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Old 05-04-2019, 08:10 PM   #61
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In small boats and many overseas countries where plugged up toilets are a big problem it is customary to have a small trash can by the toilet for even toilet tissue to go into.
A friend of mine recently returned from Europe. I can't remember the country, but it is understood that if it did not come out of your body, it did not get flushed down the toilet.

As a maintenance guy for many years, and having to deal with small clogs to having a jetter come on site, you would not believe some of the things I have seen in drains.

Some notable ones are sets of keys, cell phones, condoms and packages(while working in an industrial facility) and red thongs!
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Some notable ones are sets of keys, cell phones, condoms and packages(while working in an industrial facility) and red thongs
Is that how you explained those thongs your wife found in the glove compartment of your truck?
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Why just red. . . that's fishy.
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Why just red. . . that's fishy.

You don't like red?
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Why just red. . . that's fishy.
" The man said he found red thongs . He didn't reference any other colors because he was just making a statement. Start reading better".
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Why just red. . . that's fishy.
Well, Georgia has red clay, rednecks and red fish. Jbfan is from Georgia and he is a fisherman (See that monster he is holding). What color would you expect his thongs to be?
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" The man said he found red thongs . He didn't reference any other colors because he was just making a statement. Start reading better".
Who are you quoting?
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Here is a clean up tip, and hopefully my last post on this bizarre thread!
Eat a handful of peanuts daily. The small amount of peanut oil aids in the clean up!
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Why just red. . . that's fishy.
It became a running joke every time we had issue.
Have you removed the red thongs yet to get the drain running?
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Washlet.

https://www.bidetsplus.com/all-bidet-seats/

I thought they were odd when I first saw one in Japan 20 years ago, but now any time I have to use the facility outside of my own home I just mutter to myself "Savages!"
Seriously, it's like going back in time to poop with the cavemen when there isn't a bidet seat.
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I know I'm old, but I was raised on, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I'm not saying I don't occasionally think some posts are silly or unnecessary but, when someone makes a personal attack on a poster simply because their opinion is different, or because they know less than someone else, the one who loses respect in my eyes is the bully, not the target.

There's a huge difference between starting a discussion because you disagree with someone's opinion and attacking them as a person (name-calling, mocking their post, ridiculing their intelligence, etc.). In a discussion, you state your opinion and provide explanations for your reasoning while the other person listens to you and considers whether you might be right. Then, they answer and you listen and consider their point of view. Years ago, it was called civil discourse and it seems to have become extinct in our culture. At the end of a discussion, you may still disagree, but hopefully there will have been a lot more information exchanged, giving both parties food for thought, and a lot less anger and hurt feelings.

There’s so much alarm about bullying in schools. Where do we think the kids learned it from?
Thank you. This all flew over Coldiron's head because he's a crotchety boring man with no sense.

I tried to keep this post kind of light and on the humorous side because it's an awkward subject.

The point of my original post - which Coldiron *still* hasn't figured out, despite him criticizing and telling everyone else to read, and to read every word - is that I want to know specifically about "septic-safe" wipes and "aerobic" septic systems.

That specific point has still not been addressed in 5 pages now. 5.

I even pointed out in my original post that I've already heard this broadly applied crap - pun intended - all my life. I've got no shortage of just blindly shouting into the ether to never flush anything but toilet paper and poop down the toilet.

I pointed out that I'm not looking for more deadhead repeating the same old drone - I've got that down.

I was looking specifically for people who actually have experience with the specifics I specifically specified. I don't know how to say it any clearer, so I have given up.

Nobody knows if septic safe wipes work or not. Nobody here knows. Nobody knows if they work with aerobic or not. Nobody here knows.

It's ok. Not a big deal, it may be a hard thing to find or determine. Maybe nobody has really even looked at it that close. No problem.

It's not important enough to be a problem. A diaper trash can saves the day here. Problem solved.

But Coldiron has been the poster child of clueless blind mantras. He just regurgitates the line again and again...has nothing to offer, can't read to save his life. He can't negotiate detail or any point sharper than a blunt end. I just quit reading his crap since he doesn't read anyone else's and doesn't understand my question - and even more importantly, has no answers to any of it.

Again, thanks for chiming in.
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" The man said he found red thongs . He didn't reference any other colors because he was just making a statement. Start reading better".
The man was making a joke. Start humoring better.
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People have food intolerances that cause continuous diarrhea, eat too hot of chili, have hemorrhoids, fistulas from pregnancy & the like, cancer, parasites, sticky poop, religious requirements, hygiene preferences, injured arms, neck, etc. Poop contains enzymes that eat away at skin, ask any baby with diaper rash.

If you live long enough you will have one of the above.
You're the rare poster I find from time to time. The person that actually has a little insight into the issues implied from the OP. Thanks for the examples of why this subject is important to many people, even though it's kind of awkward and funny.

In every good thread you have at least 3 poster types. First, the guy who barely reads any of the OP, just sort of scans and registers key words, then blasts off whatever they're thinking, usually useless and elementary - kind of a pompous Captain Clueless.

Then you have one of my favorites, the guy who dismisses your whole problem altogether. Whatever it is you're posting about, just do x, y and z. Just stop blah blah blah, and just start yadda yadda yadda. And he'll seem real bothered by it too. Like your post is just complicating his whole day, and you need to drop it and just do what he says.

Then you have the hand waiving doomsday guy. This is the guy who swears you're going to ruin everything, and probably already have screwed everything up. In fact, you're such a screw up he barely has the tolerance to type out all the ways in which you've blown it. You need to get a professional in there, now. Spend thousands of dollars to fix everything, before we even get to the post you're on.

There's more than those...but those three types have made an appearance in just about every post I've made on this site. Ha ha. You just gotta laugh.
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That specific point has still not been addressed in 5 pages now. 5.


I was looking specifically for people who actually have experience with the specifics I specifically specified. I don't know how to say it any clearer, so I have given up.

Nobody knows if septic safe wipes work or not. Nobody here knows. Nobody knows if they work with aerobic or not. Nobody here knows.

Tim, I think you were answered several times, and by folks that have probably used septic systems all their lives. The cost to repair or replace a septic system is so high, do you really want to chance it. And to go against the known norms for proper usage of septic system just because a MFG puts it on his label. Do you really want to trust them? Not to mention the huge inconvenience it could be living with failed system until it's repaired.


IMHO, it's not that you didn't get a answer, it's that you didn't like the answer.
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Nobody knows if septic safe wipes work or not. Nobody here knows. Nobody knows if they work with aerobic or not. Nobody here knows.
I think you're right timkoupe. At least as far as anyone here knows, no reliable testing has been done to determine the answer to your question. You might try the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or contact Consumer Reports Magazine as those kinds of investigations are what they do.
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