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This alone should win Trump a 3rd term

I hate low-flow showers more than I hate life itself. So once again Orange Man is my main man. Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets “We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump told a meeting of small business leaders at the White House. “You turn the faucet on in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water … and you don’t get any water,” he added.

He said the Environmental Protection Agency was looking “very strongly at my suggestion.”

The fixtures “end up using more water,” Trump told the roundtable where U.S. officials also reviewed his agenda of slashing regulations such as those on efficient light bulbs. “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once,” he said.

For the last five showerheads I  had to do this to them:

In hopes — so far dashed — of getting this:

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  • ghostsniper December 7, 2019, 12:54 PM

    If you have the old skool float ball toilet flusher you can bend the rod slightly to let more water into the tank. Or, you can replace the whole shootin’ works with a Korky like I did in all 3 of our bathrooms and make a nice clean set up.

  • Auntie Analogue December 7, 2019, 1:08 PM

    Experience of low-volume toilet tanks has revealed their solitary virtue: when the bowl’s drain is blocked, a flush does not overflow the rim of the bowl. Aside from that, I hate the frikking things!

  • BillH December 7, 2019, 1:48 PM

    The plumber installed one of the new fangled johns, Am. Standard I believe, when we remodeled a bathroom about 10 years ago. It is a pain to flush and doesn’t sweep out the bowl very well, but is pretty much maintenance free. We’re pretty heavy users, and I was always replacing a flapper valve in the old-style johns, until Korky came along. Only have to replace the Korkys every 3-4 years.

  • HH December 7, 2019, 5:44 PM

    Low-flow toilets are designed for two kinds of flushes.
    For urine, all that is needed is the quick flush—hold the handle down for about one second. That releases a small amount of water from the tank.
    For bigger jobs, hold the handle down for four full seconds. That releases all the water from the tank and will generally remove everything in the toilet bowl.
    Unfortunately, the instructions for low-flow toilets never make it into the home.

  • rabbit tobacco December 7, 2019, 9:22 PM

    potty mouth!

  • Casey Klahn December 7, 2019, 10:31 PM

    Tear out all of the low flow toilets and ship em to Obama. Bush, too. Well, I’m actually mostly mad at my Washington State minders for this weird-ass bullshit enviro-nannying. What they have given us is solutions where there isn’t a problem.

    Is a Martian space force shipping our water off-planet? There is no fucking water “shortage”. There is only water-use and allocation.

    I once crapped in a John of great utility and beauty. When done, I realized how badly America is being run by the criminal underworld of political bullshitters known as progressives. It was Finland, and Lapland itself. The far corner of our planet, and of civilized man. Toilet in question is much taller and the user, himself a king in his own home, need not sit to poop. He merely mounts the seat, and no back pain ensueth. Here is the hell of it: he faces not from the edge of the corner, but sits facing the room diagonally from said corner. I fucking shit you not! You feel like Solomon himself! No encroaching walls to burden your person. You. Command. Now, after said enjoyable bowel, you are presented with a split vales button on top of the tank. One for pee, and the full pooper mode. It. Does. Not. Fail. It fucking flushes!

    Now, let’s talk about these goddamned light bulbs. too cool. Want the environment in your home that calms you. Too fucking bad! Incandescents are now nearly a black-market only commodity.

    Getting a bucket of tar. Some turkey feathers in a bag…

  • ghostsniper December 8, 2019, 4:55 AM

    Now that was pretty good Casey! lol
    I gutted our master bathroom awhile back and installed a no-name toilet that had a fluted column base my wife liked. This is on the 2nd floor with plenty of down force from the 3″ vent through the roof. You dare not flush this thing while sitting on it as it will evacuate your bowels entirely, including yesterdays breakfast, with it’s Boeing 747 like performance. It’s more powerful than those wall mounted commercial jobs you’ve seen. Scary the first few times of use. It’s my favorite shitter in the whole world and if we ever move I’m taking it with me.

  • John The River December 8, 2019, 5:44 AM

    The mention of Incandescents reminded me of something I observed after out recent early Northeaster this week; the snow was wet and blowing sideways and it stuck like glue to the vertical surfaces facing the wind. During the tail end of the storm I had to head out and when I got to the traffic lights at the main road, traffic was snarled. The traffic lights were covered in snow so thick that not a glimmer of light got through. This was the first time I’ve seen this happen so badly in 37 years of living in this town and having to traverse this intersection to get on the highway.

    Called up my brother-in-law in the DPW later. It seems they changed the bulbs in the old traffic lights to LED bulbs and this was the first snowstorm since. The new traffic lights installed in the last five years were designed for LED and include a heater system to warm up the assembly to melt the snow. But the older assemblies don’t have that, the old Incandescent bulbs generated enough heat to handle the snow and their light showed through the ice coating them much better anyway.
    So he told me the plans were now to replace all the legacy traffic signals in town completely with the new system, including all new mounting hardware to fit.

    “Gonna have to ‘save’ a hellva lot of electricity to come out ahead on that plan”. You think?

  • Casey Klahn December 8, 2019, 7:54 AM

    Ghostie, I am following the link you gave. A fine crapper is like gold.

    John the River. gawd, that sounds awful. All that money spent on a shitty product for no real reason. In Washington State, we throw away electricity we have so much of it. We are inundated in power.

    Still, we feel the need to suffer. City tools fixing where it aint broke.

  • Jack December 8, 2019, 9:19 AM

    More reasons that I love Don Trump. It’s just too bad that he/we cannot create an Institute to Punish Stupid Politicians and Environmentalists and send every swingin’ dick amongst ’em straight into one huge barred cell for 25 years with a 12.5 year stint in solitary for their incompetence and evil.

  • azlibertarian December 8, 2019, 9:31 AM

    Re: Toilets.

    As a frequent traveler to Japan, I have developed an appreciation for their toilets with the heated seats and the spray functions (bidet for the ladies, poop hole spray for both genders). It takes a bit to get used to, but once I tried it, I kinda think it’s a better way to “go”.

    We’re travelling to Japan next month, and if Mrs.azlib takes a fancy to them, I may surprise her with one for our next anniversary. She’s a pretty good gal. At one gift-giving event a number of years ago, she wanted a new wheelbarrow, which I was happy to get for her, and which she was delighted to receive.

  • ghostsniper December 8, 2019, 11:13 AM

    “…she wanted a new wheelbarrow, which I was happy to get for her, ”
    Shhhh….my wife is getting a trail cam for christmas.

    Casey, careful with them Korky’s, do the homework. The model numbers are all over the map and vary from place to place depending on where you purchase from and the website only adds to the confusion. Know how your shitter(s) work, in detail, and pay attention while examining them at the store and you’ll probably be alright. Also, the setup and adjustment phase on the Korky’s is unlike any others I have seen. Clearly those folks have spent some serious time in research for their products.

  • bilejones December 8, 2019, 4:56 PM

    Ah, how soon they forget.

    It was Al Gore who was the Ur water conservationist.
    Except in his own 5 houses of course.