18 thoughts on “Nifty Asian Invention”

  1. That’s not Japanese – it’s Korean.

    If you are not knowledgeable enough to know the difference then don’t use specific labels. Just say ‘Asian’ – it’s vague but at least it’s correct.

    Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are as genetically and culturally distinct as the French, Germans, and Swiss are to each other.

    I have read B&P long enough to know that you had no ill intent, however this is still a form of mild prejudice that every Asian American person gets extremely annoyed at constantly having to deal with.

    Please be more careful with making assumptions and labels in the future.

      • To be frank, I don’t know what the solution is. I would never expect you to learn the respective alphabets, get 3rd party confirmation, or cross reference Google for a simple re-blog. That would be a ridiculous amount of effort. I guess just raising awareness in passing, hopefully, will somehow trickle down to everybody else eventually.

        Oh, and please don’t let this discourage you from posting any other “Asian-y” stuff in the future. I appreciate B&P even when you do get stuff wrong.

  2. Regardless of where it’s from, this could definitely come in handy if it works as good as the GIF makes it look.

  3. I recently realised that with exception of times when I have heard of public toilets being vandalised by being filled with ridiculous amounts of TP, I don’t believe I’ve ever experienced or heard of Australian toilets becoming blocked.

    When I lived in the States for a year toilets were blocking all the time and I’m stumped as to why it would be the case in one location but not another. I’m not a plumber so I don’t know of any major differences in plumbing between the two places.

    • Same experience from mainland Europe. Sometimes the water lock gets blocked but that is handled by just dumping a bucket of water into the bowl (power flush). The toilets often have two flushing buttons, one for liquids only, but even the main one is a bit weak too at times (water preserving). It’s rare to have a toilet plunger at home.

    • I just got an American Standard, and I can tell you why. The size of the hole. Boom! All gone.

    • Low flow toilets. Back in the 80s, the EPA got out the Club of State and started beating on the various state governments to go to the low-flow toilet design. They don’t work very well, which is why you often have to flush them twice — defeating the entire purpose. Typical EPA boondoggle.

      I used to go with my grandfather across the state line into Louisiana, which had refused to knuckle under to the Fed bullying. We’d buy several standard toilets and bring them back home, where he’d install them for a nice profit into the homes of people who wanted their shit to disappear when they pulled the lever.

      • Those low flow toilets are such an annoyance. I had to install them when I did a renovation even though I am on a well, not public water. The new toilets need two-three flushes, partly because my water pressure is not as high as municipal water pressure…

      • Low flow toilets are alright, depending on location and amount of use. Where I work, we have a pair down on the lower level and they are the ones that need the plunger most often. The one in the mens’ room also overflows from time to time, which is always a thrill to have to clean up. Given the amount of toilet paper some use and how much else goes in the toilet – which I have to say is not all that gets deposited some days, the low flow toilets are not really worth it and will be replaced eventually, depending on other expenses, including work on urinals (possibly replacing 2 and changing the push buttons out for handles on three others) and swapping out old tankless toilets. None will be low-flow if I have anything to say about it.

    • That’s right, American toilets were not designed for the amount of crap that Australians and Europeans seem to pass.

  4. I can see me trying this… not noticing a bad seal in the front and then, ‘Wham!’.. poo water splashed all over the front of my dress pants 🙁

  5. It doesn’t work the way it appears to at first glance. If you look closely, you can still see the poo water through the device after the second push, but when the device is removed, the poo water is miraculously gone.

  6. its a easy job to swap the water inlet valve in the tank ,it took me about 15 minutes and set the water level to where ever you want it BOOM massive amount of water in one flush

  7. Wouldn’t air and possibly waste water escape through the holes under the rim and back through the flapper in the tank instead of clearing the clog due to less resistance? This gif doesn’t show this thing working at all.

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