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#31 Post by Niftyons »

niemeyjt wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:29 pm Maybe you need to go Greek?
Better Asian and feed the pigs at the same time.

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Drain rods, plungers and plenty of déboucheur can clear blockages in drains and pipes, but not always. Many milennials don't realize that using loads of triple-ply toilet paper is not very friendly for the environment in general and one of the causes of almost blockages of your toilet. It tends to get stuck at a small obstacle or too sharp a turn and then gradually swells up to block the entire drain not long after and collecting more and more semi-concrete stuff during the following days.

If it doesn't want to go down, what about the other way? Using a heavy duty Kärcher wet vacuum cleaner can be the easy way out. With a wet mop wrapped around the pipe to prevent false air being sucked in it was rather easy. Almost mortar being sucked out (no pictures). I do prefer electrical wire pulling.....
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#33 Post by niemeyjt »

Maybe also there is an issue nowadays that toilets are being made more "ecofriendly" and now flush with 6L instead of 9L so less of a swoosh to push solids out?

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#34 Post by exile »

Bayleaf wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:47 pm We have one of those downstairs, fed by the spring water supply, and there wasn't room to put normal sized drain pipes. Works great, but you still wouldn't be able to use anything like wet wipes, or even the so-called flushable baby bottom wipes.
Wet wipes are plastic and should never be put down any sewer or drainage system.

I have a friend who worked in the chemicals industry selling materials to the paper and card producers to change the properties - which are quite enormous. Think of the difference between glossy table top book paper and tissue paper; or between kitchen paper (designed to stay intact when wet) and 2ply toilet tissue ( designed it seems to start disintegrating with the moisture on your skin.)

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#35 Post by RobertArthur »

And sometimes those clip toilet bowl fresheners go with the flow. It's so easy, it's so easy, to fall into the bowl. Removing them afterwards is more difficult.

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#36 Post by Niftyons »

MAD87 wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:42 pm It's the thickness that's the main problem. We only started using 3-ply again when we moved to Oradour and had mains drainage for the first time in 30 years.
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Better join the organic crowd and use dock leaves.

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#37 Post by niemeyjt »

Dock leaves are far too rough for my delicate posterior - Mallow (Lavateria) is the way to go - have a soft bum like the Romans.



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#38 Post by Niftyons »

Especially for the rich.

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#39 Post by Nomoss »

Lori wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:32 pm
Are there certain types of toilet tissue that are not suitable for a fosse ? I mean beyond the obvious, cleansing wipes, feminine products, etc. which are not really toilet tissue.
This one for a start, although it might discourage visitors from using too many sheets
Badger's arse toilet paper.jpg
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