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Missing Photo[edit]

Under fire stopping a bathtub, there is reference to a photo that does not exist. Could someone please find a photo or remove the reference. Spotowski (talk) 20:48, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


Sewage was an issue for Cholera, not the Bubonic Plague. Plague is spread by rats (fleas) whereas cholera is spread by contaminated water.

It was in response to cholera that sewage issues in London were addressed.

Bathing in the Middle Ages[edit]

This page is full of myths about the so-called "Dark Ages" and the information it contains sounds like it comes from an elementary school textbook. People did not throw waste out of their windows (this was instead a Roman practice) or use perfume over traditional water-bathing (this trend was not popular until the 16th century), and as a matter of fact soapmaking first became an established trade in Europe during the "Dark Ages". The sources referenced are questionable at best -- one of them is a broken link, and there are no sources or references concerning bathing in Antiquity or Medieval times (the phrase "Dark Ages" should not even be used here). I will be fixing this over the next few weeks. JamesMcCloud129 03:00, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Changes have been made, references will be added shortly. JamesMcCloud129 06:52, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
Good work! DWaterson 09:46, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Toilet Coverage[edit]

There's a lot of the history of the toilet in an article that is supposed to be about bathtubs. I'd recommend trimming most of it out (making sure the information is present on the toilets page). IMneme (talk) 09:33, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


I'd like to see something on the capacity of bathtubs in here - A friend asked if 42 litres of milk would fill a bathtub. I don't think it would, I think most baths are ~250 liters, but I had a hard time finding sources. Hughtcool (talk) 05:28, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

This article does not help me[edit]

I wanted to know how to use a whirlpool bath. The controls are probably fairly standard. They are also totally unobvious. Please can somebody take a photo of one, and give some instructions on how to make it go.--Toddy1 (talk) 18:25, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a detailed how-to...but I'm almost certain that you could have easily found full documentation with a quick Google search. Hopefully, you eventually did so. --Kaz (talk) 19:30, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

A washtub is not a bathtub[edit]

Washtub redirects here, but in British english at least, a washtub is something clothes were washed in, before washing machines came into use. (talk) 17:05, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Copied Material[edit]

Much of the history section is taken, word for word, from this website:

People have spontaneously modded it a bit, but it should probably be partially re-written, to remove the rest of the duplication. One thing I think we should NOT do is delete it wholesale, leaving the useful information out of the article. --Kaz (talk) 19:30, 10 November 2011 (UTC)