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chilltocam
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Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

I’m having my bathroom redone and am in the process of ordering all the different pieces before construction starts. Based on the layout of my bathroom, I wanted a toilet with the handle on the right side instead of the left. (In case you didn’t notice, the handles are almost always on the left).

So, before I have the right handled toilet ordered, I wanted to make sure there was no real reason to keep it on the left, so started googling. What I learned was that handles are generally on the left because most people are right handed (I’m not) - making it easier to use your right hand to flush while sitting on the bowl! Chat Icon Is that what most people do??? Maybe TMI, but I’ve always flushed after I get up. Have I been doing it wrong all this time? Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/18/20 8:22 AM
 
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MyBabyG
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Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

That is hysterical! I never heard of that —- well I guess that makes two of us who have been doing it wrong all this time because I flush after I get up too!!

Message edited 8/18/2020 8:38:34 AM.

Posted 8/18/20 8:30 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Learn something new everyday! I always assumed it was on the left because most are right handed and we wipe with our right hand so you use the non wiping hand to flush.

I flush while standing. I don’t want toilet water aerosols covering my most private areas! They say the water and bacteria come up when you flush which is why you should close the lid before flushing. So I would imagine your privates get coated in that if you sit and flush. Not to say I’ve never done it (courtesy flush) but it’s a rare occurrence and I always skeeve it lmao

Posted 8/18/20 8:32 AM
 

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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.

Posted 8/18/20 9:01 AM
 

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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????

Posted 8/18/20 11:38 AM
 

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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

One of my bathrooms has a dual-flush toilet that has the buttons in the center of the top tank. I wonder how that fits into the right/left side debate.... Chat Icon

Posted 8/18/20 11:51 AM
 

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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by MarathonKnitter

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????



What’s a courtesy flush??

Posted 8/18/20 12:15 PM
 

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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by soontobemommyof2

Posted by MarathonKnitter

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????



What’s a courtesy flush??



When you flush mid poop to avoid the smell from getting too bad.
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Posted 8/18/20 12:17 PM
 

Sash
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by soontobemommyof2

Posted by MarathonKnitter

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????



What’s a courtesy flush??



When’s it’s bad poop, so you flush in between before you finish, to help with the smell. Chat Icon

Posted 8/18/20 12:19 PM
 

RainyDay
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Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

I flush once I'm up

Posted 8/18/20 2:19 PM
 

xosweetiexo
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by soontobemommyof2

Posted by MarathonKnitter

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????



What’s a courtesy flush??



When you flush mid poop to avoid the smell from getting too bad.
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Omg lol!!! I’ve done this before (when not in my own home)Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/18/20 3:55 PM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by soontobemommyof2

Posted by MarathonKnitter

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????



What’s a courtesy flush??



When you flush mid poop to avoid the smell from getting too bad.
Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Also for noise as well hahahahaha

Posted 8/18/20 7:10 PM
 

Mrs213
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Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Get a push button on top lol

Posted 8/18/20 7:14 PM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by Mrs213

Get a push button on top lol



Where do you keep your asswipes and freshener though? Lol

Posted 8/18/20 7:22 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by Mrs213

Get a push button on top lol



Where do you keep your asswipes and freshener though? Lol



I think the bottom on top is pretty small so you can still fit asswipes and air freshener on either side of the button.

And I love this thread! Chat Icon

Posted 8/18/20 7:28 PM
 

chilltocam
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by Mrs213

Get a push button on top lol



Where do you keep your asswipes and freshener though? Lol



I think the bottom on top is pretty small so you can still fit asswipes and air freshener on either side of the button.

And I love this thread! Chat Icon



Well, I have a bizarrely long bathroom and extra long vanity to go with it. So I have now, and will have in the new bathroom, drawers at both ends of the vanity - so I keep extra TP and wipes in the drawers closest to the toilet bowl. As for air freshener, that goes behind the bowl on the floor . But anyone I know who has the button flush keeps things on the sides of the button :

Message edited 8/18/2020 7:48:44 PM.

Posted 8/18/20 7:47 PM
 

chilltocam
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by GoldenRod

One of my bathrooms has a dual-flush toilet that has the buttons in the center of the top tank. I wonder how that fits into the right/left side debate.... Chat Icon



Eliminates it all together Chat Icon

Unfortunately, the one I want doesn’t come with the button flush option

Posted 8/18/20 7:50 PM
 

soontobemommyof2
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by Sash

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by soontobemommyof2

Posted by MarathonKnitter

Posted by Sash

Maybe they meant for the courtesy flushes lol.



this is what i was thinking.
it's the only time i flush while still sitting.

who wants the splashing while you're still sitting????



What’s a courtesy flush??



When you flush mid poop to avoid the smell from getting too bad.
Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



When’s it’s bad poop, so you flush in between before you finish, to help with the smell. Chat Icon



Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Chat Icon

What happened with bringing matches to the bathroom?? Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 8/18/2020 7:52:48 PM.

Posted 8/18/20 7:50 PM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted 8/19/20 6:38 AM
 

Blazesyth
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Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

I have nothing about the side of the flusher, but if you have the option of getting a 'tall' toilet, go for it. It is the best thing we did when we redid our house. I sit on other people's toilets now and it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. The high toilet is so much better!

Posted 8/19/20 8:25 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by Blazesyth

I have nothing about the side of the flusher, but if you have the option of getting a 'tall' toilet, go for it. It is the best thing we did when we redid our house. I sit on other people's toilets now and it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. The high toilet is so much better!



Yes, I agree!

Posted 8/19/20 8:31 AM
 

chilltocam
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Blazesyth

I have nothing about the side of the flusher, but if you have the option of getting a 'tall' toilet, go for it. It is the best thing we did when we redid our house. I sit on other people's toilets now and it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. The high toilet is so much better!



Yes, I agree!



Yes, I am getting a "tall" one!

Posted 8/19/20 8:37 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by chilltocam

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Blazesyth

I have nothing about the side of the flusher, but if you have the option of getting a 'tall' toilet, go for it. It is the best thing we did when we redid our house. I sit on other people's toilets now and it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. The high toilet is so much better!



Yes, I agree!



Yes, I am getting a "tall" one!



I feel like now that I'm "older" I appreciate this even more. LOL
With the low ones, my knees ache getting up.
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Posted 8/19/20 8:39 AM
 

Blazesyth
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by chilltocam

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Blazesyth

I have nothing about the side of the flusher, but if you have the option of getting a 'tall' toilet, go for it. It is the best thing we did when we redid our house. I sit on other people's toilets now and it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. The high toilet is so much better!



Yes, I agree!



Yes, I am getting a "tall" one!



I feel like now that I'm "older" I appreciate this even more. LOL
With the low ones, my knees ache getting up.
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Yup, I'm recovering from a surgery and its the one of the things that has kept me going. I'm going to visit some relatives this weekend, first thing I thought was how am I going to get on and off of that mini toilet, can I bring a crane with me?

Posted 8/19/20 8:47 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Weird question about toilet bowls and flushing

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by chilltocam

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Blazesyth

I have nothing about the side of the flusher, but if you have the option of getting a 'tall' toilet, go for it. It is the best thing we did when we redid our house. I sit on other people's toilets now and it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. The high toilet is so much better!



Yes, I agree!



Yes, I am getting a "tall" one!



I feel like now that I'm "older" I appreciate this even more. LOL
With the low ones, my knees ache getting up.
Chat Icon Chat Icon



So true!

When we redid our upstairs bathroom, I made sure to get the taller one. I also got one without the “ears canals” on the sides lmfaooo it’s straight up. So no going through to clean all the dirt, dust and dog hair. Easy clean

Our downstairs toilet is old , short and harder to clean with that “ear canal” base. I can’t wait to replace it !

Posted 8/19/20 9:34 AM
 
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