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JaniceSW

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Using the Potty Properly
« on: April 05, 2019, 07:38:23 am »
Okay, I know you were like, "What?" is this about when you saw the title of the thread.  However, I wanted to tell everyone interested that many cities are having problems with people treating their toilets like a garbage can.  There are only 4 "Ps" which should go in the toilet.  Pee, poop, puke, and paper.  Toilet paper, that is!
One big no-no are the so-called flushable wipes.  No, they are not actually "flushable."  They are really mislabelled!  They go down the drain, but they really mess up the pipes.  Other no-nos are hair, pills, feminine products, dental floss, and Q-tips. So, do your city or private septic system a favor and use your toilet what it is supposed to be used for.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 07:41:11 am »
Tampons are flushable. And if the flushable wipes say they are flushable why would I believe you and not the company that makes them?

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 07:50:24 am »
Interesting.  Some people cram everything in the toilet including the entire roll of toilet paper at once.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 08:01:32 am »
Tampons are flushable. And if the flushable wipes say they are flushable why would I believe you and not the company that makes them?

Here is an article agreeing with JaniceSW that "flushable" wipes are not good items to flush....even if the manufacturer says they are flushable.

https://lentheplumber.com/blog/are-flushable-wipes-really-safe-to-flush

I'd rather toss a "disposable" wipe, tampon and other large "disposable" item than run the risk of a giant clog and back up that requires a Plumber.

countrygirl12

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 08:22:24 am »
Tampons are flushable. And if the flushable wipes say they are flushable why would I believe you and not the company that makes them?

Here is an article agreeing with JaniceSW that "flushable" wipes are not good items to flush....even if the manufacturer says they are flushable.

https://lentheplumber.com/blog/are-flushable-wipes-really-safe-to-flush

I'd rather toss a "disposable" wipe, tampon and other large "disposable" item than run the risk of a giant clog and back up that requires a Plumber.

Well then there needs to be something brought against the manufacturers for saying they are okay to flush. :<  You would think you could believe what the package says on them. I will look at the link in a bit. :)

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 08:23:02 am »
Interesting.  Some people cram everything in the toilet including the entire roll of toilet paper at once.

The only people I know of that crams an entire roll of TP in a toilet at once is stupid kids in school.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 08:33:02 am »
I agree with the do not flush wipes down even if it says it's okay on the packaging.  Sure they may be biodegradable.  But why not just throw them away after using em.  They'll still end up biodegradable in some landfill somewhere. Side note: kinda funny.  I had a family member that would tell the grand children to flush the cereal they didn't finish off.  Her husband would get so angry when he'd go in and see lucky charms floating back up at him.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 09:06:35 am »
j didn't know that people flushed cereal and things like that. I do flush wipes.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 09:20:47 am »
I agree with the do not flush wipes down even if it says it's okay on the packaging.  Sure they may be biodegradable.  But why not just throw them away after using em.  They'll still end up biodegradable in some landfill somewhere. Side note: kinda funny.  I had a family member that would tell the grand children to flush the cereal they didn't finish off.  Her husband would get so angry when he'd go in and see lucky charms floating back up at him.

Because who wants a poopy wipe in the trash can to stink?

Now flushing cereal?  That is a new one. lol  If it would go down I don't see how it could hurt much.  Kind of like people get all bent out of shape on flushing pills and saying it ends up in the water supply.  Well THINK what is in your toilet.  If the pills are going to end up in the water supply then poop, puke, and pee and all that is also in my water supply.  It is no wonder everybody is sick these days.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 04:18:13 pm »
We don't flush the  wipes  down the toilet either. Our city pipes are  quite old and it is not a good idea to do it.  Better to put them in the trash.  Besides  if we stop it up in the yard we have to pay for it to get  fixed and that is  a lot of money  folks. Of course if you live in an apartment who is going to know who  flushed them. But sooner  or later  your toilet will be  stopped up. Just don't take a chance. They are biodegradable .  and will  decompose in the  landfill.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2019, 03:34:54 am »
We just had a new toilet put in yesterday and the plumber told us that wipes are a NO NO and so are the drop ins !!

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 05:15:36 am »
Tampons are flushable. And if the flushable wipes say they are flushable why would I believe you and not the company that makes them?
   

Here is an article agreeing with JaniceSW that "flushable" wipes are not good items to flush....even if the manufacturer says they are flushable.

https://lenFor a long time wtheplumber.com/blog/are-flushable-wipes-really-safe-to-flush

I'd rather toss a "disposable" wipe, tampon and other large "disposable" item than run the risk of a giant clog and back up that requires a Plumber.


For a long time when you are in any public restrooms they have been asking you not to flush the flushable  wipes down but to use the trash can instead.  Plumbers I have talked to say the same thing, they do cause lots of clogs. 

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 05:19:00 am »
Why would anyone flush cereal? Do they eat the cereal while on the toilet?

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 07:09:11 am »
Well I am ok on all that except the flushable wipes.  I had heard that once before but chose to not believe it.  Guess I won't be doing that anymore although that puts some nasty stuff in the trash bin.

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Re: Using the Potty Properly
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 07:34:22 am »
There is currently an ad running on TV in the New York City area saying basically the same thing but adding that you should also not put the fat run-off from cooking things like hamburgers down your toilet because it makes a huge fatburger underground that gums up the whole sewer system and has to be treated to get rid of it.

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