You would think today’s cartoon has nothing to do with Australia. But you would be wrong. In an effort to conserve water, dual flush toilets have been installed in a whole bunch of places including all the hotels we stayed in. Some, unfortunately, didn’t work as well as others.
For the uninformed, a dual flush toilet has two buttons. One that is a half flush for liquids and the other a full flush for solids. The problem is that in several situations the half flush wasn’t enough to actually flush everything down so it required another push. Usually the second push was the full flush button just to ensure there was no yellow in the bowl. So instead of using half the amount of water to flush, you end up using 50% more than a typical sing flush toilet.
Or maybe it was just operator error.
We could really conserve if we would just all go in the woods like the old days.
Yes but in the old days it ran off into the water supply and wasn’t filtered before you drank it.
Still like the old days?
In Australia they still do 😉
What is this toilet device you speak of??? We have a funnel sticking through the bathroom wall that just goes outside onto the garden…
wat about the good old drop toilet??? that would save water!
Instant Fertilizer Tony
Susi, what is a drop toilet?
I think the operator with the most errors is the installer.
My brain hurts too much right now to get my head around that statement.
I think she talking in programming code.
you could just get a scam duaflush that does a full flush either way. It’s Identical to the old style but it makes people feel better.
haha. Or you just hit the full flush button every time.
OR: If it is Yellow, let it Mellow.
I say, just hit the full-flush button twice. I’m as good a conservationalist as I am a conversationalist.
So you like to describe your poo
The government thought this one up right? I’ll put money on the fact that they had something to do with this mess.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
No a well intentioned entrepreneur but I am sure the government ran with it.
All too accurate.
Glad to know I am not alone.
Who cares if its half full or half empty, just get rid of it!
But if you are a conservationist type, this is a failure.
Sadly Australia has a massive water prob and this dual flush toilet was to be our saviour. I know, I know …cue eye roll 😉
You need to drink more wine and less water.
So are you a toilet’s half full or half empty kinda guy???
I’m not sure if we have dual flush or not. I’ve only been in this house for 9 months & I’m not good at noticig details. I’ll just go check…
Nope, we lowly working class only have mono-flush.
S’pose we could keep a bucket of water next to the loo for the dual flush if needed.
Or if we get thirsty during the night. The fridge is further away…
You could always fill the bathtub Tony
Relax in a warm bath & empty you bladder & bowels at the same time. Brilliant thinking Mister B!!!
Well I was thinking for your drinking water but that works too.
You should complain to the landlord. No one in this day and age should be deprived of having a stereo toilet. Especially if it’s the singing kind.
with a big DOOF DOOF subwoofer too
Sadly I think Tony is the one providing the base in his bathroom.
And every other room of the house too, and at work & in the car & at the supermarket &….
Is that the reason you got laid off from the last job? haha
A sing flush toilet? I don’t think I want my toilet singing.
Better than hearing you sing on the toilet.
Anything’s better than that!
u know what i found weird..was how high the water table sat in American toilets i saw… i was scared my booty was going to touch the water on some of them hahaha and also… i found american toilets to be really really BIG.. i coulve fallen through on some of them!
1. We have big asses so we need the extra space
2. Courtesy flush an american toilet and you don’t get water up your butt. Courtesy flush an Aussie Toilet and you might as well have been sitting on a bidet.
I am afraid I cannot wrap my head around toilets this morning.
That must mean you aren’t hung over.
Along the same lines as super-cheap T.P…
probably not saving too much when half the roll disappears with each use.
Remind me not to go in the bathroom after you.
It’s probably called a “dual flush” system … because you have to flush twice.
The buttons are always in the most awkward places too.
Well most people flush AFTER they get up.
Yes well don’t be dropping anything too large down there next time as those systems just cannot cope with a Bearman’s you know what? 🙁 lol Of course they can always lower it by hand next time and attach a detonator, the only trouble with that is that it could blow your cover, and a few other things I shouldn’t wonder 🙂 Those toilets are a good invention only when one widdles clear, or lightweight waste products, obviously there was a flaw with the flow on that model 🙁 lmao Have a wicked evening Bearman and watch out for the Zombies 🙂
Well as my wife says I tend to take an Austin Powers sized pee, it could be part of the issue.
I bought toilets have that have a high capacity flush. They use less water and have more thrust. It’s pretty much eliminated the need for a plunger, well, most of the time! [wink]
So you bought a toilet like they use on airplanes?
I have no idea, It’s a Kohler toilet. I don’t use plane Lavatories, they are to small and I have a discomfort issue with confined spaces. To me, even the plane is not big enough! I’m a horrible flyer, I have to be drugged a lil’ bit and be put to sleep.
I don’t mind tight spaces that I have control of leaving. Even flying…except for when you land and everyone is in my damn way.
I am just calling by again to wish
you a wicked start to your Friday 🙂
Sorry no one was here to answer your call.
Have a great weekend.
Maybe they don’t work correctly is because they were made somewhere where the water flows the wrong direction from Australia. Some people may have found deals and didn’t consider where it was made. But after reading about the The Coriolis force I am just confused.
Water shoots out like a geyser up your butt in Australia toilets..haha
You boys and your bathroom humour… SIGH!!!
Sorry Loon and any other gals…
this all goes right under my head… waaaaayyyyy under….
We enjoy our bathroom humor. Luckily the water is under your head and not over.
Oh my yes… I hadn’t thought of that!
Germany has these toilets. I thought it was crazy when we moved here. Then I had to start paying for water that came into the house and left the house.
We don’t actual have a dual flush system but it is a large button that I make sure stops after only a quarter flush for the liquid.
When we visited the States last year I had a difficult time readjusting to American toilets. It seemed like I was pooping into a lake because there was so much water under me.
Sorry if I left any visuals.
Think of sugar plums… there, that’s better 😉
Sugar plums in the toilet is soooooo much better.
They are supposed to be dancing in your head 😉
It’s always best to read the small fine print at the bottom of the instruction manual.
The last place I lived had the most anal-retentive housemate who demanded that the toilet be flushed no matter what (I respect that some people don’t observe the “mellow yellow” rule, but I like to save water); it even got to the point where he would habitually flush the toilet when walking into the bathroom, even if there was nothing in there!
The dual-flush thing sounds like it could be great for water conservation, as long as they can work out those kinks you mentioned.
I don’t want to see your piss in the bowl either.
Just encourage people to pee outside. That saves lots of water.
That is hard from the hotel room window.
I have had a lot of fun looking through your
cartoons tonight, you have a very good talent.
Gray thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you around more.
Of course, you can avoid water consumption all together by installing a composting toilet, but low-flow and dual flush toilets are more acceptable to many people. ABCs of Toilets reports that if everyone switched to water-efficient fixtures, we could reduce water consumption by 30%. In these times of pressure on dwindling fresh water supplies and reservoirs dropping to 40% of capacity , we all should be using water conserving toilets.