A squat toilet (also known as a squatting toilet, Indian toilet, or Turkish toilet) is a toilet used by squatting, rather than sitting. There are several types of squat toilets, but they all consist essentially of toilet pan or bowl at floor level. Such a toilet pan is also called a “squatting pan”. The only exception is a “pedestal” squat toilet, which is of the same height as a sitting toilet. It is in theory also possible to squat over sitting toilets, but this requires extra care to prevent accidents as they are not designed for squatting.
Search Add New Question What if I am constipated? wikiHow Contributor This position is best for constipated person. It puts pressure on your bowels and the wastage comes out easily. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 10 Does it work better to tightly bunch my pants around my knees? wikiHow Contributor If this position is comfortable for you, it may be better. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 15 Do I have to squat while pooping? I have trouble squatting. wikiHow Contributor Usually there is a piece of ceramic that juts out from the end and you can lean on that. If there isn’t, there is a normal toilet in the last stall. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 7 What do I do with my pants? wikiHow Contributor Take them off. That’s easier, plus you don’t need to worry about soiling them. Same with your underwear. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 4 How do I manage if I’m elderly and my knees don’t bend? wikiHow Contributor The preferred method is to remove your pants and to lie down on the ground with your bum over top of the toilet, spreading your arms and legs into a giant starfish shape. This is much better for your knees and therefore is the preferred method for all ages and ability levels. Use the bucket of water afterward to cleanse all body parts that touched the ground. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 3 How can I safely use squat lavatories that are filthy? Magicaqua37 Keep your shoes on, and make sure not to touch the floor. When flushing, use your foot. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 2 How does an elderly individual use a squat toilet? wikiHow Contributor You don’t have to. You can just go into the squat toilet and pee standing up into the plastic container you’ve brought with you. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 19 Helpful 11 How can I make the disposal less disgusting while on my period? wikiHow Contributor If there is toilet paper, wrap your waste in that, and stuff it in the bottom of the bin. If you have your period in the loo, put paper on top of it. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 0
• Check to see if your toilet bowl has been caulked around the base where it meets the floor. If it has, you’ll need to use a utility knife to score through the caulk seam. For your new toilet, you should avoid caulking around the base. If you ever develop a leak, the caulk will trap the water under the toilet and you may not discover it in time to prevent serious damage to your floor. • Gently rock the toilet bowl back and forth until you work it free and can lift it. Move it to the side to expose the old wax ring.
You have two options for placing the new wax ring: • You can rest the new toilet bowl on its side on a padded surface to protect the floor and the toilet and attach the replacement wax ring to the bottom of the bowl. The benefit to this technique is that you can be sure that the ring is in the proper position when placing the toilet over the flange. • The more popular option is to place the wax ring in position on the flange prior to lowering the bowl into place. Be aware that the thickness of your floor will dictate the thickness of the wax ring needed. For instance, if thick tile has been added to your bathroom since the original toilet was installed, a thicker ring may be required.
• Turn off the water at the shutoff valve located either on the wall or floor behind or beside the toilet. This valve controls the flow of water into the supply line and then into the toilet tank. • Flush the toilet to drain all the water from the tank and toilet bowl. Since you’ve turned the water off at the valve, the tank will not refill. • Use a plunger to force any remaining water down the drain line, and remove any remaining water from the tank with a sponge and a bucket. Any small amount of water left in the bowl at this point won’t spill out as long as the bowl is left upright while being removed.
A squat toilet may use a water seal and therefore be a flush toilet, or it can be without a water seal and therefore be a dry toilet. The term “squat” only refers to the expected defecation posture and not any other aspects of toilet technology, such as whether it is water flushed or not.
Clean up. Once you are all done using the squat toilet it is time to clean up. Many places that use squat toilets may not use toilet paper, using instead a sprayer or a pot of water and your hand. Look around the squat toilet to find which method has been made available to you. Most pots of water will have a small ladle. Splash water using the ladle while wiping the area with your hand. Using a sprayer is the same idea as the water pot and ladle. Spray water and wipe the area clean with your other hand. You can bring toilet paper with you. However, many toilets may be unable to flush paper without clogging.
I haven’t been able to get a definitive answer on this, but in most places in Beijing, flushing toilet paper is a no-no. The sewage system in Beijing (and I’m pretty sure all of China) is old and worn out, and while you might be okay flushing one piece by accident, two is pretty much a sin. That’s right, no need to hesitate, you can just throw it right in with all of the other brown and white tie-dyed toilet paper wads. I like to think that those cans get emptied once a day, but I know that’s a little optimistic. On the positive side, there’s never a need to ask where a bathroom is…the constant stench of festering dirty toilet paper (or toilet paper composting if you will) is a dead giveaway.
• Check the state of the old toilet bowl bolts in the flange located at the floor drain. If you cut rusted bolts off in the previous step, those bolts should be replaced at this point with the news bolts that came with your new toilet. If the bolts weren’t rusted and are in good shape, you can leave them in place and reuse them or replace them if you wish. • Remove the old wax ring using a putty knife and wipe away any excess with a damp rag or sponge. • Stuff a rag into the open line in the floor. This will prevent sewer gases from venting into your home and keep tools from falling into the hole. You’ll remove the rag later before installing the new toilet.
• Place the tank on the floor. • If not already attached, install the “tank to bowl” gasket onto the base of the flush valve and insert the tank bolts and washers from inside the tank. • Place the tank onto the bowl, aligning the shank of the bolts with the holes in the bowl. • Secure the tank to the bowl by alternately tightening each tank bolt until the tank pulls down and comes in contact with bowl. • Reattach the supply line to the exposed portion of the fill valve sticking out of the bottom of the tank and to the supply valve coming out of the wall or floor. We suggest replacing your old supply line with a new one, especially if it hasn’t been replaced in a while. • Test the toilet for leaks: Slowly turn on the water shutoff valve, and allow the tank to fill. Flush the toilet and focus on the base of the toilet and the point at which the tank and bowl meet. You can add leak-detecting dye that will make seeing leaks much easier.
Learn how to install a toilet or remove an old one quickly and correctly It may seem daunting, but with some time and the proper tools, you can install a toilet. This guide will teach you how to remove an old toilet and install a new one.
Squat down. After having lined your self up directly over the toilet you can squat down. Bend at the knees and gently lower yourself down into a deep squat. Your knees will be pointing straight up and your bottom should be directly over the toilet. Squat all the way down, positioning your bottom at about ankle level, close to the toilet. If the squat is a difficult position for you, try hugging your knees for support.