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Self Cleaning Faucet Handles

A faucet that has a slow stream of water comming out of the handles
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Because you have to turn the faucet handle with dirty hands, then turn off the faucet with clean hands, you get your hands dirty. What I propose is a faucet the has a slow flow of water comming out of the faucet handle, with a drain beneath. The handle water would turn on with the faucet. Automatic faucets are expensive, but this could use a piece of tubing.
js_530, Jun 13 2004


       Here in Florida, we generally try to keep our bathrooms dry. If you have create a spot that is constantly wet, you're going to get mold. I'll take a little dirt over mold any day.   

       Not to mention, of course, the many hundreds of gallons of water that would be wasted over the course of a year...
Guncrazy, Jun 13 2004

       A small pump with a little water resovoir and some anti- bacterial cleaner in it could work. I like the idea +.
swimr, Jun 13 2004

       Guncrazy, it would only be on when the faucet was on. The amount of water used would be very small.
js_530, Jun 13 2004

       Baked! Unfortunately, the guy downstairs wasn't quite so understanding about that steady stream of water...
DrCurry, Jun 13 2004

       You could get around the 'waste of water' argument by redesigning the tap so that it looks like a capital letter 'G'. The pipe connecting to the mains would be at 90 degrees to the 'G' and the handle is beneath the water spout so that it gets cleaned when you turn it on. Splashing may be a problem though so some redesign of the handle may be required.
DrBob, Jun 14 2004

       [DrBob], ideal for the cold tap, or a mixer tap, but not for a hot tap...
david_scothern, Jun 14 2004


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