By: ycd0108 , 6:23 AM GMT on May 08, 2013

Share this Blog

Just curious:
Any other guys out there wondering who designed the modern toilet?
For me it's a bit shallow aND i AIN'T BRAGGING.
I'm complaining.
I travel a bit and I can MANAGE A "SQUAT TOILET" - built quite a number in my time with Aid Orgs.
What I can not deal with is toilets that soak yer apparatus in cold water.
Just sayin' eh.
I'm imagining some female engineer/designer (of toilet bowls) thinking there is no need for much distance from the seat to the water level (God forbid the designers are Male).
What I am seeing (and feeling) is that most public toilets are designed for folks without apparatus hanging about.

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

Sign In or Register Sign In or Register

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 24 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

24. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:03 AM GMT on May 15, 2013
ycd0108 has created a new entry.
23. ycd0108
4:39 AM GMT on May 15, 2013
Looks like the LIB?CONs win again.
I suppose that is the way of the modern world but I did have some hope. I was educated in this province and assumed that some others were. Guess not.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
22. ycd0108
4:05 AM GMT on May 15, 2013
The local internet service is totally bogged down just now.
Maybe that indicates some interest in elections?
Hope so.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
21. RenoSoHill
3:43 AM GMT on May 15, 2013
My wife has the outlook of WonderWoman - don't know how she does it - I would have looked for the "Spy" pill years ago. She is amazing and we have a family that backs us 110% - we still count our blessings!
Member Since: December 12, 2009 Posts: 8 Comments: 12567
20. ycd0108
2:41 AM GMT on May 15, 2013
What the Heck happened to us? I was a reasonably upstanding person for most of the time and Tloml was a whole lot better than I. Now I have to wonder what Karma I brought upon myself. Oops.
It's all right though. Tloml's colleges are rallying around and the girls are always here.
"What I can spy with my little eye"
Get's brighter every day.
Hang in there -
Tonight our Province ((read State) is counting the votes.
I voted for a washed out left wing party which just might win.
Thing is:
The incumbent government (right wing) is so disgraceful one needs to vote against them.
We will see in about 20 minutes if my call is correct.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
19. ycd0108
1:31 AM GMT on May 15, 2013
It was many years later I passed out. In the '60's I could bother about till 0200 and be at work at 0745. (I did not smoke anything in those days.)
I'm fairly confident that Brian would categorize me as "Crazy Buddy" but "I'm feeling much better now".
I always liked Chrysler products - never had a "Hemi" V8 but asked a guy who ran a 426 hemi in a Drag Car to tune the dodge at some point. I took it out and came back to pay the bill and thank him. I said:
"Good work! I got it up to 95 mph in second gear."
He said:
"I went 105 in second gear."
That Dodge had really "Long Legs".
Later in life I took the "Slant six" out of my '64 Dodge panel truck and installed a 318 V8. Very rarely it would happen that I would stop at a light and some muscle car would be snoozing beside me. The truck was "4 on the floor" and first gear was "bull low".
Stomp that and the Corvette beside you gets flustered.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
18. RenoSoHill
11:50 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
Ya' Know "Y" sometimes getting fast tracked is OK. My wife has had 7 back surgeries and with the walker, scooter, and my bad knees - sometimes waiting just doesn't seem to cut it. 98% of the folks will do anything to help, 1% don't want anyone to get in front of them and 1% don't want to know you exist. The "Golden Years," Yup-that's when the Doc's get the Gold.
Member Since: December 12, 2009 Posts: 8 Comments: 12567
17. Ylee
11:11 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
If I talked to your friend about yesterday, would he tell me that he called his crazy buddy? :' )

I'm assuming the car was at a standstill when you passed out, and not after you pulled the gearshift knob out?

I had a '74 Duster with a 318 and only a stock 2 barrel, but it was fast enough to scare passengers! :' )
Member Since: February 3, 2011 Posts: 109 Comments: 18605
16. ycd0108
6:26 AM GMT on May 14, 2013
My crazy buddy just called. We rode together in the "muscle cars" in the late 60's put the hammer down and see where you surface.
I had a "sleeper" dodge: 313,Carter afb, 3/4 race Cam and dual Blue bottle mufflers - one night we traded cars. At that time he was riding a 383 Challenger.
Down the road we go. I was still wearing work boots and stomped a little too hard. The gear shift came apart in my mitt.
Looks like he has forgiven me for ripping the shift out of the Challenger and burning holes in his new carpet while passing out with a cigarette lit.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
15. ycd0108
4:49 AM GMT on May 14, 2013
It's good to hear from you.
There has been a bit of a slump in my efforts here lately but I still lurk about the place and check out your blog now and then.

We are doing pretty well considering.
The later part of the John Lennon piece is sort of what I see in the left eye: wavy and a bit dim but a whole lot better than the veil. I simply have to remind myself of that fact when I get frustrated.

Salmon Creek: I read a couple of introductory pages on Kelly's site.
There are places like Salmon Creek around here including this place I have lived on for the last 39 years or so.
If my daughters were writers they would have some spooky tales to tell, I'm sure, but I thought most of that time was fairly ordinary.
I'll ask my grand daughter to check it out with her peers.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
14. OrangeRoses
1:34 AM GMT on May 14, 2013
I'm glad I finally arrived here, YCD. hope you are doing well and everthing's fine for you.

I'm Currently reading The Gathering -a book set in Salmon Creek, BC. Some kind of privately owned land an hour's drive from Nanaimo. "There's a ferry up the coast that will take you over to Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia."

Member Since: August 8, 2008 Posts: 267 Comments: 915
13. ycd0108
3:21 PM GMT on May 12, 2013
Waiting to phone me Ma for Mothers Day: she listens to the radio or TV news at 0800 so I call at about 0815 most Sundays and today is a special one.
The daughters are threatening to come over and help Tloml yarden (tips hat to BriarCraft) I mowed the lawn just before it rained yesterday.
We are bored but doing n'bad: Tloml sleeps a lot between pushing a walker, riding the scooter or icing the knee and I seem to be able to snooze the day away also.
Yesterday Grandson #1 got to solo on the scooter.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
11. ycd0108
3:32 AM GMT on May 12, 2013
We had some decent bands playing at UBC in 1965.
I lived in a Dorm imaginatively called "Fort Camp"
It had been housing for gun crews protecting Vancouver Harbor from Axis Subs during WW11 - the gun emplacements were still there.
Went back a few years ago and my old room would be located a few feet above the main steps down to the museum.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
10. ycd0108
2:11 AM GMT on May 12, 2013
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
9. ycd0108
4:50 AM GMT on May 10, 2013
You's as bad as I am with the comments but I take your advice seriously.
I generally prefer the "Handicapped" Crapper anyway. Now that I am "vision impaired" I assume it's OK for me to park in the zone and since Tloml now needs a walker or crutches we look pretty good gimping out.
Coming home on the ferry was an eye opener though: We were "fast tracked" as "Disabled Person" but what with the shift change and the ground to ship communication we got lost. No big deal for us - Tloml works in that sphere. I found the Purser and she gave us a wheelchair.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
8. ycd0108
4:19 AM GMT on May 10, 2013
Nuke/Pys Phd BIl suggests the "hold yer own" approach to Problem # 1.
I did not bother to mention the particulars of alignment of bowels and other parts.
What with attempting to learn how to be a "care giver" to my Lady and fretting about whether I can see normally some day these other minor complaints/problems have lost their luster for me.
What concerns me just now:
1) A lot of Boneheads with a lot of money intend to make even more money running tar in pipe lines to tankers on the B.C. Coast
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
7. Ylee
1:47 AM GMT on May 10, 2013
Just take it stride, and pretend it has a bidet! ;' )

Maybe you should try and find a "disabled" potty the next time you are out. They are built much higher than the regular ones.
Member Since: February 3, 2011 Posts: 109 Comments: 18605
6. ycd0108
9:14 PM GMT on May 09, 2013
Wiki had a fund raiser a while ago and I figured I had relied on it for free for long enough - maybe the "Paid Membership" setup here could be used there as well.
I like the fact that it is freely accessible though.
If I knew anything for sure I'd consider editing things there.
I did not expect that many people would be inspired by the topics here. Quite the opposite. In fact I was pleasantly surprised when you showed up.
This issue has bugged me for years and the past few days of using public facilities shows me that no one (except health institutions) has a clue about elimination of the massive amount of food and beverages we consume every day.
The recent trend to "Low Flush" design should not imply that the seat be closer to the floor (nor the water).
Stop me if you've heard this one:
One of the things we tried to do in Liberia was provide sanitation (outhouses) for feeding centers. We plagerized a "Sani-Slab" design and tried to supply cement and rebar as best we could. I think we looted the gravel but it was hard to tell who we looted it from and the water was much better for making concrete than it was for drinking. The small "precast" business turned out the squat plates and we would transport them to the remote centers where the locals had been hired to dig the pit.
Everything went fine till one day on one of my inspection/pay for services visits I got an urgent call (non cellular) and had to inspect the workings of our endeavors in real time.
'Course the children all wanted to peek under the thatched door to watch the tall white man squat.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
5. Bogon
5:10 PM GMT on May 09, 2013
Ain't wikipedia great? Virtually any topic can be addressed with a wink and a link. ;o)

So far we seem to be the only people involved in this discussion. Maybe it's too mathy, eh?
Member Since: June 26, 2008 Posts: 84 Comments: 4291
4. ycd0108
2:07 PM GMT on May 09, 2013
Good morning.
The information I found: tures
Seems to imply we would be well advised to unbolt the Harrington/Crapper throne and behave like a "Bear in the woods".
I know this topic is "Mustn't Touch" but it seems to me that impacted bowel syndrome might explain/contribute to
the behavior of most folks (myself included) in the "developed" countries.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
3. Bogon
3:45 PM GMT on May 08, 2013
I've heard that designers of, for example, car seats do a lot of work to collect critical data such as height, width, weight etc. of prospective passengers. Car seats are adjustable, but they're still pretty much one size fits all.

I wonder how much research goes into toilet seats with respect to the freeboard datum?
Member Since: June 26, 2008 Posts: 84 Comments: 4291
2. ycd0108
2:41 PM GMT on May 08, 2013
Good morning Bogon:
Only slightly hung over this morning - opened up the blog expecting to find that I was banned for mentioning the "T" word but not only is my latest entry up there, there is your comment too.
Guess I'd better read my blog to see what I said.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 198 Comments: 5085
1. Bogon
1:51 PM GMT on May 08, 2013
The most splash-free design I ever saw was my granddad's privy. That afforded six or eight feet of clear air between apparatus and the bottom of the hole.

Of course, that design fell short in other respects, which is why my grandparents moved to a new house when I was small. The new house had indoor plumbing. The walk to the toilet was shorter, but so was the drop from the seat to the water.
Member Since: June 26, 2008 Posts: 84 Comments: 4291

Viewing: 24 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page

About ycd0108

Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.

ycd0108's Recent Photos