[hackerspaces] Does a space need water?

john arclight arclight at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 04:03:36 CET 2010

If we shared a bathroom with other tenants, they would probably try to
kill us. Most of the time, I find myself washing my hands _before_ and
after using the toilet, as they've got oil, cutting fluid, and other
general filth attached.

So the nasty sink would definitely get us in trouble, unless they had shop sink.


On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Ben Brown <ben at kwartzlab.ca> wrote:
> We've found that having a bathroom and water in the space is a godsend. The
> building we're in has shared washrooms (in various states of disrepair) but
> we use a fair amount of water (cleaning, coffee, drinking, etc). We don't
> have an in-line water heater but the kettle/microwave works well enough for
> our purposes.
> When it comes down to it, cleaning a bathroom really only takes 10 minutes a
> week to do so as long as it's not the same people getting stuck doing it (we
> have a weekly cleaning roster that cycles through all the members), the
> usability of in-space plumbing far outweighs the work required to clean it.
> Cheers,
> Ben
> On 3/16/2010 6:10 PM, Sara Gould wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Looking for our first space I have about 5 to choose from so far.
>> There's so much variety just in what I looked, all empty, the market
>> favors new tenants right now.
>> One thing I don't think I've seen in the design docs is whether having
>> water IN your space versus across the hall in a shared bathroom is
>> worth paying more for.  More flexibility, yes, but we'd also have to
>> clean the bathroom if it's in the space versus shared.  I could see
>> the other tenants being upset if someone messes up the bathroom and
>> leaves it that way but that could happen with any business.
>> Any thoughts?  Have you wished for a utility sink often?
>> Thanks,
>> Sara
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