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Shower temp. pre-set

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Having to swap out thirty some odd shower heads it got me to thinking... there should be a pre-set function which would allow a person to find there own personal sweet spot on the shower heat dial so that you already know what temperature the water will be at when you step in.

That is all.


Moen Smart Shower https://www.moen.co...t-home/smart-shower
Temperature presets and MUCH more [a1, Dec 09 2021]

The Invigorator Shower System The_20Invigorator_2...Hot_2fCold_20Shower
[AusCan531, Dec 10 2021]

An early patent https://patents.goo...atent/US6029094A/en
[a1, Dec 10 2021]

And even older - 1914 https://patentimage...a94ca/US1103756.pdf
Mentions bathtubs but not showers, mainly "automatic control" without explicitly talking about presets. [a1, Dec 10 2021]

One of THOSE places https://everywherei...ed-restaurant-ever/
There is no menu, and servers will not explain what is going on [a1, Dec 13 2021]

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       Exists. Link.
a1, Dec 09 2021
  

       DOH!   

       That's a good reply!   

       C'mon old man, gotta set a better example for the young'ns.
a1, Dec 09 2021
  

       At the risk of blowing my own horn, have a look at the shower system I came up with in the Link for a unique shower temp mechanism.   

       Holy crap! That was 9 years ago!
AusCan531, Dec 10 2021
  

       I patented something along these lines in my youth. Took it to Teledyne, the guys who make the Water Pick tooth cleaner. They told me their engineers had worked on the issue and given up and said mine was a really good design. After considering it they passed though.
doctorremulac3, Dec 10 2021
  

       // I patented something along these lines //   

       Which lines? AusCan531’s “Invigorator” or 2fries’ shower temp preset?
a1, Dec 10 2021
  

       Shower temp thing. And believe it or not I called it the Smart Shower way back in the 90s. Might have even registered smartshower.com, but not sure, I've registered a lot of websites over the years. I'll get an idea like "Fetch ball that talks to your dog" and register "Talkingfetchball.com". When the renewal comes around if I haven't done anything with it I let it lapse.   

       Happens more than I care to admit.   

       And no, I never registered "talkingfetchball.com".
doctorremulac3, Dec 10 2021
  

       Neat. How did yours work, in a general way? Moen's product seems overly complicated (not only to USE, but also lots of potential failure points). But if you shopped yours around to someone like Teledyne, I reckon it was based mainly on clever valves & mixers?
a1, Dec 10 2021
  

       Well, I like to keep anonymous, I had some crazy guy on this site threaten me with violence once and I've got kids and a family and any description of the mechanism will make it easy to find what it is and after that, who I am. Once you do that and put my name in Google there's a lot of pages on the internet about me from my past job. Times we live in unfortunately. I have, and will, stand up man to man when challenged, but I don't need some coward throwing a bomb through my window at night before driving away like a little pussy. Having had a little experience with the public spotlight I learned to truly hate it.   

       Don't worry, I'm not interesting or special, I just did some business back in the day that some people cared to write about.
doctorremulac3, Dec 10 2021
  

       Ooh, you figured me out - I was just going aching to confirm where I could aim the missiles.   

       Actually, I was just curious how far back this idea really goes and how many ways there are to do it. I found one from around 1914 but I don't expect that's yours.
a1, Dec 10 2021
  

       I'm not referring to you.   

       Actually disregard anything I said. I just made it up so people will like me.   

       My name is Bob Smith. I work at a hot dog stand (that I don't own) in a small town and have worked there for.... 40 years. Only interesting thing that happened to me in my life was one time I saw a blimp. (It was just in a picture though.) Only thing I've ever invented was a stick that makes lines on paper. Turns out the pencil was already invented though. Much better than mine because my prototype just tore holes in the paper because it was just a stick.   

       Only person on this site that knew who I was through personal correspondence was MaxwellBuchannon. (Which is actually true.)
doctorremulac3, Dec 10 2021
  

       ^ Funny man.   

       How do you know that some people on this site aren't among your acquaintances in the "real world" and just haven't let on that we (er, "they") know you?
a1, Dec 10 2021
  

       Because I have no acquaintances in the real world. I have no friends, no family, I've never technically met anybody beyond saying "Want mustard on that?"   

       I was thinking of saving up to get a cat someday. Not a real one obviously, just a picture. But the price of paper these days, might just remain a dream.   

       My boss says on my 90th birthday coming up I can actually eat one of these hot dogs I've been selling for the past 85 years for a 10% discount. People really seem to like them, I'm looking forward to it.   

       Budget permitting obviously.
doctorremulac3, Dec 10 2021
  

       Budget shouldn't be a problem. Send me your address and I'll send you a "gift certificate."   

       Even if you don't have an exact street address - y'know, if you sleep by your hotdog stand or under a nearby freeway overpass. As long as you're within the blast radius we can guarantee delivery with minimal collateral damage to the neighborhood.
a1, Dec 10 2021
  

       //People really seem to like them//   

       I just found them on the internet. Wouldn't normally be my style, but I will definitely give the whole menu a try.
pertinax, Dec 12 2021
  

       Where I work it's a short menu: "Hot Dog".   

       Back in the 60s I suggested adding Pepsi to the menu. Still have a limp from my beating, but I do think I was out of line.
doctorremulac3, Dec 12 2021
  

       Progressive place actually having a menu. I'm more used to those places with no menu or anything listed, where you walk in and they stare at you. If you order the one item available they give you it. If you ask for anything else they just keep staring.
pocmloc, Dec 12 2021
  

       I lied about having a menu so people would respect me.   

       I actually sell hot dogs out of a bucket on 2nd Ave. At least I think they're hot dogs. Hot dog shaped anyway. Have yet to actually sell one. Thinking 2022's gonna be my year. That first sale is always the sweetest. Or so they tell me. At least they might if I ever actyally talked to anybody.   

       So hey, I'm not some fancy rich guy with a cart and an actual product. At least I... let me get back to you on that one.
doctorremulac3, Dec 12 2021
  

       That's no problem, lying is fine.
pocmloc, Dec 12 2021
  

       [pocmloc], if you’ve been to some of THOSE places, you should try this (linked) one.
a1, Dec 13 2021
  

       //Don't worry, I'm not interesting or special,//   

       You're interesting and special to us, Doc.
AusCan531, Dec 13 2021
  

       Whoa, Aus, that was actually touching.   

       I'm so sarcastic all the time I'm out of practice being sincere but that was very kind.   

       Thank you Aus. You and the other bakers here are very special to me too.
doctorremulac3, Dec 13 2021
  

       We all have secrets, [doctorremulac3]; & that's fine. I'm too lazy to create & maintain a "fake persona" for here (or anywhere else) so I'm "me" in everything but name. The late great [MaxwellBuchanan] was legendary in projecting who he wanted us to see. If you say you're a hot-dog seller, who am I to say otherwise?
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 13 2021
  

       Ya know, come to think of it, I'd actually have a great deal of respect for somebody who could actually make a living as a hot dog vender. Yea, it's a humble job on its face, but to be self employed successfully at anything, something I've spent much of my life doing, is something to be respected.   

       Running a business, any business, is a daily challenge. Stuff goes wrong all the time, addressing problems is what you do and that's admirable.   

       So to any actual hot dog vendors out there that might have been offended by my caricature depiction, hats off to you.
doctorremulac3, Dec 13 2021
  
      
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