air, as the stench is
not sucked past our noses. Less suction
needed, or more effective suction use.
Disadvantages: Suction might suck up
water if toilet overflows (must include
overflow valve). Possible problems with
cleaning the toilets and keeping cleaning
products out of the air hole (the same
(s) used to flush can be used to suck air,
possibly providing a solution to this
Fresher air, Can be applied to urinals as
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||I think it's probably a good idea, but one thing bothers me. In operating theatres, there is positive pressure over the table to push microbes away from the patient. If there was negative pressure in the toilet, might this not attract bacteria? That might not be a bad thing, as there are all sorts of them, but i wonder what the effect of having all of them in the pan together would be.
||Vacuum cleaners fill up with filth all the time of course, and that's not sanitary.
||On the operating theatre the positive air
most likely filtered, and this is
understandable. Keep in mind that with
conventional negative pressure
the walls and ceilings, the bacteria is
sucked past out noses to get to the
The toilet vent assures that the air
past your nose is cleaner air, less
||Yes vacuum cleaners fill up with filth,
and I feel bad for anybody who lives in a
vacuum cleaner, but I feel better for
anybody living outside of vacuum
||Aircraft toilets have a similar idea.
||Aircraft toilets use negative pressure to
pull EVERYTHING down that drain, it is not
just a ventilation solution. My solution is
more down to earth. No HuMangous
||+ (I waited long enough for someone to say it couldn't be done, so bun.)
||twitch, my comment doesn't read so well: I meant aircraft toilets use a similar (not the same!) idea, and it works well.
Mmmm, that doesn't sound much better. Oh, well.
||How about a toilet which, when you flush it, it releases a singularity which not only removes faeces, urine and toilet paper, but the contents of the bathroom, the bathroom door, the furniture and causes the house, the street and maybe the whole city to collapse through suction, along with any people who may happen to be around at the time? It would need to be operated by remote control in a concrete bunker some thirty-seven miles away and contravenes local strategic arms limitation treaties.
||[nineteenthly], it better be made out of
gold, so we can sell it to some evil dictator
if what you said was possible.
||A non-execrable toilet idea!
||The negative air pressure unit in most bathrooms (which I affectionately refer to as the "Fart Fan") was originally designed to remove moisture from the air. It was never intended for removing offensive odors. I have seen instances where such a fan was also mounted beside the toilet for the purpose of evacuating the smell and quite frankly, it worked well.
||//Disadvantages: Suction might suck up water if toilet overflows//
||[twitch], that's not a bug, that's a feature! An overflow-proof toilet!
||oh, wow.! you're right. All's needed is an
emergency drain before the neg air tube
reaches the air filter (if you even need one,
but I don't think so), so that would be
great, just like sinks have overflow holes,
why not toilets? Or are manufacturers just
trying to give us some more crap.
||Bun for nineteenthly's anno.
|| although you'd need a lot of singularities over the lifespan of the toilet... wait, no you wouldn't, one would suffice. You'd need a lot of toilets over the lifespan of the user... wait, no, still just one. No repeat customers though. I'm not sure that obliterating the next eight city blocks is what the poster has in mind here.
||No, not interested in TMD's (toilets of
||After reading Chuck Palahniuk's "Haunted", I've been wary of anything involving negative pressure.
||What about explosive diarrhoea? Surely that would hit the fan (giggle).
||In case of a power surge: clench.
||I was going to post this idea and thought "surely someone must have thought of this before". And wadayaknow? Bun, of course.
||Plus: guess where I'm at while I write this...
||This is not to be used on a cold day - a porcelain seat
is bad enough without a cooling fan.
||//Plus: guess where I'm at while I write this...//
||I'll go first then: Bog-nor Regis? Craponne-sur-Arzon?
||Had a suggestion of a very basic prototype version
requiring a manual pump built into the seat it self. The
sound could be a potential source of embarrassment but
the subsequent lack of smelliness may be seen as a
socially decent squeak. [+]