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Push toilet

Clog free, uses less water
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The front of this toilet would be the familiar size and shape. The bottom of the toilet would consist of a wide basin. When the flush button is pushed:

A: A motor operated lever would push the contents into a wide vertical pipe with no bends nearby.
B: The pipe itself would be flushed by pumping a surge of water above potential blockage.
C: A bit of scented cleaning fluid would be pumped around the basin.
D: A very light second flush would rinse out the basin.
Voice, Apr 15 2011

Toilets with pneumatic ejector pumps http://www.nytimes....y.html?pagewanted=2
[mouseposture, Apr 16 2011]

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       Uses less water, but more electricity.
Alterother, Apr 15 2011
  

       You could operate it with a large lever for flushing but mine will be electric.
Voice, Apr 15 2011
  

       Can you work in a scissor-arm boxing glove or perhaps miniature coal cars?
tatterdemalion, Apr 17 2011
  

       Can't imagine what cleaning this moving lever would be like...
RayfordSteele, Apr 17 2011
  

       One could adapt this so as to use no moving parts - the contents of the toilet fall with gravity into the wide vertical pipe with no bends. Such a toilet would not require water, either. The bit of scented cleaning fluid could stay, and also a moon carved in the door for ventilation.
bungston, Apr 18 2011
  
      
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