Would you install a urinal in your bathroom?

@GreenMoo (11842)
May 25, 2008 11:22am CST
In the interests on saving water as it is becoming a more precious resource, would you install a urinal in your bathroom? Most people I've spoken to have said no as they see them as smelly and dirty, but I think that their experience of them is probably limited to public bathrooms where they don't get cleaned as often as they should. If you had one in your own bathroom you would take care to keep it clean and I'd hope that it wouldn't smell. So, what do you think? Smell and dirty? Or a useful water conservation device that would it have a place in your bathroom?
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@ruby222 (4848)
25 May 08
Im not too sure about this one Moo...urinals just make me think ughhhhh...they always look dirty and as you say smelly,im not at all convinced that i woul want one in the bathroom.But are they in actual fact water saving??...they self-flush frequently,so is that any different from flushing the loo as normal??...but I cant get enthusiastic!!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
26 May 08
Do they all self flush? I just assumed that was a feature that they put on the ones in public loos to keep them clean (not that it works!).
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
25 May 08
It wouldn't really work in the home I don't think as you wouldn't save that much water as you'd have to use the regular toilet for #2 duties and where would the ladies of the house pee? Plus I have to agree that the smell would be hard to take. Even the best maintained public washrooms stink a little. Imagine that in a more confined space.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
26 May 08
I wasn't suggesting that you got rid of the ordinary toilet. You'd still need it, as you so rightly point our. But if you saved one flush each time a guy in the house had a pee, that would add up to a fair amount of water over time.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
26 May 08
Well, I would actually. All I would have to do is keep it clean and It wouldn't smell of course. It wouldn't be so wasteful with water. So yes. I would install one in my bathroom if I had a boy in the house.
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• United States
25 May 08
I like the idea of conserving water, but I really wouldn't like to install a urinal in my home bathroom. NOt only would it be wierd, but there is pretty limited wall space in most bathrooms, plus I would then have to clean both a urinal and a toilet. I think I would just invest in one of those toilets that has two flushes you can choose from. Probably less expensive than installing the new plumbing for a urinal, too.
@GreenMoo (11842)
26 May 08
Perhaps the user of the urinal should clean it himself! It might be an incentive to him to aim right
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
25 May 08
Heavens, no! First, there's no man in my house, thank God. Second, they're just nasty and men can't hit them any better than they can hit a toilet. To save water, I have a jug in my tank that saves 1/2 gallon per flush. And I know this will gross you out but I only flush every 2-3 times I tinkle. You know the old saying from the hippy days "if it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down"!
@GreenMoo (11842)
26 May 08
Well with no man in your house it does seem a little like a false economy LoL I don't find the idea of not flushing every single time gross at all. If you're alone in the house allot of the time, who's to care? A brick or jug in the cistern is also an excellent way of reducing the water used in each flush.
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
25 May 08
One thing for sure, I agree that urinals may save more water than the usual toilet. That is actually a good idea to have urinals in our bathrooms with that very same reason. On another brighter side, you don't have to lift the seat up anymore. :) You can just get on with it and go. An automatic one will do good. We sometimes forget to flush.
@GreenMoo (11842)
26 May 08
Hey, no more leaving the seat up disagreements! Yay! I hadn't thought of that advantage
@thinksf (152)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yeah, I would. Urinals are more convenient and easier to pee into. Although I'd like to get the waterless kind for conservation issues, I don't think I'd end up getting that kind because they smell too bad. I'd have to get the kind that flushes.
@Abby123 (261)
14 Jun 08
My partner he misses all the time so maybe a urinal would be a better bet for him,he makes such a mess when he misses the pot and its so darn annoying that im for ever washing the toilet mats and spraying the bathroom to keep it fresh.
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
28 May 08
i have already thought of this. since this is a great way of conserving water. especially those waterless urinal. however, we are not all males in our household. i think it will look disgusting for females to see a urinal in our bathrooms. remeber that for us, guys, this is a common thing to see. but for them, ladies, remember that there are no urinals in the girls' restroom.
• United States
27 May 08
hiya~ for sure i would do it in a heartbeat...especially since i've now seen a water miser 'green' (good for the environment) type model! ~j
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
26 May 08
First i have to say iam a woman. I think a urianl in your own home would be fine. I cleaned a house before that had a urinal. There was no stink there. If ya had a urinal that went all the way to the floor i would consider using it too. I've done it before. LOL. No kidding. It was fun.
• United States
26 May 08
if i had the extra room i'd consider it.the guys in my family'd probably appreciate it.they're no harder to keep clean than a toilet,really.the public ones smell mainly out of volume of use.
• Philippines
26 May 08
I wouldn't because I want my home to be unisex and besides,installing one means you have to invest money for that.Right now,I still live with my parents.Our house doesn't have a urinal.We also use a bucket to flush the toilet to conserve water.
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
26 May 08
yah i would. at least you'll be sure that you wont miss that hole and mess up the top of the bowl in case it changes a little direction lol! cleaning doesn't seem to a problem for me hihi
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
26 May 08
I wouldn't have one installed. There are 3 girls that live in my house and only 1 guy and he works 8 hours or more a day anyway so hes not here as much. We wouldn't have the room to install something extra in our bathroom anyway since its pretty small in there. I know people who don't flush everytime they do #1 which is gross. If you think about it that batercia and I don't want that to be anywhere more then it has to be. Its just sitting there turning your toilet yellow so then in the end you would have to clean the toilet more which would use more water in the end so whats the point of that. If you want to save more water it is best that you do something like taking shorter showers and getting an entergy star washing machine that is front loading which will use less water.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
26 May 08
isnt urinal the man toilet? why would i need a urinal? i am a female. and my male cat wont use it...
@momathome (476)
• Canada
26 May 08
My inlaws have a urinal in the bathroom they have downstairs. I could not believe it the first time I saw it. They used to be foster parents to all boys. So they had one in the washroom for the boys to use plus a regular toillette and let me say that thing was so dirty. They don't have kids there now and it still is dirty.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
26 May 08
Well, since we only have an occassional man visit, no, I don't think we'd install one.
• China
26 May 08
I am sorry to say that maybe i won't install it in my family.Not only as smelly and dirty,but also ugly.And i know it is useful and can be used to save water.But i always pay more attention to the appearance of my apartment.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
26 May 08
maybe okay in an all male house but what about us hapless females. we really do not have the right anatomy for male urinals not to mention the fact that they do stink no matter how much scrubbing you do.yuck.