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Old 01-01-2017, 07:16 PM   #1
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Landlords: an alternative to rent bumps?

Melbourne landlord blasted for installing coin-operated toilet

I know we have a number of old coin chutes from coin op W/D sets. Awful tempting to glue one on a toilet tank...
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Works great till you get an engineer as a tenant and they figure out you can flush it for free by dumping a gallon or two of water into the bowl.
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Works great till you get an engineer as a tenant and they figure out you can flush it for free by dumping a gallon or two of water into the bowl.

Dammit! Shush! That's proprietary information.
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That kinda looks like a stall... which means it is a 'public' toilet and not in an apartment...


They charge for toilets all over in Europe... I got chased down the street in Germany as I did not know you were supposed to pay....
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They charge for toilets all over in Europe... I got chased down the street in Germany as I did not know you were supposed to pay....
In Peru, I encountered poor people haunting the public toilets and seeking a donation, as well as selling toilet paper. They know when you are most vulnerable.....
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In Peru, I encountered poor people haunting the public toilets and seeking a donation, as well as selling toilet paper. They know when you are most vulnerable.....

Yea, when I was in Egypt I thought the same.... but they were the official toilet monitors!!!
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I cannot see how this would work - as it is a public toilet punters would just leave it without flushing?
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That kinda looks like a stall... which means it is a 'public' toilet and not in an apartment...
How can you tell? It seems to me there's a sink on the left but the photo is cropped pretty tight.

Like Fuego, if it were in a normal bathroom I'd keep a bucket of water in there and fill it from the tub.

Even by slumlord standards that's pretty sleazy though.
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I don't even know how it would work - the tank top looks removable and I can't imagine how the locking would take place between coin chute and toilet valve. Better picture here:
https://imgur.com/gallery/8xO1e
Note no visible electrical supply and is that a plastic tank? if not, can you imagine boring a hole in the tank for the mystery locking device.

Methinks the Melbourne landlord has a quirky sense of humor that I like.
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I'm betting the whole thing is a hoax.
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I'm betting the whole thing is a hoax.
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I'm betting the whole thing is a hoax.
Perhaps someone's computer calendar is running 3 months fast.

I, for one, would not want to introduce *any* friction between my tenant and the intended usage of the toilet.

No good can come from that.

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How can you tell? It seems to me there's a sink on the left but the photo is cropped pretty tight.

Like Fuego, if it were in a normal bathroom I'd keep a bucket of water in there and fill it from the tub.

Even by slumlord standards that's pretty sleazy though.

OK... looked at the pic closer... I think I was wrong... it looked like a partition when I first looked at it... but clearly it is a wall...


Like others... I would fix the problem some other way.... lift up the lid and just pull the chain... or, run a string out the top to also pull the chain...
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