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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17000 on: March 08, 2017, 11:22:39 AM »
A co-worker was asking for advise today on framing out an unfinished basement. He has a large family (wife and 6 kids) and they just had a house built last summer. It's a McMansion for sure. He's trying to do the basement work himself because they spent all their money buying the house. I heard him say there would be 3 bathrooms in the basement. That perked my ears up so I asked how many he has now. He said 5 and a half. So when the basement is finished he'll have 8.5 bathrooms for 8 people. I was so shocked that I didn't have a response.

Always a good practice to have more shitters than you have butts. I mean, what if a guest is over and everyone gets food poisoning with explosive diarrhea at the EXACT SAME TIME?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17001 on: March 08, 2017, 12:08:34 PM »
A co-worker was asking for advise today on framing out an unfinished basement. He has a large family (wife and 6 kids) and they just had a house built last summer. It's a McMansion for sure. He's trying to do the basement work himself because they spent all their money buying the house. I heard him say there would be 3 bathrooms in the basement. That perked my ears up so I asked how many he has now. He said 5 and a half. So when the basement is finished he'll have 8.5 bathrooms for 8 people. I was so shocked that I didn't have a response.

Always a good practice to have more shitters than you have butts. I mean, what if a guest is over and everyone gets food poisoning with explosive diarrhea at the EXACT SAME TIME?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17002 on: March 08, 2017, 12:29:00 PM »
A co-worker was asking for advise today on framing out an unfinished basement. He has a large family (wife and 6 kids) and they just had a house built last summer. It's a McMansion for sure. He's trying to do the basement work himself because they spent all their money buying the house. I heard him say there would be 3 bathrooms in the basement. That perked my ears up so I asked how many he has now. He said 5 and a half. So when the basement is finished he'll have 8.5 bathrooms for 8 people. I was so shocked that I didn't have a response.

Always a good practice to have more shitters than you have butts. I mean, what if a guest is over and everyone gets food poisoning with explosive diarrhea at the EXACT SAME TIME?

That actually happened to my family when I was a kid--we only had one bathroom (family of six) and we had friends over for Thanksgiving.  The turkey was bad and everyone except my brother, who didn't like turkey, got sick.  Eleven people, one bathroom.  It was awful.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17003 on: March 08, 2017, 12:31:05 PM »
Our first house had one bathroom. A few times  as we arrived at home after a trip to Grandma's house - use guys would run for the back yard and DW would get first dibs on the bathroom. Joys of living in the near-country.

Hopefully everyone just needed to pee.

Somewhere along the way we decided that a second bathroom was a must along with some other modest expectations (garage).
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17004 on: March 08, 2017, 12:40:36 PM »
My FIL's minimum is 3 toilets for a family of 4, basically because of what was posted above. He keeps threatening to put dueling toilets in his master bathroom.

If we ever renovate our house (instead of knocking down or buying "new"), we'll be adding a toilet somewhere. You can never have too many. I'm jealous of my aunt and uncle--they have 6 in their house, for only 4 bedrooms. One of the bathrooms is so tiny--it is shoved under a staircase--that you basically have to pull your pants up outside the bathroom--but it has come in handy many, many times.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17005 on: March 08, 2017, 12:59:49 PM »
I dunno... bathrooms are my least favorite to clean and having twice as many pretty much means twice as much cleaning (since bathroom usage tends to scale up in proportion to available bathrooms- or each toilet may get used half as often, but they will probably each be used sometime within the cleaning timeframe). 

If I ever build a bathroom, the number one criteria will be easy cleanability.  I am still considering  designing and patenting my ingenious new toilet design with no nooks, crannies, hinges, etc.  I'll put a drain in the floor and hose everything down with a pressure washer. Ohhh yeah

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17006 on: March 08, 2017, 01:21:18 PM »
I dunno... bathrooms are my least favorite to clean and having twice as many pretty much means twice as much cleaning (since bathroom usage tends to scale up in proportion to available bathrooms- or each toilet may get used half as often, but they will probably each be used sometime within the cleaning timeframe). 

If I ever build a bathroom, the number one criteria will be easy cleanability.  I am still considering  designing and patenting my ingenious new toilet design with no nooks, crannies, hinges, etc.  I'll put a drain in the floor and hose everything down with a pressure washer. Ohhh yeah

Don't worry, the MMM forumhas led me to a solution for that one. This amazing thread (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/advice-for-making-your-home-interior-easier-to-clean-and-maintain) has recommended Don Aslett's 'Make Your House Do The Housework' several times. I bought it, and he advocates (to a slightly excessive degree, perhaps) suspending everything and not mixing surfaces more than you have to. So you tile your entire bathroom and buy a suspended toilet like this one: http://cdn.stylisheve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Suspended-Toilet-Designs-for-an-Original-Bathroom-Style_3.jpg

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17007 on: March 08, 2017, 02:49:51 PM »
buy a suspended toilet like this one: http://cdn.stylisheve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Suspended-Toilet-Designs-for-an-Original-Bathroom-Style_3.jpg

This forum is the best.

I want that toilet.

Personally, I think the secret to domestic bliss is at least two bathrooms (no kids) we actually have 2 1/2 and it's perfect because we then have a 1/2 on our main floor and two upstairs by the bedrooms. I would scale down to 2 if we had a 1-level house but I will NOT go to 1 for two people.


I actually came here to post this - my coworker has been considering cancelling her gym membership to save money but she still wants to be able to do yoga and is wondering if she was paying for yoga separately if she would end up paying more. She has moved into a new fancy apartment complex with a gym so she can work out there for free (aka included in the high rent). So I ask her, trying to help her see if there is a savings, how much her gym membership is and she doesn't know because it's on autodraft.

How do you not know? Moreover how are you supposed to figure out if the new plan will save you anything if you don't know what you are paying now? SMH.

She also had a leased car until last year which she had to buy because she was way over her mileage from her 40 minute daily commute.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17008 on: March 08, 2017, 02:54:09 PM »
buy a suspended toilet like this one: http://cdn.stylisheve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Suspended-Toilet-Designs-for-an-Original-Bathroom-Style_3.jpg

This forum is the best.

I want that toilet.

Personally, I think the secret to domestic bliss is at least two bathrooms (no kids) we actually have 2 1/2 and it's perfect because we then have a 1/2 on our main floor and two upstairs by the bedrooms. I would scale down to 2 if we had a 1-level house but I will NOT go to 1 for two people.

Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17009 on: March 08, 2017, 03:04:17 PM »
buy a suspended toilet like this one: http://cdn.stylisheve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Suspended-Toilet-Designs-for-an-Original-Bathroom-Style_3.jpg

This forum is the best.

I want that toilet.

Personally, I think the secret to domestic bliss is at least two bathrooms (no kids) we actually have 2 1/2 and it's perfect because we then have a 1/2 on our main floor and two upstairs by the bedrooms. I would scale down to 2 if we had a 1-level house but I will NOT go to 1 for two people.

Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.

Our family had Noro for Christmas years ago - after that experience, 1 1/2 baths is my minimum.  Right now we have 3 1/2 for 2 people (empty nesters), and that's too many bathrooms.   Dragoncar is right - because they're there, they get used.  DH has this thing about using every damn bathroom in the house, instead of sticking to 'his'.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17010 on: March 08, 2017, 03:12:05 PM »
Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.

Clearly you've never had to take a shit while someone else is in the shower.  No, sharing is not an acceptable option in that scenario to me. 

We also have 2.5 baths, and could do without the .5, but it is nice to have the powder room on the main floor so guests don't have to go to upstairs or downstairs.  But we added the second full bath, at pretty large expense, because it is infinitely easier to have two showers for us to get ready for work, to go places, etc.  We actually passed on a number of houses with 1 or 1.5 baths, and only purchased this one with the knowledge we could add a full bath in the basement. 
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17011 on: March 08, 2017, 03:25:57 PM »
If I ever build a bathroom, the number one criteria will be easy cleanability.  I am still considering  designing and patenting my ingenious new toilet design with no nooks, crannies, hinges, etc.  I'll put a drain in the floor and hose everything down with a pressure washer. Ohhh yeah

For maximal efficiency, why not put in a couple bunk beds too, and make it a guest room?


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17012 on: March 08, 2017, 03:28:38 PM »
If I ever build a bathroom, the number one criteria will be easy cleanability.  I am still considering  designing and patenting my ingenious new toilet design with no nooks, crannies, hinges, etc.  I'll put a drain in the floor and hose everything down with a pressure washer. Ohhh yeah

For maximal efficiency, why not put in a couple bunk beds too, and make it a guest room?



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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17013 on: March 08, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.

Clearly you've never had to take a shit while someone else is in the shower.  No, sharing is not an acceptable option in that scenario to me. 

You are right, that has never happened - and I speak as someone with intermittently malfunctioning bowels. I think there is an unspoken rule in my household that shitting takes priority above all other uses of the bathroom, and users of the bathroom for other activities are happy to make way on the understanding that the same courtesy is afford to them in turn. But seriously, the bathroom is taken up by someone else showering for fifteen minutes in the entire day. I am not having a second bathroom just in case I one day need a poop in those ten minutes. Other bathroom use occurrences take five minutes at a time max. I'm a big girl. I can hold it.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17014 on: March 08, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
Have you and a loved one never had food poisening at the same time? Or the "flu"?

That was a fun night. We had a trash can on standby for... things that a trash can should never be used for.

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« Reply #17015 on: March 08, 2017, 03:45:21 PM »
Have you and a loved one never had food poisening at the same time? Or the "flu"?

That was a fun night. We had a trash can on standby for... things that a trash can should never be used for.

No. I have not vomited since last millennium and I have no plans to in the future. As for the other option, it's never happened but I guess we could take turns??
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17016 on: March 08, 2017, 04:11:02 PM »
Huh. Hubby and I only have 1 bathroom in our house, lived there for 14 years now. We are often in there at the same time, one showering or whatever, one using the toilet... not awesome I admit, but its hardly the end of the world. It was inconvenient one time when I had food poisoning, and he happened to be pooping at the exact moment I was going to puke. So I puked in the kitchen sink, and cleaned it up when I was done. Miraculously, we have survived.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17017 on: March 08, 2017, 07:58:03 PM »
Hiking the AT has changed my perspective on the bathroom situation. Pooping au natural just isn't that difficult or as scary as we think it is.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17018 on: March 08, 2017, 08:08:45 PM »
Hiking the AT has changed my perspective on the bathroom situation. Pooping au natural just isn't that difficult or as scary as we think it is.

Yeah we hike and camp a lot so that may be part of the reason why we're not very squeamish about these things.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17019 on: March 08, 2017, 08:24:13 PM »
A neighbor lady who can't keep a job and whose husband might make 30k a year was telling my wife yesterday that they got a $4800 tax refund last week.   She is currently doing elder care for my wife's mother at 18 hours a week and 8.75 an hour and we chip in 3 bucks an hour to raise the rate a little.

  She was telling my wife this when she dropped by to get her money for the week so she could go buy groceries.  The tax refund?  Gone.  Trip to the local casino, new video games for her 2 adult sons who live at home and don't work and assorted other stupid spending.  They don't have 2 nickels to rub together, and every summer complain they don't have the money to take a vacation.   It's all I can do not to face palm her.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17020 on: March 08, 2017, 08:50:17 PM »
Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.
Clearly you've never had to take a shit while someone else is in the shower.  No, sharing is not an acceptable option in that scenario to me. 

Sure, but I just hold it or if I know I'll be quick I just use it anyways and yell "Don't Look, I'm Poopin!" through the shower curtain.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17021 on: March 08, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.

Clearly you've never had to take a shit while someone else is in the shower.  No, sharing is not an acceptable option in that scenario to me. 

You are right, that has never happened - and I speak as someone with intermittently malfunctioning bowels. I think there is an unspoken rule in my household that shitting takes priority above all other uses of the bathroom, and users of the bathroom for other activities are happy to make way on the understanding that the same courtesy is afford to them in turn. But seriously, the bathroom is taken up by someone else showering for fifteen minutes in the entire day. I am not having a second bathroom just in case I one day need a poop in those ten minutes. Other bathroom use occurrences take five minutes at a time max. I'm a big girl. I can hold it.

My husband spends a LOT of time in the bathroom. He seems to find it an ideal space for video games and general meditation. Sharing a bathroom, which we did for 6 years, was a nightmare. Never again.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17022 on: March 08, 2017, 10:54:16 PM »
Just overheard the guy sitting next to me pay 'the balance' of his kids birthday pay. $175 for a child under 10.

Is that a typo?  Did you mean "birthday party" (which would still be quite the party for a 10yo)?  Or does his kid earn money by staying alive?

Wow I didn't even catch that. I was reading quickly and my brain automatically filled in party instead of pay (and I agree, $175 for a 10 yo's birthday party is still way too much, let alone a $175 cash birthday present).


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17023 on: March 09, 2017, 12:14:26 AM »
Hiking the AT has changed my perspective on the bathroom situation. Pooping au natural just isn't that difficult or as scary as we think it is.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17024 on: March 09, 2017, 02:22:07 AM »
If you want an easy to clean toilet, just go asian style. You only need a bucket of water to clean ;)

btw: If you are prone to have a hard go, try it: instead of sitting, squat. You wil be mightily (and happily) surprised.
Reason is that western "sitting" position is pressing on your inside and very effectivly blocking the way. Squatting does the opposite. Even just putting your legs up in sitting position will do a difference.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17025 on: March 09, 2017, 04:22:48 AM »
For a household with 2 people 1 bathroom plus a separate toilet is ideal. My DH and I leave the bathroom unlocked for each other, as we need to go through it to reach the bedroom. But we don't share it when the other is on the toilet. I always knock in case of doubt.

Yes, I have experience with staying at other people's house who have only 1 bathroom and having to hold up my needs while one after the other takes a long shower, including drying off, drying hair, get dressed, put on makeup, etc. An extra toilet would solve the problem.

We have a small mountain cabin with only 1 toilet. When we have guests, we all need to wait for each other after breakfast when bowels start moving. In that place we can live with the inconvenience.

When having guests at your home regularly, it is an advantage having an simple guest bathroom. This bathroom only needs to be cleaned when receiving guests. This is what we had in our previous house. I think I have needed to use the second toilet twice in a bowel emergency. About running outside in an emergency, you still need to bring the toilet paper that is in the locked bathroom.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17026 on: March 09, 2017, 07:05:40 AM »
First- let me preface by saying this is not a complaint, more of a "wow, other people are so different from me". I greatly appreciate the gift, and this person's generosity.

My coworkers threw me a baby shower yesterday. They were amazing and I got a lot of really cute stuff, some amazing books, and some really practical things.

One coworker gave me two sleepers (in a very useful 6 mo and 9 mo size, rather than NB).  She left the tags on and included a packing receipt for the online store in case I wanted to exchange for different style/color/size.

Apparently these are some European brand made with organic cotton.  They cost $36 each! 
I went to the website and couldn't find a sale or anything like that.

$36 is more than I pay for almost every item of MY clothing.  For a baby sleeper!

So on one end, I'm amazed that she thinks highly enough of me to give my baby this kind of gift. On the other end- OMG almost $80 for two baby sleepers!

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« Reply #17027 on: March 09, 2017, 08:07:20 AM »
Have you and a loved one never had food poisening at the same time? Or the "flu"?

That was a fun night. We had a trash can on standby for... things that a trash can should never be used for.

No. I have not vomited since last millennium and I have no plans to in the future. As for the other option, it's never happened but I guess we could take turns??

Not the vomiting that was the problem... It was the other end. Thankfully it didn't end up being used for that, but we had it in position just in case. There were a few close calls that day. Scared me off of vegetables for a solid month.

Hiking the AT has changed my perspective on the bathroom situation. Pooping au natural just isn't that difficult or as scary as we think it is.

Yeah we hike and camp a lot so that may be part of the reason why we're not very squeamish about these things.

I don't disagree... until you get the days that it is 15*F/-10*C outside. And windy. Nope, no thanks.

(I've also spent weeks at a time without a toilet all together)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17028 on: March 09, 2017, 09:06:35 AM »
buy a suspended toilet like this one: http://cdn.stylisheve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Suspended-Toilet-Designs-for-an-Original-Bathroom-Style_3.jpg

This forum is the best.

I want that toilet.

Personally, I think the secret to domestic bliss is at least two bathrooms (no kids) we actually have 2 1/2 and it's perfect because we then have a 1/2 on our main floor and two upstairs by the bedrooms. I would scale down to 2 if we had a 1-level house but I will NOT go to 1 for two people.

Seriously? That is a massively luxurious overabundance of bathrooms. I think one bathroom per two people is optimal.

Apparently people have really specific ideas about bathroom quantity (not just me!). Honestly, not sure we'd need more than 2.5 even if 5 people lived with us but, we want 2 for the 2 of us. Probably don't need the, both but want them.

Honestly we're house browsing at the moment and I find myself ruling out lots of houses for being too big that have 3-4 bathrooms. I really want a garage and it our area that seems to mean I want 5 bedrooms and 4 baths....but I don't.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17029 on: March 09, 2017, 09:23:53 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17030 on: March 09, 2017, 09:36:57 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.
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« Reply #17031 on: March 09, 2017, 09:37:23 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.

Real Mustachians work from home. (No commute!)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17032 on: March 09, 2017, 09:41:42 AM »
Ironically, this foam reveals some about potty habits, and much much more about "bathroom" habits. 

As in, apparently people use their bathroom for more than simply pottying and a 5 minute shower.


If I cannot wait 5 minutes to use the toilet, then I'm desperately ill and will use it anyway or kick the other person out, regardless of who else might be using the shower or be next in line for the toilet.  Obviously, some of you do things like makeup, hair, 30 minute showers, getting dressed, and other stuff(?) in the bathroom which then renders it unusable for its primary purpose....which is, going to the bathroom.


We had 7 people in a 2 bathroom house.  Even with the occasional sick kid on the bathroom floor all night issue, there was another bathroom.  You only used the bathroom privately for showering and using the toilet.  Your showers were 10 minutes (this includes shaving/putting on a towel or robe to go to your room).  Washing faces, brushing teeth, and make up (if you didn't do your makeup in your room), were done with the door open, so more than one person could be in there at a time, doing similar activities.    Hair, nails, getting dressed, and often makeup were done in your bedroom.  Suck it up buttercup...your 4 siblings all use this bathroom too. 


I still get mad that we bought a 3 bed, 2 bath house, only to find out we can't have kids. We are committed to downsizing to something with 2 bed, 1 bath...for the simple fact that I hate cleaning, and cleaning a bathroom is the worst.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17033 on: March 09, 2017, 09:44:14 AM »
I think this problem is also diminished here (UK) because there are no plug sockets in bathrooms - it's against building regulations (code)*. So you couldn't dry or curl your hair in the bathroom, even if you wanted to. So everyone does that stuff in bedrooms, meaning more time that the bathroom is 'free'.

* there are low voltage sockets for razors / toothbrushes.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17034 on: March 09, 2017, 09:49:28 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.

My husband likes to calculate how much he gets paid for pooping at work.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17035 on: March 09, 2017, 09:59:31 AM »
I think this problem is also diminished here (UK) because there are no plug sockets in bathrooms - it's against building regulations (code)*. So you couldn't dry or curl your hair in the bathroom, even if you wanted to. So everyone does that stuff in bedrooms, meaning more time that the bathroom is 'free'.

* there are low voltage sockets for razors / toothbrushes.

As an electrician/homebuilder in the states, this whole concept brings a delightful, and fiendish smile to my face.  I typically end up with separate circuit feeding each bathroom. It used to be common to put 2 to 2-1/2 baths on the same receptacle circuit, but at this point, that would be nothing but problems, since there are times when a household has two blow dryers and a curling iron running at the same time.  The no receptacles in the bath idea would make life a hell of a lot easier for electricians. The flip side is that most women would be calling for your head on a pole, so there's that.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17036 on: March 09, 2017, 10:02:32 AM »
In the US, its code to have at least one outlet in the bathroom. Against code to have zero. However they have to be GFCI.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17037 on: March 09, 2017, 10:03:41 AM »
In the US, its code to have at least one outlet in the bathroom. Against code to have zero. However they have to be GFCI.
What's the code say about having an electrical panel in a bathroom?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17038 on: March 09, 2017, 10:09:50 AM »
What's the opposite of anal retentive?  Anal dismissive? 

I do understand that it can be unpleasant to use a bathroom immediately after someone else, but in that case, you could install an oversized bathroom fan -- much cheaper than another bathroom

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17039 on: March 09, 2017, 10:21:22 AM »
In the US, its code to have at least one outlet in the bathroom. Against code to have zero. However they have to be GFCI.
What's the code say about having an electrical panel in a bathroom?

No idea, but I bet it's verbotten.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17040 on: March 09, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.

That reminds me... I'll be back in a few minutes.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17041 on: March 09, 2017, 10:45:46 AM »
Your showers were 10 minutes (this includes shaving/putting on a towel or robe to go to your room).  Suck it up buttercup...your 4 siblings all use this bathroom too. 

I mean, if you HAVE to live like that sure, I'm not going to argue it can't be done.  But I'm not going to intentionally structure my life so that I can't read an article or three while on my throne in my own house without someone banging on the door for me to hurry up.  But I also am not going to have more than 2 kids, either, which makes it easier.  I spent my time in the Navy, I'm going to enjoy my Hollywood showers, thanks.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17042 on: March 09, 2017, 10:46:46 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.

That reminds me... I'll be back in a few minutes.
Dude, smartphones.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17043 on: March 09, 2017, 10:49:42 AM »
Real Mustachians poop at work.

That reminds me... I'll be back in a few minutes.
Dude, smartphones.
Probably impossible to study but I wonder how much longer pooping at work or in general increased because of the smartphone.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17044 on: March 09, 2017, 10:49:47 AM »
In the US, its code to have at least one outlet in the bathroom. Against code to have zero. However they have to be GFCI.
What's the code say about having an electrical panel in a bathroom?

No idea, but I bet it's verbotten.
My first home built in 1930 had the electrical panel in the bathroom, in a
small shelf area with a door. It was a difficult area to get to. It also had evidence of
Knob and Tube wiring in the attic, AFAIK it was no longer in use.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knob-and-tube_wiring

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17045 on: March 09, 2017, 10:54:22 AM »
Your showers were 10 minutes (this includes shaving/putting on a towel or robe to go to your room).  Suck it up buttercup...your 4 siblings all use this bathroom too. 

I mean, if you HAVE to live like that sure, I'm not going to argue it can't be done.  But I'm not going to intentionally structure my life so that I can't read an article or three while on my throne in my own house without someone banging on the door for me to hurry up.  But I also am not going to have more than 2 kids, either, which makes it easier.  I spent my time in the Navy, I'm going to enjoy my Hollywood showers, thanks.

 I put a hinged mirror on the wall outside our bathroom, I have a string that allows two adjustments.
In one position I can view the TV from the bathtub, in the other from the toilet. I use it 'regularly'
 Nascar goes the wrong way though!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17046 on: March 09, 2017, 10:59:09 AM »
Your showers were 10 minutes (this includes shaving/putting on a towel or robe to go to your room).  Suck it up buttercup...your 4 siblings all use this bathroom too. 

I mean, if you HAVE to live like that sure, I'm not going to argue it can't be done.  But I'm not going to intentionally structure my life so that I can't read an article or three while on my throne in my own house without someone banging on the door for me to hurry up.  But I also am not going to have more than 2 kids, either, which makes it easier.  I spent my time in the Navy, I'm going to enjoy my Hollywood showers, thanks.

 I put a hinged mirror on the wall outside our bathroom, I have a string that allows two adjustments.
In one position I can view the TV from the bathtub, in the other from the toilet. I use it 'regularly'
 Nascar goes the wrong way though!

So you use the tub and toilet with the door open?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17047 on: March 09, 2017, 11:10:59 AM »
Since we've clearly all gotten comfortable with each other here...

We live in a condo with only one bathroom. It's a loft. We can hear (and smell) EVERYTHING. So 1) the secret code is: could you put some music on, I have to do something...., or 2) if one person is in the shower, we sneak over to the concierge's bathroom near the garbage chute.

I don't care about sharing space while #1, but #2 is me-time and I don't really want anyone to be within ear-shot. Nervous poo-er I guess.

Wow, I feel like I just shared personal info with a few thousands of my new best friends.

Now you know.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17048 on: March 09, 2017, 11:22:30 AM »
All this talk about bathrooms.... seriously I encourage everyone here to spend a good amount of time in a rural village in India, after having taken a 3rd class train ride overnight to this village. Afterwards you'll be happy that you only need to wait 10 minutes because your roommate is showering and you need to poop.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #17049 on: March 09, 2017, 11:29:28 AM »
I dunno... bathrooms are my least favorite to clean and having twice as many pretty much means twice as much cleaning (since bathroom usage tends to scale up in proportion to available bathrooms- or each toilet may get used half as often, but they will probably each be used sometime within the cleaning timeframe). 

If I ever build a bathroom, the number one criteria will be easy cleanability.  I am still considering  designing and patenting my ingenious new toilet design with no nooks, crannies, hinges, etc.  I'll put a drain in the floor and hose everything down with a pressure washer. Ohhh yeah

Don't worry, the MMM forumhas led me to a solution for that one. This amazing thread (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/advice-for-making-your-home-interior-easier-to-clean-and-maintain) has recommended Don Aslett's 'Make Your House Do The Housework' several times. I bought it, and he advocates (to a slightly excessive degree, perhaps) suspending everything and not mixing surfaces more than you have to. So you tile your entire bathroom and buy a suspended toilet like this one: http://cdn.stylisheve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Suspended-Toilet-Designs-for-an-Original-Bathroom-Style_3.jpg

This forum is the best.

This toilet is supposedly designed to be as easy to clean as possible. As you see, all the parts are attached to the wall, not eachother.  http://standard.jetsgroup.com/en/Products/Toilets-and-urinals/Pearl.aspx
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