Linked by David Adams on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 16:57 UTC
In the News "The Japanese love those things!" That's what I've heard a lot of people say when I've talked to them about my latest obsession, the Coco 6035Re Bidet toilet seat. As part of OSNews' ongoing project, "Building The Wired Home," I wanted to try to see what the march of technological progress has brought to the bathroom, so we installed a bidet seat in OSNews' House of the Future. It turns out, I'm pretty impressed.
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RE[2]: Nice article
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice article"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Definitely column B here.

Ever heard of the flushing threshold? There's an x amount of toilet paper you can flush in one go, and feeding your toilet x+1 results in... Well, use your imagination.

Kinda sucks.

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RE[3]: Nice article
by null_pointer_us on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 19:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
null_pointer_us Member since:
2005-08-19

Kinda sucks.


(actually, it doesn't "suck" ;) )

These are really interesting, but I'd need some additional wiring.

I've been thinking about getting an electrician to come in and do a bunch of wall-fishing to hook up some new electrical jacks, ethernet, etc. because there are some areas in this house that I simply can't get to.

Does anyone know what it might cost to get someone out here for 1-2 hours? I'm in the U.S.A.

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RE[4]: Nice article
by David on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 20:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice article"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

It depends on whether you can find someone who will come work on an hourly "time and materials" basis and not try to charge you a high minimum or a big trip charge. My electrician charges $50-65 per hour. If you get a good electrician, they'll be able to fish the wires quite quickly, but it takes a lot of skill and special equipment, so it's really not a good DIY. Worth it to hire an expert.

The first house I owned only had one electrical outlet per room and that outlet was connected to the light switch. (Built in 1948) Luckily, it was built with a crawl space underneath, so I was able to run more outlets to each room when I bought the place.

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RE[3]: Nice article
by Karitku on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 19:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

If you seriously need to use that much toilet paper good fiber diet should do job. And to be most eco you just wipe with hand. Keep mind that fresh water is going to be next reason for war, atleast according to "experts".

But seriously try eating more fibers it should solve muzzle problem :p.

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RE[3]: Nice article
by umccullough on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 20:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Ever heard of the flushing threshold? There's an x amount of toilet paper you can flush in one go, and feeding your toilet x+1 results in... Well, use your imagination.


Yeah... we have two different toilets in the house, one being newer (the renovated bathroom) and one being older.

I have to use the older one because I constantly plug the newer one somehow.

It sometimes takes 3 or 4 flushes before I'm "finished". ;)

Edit: I'm sure if my wife ever reads these comments, she's gonna laugh.

Edited 2008-07-23 20:22 UTC

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