Deeply embarrassed, but need to tap the groupmind for brainstorming on an indelicate subject: using a badly placed toilet for a year's time or more. [more inside]
I'm a Canadian doing a large scale home renovation. I know Japanese-style toilets, and German-style tilt and turn windows, and they're amazing. But what else am I missing? Can you recommend any other game-changing home innovations from around the world that aren't common in Toronto, Canada? [more inside]
Have to replace a toilet: what's the best one? [more inside]
Often when I go to urinate - whether in a public or private restroom/toilet/bathroom - if there's someone within hearing distance, I can't go (i.e. urinate) until they've left and I'm alone. I end up standing there as if I'm confused about what I'm there for, no matter how badly I needed to go only seconds earlier. How can I overcome this apparent anxiety? Any tips or tricks for uninhibiting whatever it is that's causing my body to tense up? [more inside]
I spilled some Kaboom on my toilet seat cover. How can I get the stain out? [more inside]
I thought I knew how to clean bathrooms? But my new bathroom is a dust-sink, hair-trap, and I can never seem to get the porous white sink, tub, and toilet to appear clean, despite frequent cleaning. Looking for practical hacks or product recommendations from people who have similar vintage or antique bathrooms. [more inside]
Our small main floor 2-piece bathroom has had a musty smell for the last couple of months. We can't seem to identify the source and aside from the smell there is no sign that anything is wrong. We had a plumber in and he spotted a very small amount of (orangy coloured) mould inside the toilet tank, but even after cleaning that up with MoldEx the smell has not abated. What could it be? [more inside]
I would like to buy an amazing toilet for our home. What should I get? [more inside]
After fixing a clog last week, my toilet is making loud gurgling sounds each time it flushes. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
Anyone here build a basement bathroom with an up-flush toilet? [more inside]
My husband dribbles on the floor in front of the toilet when he pees in the toilet. I am mortified at the prospect of bringing this up with him, and he is likely to be mortified to hear it. Help? [more inside]
I need help removing a U shaped toilet paper holder attached to a cabinet in my apartment. Pictures inside!!! [more inside]
How do I fix my slow-draining toilet and sink? [more inside]
When I urinate, where should I aim? [more inside]
Am I being germophobic about the public toilet in my office? (possibly gross details within) [more inside]
My roommate and I long ago decided that we would not flush pee. Save water and all. The only problem is this: apparently if you let urine sit in the toilet, it turns into a really attractive layer of brown sediment, in a spot that is very difficult to clean with a toilet brush . . . right up to the front of the little recess on the bottom, and right in the back of it as well. Is there anything we can add to the reservoir to keep this from happening? [more inside]
Humbly requesting the hivemind's expertise on some difficult household cleaning tasks. [more inside]
Toilet poop shredders - my friend is convinced they exist but I have never heard of them. Is there really such a thing? [more inside]
What's the best way to get the calcium deposit ring off my toilet bowl? [more inside]
Are guests rightfully exempt from lowering the toilet lid? [more inside]
I've always wondered which toilet is used the least and which one is used the most in a public restroom, especially a women's restroom that contains only stalls. [more inside]
Why do public bathrooms in France commonly not have toilet seats on their toilets?
I want to buy a sink for my bathroom. The sink I want is an American Standard. The toilet I already bought is a Kohler. Both are listed as white, but I can't tell if the whites match. Any one know a good resource for checking this out? I could go to the Depot, but they don't have exactly the sink I'm looking for, so I will probably have to do a internet faith order.
Is the metal flap on Japanese and European TP dispensers (photo) an indication that they've resolved the seemingly endless debate one hears in America about which orientation of the toilet paper roll (over or under) is better, or correct?
AskMe, I need a new toilet! The one we have now just isn't cutting it, so to speak... [more inside]
[ToiletMysteryFilter]Why would someone clog a public toilet with paper every day? [more inside]
Why dont they make a "garbage disposal" for my shower drain as well as my toilet? Or do they? [more inside]
How do I remove a recessed toilet paper holder? [more inside]
Inspired by this thread, I am interested in learning about idiosyncratic public restroom behavior. [more inside]
How to handle chronic constipation? [more inside]
The toilet seat at my place of work has a chart like this embossed on the underside. Clearly months and years, with a period of them checked off with little bumps. What could it possibly mean? The chart is about 5cm x 5cm in size.
Do you go to the toilet in front of your partner? [more inside]
Is it ok to talk to someone on the phone while using the bathroom? [more inside]