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  • #16
    Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

    Originally posted by Jay Mpls View Post
    NH,Is this what *you* speak of?
    Jay I love that picture ! You could make great post cards,with different sayings.


    Let's come up with a few ourselves !

    " Honey , It's stuck in TURD again " Come on, best Me if You can!
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    • #17
      Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

      It's close but no. There were several toilets made back in the 30's I think, that had a vent for the bowel. It was not attached to the DWV system, it ran separatly. I think the original purpose was to keep the stick down. I'll do some Googling and see if I can find a pic a bit later but as today is St Patrick's Day, and me being Irish and all, I do believe tis time to tip one back for the cause.
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      • #18
        Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

        I think I know what NHmaster is talking about. Its called local venting. Here's a link to a book I found explaining it when I was investigating fresh air intakes for a running trap on a neighbors house. It states that local venting is basically a heated pipe running from above the water level of a toilet drawing fresh air out of the entire bathroom and up through the roof via a flue heated by natural gas. They also had high seats on their water closets to increase ventilation. Check it out I hope this helps http://chestofbooks.com/home-improve...l-Venting.html

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        • #19
          Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

          My old houseboat had a toilet like that except you had to pump the handle up and down to flush

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          • #20
            Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

            Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
            today is St Patrick's Day, and me being Irish and all, I do believe tis time to tip one back for the cause.

            AMEN TO THAT!!!!
            I worked till 8pm on my birthday yesterday. No way in he11 I'm giving up that much time on Saint Patrick's Day!
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            • #21
              Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

              Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
              My old houseboat had a toilet like that except you had to pump the handle up and down to flush

              You sure that wasn't the bilge pump you were sittin' on?
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              • #22
                Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

                so when you pull the arm and 3 turds line up where do the coins drop out?
                hot on the left, cold on the right... so hot ladies to the left and cold drinks to the right? lets hope gravity keeps em down all night!

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                • #23
                  Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

                  Originally posted by timmydsuperstar View Post
                  so when you pull the arm and 3 turds line up where do the coins drop out?


                  No coins, just a bunch of corn
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                  • #24
                    Re: An OLD toilet question for you Northeasterners

                    My 1888 J.L. Mott Catalog shows some pictures of vented trap water closets which I don't think will scan to well. However, here's a couple of pictures from that catalog downloaded from the NY Public Library showing a vented trap wc.
                    "Inodoro"
                    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...s=52&snum=&e=w
                    "Purita"
                    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...s=57&snum=&e=w

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