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Cool Plumbing Facts and Information


Some thought provoking and true facts and information

It’s time for the Toilet
True or False?
In the southern hemisphere, the water flushes clockwise down the toilet while it flushes counter clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere – due to the Coriolis Effect.
FALSE! It’s not about where you are, it’s about the direction that your rim jets are pointing! Each toilet has the capability to flush both counter clockwise and clockwise. And that’s the truth!
Interesting Info:
An average of three years of a person’s life is spent on the toilet.
A classic bathroom debate… Do you put your toilet paper on the holder the flap hanging in front or underneath? Over $100,000 was spent by the United States on a study to try to get to the bottom of this… And the results? 3 out of 4 people prefer the toilet paper flap in the front. Waste of money? We think so…
Did you know…?
– 9,000 gallons of water is the average amount per household that will be wasted when people are waiting for the temperature to change. Talk about water treatment …!
– Who can be credited for Lead-Free Standards when it comes to faucet construction? California and Vermont. Thanks to them, faucets are no longer made with lead which is dangerous for your health. Thanks to these two Green Plumbing front-runners, we don’t have to worry about it any longer.


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  • Nash Rich

    I always believed that it depended on what hemisphere you were on determined the rotation of water. I guess I was wrong. I also thought it was crazy that an average family wastes 9,000 gallons while waiting for the water to get warm. I do that, but never thought about the consequences of it. Thanks for setting things straight!