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Toilet flush button is BEHIND the toilet lid!


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It appears to be intentionally designed to encourage you to close the toilet cover before flushing.
Anyone else not like it?
What are the pros and cons of this?
But the PUBLIC toilets have buttons located NORMALLY, i.e. they're usable in any seat configuration, with some being manual-push, and some are sensor-activated.

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I have seen this type of toilet in staterooms of Quantum & Ovation. 
Are all RCI ships like this?
Are RCI continuing with this design choice for their newer ships too? 
What about other cruise companies?

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In part due to the mechanism of how the toilets flush. Household toilets use gravity to flush.   Ships toilets use suction. Granted, it wouldn't not flush with the lid open.

Also in part for sanitary reasons since stuff in the bowl can splatter around the room if you flush with the lid open. And bug like norovirus love to spread that way.

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20 minutes ago, smokeybandit said:

In part due to the mechanism of how the toilets flush. Household toilets use gravity to flush.   Ships toilets use suction. Granted, it wouldn't not flush with the lid open.

Also in part for sanitary reasons since stuff in the bowl can splatter around the room if you flush with the lid open. And bug like norovirus love to spread that way.

That's the puzzle... If it was for functional reasons or for sanitary reasons, then why do the PUBLIC toilets have flush buttons in "NORMAL" locations?  

Wouldn't the poop-splash-mist problem be an equally great concern in a public toilet as a cabin toilet?

Perhaps the designers felt that the cabin toilet had a greater need for lid-down flushing, because of the cramped space, and toothbrushes and glasses being nearer to the WC compared to in a public toilet.

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15 minutes ago, Floski said:

Just keep sitting there, reach around, push the button, and enjoy the whoosh!!!!!

I did try this.
Pushing the button while still sitting, is possible but not easy for the more flexible among us.
No it doesn't feel like dangerous amount of suction.
Never tried on an airplane before though.

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57 minutes ago, nissin said:

That's the puzzle... If it was for functional reasons or for sanitary reasons, then why do the PUBLIC toilets have flush buttons in "NORMAL" locations?  

Wouldn't the poop-splash-mist problem be an equally great concern in a public toilet as a cabin toilet?

Perhaps the designers felt that the cabin toilet had a greater need for lid-down flushing, because of the cramped space, and toothbrushes and glasses being nearer to the WC compared to in a public toilet.

 Cost would be one issue.  Use of space in the modular cabin construction. Ease of maintenance (just a guess there). A much higher expectation of sanitary conditions on a cruise ship than typical public toilets.

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