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#21 notnickclegg

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:22 PM

And since my own wife looked at me very quizzically (well, more than usual) as I hit send on the above post:

http://www.urbandict...e.php?term=AICM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobby_Lud


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:01 PM

View Postcoopers, on 20 August 2014 - 06:53 AM, said:

For your next challenge, please can you invent a heated toilet seat system.


I think Jeremy's extract system running in reverse would do the trick. Instead of using the MVHR to suck out stale odours, connect the vent pipe to an MVHR inlet add a bit of pre-heating or cooling (!) if required and you're all set. The warm air from the inlet will make its way from the cistern into the bowl and rise to warm the seat.

With a bit of thought you should be able to actively switch the flow between extract and inlet dependent on occupancy.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

Those padded ones are warm to the "touch" even in a cold room.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

If I had warm air blowing up my jacksie I think I may have trouble going, still, would be nice and dry afterwards :blink:

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

View PostSteamyTea, on 20 August 2014 - 09:11 PM, said:

If I had warm air blowing up my jacksie I think I may have trouble going, still, would be nice and dry afterwards :blink:
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:19 PM

View PostAlphonsox, on 20 August 2014 - 05:01 PM, said:




I think Jeremy's extract system running in reverse would do the trick. Instead of using the MVHR to suck out stale odours, connect the vent pipe to an MVHR inlet add a bit of pre-heating or cooling (!) if required and you're all set. The warm air from the inlet will make its way from the cistern into the bowl and rise to warm the seat.

With a bit of thought you should be able to actively switch the flow between extract and inlet dependent on occupancy.
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:26 AM

:D

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:43 AM

I know we've had this conversation elsewhere, but I couldn't find it in a search. Maybe it was on JSH blog page. What about a fan heater over the loo seat, on a sensor, so that it comes on for a few seconds when you enter the room :-) I'd have to buy a high-powered one, before they ban them; like the high-power vacuum cleaners. Sodding EU.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:47 AM

It's cheaper just to let your partner go first! ;)

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 11:08 AM

View Postcoopers, on 25 August 2014 - 09:43 AM, said:

I know we've had this conversation elsewhere, but I couldn't find it in a search. Maybe it was on JSH blog page. What about a fan heater over the loo seat, on a sensor, so that it comes on for a few seconds when you enter the room :-) I'd have to buy a high-powered one, before they ban them; like the high-power vacuum cleaners. Sodding EU.
Were all looking towards energy efficiency, but a 2kw bog heaters fine :huh: :D
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 11:18 AM

I might also put one in the kitchen to dry the tea towels :-)

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:50 AM

Errrrr....

http://www.gizmag.co...seat-fan/33268/

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:22 PM

Jeremy, just reading this and wondered how well your idea works in practice. Does it successfully remove any odour? Apologies if this has already been followed up elsewhere.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

It hasn't really had a full and prolonged test, but it does seem to work OK. There is a very definite slight air current up through the rim of the loo, which seems to be enough to make a difference.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 10:17 PM

Thanks. It sounded like it should work and seems like a fairly simple solution. I guess you'll find out for sure when the system is used 'in anger'!

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 10:25 PM

This air current, is it comforting :blink:

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:29 PM

This has to be the best thread I've read on this excellent forum yet!
Presumably you need to keep your knees together at all times to prevent upward escape? :unsure:

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 05:39 PM

Is it possible to put a boost button for your MVHR next to the loo in case of a " curry morning". :)

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 05:46 PM

View Postjoe90, on 17 December 2015 - 05:39 PM, said:

Is it possible to put a boost button for your MVHR next to the loo in case of a " curry morning". :)

Depends on the relative humidity. If the "effluent" was sufficiently hot and steamy then it might trigger the humidity sensor to boost the MVHR.............

I have a manual boost, but the snag is it's on the control panel downstairs, perhaps not the best location if getting up with an urgent need....................

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:18 PM

Could you get it voice activated to recognise phrases like....
"Mother load"?
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