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Brutal constipation. Please help!

Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by Marquis Mark, Jan 7, 2016.

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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Plus, once you start changing electrical in a room (by digging into said plaster walls), you would have to bring the entire line up to current code.

    Yours are plaster and chicken wire? I was surprised ours wasn't plaster and lathe, we had plaster and gypsum board.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    So far, we--and the Sawzall--have torn out only one interior wall. It had something that looked like chicken wire.

    And...we HAD considered removing the fireplace. They CAN look nice, but this is not safe to use and
    I don't even know if we are allowed to have a real fire. We are in a smallish house built just before TV arrived in L.A., and with no family room, furniture arranging that allows for a TV is a HUGE challenge. We were told by the chimney rehab guy that removing it would run $25-30k. Because...among other things...rebar. (And we would have to work on the attic, the ceiling, the surrounding walls, and weave in matching hadwood flooring...plus, do the exterior.)

    I have a couple of old closets I want expanded. If these walls were drywall, it would be a piece of cake.

    Oh, and rewiring the entire place is on the list, too. MORE plaster mess. AARGH!
     
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    DianaCox

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    We haven't had a new one installed yet, because my toilet room (water closet) in the master bath doesn't have a plug, and I insist on one that heats. We are still settling into the new house, and accumulating a list of things for an electrician to do, so ... I'm still waiting.

    But I will probably go with one similar or identical to the one I had before. Another question is whether we need to replace the toilet too (it's the right size, but old and cheap and - it smells funny (the other toilets in the house don't) - and the only way I've been able to figure out how to fix that is to use in-the-tank disinfectant (regular toilet bowl cleaner didn't help for long) - the Toto toilets have a special slick surface that is easier to keep clean.

    But damn - I need to find a sale price - they have gotten WAY more expensive than they were 5 years ago!
     
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    DianaCox

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    Sigh - bit the bullet and found a "sale" price on the Toto washlet and a new Toto toilet to go with it. It is still ridonkulously expensive, but there is something wrong with the toilet in my master bathroom anyway - it is a short one (I want the chair height/ADA compliant) and for some reason, despite cleaning and buying high powered two tablet toilet bowel sanitizer, it smells funny (and it did when we got here). And stuff sticks to the bowl. So I bought both:
    • Toto SW584#01 Washlet S350e Toilet Seat - Elongated w/ eWater+ - Cotton
      • Regular price: $1560.00
      • Sale price: $936.00
      • Price after coupon: $786.24
    • Toto CST454CEFG Drake II Two-Piece Toilet, 1.28 GPF, Elongated Bowl with Sanagloss, Finish Option:: CST454CEFG#01 - Cotton
      • Regular price: $655.00
      • Sale price: $370.04
    • Total price (including no tax, free shipping, delivery to the house next week): $1156.28
    Yes, that's a LOT of money for a toilet. But it's also a bidet with a remote controlled adjustable temperature heated water, oscillating and pulsating spray that is adjustable with respect to where your own personal butt is, has a heated seat, nightlight, pre-sprays the sides of the bowl right before you use it (to make it even less likely that stuff will stick) with ozonated water, has an air filter, and the lid stays closed and automatically opens when someone approaches (it also has a blow dryer, but ain't nobody got time for that - I pat dry); the toilet bowl has a special Sanagloss finish that is even slicker than normal porcelain to keep it clean(er) under difficult situations; it's a taller toidy; 1.28 gallons/flush (this was the only deficit - there was no 1.6 GPF with all the other features I wanted that wasn't even more ridiculously expensive), "Double Cyclone Flushing System," and both are elongated bowl. I can flush twice if necessary.

    KBAuthority.com is where I found these comparatively better prices.
    http://www.kbauthority.com/Toto-SW584-Washlet-S350e-Toilet-Seat-Elongated-w-EWater.html
    http://www.kbauthority.com/Toto-CST...t-1.28-GPF-Elongated-Bowl-with-Sanagloss.html
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    You are, of course, insane.

    But you are remarkably committed to pampering your ass.

    Your in-house installer going to handle the labor?
     
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    DianaCox

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    I have two snobberies I'll admit to - my morning coffee and my Toto. (The former relates directly to the necessity/proper functioning of the latter.)

    My in-house handyman will handle the toilet installation and hooking up the washlet, but we will get an electrician to do the wiring to install an electrical outlet in the bathroom to plug the washet into. If you're looking at the double vanity head-on, the toilet room (WC?) is to the right of the right-hand sink. There is, for reasons that are opaque to me, an electrical outlet UNDER the sink, behind the plumbing on the wall behind the sinks. That is what should be the electrical source for the plug. I'm in favor of simply drilling a hole through the bathroom wall and side of the vanity, and plugging it in that way, but Charles will have none of that Harry Homeowner solution.
     
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    DianaCox

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    Update: toilet and washlet are installed, along with new faucets in the master bathroom and kitchen (since the plumber/electrician [a two-fer!] was being paid to come here anyway). Charles still hasn't unpacked his tools, and with his hernia, he's supposed to be careful about lifting heavy things like toilets (and there is no space for me to help in in the tiny toilet room), so we decided to go with recommendations from the e-group of our new community and we were very pleased with this guy.

    I HAVE A BIDET AGAIN!! I am a happy girl!
     
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    Susan in Tennessee

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    I'm very envious! Nice work on getting someone in such a timely manner. So they do both (plumb and elec.) in Arizona, huh? That's the way it is with many of the tradesmen here in Tennessee also. When I first moved here from Texas I was amazed at this and found it rather comical, I guess the thought of water and electricity = SHOCK! I had never heard of such a thing, the two trades sure don't mix it up in Texas and also didn't in Missouri where I grew up. It is rather handy though.

    Enjoy!
     
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    BayouSwitch

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    New to the forum but NOT new to this issue. As long as I live I will sell anything or take on extra work so that I can always afford a bidet toilet seat. I've had one for years and boy is it a game changer. One of the true finer things in life. I started with the "le petit bidet" attachment and have since moved up several times to my latest TOTO seat with heated seat, heated water, pulsating wash and heated air dryer. Love it. Need it. Will always have it.

    I think I've saved a million dollars in toilet paper over the last 10 years.

    I wish I had had one of these when I first had my fissure. Will not do THAT again!

    We splurged on a fabulous WLS so if you can splurge on the best damned bidet toilet seat you can get.
     
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