Major Breakthrough - Major purchase


I finally did it. I have been researching Japanese websites and the internet in general for two years. This invention was made for a tiny space like my 278 square feet. At last I found what I wanted and then have waited months and months. I finally decided that it was silly to wait any longer. I am heading towards a year of no purchases and of a dramatic reduction in my carbon footprint. This lovely invention will assist me. It should arrive soon. I am one happy woman. I had a video of it and I will look for it to place on the blog.

Credit where credit is due, let me direct any other interested parties to the Path to Freedom folk's and their Peddler's Wagon where I purchased this for less than $100 including shipping.

The beauty of this design is that it uses the fresh water that usually is simply flushed down the toilet to wash hands before draining into the toilet's flush reservoir. It is one of those 'duh' inventions that make us scratch our heads and say, "What took so long?"

Update: I received an email this morning that the software at the Peddler's Wagon didn't automatically add the $12 shipping. I had to add that to my purchase price. So, for the record $108 and change. Still a bargain.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool. But I had one of these in the 1980s... they've been around. And in Australia the toilets have two flushes, short for urine and full for solids...

katecontinued said...

I know that these were around in the 80's, but then disappeared - according to a search I did a couple of years ago. It was odd that a Japanese company sold the lid sink in Japan, but not in its American company. Odd.

Nonetheless, I am thrilled. The dual flush toilets are finally hitting the market here. My next purchase is a fitting which will convert my toilet to a dual flush. I will post on this inexpensive solution too.

Lex said...

They've actually got commodes *structured* like that in our county jail, which is at least two decades old. I do not know, however, whether the water that goes down the sink is saved for a flush reservoir or just goes down the drain.

Matt said...

Congratulations!
That makes so much sense.

Thom said...

Congratulations and best wishes for the year of no purchases. Do you write about that decision somewhere? I'm interested in learning more about what led you to that decision.

katecontinued said...

Thom, I am glad you stopped by (from Shakesville?) and checked this out. Prior to checking comments I wrote about my inspiration to do this. Take a look at the next post and do read about No Impact Man's experience.