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michaelson 07-24-2013 07:22 PM

Garbage in Toilet
 
My wife (and our kids) toss garbage in the toilets. I'm frustrated because I'll walk in the bathroom and see lipstick tubes in the bowl, or floss, or wrappers. Doesn't this catch up with eventually?

They seem to have this idea that its "free disposal" to just flush this stuff. That's not true is it?

Ghostmaker 07-24-2013 07:26 PM

It will catch up with you eventually. It's called a main sewer snake.
I would suggest some in depth training on trash cans and how to use them. They make nice little ones for bathrooms...

The only thing a plumbing system is designed for is human waste and toilet paper. No other paper products.. Perhaps a garbage disposal for minor plate wash off.

If your on a septic system this bad habit can range in a cost of 25 grand when you replace it.

In these parts a main sewer snake can cost you 300 to 600 dollars depending on how long it takes.

oh'mike 07-24-2013 07:30 PM

Get your wallet out--this will catch up with you----

Place a jar on the toilet and label it " Plumber's fund" ---

Seriously---break them of that habit--get a pair of junk kitchen tongs and make the person that does that fish out the garbage---

I'm shaking my head-----Mike----

MTN REMODEL LLC 07-24-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1220492)
Get your wallet out--this will catch up with you----

Place a jar on the toilet and label it " Plumber's fund" ---

Seriously---break them of that habit--get a pair of junk kitchen tongs and make the person that does that fish out the garbage---

I'm shaking my head-----Mike----

Mikes 1/2 right.... I'd forget the tongs

Ghostmaker 07-24-2013 07:33 PM

Get rid of the wife and kids and save the throne. In the end it is more important....

raylo32 07-24-2013 07:33 PM

Well, this bad behavior is NOT free. Your clan helps keep the waste water treatment costs higher for everyone else... and makes extra work for treatment plant workers who have to deal with this crap fouling their pre-filters.

Ghostmaker 07-24-2013 07:35 PM

I'm old school I think my dad would have put me head first in the toilet to retrieve the object between my teeth.. But we had real parents...

ben's plumbing 07-24-2013 07:53 PM

kids will be kids ...but what ever works to break this habit apply it in your case to each one that does it....ben sr fyi it will catch up with you..

michaelson 07-24-2013 07:54 PM

Okay, so the bottom line is that we've gotta stop doing this.

Here's my confession. I throw floss in there every night. Is that okay?

Lightfoot 07-24-2013 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghostmaker (Post 1220499)
I'm old school I think my dad would have put me head first in the toilet to retrieve the object between my teeth.. But we had real parents...

yep. mine would have too (after he striped my ass).

Lightfoot 07-24-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by michaelson (Post 1220513)
Okay, so the bottom line is that we've gotta stop doing this.

Here's my confession. I throw floss in there every night. Is that okay?

nope.

human waste and toilet paper, period.
if it don't dissolve in water, don't even think about it.
it'a just a matter of time, my friend.

raylo32 07-24-2013 07:59 PM

Here is an excerpt from wikipedia that describes the process to remove this stuff from wastewater. In all cases there is a cost to do this but note that in plants serving smaller areas (I am guessing that is you) it is done manually. Please, please break your family of this absurd behavior.

Screening
The influent sewage water passes through a bar screen to remove all large objects like cans, rags, sticks, plastic packets etc. carried in the sewage stream.[6] This is most commonly done with an automated mechanically raked bar screen in modern plants serving large populations, whilst in smaller or less modern plants, a manually cleaned screen may be used. The raking action of a mechanical bar screen is typically paced according to the accumulation on the bar screens and/or flow rate. The solids are collected and later disposed in a landfill, or incinerated. Bar screens or mesh screens of varying sizes may be used to optimize solids removal. If gross solids are not removed, they become entrained in pipes and moving parts of the treatment plant, and can cause substantial damage and inefficiency in the process.

ben's plumbing 07-24-2013 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by michaelson (Post 1220513)
Okay, so the bottom line is that we've gotta stop doing this.

Here's my confession. I throw floss in there every night. Is that okay?

lets put it this way...one time we lifted a commode that would not flush right ..sometimes it would sometimes not.... what do you think we found....yep dental floss ..alot of floss in commode and drain line...400.00 dollars later someone got their ass chewed out....wonder who:yes::yes: it was ..ben sr...to answer your question that be a no

vsheetz 07-24-2013 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghostmaker (Post 1220499)
I'm old school I think my dad would have put me head first in the toilet to retrieve the object between my teeth.. But we had real parents...

Yup, I would have told only once... :thumbsup:

ddawg16 07-24-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghostmaker (Post 1220499)
I'm old school I think my dad would have put me head first in the toilet to retrieve the object between my teeth.. But we had real parents...

I wonder if your dad and my dad were brothers?

To the OP....I wonder if you were to put a trash can next to the toilet....and put the lid down on the toilet...would they use that?

Bottom line....the toilet is NOT intended for anything other than human waste....

I know from personal experience that plastic frogs do not flush well. I'm sure the other 'plastic' items are just about as bad.


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