A Map of Who Doesn't Have Indoor Plumbing in the United States

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don't have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities*, and The Washington Post whipped it into a handy interactive map. How's your home state… » 4/23/14 6:40pm 4/23/14 6:40pm

The Bestest Friends Ever Filled a Guy's Entire Home Plumbing with Beer

Friends don't get better than this. They could always have your back, they could be your groomsmen at your wedding, hell they could even give a kidney to you and they won't ever beat these guys who pranked their friend by replacing his entire home plumbing system with beer. As in every faucet would spew out sweet… » 9/17/13 8:37pm 9/17/13 8:37pm

Why Toilets Are Still Made of Porcelain

We've been sitting on the same kind of crapper for centuries. Sure, the plumbing has gotten more tucked away and seats are now fashioned out of all sorts of materials and styles (including plush vinyl embroidered with cats), but as far as the toilets themselves go, hundreds of years after they were invented, they're… » 7/31/12 2:32pm 7/31/12 2:32pm

Automatic Cat Faucet is One DIY Hack That Felines Will Love

Luckily, my cat was always too dumb to make the connection between the faucet and fresh water, so she's made do thus far with just sipping from her water dish. But I've heard that once kitties taste from the tap, they never want to go back. For running water addicted cats, MAKE contributor tsruzik has constructed a… » 7/12/08 2:30pm 7/12/08 2:30pm

TwoDaLoo, For Couples Who Share Everything

It's too far away from April Fools' Day for this to be a joke, so we'll just tell it to you straight: The TwoDaLoo is called a "supertoilet," created to "save rocky marriages and the planet." Not fancy enough for you? Get it with a 7-inch LCD TV and an iPod docking station, so you won't have to look at each other… » 11/28/07 10:15am 11/28/07 10:15am

Inax Bidet Toilet Seats Spray Your Butt in Living Color

If you want to look into the future, go to Japan, where it's impossible to market a new toilet seat without a bidet attachment inside (otherwise known as a washlet) that squirts water all over your delicate nether regions. Now you can do away with toilet paper in colorful style with these limited-edition toilet seats… » 10/31/07 9:15am 10/31/07 9:15am

Toto's Neorest Hybrid Toilet is World's Most Efficient

You remember Toto, don't you? Not the dog but the toilet company in Japan that makes those Neorest toilets with the "washlet" under the lid. Now it's taken that butt-spraying goodness a step further with its Neorest Hybrid Series toilets, which use less water than any other, just 5.5 liters (1.45 gallons) per flush.… » 8/03/07 2:00pm 8/03/07 2:00pm

Ondine ESS Electronic Faucets Give You a Techno-Shower

Now you can make your bath controls all-electronic with the Ondine ESS-Tub or ESS-Standard for showers. You set the temperature you want, and then push the ESS-Tub's Fill button and it will automatically fill the tub for a perfect soak. ESS-Standard is specially created for multi-head showers, and it can control up to… » 3/12/07 10:41am 3/12/07 10:41am