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I can say with a certain degree of authority that toilet tanks are made both ways. And have been for years. The square hole that take the flush lever can be located on either side of the front of the tank, and sometimes on one end.I would say that the most usual place for it is on the left hand side of the tank as you face the toilet.And isn't this an odd thing to be writing about?C

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And isn't this an odd thing to be writing about?C
Not really. The title of the section is "Have a Question...Insert it here"So, there was a question, and it was inserted.I must add that I prefer questioning insertions way more than questionable insertions. :hehe:
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I can say with a certain degree of authority that toilet tanks are made both ways. And have been for years. The square hole that take the flush lever can be located on either side of the front of the tank, and sometimes on one end.I would say that the most usual place for it is on the left hand side of the tank as you face the toilet.And isn't this an odd thing to be writing about?C
True, but in a literal sense, it's on the right hand side of the toilet, assuming that the user and the toilet are both facing the same direction. I don't think I've ever seen a toilet with the flush handle on the left hand side, so now it seems that I have a new mission in life.Falls into deep tranceMust find toilet with left sided handle
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WHAT SORT OF INSERTIONS WERE YOU SPEAKING OF?OR DID YOU MEAN ASSERTIONS? SOME PEOPLE HERE HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO MAKE WILD AND UNINHIBITED ASSERTIONS. YES, YOU WERE PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT ASSERTIONS.SUBSTITUTING AN IN FOR AN AS IS AS INAPPROPRIATE AS INSERTING AN IMPROPER ASSERTION.c

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I have never, ever seen a toilet with a handle on the left hand side of the tank. Ever, and I lie not. Hmm. Though it seems logical that you could have a handle fitted on the left - for left handed people ... and I can't believe I'm actually thinking about this.Potty talk. Bah!

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Hmm, I never saw a handle on the left side either. I just went to home depot to look, couldn't find any. And when I ask the home depot person if they made a toilet with the handle on the left side, he looked at me, blinked, and asked why would it matter.Home Depot sucked...So I called up a few plumbing stores, and found out the only way to get a toilet with the handle of the left side was to special order it. And it's expensive...really expensive.As for the rest, Colinian was right...the Blog entry was called, have a question, insert here. And he's the only one that had a question. I guess the rest of you know everything about everything.Can I have some wisdom please?Jason

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Hmm, I never saw a handle on the left side either. I just went to home depot to look, couldn't find any. And when I ask the home depot person if they made a toilet with the handle on the left side, he looked at me, blinked, and asked why would it matter.Home Depot sucked...So I called up a few plumbing stores, and found out the only way to get a toilet with the handle of the left side was to special order it. And it's expensive...really expensive.As for the rest, Colinian was right...the Blog entry was called, have a question, insert here. And he's the only one that had a question. I guess the rest of you know everything about everything.Can I have some wisdom please?Jason
Ahem *Clears Throat*I didn't see Colin's question anywhere :flasher[1]:
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I don't know about wisdom. I've been fresh out of that for years, which I guess means it wouldn't be fresh anyway, but I do have some knowledge. I said I had some knowledge about toilets, and I do.If anyone is curious, here's a link: http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/pro...ault&page=1That takes you to a catalogue page for Kohler, a major sanitaryware supplier headquartered in Wisconsin, in Kohler, Wisconsin to be more informative. Why I looked at their catalogue is because I already knew they made toilets with the flush handle on the side opposite to the normal one (all right, so I'm being a little fussy. The most common way I use a tolilet is to stand in front of it. The only way I flush it is by stading in front of it. Some people flush while sitting on it, but that runs the risk of parts of you getting wet with contaminated water if your nether parts are really... well, you get the idea. [some people say if you've got it flaunt it. I'm not saying I've got it. I'm simply saying I don't like to have to take a shower after flushing.] Anyway...to me, the usual handle location is to the left, the unusual one to the right, and I'll continue with that definition.)I checked through the catalogue and found over a dozen toilets with right-handed flush levers. So they wouldn't be special orders, except for at an outlet that only carries left-hand lever-location toilets.Kohler is a top-end producer, like American-Standard. Their products tend to be higher priced than most you'd find in a place like Home Depot.I don't think the location has much to do with whether a person is left or right handed. Even the most uncoordinated and awkward of us should be able to flush a toilet with either hand. Isn't that the true definition of ambidexterity?Well, it should be.C

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I don't think the location has much to do with whether a person is left or right handed.
Well, what does the location have to do with? Ok, so I have thought of tons of questions to ask, but most would reveal how absolutely odd I am, and really, I don't know any of you that well.So my question is: how long can eggs stay in the refrigerator before they are bad?
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Eggs are never bad. They just are. Actually, thinking about it, eggs are very good. They can get laid without any worry about catching horrible diseases, or getting pregnant. Generally they won't come out of their shells unless the right person comes along to crack through it, and then their sunny side comes out. They do have the odd challenge though, as some of them have a tendency to get fried. On a side note, even if you don't get through their shell, if you get them hot enough, they get firm, even hard. Their excitement when you get them all hot is sometimes enough to have them crack through their own shells.

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And Trab, don't forget, get them hot enough, you start seeing white stuff.But let's review the question: how long can eggs stay in the refrigerator before they are bad?I don't think it's reasonable to ascribe being incarcerated in the refrigerator as the causative factor to them going bad. No more than you can say prison makes a boy into a hardened criminal, can you say the time spent in a refrigerator is the cause for an egg's badness. But hard time spent on the rock pile does make a boy go bad, I can hear you shouting, your anger coming so obviously from your misplaced liberal guilt. You see a boy lifting and swinging a sledgehammer that weights half his own weight, swinging it repeatedly in the hot sun, his thin muscles stretching and aching and near to tearing, sweat pouring from his face and the guard, swigging from his canteen and letting the water run down his face, sneering at him. “Can I have a drink, please sir,” gasps the boy, imploringly, weak from dehydration, weary from work.“What’s it worth to you?” leers the guard. Then he reaches for his zipper.Now as this scene plays out in prison camps daily, we should not worry about the boy, but pity the guard because he has to be in the sun, too. The boy, he was a bad ‘un, and that’s why he’s breaking rocks and giving lip service for water. He was a bad ‘un going in, and he’ll be a bad ‘un when he gets out, and time spent for his crimes was time spent off the streets and away from us God-fearing good people.And the same can be said for those eggs. If they’re bad in the refrigerator, then they damn well were bad before they went in there, and they deserve what they get, and you can leave them in that refrigerator till hell freezes over for all that. Serves ‘em right.Next question?C

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Well, what does the location have to do with?
Actually, nothing. There's no reason other than design style why the lever would be on the right or the left. Why they became rather standard on the left side of the tank has become lost in antiquity. Tanks used to be situated on the wall behind the toilets and well above them, so the force of the water entering the toilet was greater than it is today. It was commonly activated by a chain that was pulled. So there wasn't a flush lever per se like we have now.When the tank was attached to the bowl, the lever was commonly situated on the left side of the tank for no special reason. At that time, it became standard for flushing to use 7 gallons of water, and not too many years ago, that was cut in half as a water saving method, and the new standard of 3.5 gallons per flush was adopted. Those toilets were called, of all things, water savers.Today, with clean water becoming more and more precious, the standards have again been lowered. Flushing water usage on newer toilets is much less than ever before, and air-assisted systems have been designed to lower water used in flushing down around the 1 gallon per flush level, or lower.And all this has nothing to do with where the flush lever is located, but as there's nothing more to say about that, this will have to suffice.C
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I really think we'd get way further in helping humanity if we discussed whether the toilet paper should unroll from the top of the roll, or the bottom.

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TP should definitely unroll from the top. Otherwise it just doesn't work right. Try it both ways and you will understand. Besides, all of the nice places has it unrolling form the top. That means it must be right.I really did want to know about the status of the eggs in my refrigerator. I hate to waste things, but I also am very paranoid.

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There is no clear answer about the eggs. If there is an expiry date, pay attention to it. If you took them out of the original box/carton and don't know that date, when you crack the eggs, make sure there is no discoloration at all, and no 'ugly' smell. Make sure you cook/fry/bake the eggs 100% solid if you have any doubts even without a smell or bad color. Leave nothing to even jiggle. The older the egg, the more the white runs like a liquid when you crack the egg into a frying pan. The fresher, the 'tighter' the white holds together. If there is a crack in the shell, absolutely turf it out.

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BTW, as for toilet paper, most men will instinctively have it unroll from the bottom and women from the top. The general tendency is for women to be concerned about the paper touching the paint/wall and those getting dirty sooner, not to mention it looks neater if the paper is framed by the TP holder frame. Men, on the other hand, don't give much of a shit about it, and prefer it that you can pull off the paper one handed, by holding the roll from rolling and tugging the section off, and the fact that the loose end doesn't artfully hide itself against the roll, so you can't find the end easily.

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I hate to disagree with my good and wise freind Trab, but when he's wrong, he's wrong. TP should unroll from the top, and that's an indisputable fact. If it comes off the bottom of the roll and you tear it, the new end will invariably stick to the roll and now be underneath, hiding, much like Des, and be very difficult to find, and you will need to find it unless you're a one-wipe-is-enough sort of guy, which means I don't want to know you. Tearing the paper off an over-the-top roll leaves the new end quite visible and easy to access simply by puffing a gentle stream of air on it.As for eggs, in a cold refrigerator they last a long time. I don't know about the rest of the country, but in CA they stamp a date on the end of the carton. I don't know if that's a sell-by date or a use-by date; it doesn't say. But look at the date the next time you're in the store and you'll probably see it's still a long time away.Trab's right in that a bad egg will give off a sulfurous odor that's unmistakable. If an egg when you break the shell doesn't look right or smell right or feel right, dump it. But they do last a long time.C

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