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Cistern mounted toilet brush   (0)  [vote for, against]
Dripping drip into the cistern where they belong.

My office has some very pretty wall-mounted toilet brush holders [link]. The problem is that the 'drippings' keep the holding receptacle partially full of some quite nasty and unsanitary water. The solution is to create a recessed brush holder in the top of the cistern lid (or to one side) with a perforated stainless steel bottom.
-- AusCan531, Jan 16 2017

Wall mounted toilet brush holder.
[AusCan531, Jan 16 2017]

Great minds think alike .... _22ScrubBot_20can_20handle_20it_22
[normzone, Jan 16 2017]

[Normzone]'s idea is different. Better in some ways but still different.
-- AusCan531, Jan 16 2017

Go with the original concept; the brush holder is inset into the top of the cistern, fed from the cistern via a non-return valve.

At the base of the brush holder, a pipe taps into the syphon, also with a non-return valve.

When the flush is operated, the syphon empties both the cistern and the brush holder. When it refills, so does the brush holder. But the waste from the brushholder goes straight through the connection into the pan, and the cistern is never contaminated.
-- 8th of 7, Jan 17 2017

Clearly, the toilet brush holder should be fashioned as a miniature toilet, with its own drain, cistern and flushing mechanism.
-- mitxela, Jan 17 2017

//the solution is to just empty the thing every so often, and if you don't want to do that, then that's the problem that needs solving//

Oh if only it were that simple. The glass holders tend to stick in the mounting rings. I'm not squeamish about emptying them but the receptacle usually refuses to budge until popping loose with a sudden jerk or 'sloshing' motion. Even after tipping out the liquid there's a film of sludge on the glass bowl. There are 3 toilets in our office and I can usually find an excuse to leave them for a bit longer.

It'd be much better if the liquid was self draining and the whole thing was recessed out of sight.
-- AusCan531, Jan 17 2017

A better option might be a hose and nozzle that could squirt a fairly-high-pressure water jet.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 17 2017

Oddly enough, there are places where both of those are true.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 21 2017

Don't mention the french.
-- 8th of 7, Jan 21 2017

//A computer could...a colour LCD display//

Thing is, how many electronic gadgets do you own that are more than 5 years old? Probably not that many. I loathe the idea of internet-enabled, interactive, fully programmable household gadgets, because every one of them will stop working within less than 5 years - the software will become incompatible with something else, and won't be upgradeable without a new OS, which will require an entire new hard drive before you can actually give a shit... And even then, you'll probably have to click a dialog box to confirm you want to flush.

I predict there will be a new environmental movement (no pun intended; OK, maybe somewhat intended) to strip electronics out of most things, and revert to actual mechanisms that actually work.

Computers should be computerized. Everything else should not.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 29 2017

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