WHAT THE FUCK

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@Zerush@lemmy.ml
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Not only in Germany, in the most european countries they are used since more than 50 years.

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I have one of these, and I also have a balcony door that works the same way

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Sometimes I manage to open top, right and bottom hinges at once XD

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happens to the best of us lol

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For comparison, here is the style that is quite dominant in USA, UK, and maybe Australasia - It’s called the Sash Window it’s mostly single glazed in my experience and quite low security. There are counterweights hidden inside the frame that cancel the weight of the frame, so that it opens easily and stays in the place you left it.

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(UK) I see these in older buildings, but usually newer building have the windows from the post, or simpler swinging ones. I’ve never seen a new-looking window of the sliding design.

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European here (spanish) and yes, this is the most common style here. I thought it was more widespread 😅

Knowing that you have weird windows is stranger than when I learnt about your “ball soaker” toilets. Like, WTF USA?

I am a little bit afraid to ask, but what is a “ball soaker” toilet?

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Toilets in the USA have a ridiculously hight water level, most of the bowl is filled with water. Thus, for example, the typical scene of bullies dunking a nerd upside down in the toilet. Here in Spain they would, at best, get a bit of water on his head, while there they are saking his whole head.

The “ball soaking” was a reference to a reddit thread about a man with huge ball that had to hold them not to soak them in the water. In a european toilet that’s basically impossible.

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Thanks!

Water level in toilets in the USA is so high that some people’s balls can touch its surface.

My balls shrivelled reading that

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I’m not saying it’s useless, but I can’t imagine what I’d want this for. Can someone give a practical use for these different movement options?

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The open at top is for ventilation. Super useful. And you can just leave it open even when there is a risk of rain.

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fun fact: if you turn the handle upward about 45 degrees from the horizontal position, it will create a small gap, but along the entire window edge, thus allowing the window to remain open, but less air to exchanged compared to opening it when the handle is completely upward

not sure if this is a deliberate feature or merely an interesting manifestation of design imperfections, and i’m not sure if it works on all windows, but it does on mine hehe ;)

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What the fuck

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I thought this was the standard everywhere in the world. Then I traveled to the US and saw how awful and backwards windows there were. It’s pathetic really.

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From what Ive seen this stuff is only in Europe and has been since the 90’s. My guess would be its still about 10 years off major adoption elsewhere at least.

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I’ve never been to the US, what is with the windows there?

Two panes of glass next to and on top of one another. The bottom one can be slid directly up and down, that’s it.

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bruh 😬

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  • closed
  • take out window
  • open window
  • Right to repair has saved us from paying someone to replace the window for us.
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No sure if joke…but the middle image is a gap-mode that allows you to let some air in with no chance that a thief could get in

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Is not joke, I’ve never seen a window like this before so I took an educated guess. (Im not from U.S)

@guojing@lemmy.ml
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Eh, pretty easy to open it if you have the right tool.

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I also wouldn’t leave my window tiled open if I lived on the ground floor. Upper floor though? It’s fine there :)

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Right to repair has saved us paying someone to do it for us.

what do you mean by this?

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