The Other I

March 17, 2015

An environmentally friendly concoction?

Filed under: Environmental Issues,Just Stuff — theotheri @ 8:53 pm
This is a photo taken by a real estate agent here in England, presumably to actually find a buyer for the house where this ingenious installation was accomplished.
Optimisation of space taken to the extreme
I will admit to a certain admiration for the person who figured out all that clever piping to save water and space.  Well, I guess that’s what they were trying to do:  I’ve been trying to figure out what happens to the excess grey water from the machine when the cistern is full.  Or how the toilet flushes when the cistern is empty.
And sitting on a toilet underneath a 500 lb washing machine seems a rather high price to pay for recycling, doesn’t it?
I come from a family of engineers, some of whom have tried out some ideas that I think could legitimately be categorized as wacky.  But I am extremely grateful that the none of the engineers I know and love have ever tried to replace the picture above with toilet with a washing machine.


  1. wasn’t it napoleon at washer-loo?


    Comment by kateritek — March 17, 2015 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

    • Ah, the benefits of historical hindsight!


      Comment by theotheri — March 18, 2015 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

  2. Wonder how the clothes are (un)loaded. Dont see a ladder around.


    Comment by tskraghu — March 18, 2015 @ 1:12 am | Reply

    • Hadn’t thought of that obvious problem. Especially since, if an item of clothing were accidentally dropped into the toilet in the unloading process, they might need washing all over again.

      Come of think of it, how does one even turn the machine on in the first place? There isn’t even a toilet seat to stand on.


      Comment by theotheri — March 18, 2015 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  3. mmmm Installed by a French plumber I imagine..;)


    Comment by lairdglencairn — March 19, 2015 @ 8:38 am | Reply

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