this the wrong way, but I have had lots of experience with toilets
over the years.
235 stories about them for the Inquirer alone since 1989, did a piece
on dual flush for Popular Science in 2005, and included a chapter on
toilets in each of my books, albeit as part of the bathroom.
I also brought
toilets to the Home Matters show for an episode when I was "the
There was an
article that took a toilet apart, interviewing plumbers and
manufacturers who explained how they worked.
Then there was
the 2004 story about the residents of Champion, Mich., testing an
American Standard low-flow model ó including a nun who, hands in
prayer, graced the cover of the Real Estate section.
American Standard has introduced a toilet that cleans itself with the
push of a button ó the ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet. (See it in
action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUVkR9PCr34).
The toilet costs
$695 and is available at Loweís, among other places.
comes with a cleaning cartridge and a set of four AA batteries in the
carton, along with the toilet tank, bowl, and seat. Replacement
American Standard cleaning cartridges have a list price of $14.99.
Hereís how it
works: The user presses the button for the preferred cleaning cycle. A
"quick clean" takes one minute; a deep clean offers an
extended, 10-minute cleaning cycle.
solution travels through the designated channel in the tank and is
mixed with water. The solution is released into the bowl, combined
with the toiletís VorMax jetted force, which allows the cleaner to
completely scour the bowl from top to bottom.
soaks in the bowl for the chosen amount of time, its fragrance and
foaming bubbles indicating that itís hard at work.
When the soaking
time has ended, the system will automatically siphon the cleaning
agent and rinse the bowl with clear water.
selling this; Iím just letting you know that such an animal exists.
And, yes, to
anticipate the Luddites among us, a toilet brush does cost only a few