>putting the light switch to the bathroom OUTSIDE the bathroom
>464 posts and 68 image replies on shitting later
it's like that in my appartment too
I've seen that a few times. It's mostly in the houses built in the 80's to early 2000.
For what reason?
It defies all logic and convenience
In my apartment, my bathroom is attached to my bedroom, and also accessible from the hallway
There is a light switch for the bathroom both inside the bathroom and in my bedroom. Both have to be on in order for the light to come on
eh, I have been is several houses that have the switch outside the bathroom, maybe is not a thing in murica?
Over is the correct way.
There is no reason, it's just that sometimes the people who designed the house are incompetent and stupid in the brainstem.
Stop living in fucking shitty apartments designed by deranged architects,
Just be honest that you don't know shit.
We had this at my house
>tfw holding the door shut on my imouto, turning off the light and then screaming that she was trapped in there with the rape monster and listening to her scream in terror
11's bathrooms have that a lot.
One of my apartments was like that, was built in the 60's. Had to access the breaker box behind the toilet too. Shitty design in general
Give me some fucking explanation
Are we really gonna start an argument on light switch placement
it's in case there's too much steam the switch could short circuit
The same reason we had green fridges in the 70's.
Why not? What does it change?
wasn't the bathroom in OP's pic just a toilet with no shower though?
I told you there is no reason. The architect was just fucking stupid.
The light switch of every room must be inside that room, next to the door.
Not really. Putting the switch outside in the generally lit hallway makes at least as much sense as putting it inside. I suspect the idea is that you'll never have to feel around for the switch. Same as why closet lights are sometimes outside the closet.
As with a closet, it's not like you're very often going to need to turn the bathroom light off while you're in there, so there's really no reason for it to be in the room instead of the hall.
Shit anon are you me?
Being hidoi to your little imouto is a must when you live wit your family
Maybe shitty bathrooms dont have a window so they wont be able to find the light switch otherwise?
>putting electrical outlets and switches in bathrooms
Sausage Amerifat architects
It needs to be inside the room so that no one else can turn the lights off when you're shitting or bathing or whatever.
Literally no reason not to unless you like to randomly splash water and urine around in your bathroom.
>not using the light you get from the adjacent room/hallway
It's always next to the door anyways, how fucking hard can it be?
They are outside so that people can see that the bathroom is in use depending on the state of the lightswitch
>Not really. Putting the switch outside in the generally lit hallway makes at least as much sense as putting it inside
No it fucking doesn't. It never makes sense to put the light switch of a room outside that room. The person in the room needs to be able to operate the lights without having to leave that room, especially in the case of a room where you're naked.
Keep in mind that the Japanese keep the toilet in a separate room from the bath. The toilet is in a glorified closet that hardly ever has a window.
That's actually the reason, japs bathe like fucking animals
>The person in the room needs to be able to operate the lights without having to leave that room
Why are you in the bathroom in the dark to begin with? Are you in sleeping in there?
and turn them off while you're inside
That's the reason? Fuck off, no one does this over the age of 12.
Why would you need to operate the lights in the toilet? Remember: IT'S NOT A BATHROOM, just a water closet. There's no bath or shower in there, just a toilet.
>calling a toilet a 'bathroom'
Everybody does that if there's a bathroom with the lights outside. Literally everybody will troll the people inside by turning the lights off.
Maybe its some outdated safety shit?
In order to freak people out by turning the lights off in the middle of their shower.
I fap with the lights off.
Someone turns off the lights, either out of habit of making sure no lights are left on for no reason, or to screw with you.
I don't know about you guys over there in the west but that shit is pretty common here in my country, like 9 out of 10 house.
I guess that makes sense too because the usual bathroom in here is not very spacious and I wouldn't want accidentally splash the switch with water.
>living with immature assholes.
>/a/ in charge of theorycrafting
that doesnt work in the daytime
>over the age of 12.
Guess what: people under 12 normally live in houses.
So the smell of their shit goes into the rest of the house?
Why do americans use plugs with 3 connectors?
How fat can you get?
My mother would do this to me... though it was unintentional. She always thought it was unoccupied and someone had just left the light on.
My laundry room is like that. Pretty annoying.
what shitty 3rd world country are you from?
4chan is an american board and we speak only american here. If you dont like it then get the fuck out, hippie
It goes underwater.
Most people are immature, if you end up having to live with anyone it's almost inevitable they're immature.
>They are outside so that people can see that the bathroom is in use depending on the state of the lightswitch
The fucking bathroom LOCK is for that, moron.
>I've never heard of ventilation fans.
Japanese people apparently do not have such fancy nonsense.
>locking the bathroom
Why? What if you suddenly slipped and fell on your head and are now bleeding and nobody can get into the room because you fucking locked it because you are afraid that your own family might see you naked?
asians dont believe in fans
>Calling shitroom a 'toilet'
OOH LOOK AT FRENCHY MC FRENCHBASTARD HERE
>What is a positive and negative output
>What does the grounding wire do?
Yeah, and if they pull that shit you beat the snot out of them.
are you a girl in a harem anime?
How do you splash water onto the switch? What the fuck?
The shower is usually the farthest place from the switch.
>locking your toiletroom like some kind of caveman
>not recognizing superior switch-outside-toiletroom technology
>turn the lights off when you're shitting or bathing or whatever.
Only uncivilized morons would do that like these anons
But i agree, it's a shitty design but pretty common on old homes
Water doesn't go into switches. They are designed to resist that, and there is practically no room for steam to get in and condense into water, the circuitry also works to avoid bad things happening. Then there are circuit breakers in the fusebox.
The is literally no reason to keep a light switch out of a bathroom and any idiot that tries to force water into a switch deserves to die, anyway.
Also, why the fuck do idiot builders make toilets so small? It's quite literally a room where people go to fill a bowl with foul smelling excrement, you'd think it would benefit from more airflow.
>tfw my own toilet is so small the door almost touches the rim when you open it
>the window is up high and tiny
>trying to enjoy a shit on a summer day is suicide
Why do you shit outside of the toilet/have a terrible sewage system.
In Japan, it's literally in a different room.
my bathroom is literally just a sink and a shower in a 1.5m² room, so usually everything is wet
If there's an actual emergency, they will just break the door.
Nips, they apparently do most of their actual cleaning outside of the bath for some mysterious reason, and then fill it to the UTTER brim and THEN get in so the water fucking pours everywhere.
Bathroom locks can be opened with a coin or a pen or something. They don't have deadbolts, dude.
>first world problems
My toilet is only slightly bigger than your own by the sounds of it.
I wonder how really fat people go to the toilet when they have no room to get in or out.
Go back to suffering from hunger, Africa
You realize privacy locks are pretty fucking weak shit and usually you can open them from the other side with a screwdriver with ease.
>calling a splashy dashy bollox bashy a SHITROOM
Do people really lock doors these days? No one in my family does, if the door is closed it's a given that someone is inside.
>Also, why the fuck do idiot builders make toilets so small?
Because floor space is at a premium, and if you make the toilet bigger, another room has to get smaller. Generally, especially in cramped city housing (and Asian city housing is ESPECIALLY cramped), owners want the toilet to take up as little room as possible. Hell, that's why they started building a washbasin into the toilet tanks, so that there'd be no need for a separate sink.
The smell is what the ventilation system is for.
>toilet in the bathroom
>because of that family never locked the door
>grew up with that stuff
>can't shit with locked doors now
>everyone wants them locked
Honestly in a lot of cases I'd rather just have a communal toilet like nips do, it'd only be bad in the winter when it's cold as shit.
and what happens when it's not in use?
you just leave it open for all the shit smell to crawl into the rest of your house?
You put the switch on the outside because you don't want water or steam running into the circuits ready to shock you for when you go to turn off the light. This is not a hard concept to understand.
In my house we don't even bother closing the door unless we're shitting
There are places that have regulations about how close a switch can be to a water source like a sink or shower/tub. Some even require that switches be outside the room, or operate by pullchain, rather than a wall switch. So smaller rooms might necessitate placing the switch outside due to sheer lack of space.
>fumbling around for a switch in your dark bathroom when you could easily access it in your well-lit hallway
If their bath/shower are in a totally different room than the toilet, then the only explanation is they're worried about the sink or toilet water somehow splashing onto a switch.
Kitchens have sinks too. Do they not have switches in kitchens either? This justification makes no sense. I don't even know who's trolling anymore.
Not quite like that in my house, there's this mini hallway leading past the bathroom to the toilet.
For some absurd reason, they felt the need to push the door to the back of this go-nowhere hallway, as if going to the shitter was such an ordeal you needed a running headstart.
/a/ - Architecture
you open the fucking window and have the door slightly opened to create better airflow
Unless you have horrible plumbing, zero cleaning ever, or wipe excrement everywhere your bathroom shouldn't smell like shit.
That's a fucking old wive's tale.
I don't understand why your family wouldn't lock the door in that situation or why that would cause you to somehow be unable to shit in a locked room.
>You put the switch on the outside because you don't want water or steam running into the circuits ready to shock you for when you go to turn off the light.
This never happens.
Counter-sage because you are inbred.
>why the fuck do idiot builders make toilets so small?
Because floor space is premium, If you want a bigger bathroom, other rooms need to get smaller to make more space.
Kind of like allocating HDD space for animu, mango, and games (also porn)
>fumbling for a switch
People do this? And why not just have ambient light for the hallway illuminate the bathroom as you enter?
I'll post another fucking picture of my house where the light is on the outside. And guess what. I don't even have a mirror above my sink.
You underestimate how much money people tried to save in the 50s, fucking old french buildings dont even have fuseboxes
Ground the electronics and provide a zero-voltage reference. Devices made of metal need to be grounded so it doesn't zap you.
>not being able to find the switch by feel
Enjoy your hand holding bullshit.
Would never work in the western world. You'd change your tune pretty quickly when foreigners move in and have never used a toilet in their life, yet know it's the general area in which they have to shit in.
Going to an education campus with illegal immigrants was one of the worst bathroom-going experiences I've ever had in my life.
what a shitty design. why is the light at the hinge side and not where it opens?
get a new house
I like to go into public bathrooms where people are shitting in the stalls and turning the lights off. It's fantastic in bathrooms with no windows because I know they have to fumble around blind with shit on their ass.
>drain in the middle of the room
so uh... the room itself is the shower?
>Why would you need to operate the lights in the toilet?
To be able to fucking see? You don't grow infrared vision just because the room is small.
If it's outside, someone WILL turn the lights off while you're in there shitting. This WILL happen. It will always happen, 100% of the time, even if you're alone in the house. To prevent it, all you need to do is put the light switch in the only correct fucking place: INSIDE the room. This has no downsides and only upsides.
America supreme as always.
Enjoy your short circuiting and faulty cords, Yuroshit.
Bathroom/toilet/room doors tend to be weaker than the entrance/exit. They're designed to be broken down if necessary in case of an emergency.
I had to in highschool.
Living with a bunch of older sisters who always bring around their friends is a pain in the ass, when I want to shit.
That's wrong. Unless you live in a backwater country like Africa, the chances of that happening is less likely to happen than winning the lotto.
It's not due to electrical shortages, or to keep people aware. That's just retarded. It's simple really.
When you take a shit, or piss, the bacteria travels around 3-5 feet in area. So when you take a shit, bacteria latches on to your sink, your mirror, your faucet, and your lightswitch, and anything else really.
The lightswitch is constantly being touched on a daily basis, and Japs have an irrational fear of bacteria, so they place the switch on the outside in order to keep a bit cleaner. Faucets are not a concern, cause you wash(or should wash) your hands after business. You hardly touch your mirror in a toilet room, and you touch your lever/toilet switch before washing your hands.
Everyone in this thread is pretty retarded.
I cry everytime I visit /a/ now.
No, it's so you never have to feel around for the switch. It's the exact same reason as closet lights being outside the closet: you never turn the lights off while you;re in there, so you don't need a switch inside the room.
>tfw your bathroom used to lock from the outside
two drains nigger
>there are people in the world who do not accept this as the one true way
we live among savages
>hurr durr what happens when it floods over or the toilet overflows hurr durr
>It's the exact same reason as closet lights being outside the closet:
Most closests are really small. They don't really need lights.
Why do germans have an extra platform in their toilets?
A closet is completely fucking different since it serves a different purpose.
>Everyone in this thread is pretty retarded.
That also makes you one,
Light flows in and out, usually because of a lit hallway.
There's no need to feel around for a switch when going to the bathroom, unless it's past midnight and all the lights in the house are off. And even then, you should know where the lightswitch is anyway.
Unless you're a retard. You're not a retard are you anon?
Most Japanese toilets are really fucking small, too. The toilet is the only thing in there.
>toilet design that can overflow
shit nigger what are you doing
Aren't most switches right beside the door when you go in? You won't be able to reach it from the toilet.
Literally never happens. You don't step from light into pitch darkness. There's ambient light already from outside the bathroom.
You don't put the switch inside the closet because clothes or other objects can be placed right in front of it, making it hard to get to.
Who needs light to go to the loo anyway?
Because it's a compartment that lets you stare at your shit for as long as you want, preserving it indefinitely, before you flush it because Germans are sick fucks.
There are actually cretins who think it's acceptable to crumple the toilet paper.
never had it back up when you take a massive shit before?
Japanese are sub-human.
You fucking mop it up like a normal person. You don't live in McDonald's where children and drunks might piss all over the floors.
Folding master race.
because the door fucking opens inwards, cockslime. My house is better than yours no matter what.
Not him, but when I took a trip about six years ago to visit my relatives in Serbia. On house of the place we stayed at(It was a home composed of two small houses) had a bathroom the size slightly bigger than a broom closet with a faucet and showerhead above the door. So yeah, the room was literally the shower.
>Aren't most switches right beside the door when you go in? You won't be able to reach it from the toilet.
...How large is your toilet? 'Cause I can reach every wall in it without rising from the can.
And even if you have to stand up to reach the switch, it's still a thousand times better to have it on your side of the (locked) door where only you have access to it, rather than have to scoot with pants down and shit on your ass outside of the room to turn the lights back on when your mom or nephew or a passing poltergeist pulls a prank on you.
well if a drain just magically appeared on the floor right now you wouldn't complain right?
If the switch is on the opposite side of the wall from the hall light, it can be pretty dark. Ambient light can even be against you because of the shadows.
But I'm not arguing that it has to be that way, just pointing out that there is a reason for it, and that it's not as retarded you might think.
Anyway, OP is just mad because he thought he was calling out QUALITY animation, and got TOLD.
To the big man don't make a SPLASH when fall in the water and wet your butt.
Is it supposed to be dirty all the time or they want you to sit on the edge?
>shit color theme
>shitty view of ocean
>trees look like shit, and a moldy bush
>Lightswitch for the light at the top of the stairs is at the bottom
>WAAA FUCKING DROPPED IT DEFIES ALL LOGIC AND CONVENIENCE
That's how silly you sound.
nice view man. Is that a pool down there?
Why would you flick the switch while you're already shitting?
Germans like their toilet to smile up at them while they shit in its mouth.
Punishment for World War Two.
There is no rubber sealant ever used on standard light switches, nor is the switch mechanism itself waterproof. Doing something fucking stupid with the logic of "it'll never happen to me" is the kind of thing to win Darwin awards.
Yes I would. It looks ugly as shit and makes it seems as though children and drunks piss on my floors enough to justify a drain.
Yeh. It's pretty busted up though.
Sorry I can't paint well
Oh look another toilet thread
No, I'm mad because the retarded design decision infuriates me.
>Ambient light can even be against you because of the shadows.
That can be said about literally any room in the house though. "What if it's dark when I walk in my bedroom? I'm just supposed to fumble for the switch?" How's the bathroom special?
It's two completely different things, dumbass
>you in charge of being too stupid to spit the piss out of your mouth before trying to turn the switch off with your tongue
If you are stupid enough to douse it with conductive liquid, you deserve to die. Plus that shit ain't inside the toilet bowl or shower, so it has no need to be totally proofed against water.
your bathroom has bigger problems than light switch location if there's that much water condensing on the walls. The entire place would be a bonanza for mold and rot.
Thought so. Looks like you're near the Hawkesbury River or something.
Does anyone else stand up when their shit is about to come out and try to make big splashes?
Overlooking Pittwater actually. Northern Beaches
Not that guy but, my bathroom (fuck you) is roughly 9x5 feet or, 2.7 x 1.5 meters for people who use sane measurement systems. The way it's set up is with the tub/shower on the farthest wall from the the door, with the toilet then the sinks and counter on the left wall, with the opposing wall being blank. Yes I hate whoever designed my house, almost the entire floor plan is batshit insane.
Unless you are using a steam cleaner directly on the switch, it won't happen.
Source: every other place on the earth where switches are inside the bathroom and it never shorts.
My shit always reaches the water before disconnecting from my ass, so it's a soft landing.
it's the year 2014 man
Japs don't have showers in the same room as the toilet and sink. How much steam rises from your shitter?
>having shit so hot it steams up the room amassing steam clouds that can actually cause a shortage
Light switches on the inside of the room is the least of your concerns buddy.
Just stop it already.
Then why do we still use electric lights on the ceiling of the bathroom?
Heck why even use them if they can shortcircuit?
Where have you heard of a bathroom lights short circuiting because of steam?
Oh right, you don't because it never happens.
>taking a shit at school
>thinking about something else and didn't notice toilet paper is 1-ply
>wipe with as much as I use at home
>It melts through the toilet paper and I get shit all over my hand.
Fucking school washrooms
A steam monster came into my bathroom once and cause a short circuit.
>shitting at school without any privacy
and then an asshole walks by and turns off the lights
it never happens because most switches are on the outside.
>not using superior candle tech
Amerifats in charge of illumination.
No, no they're not.
The reason is because there are laws which state you cannot place an electrical switch / powerpoint / light etc within a certain distance to a water source, unless a physical barrier is present. A wall is considered a barrier. Now, these laws would change depending on the country but it's mainly so you don't splash water on it or operate it with wet hands. Assuming the feed is at the light instead of the switch like a proper electrician would do it, there is no way it would short out either. RCD, fuse, earth leakage, etc. - I'm not getting into it now.
Sage for not anime.
The more you know.
>implying inside-switch technology is not more prevalent
>you normally shit with your pants off
>you do it at school too
>someone swipes your pants from under the door
no please why would you be that much of an asshole
Except it's due to germs.
Japs are fucking anal about germs.
sometimes you just have to go you know?
You should've ditched and went home.
>shitting at school EVER
>IN YOUR BATHROOM
What the FUCK
What the fuck, you better still not be doing it.
there are moments where you just know you won't be able to make it in time
>not having a window in your bathroom to enjoy the thought of your shit traveling on the wind to fuck with your neighbors on taco night
>not having a window to enjoy the fresh spring breeze
Nigga I have two >>100019501
it's not facing the shower bro
I'd have loved to have that when I was a kid.
You don't know how much this shit scared me as a child when going to the bathroom at night.
I shit in the Science/Engineering building since its like 5 floors and has two bathrooms on each floor. They're always empty and quiet. Its also a great place to do drugs at.
What the fuck do you eat?
>doing drugs that you inhale in a room where people defecate
You are a sick fuck.
>Shitting in public
>Pissing in public
>live almost a mile away
>toilets are pissed and shitted on purpose
>never toilet paper
>have to go really bad
>leave school dodging police on the way
>cant hold it any longer
>just go behind a tree in a house
>wipe with loose notebook paper and a manga I had in my backpack
The last time I ate at school, unpleasant experience.
It's like this in my house and it felt wierd as fuck when I moved in.
>must search the switch because it placed behind the fucking door
>slam your skull into the floor
it's fucking dangerous having switch inside
When I was in 3rd year of college, they opened this new 3 story building which was supposed to be a place for teachers to give classes to small groups of students that requested it, but during the first year no one used it. Let me tell you, shitting in the bathrooms of the third floor was almost as comfy as shitting in my own house.
That's the worst fucking garbage I've ever seen. You basically had to shut yourself in a dark bathroom, THEN turn on the light?
This is why sane people put switches just on the inside of doorways on the opening side.
>Inhaling poo particles
>leave school dodging police on the way
>dodging police on the way
There are poo particles literally everywhere.
>open the door
>turn on light switch
>do your business
>turn off lights
Do you want me to hold your hand through anything else?
I had to ask help from my parents until I was 7. From then, I always used the bathroom before sleeping, to avoid this fucking shit.
Sage for blogshit
The school I went to has city police as security, naturally I had to be really careful not to get caught or face a hefty ticket and suspension.
did you go to school in a concentration camp?
You'd have to close the door to reach the light switch.
What fucking nazi school did you go to that had security? The only school near me that has a level of security is some jewish school
But why would you be in trouble? You were just going home, unless you're talking being caught shitting inside school grounds.
Based on that image? No you wouldn't.
Open it to a 90 degree angle from the wall, and walk around you lazy fuck.
Think about the 60 million students ;_;
It was a high school with a history of violence and one stabbing in the 00's. It's calm now, but security wont lift.
You couldn't leave school grounds during lunch break because some kids would not come back. I left the school to shit at home but didn't make it. I eventually went back but no one noticed I left. ;_;
It's six gorrillian you goy.
Nigga ya best be joking
Do you live in California?
It was the same shit for me.
Every time I ditched I had to walk 3 miles, as opposed to the 1.
If you got caught ditching, you got a ride home from the cops, and you got suspended.
Luckily I disguised myself as a learning center student got away with it 100% of the time.
Sage for blogshit
That's america for you
What manga? I just want it to be known as official shit-wiping material.
everyone in this thread is retarded. it's common everywhere outside of the US to have the light switch outside the bathroom. it's due to the fact some laws prohibit certain proximity of a water source to an electrical source and walking into an unlit bathroom (prevent possible accidents like slipping on water or fumbling for the switch when you're about to shit your pants)
either way, who really gives a fuck. after a few days of getting used to the switch placement, you don't even notice the difference
In highschool I used to wipe my ass and instead of flushing the toilet paper I'd stuff it back up the toiletpaper dispenser so that the next kid to put his hand in there would pull down my shit paper.
I don't even remember, it was the libraries property, but it was definitely a SoL comedy.
what a badass kid. I bet your mom was proud of you
I also used to take a bundle of paper towels, soak them in water and then throw them over the stalls and onto whoever was unfortunate enough to be shitting at the time.
The only thing kids at my school did was soak them and stick them to the ceiling until the whole ceiling was covered.
I swear that I saw this exact thread a week ago.
Anon, where do you live? My toilet looks exactly the same with the same floor tiles and all. It can't be the same housing complex, can it?