Dependable toilets, water saving devices, grrrrrr......

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Marsky
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   Posted 7/12/2010 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Just have to vent - we now are using an energy efficient dishwasher that uses less water but guess what - it doesn't get our dishes clean! And it takes 120 minutes to complete one cycle.

That's my latest 2010 appliance/water conserving idea/example for you.

So over the weekend my daughter invites 2 friends home from college. And our powder room toilet decides to spring a leak. All over the wood floor in that room. But the water was dripping from above I thought. Meaning, the second floor full bathroom above was leaking. I'm home alone, this daughter and her friends, are out water skiing on our ski boat with hubby. I kept calling him on the cell phone frantic - we have water all over the floor. He of course said - turn off the main valve. And I said - I'm checking into a hotel! Because well I poop ALL the frickin' time.....I can't go without a toilet.

Okay so I mop up the water, then he comes home much later, after I uh was doing some mind tricks (don't freak out Mary, this will all be fine, one of my main worries was we'd need a plumber who would need to be at our house for hours and I'd have to be present when he'd be working on the plumbing, meaning I couldn't hold bm's for 4+ hours!!!!).

Turns out the water was from the powder room's toilet tank's pump. The seal or something had to be replaced. We could turn off this tank at the wall but also insert an ordinary ink pen to hold something in place so the tank wouldn't keep wanting to flush (I have no idea what I'm trying to explain but whatever, it worked, we had water again).

Replaced the part yesterday and guess what - now I have less water to flush with. For #1. Heavens. I can't live like this I told my husband. What do I do when I'm really messed up?

I might as well start crapping behind a tree.....lol

I just had to vent. It seems that when you go to that plumbing section at Home Depot nearly all products state - water saving, etc. One box said - quick fill. I have lousy eyes now so when hubby said - hey Mary, here's exactly what you want - quick fill! I put on my glasses to see that the box said - quiet fill. I yelled outloud in that aisle - QUIET FILL, who the he** wants that? lol

Oh the things you want and think of when you have bm issues.

Here's what I really want - the flushing and water pressure of a commercial toilet in a residential setting (in interstate rest stop bathroom or better yet, the ones you find at casino's!).....

Do you all have issues with the way your toilet's flush, don't flush or when traveling, do you long for quick, forceful flushes like I do?

And oh yeah at one point I was using 2 buckets, one to fill the tank from our hot tub and the other to keep in the kitchen, to wash our hands (water from the hot tub again).

Water - suddenly when you're w/o it you want it!
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily


Red_34
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   Posted 7/12/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
We have one of those water saving toilets and I HATE it! It fills quickly and is pretty quiet but when we flush it, it shoots a stream of water in the center (depending on what is in there after we use the bathroom - more TP less water shooting up) and of course the water that shoots up gets on the toilet seat or sometimes the floor. Add that to bowel issues and we sometimes have a mess! But I have seen some of the "old" fashion toilets at Home Depot and they're dirt cheap, however when shopping for toilets you think more the money, better the toilet right? Now I am not thinking so!
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Marsky
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   Posted 7/12/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherry - I knew I wasn't alone in my opinion on these water saving toilets. I like old fashioned ones too! Dang it.......

You know I'm sure a man came up with these, a man who poops once a day and would gladly go behind a tree the rest of the time.

Sigh.......

And oh yeah I hate our dishwasher too. lol My daughters want to plates with dried spaghetti on them, in it and expect them to come clean. Yeah right I say. So I soak them, scrub them with dobie sponge and they all shake their heads. Why have a dishwasher if you have to scrub the dishes before they go in it? lol
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily


Joan M
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   Posted 7/13/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you give money to the homeless.  There are people in this country who are really hurting.

Marsky
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Joan - I had several replies in mind for your post but I'll make this short. You have me pegged all wrong. But so be it. I support and champion the less advantaged, the needy, the homeless (lifelong and proud Dem). Why you chose to post that comment is beyond me but I have my suspicions, which will go unsaid. That said though, this is a great forum for those struggling with a WIDE variety of bowel issues. Most of us find that the kind, patient, helpful comraderie and support Healing Well offers such a comfort. However it isn't a comfort to read a judgmental comment such as yours. But again, so be it - you are entitled to your opinion but I am entitled to mine. I just thought that others would be able to relate to the frustrations I have found in just wanting a simple, inexpensive toilet. Nothing fancy, nothing outrageous, an ordinary toilet you'd find at a rest stop, gas station is all I ever want - but in my house. With a decent flush.

My gosh.....
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily


Joan M
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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
there is just so much unhappiness here...college graduates working at hot dog stands...people without work for over a year. very sad state of affairs.

Red_34
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   Posted 7/14/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Marsky, my best friend used to do that too! She would wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Never understood that to be honest! lol Next time you're in the store, Dawn makes some prewash aids for the dishwasher. You spray it on, let it sit for about 5 minutes and supposedly it has enzymes that will break down the food before the washer gets turned on. I don't have one of those dishwashers (thank goodness) or I think I would've put it to the curb within the first week! :)
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Marsky
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   Posted 7/14/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Joan - you know I really don't want to quarrel with you and yes I agree, things are in a terrible state. Some areas worse than other areas. On that we can agree and on another note, I wish no one had to struggle for decent wages, housing, food on the table, safety, etc.

Maybe I'll give that Dawn product a try Red_34, all I know is this new dishwasher (basic type, cheap but energy efficient, I was told you can't buy anything but energy efficient anymore) uses far less water, turns off and on, for 120 minutes and doesn't get dirty dishes clean. Even with the jet dry added and/or making sure hot water is running when the DW begins.

My main point in all of this and why I specifically started this topic, was to vent that energy efficient and water conserving appliances (toilets too) are not all they're cracked to be.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily

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