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(CTV News)   Halifax, NS would like to kindly remind everyone that flushable wipes aren't so knock it off   (ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2016-12-26 11:59:15 PM  
I'm not above wetting a handful of TP to get a better clean, but wipes are just an expensive way to clog your sewer line.
 
2016-12-27 12:07:20 AM  
Halifax, NS would like to kindly remind everyone that flushable wipes aren't so knock it off, eh

FTFY, subby.
 
2016-12-27 12:28:14 AM  
I grab one of those Lysol wipes to clean the toilet seat before use, but I'm not dumb enough to flush it.
 
2016-12-27 1:21:37 AM  
is it 2009 again?

old story.
 
2016-12-27 1:26:33 AM  
But they say they're flushable, a company wouldn't just lie to sell something!
 
2016-12-27 1:28:13 AM  
Everything's flushable if you're brave enough.
 
2016-12-27 1:29:17 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm not above wetting a handful of TP to get a better clean, but wipes are just an expensive way to clog your sewer line.


According to the guy who works IT at my store, it's less to do with getting extra clean than feeling really, really nice on the ass. Though I wouldn't complain if toilet manufacturers put a little dip basin on the side of the tank do exactly what you said.
 
2016-12-27 1:31:35 AM  
Grinder pumps, the more the merrier.
 
2016-12-27 1:41:05 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Everything's flushable if you're brave enough.


First barracks I lived in while in the Marine Corps had a toilet that you could flush beer cans, it would eat them with ease. Saved my ass for morning inspection on more than one occasion.
 
2016-12-27 1:42:48 AM  
 
2016-12-27 1:46:09 AM  
If you want to clean mud out of a carpet, do you use a wet towel or a dry towel?
 
2016-12-27 1:52:09 AM  
Wet a bit of TP, bungholes.
 
2016-12-27 1:55:38 AM  
Wait.

OMGZORZ! Is this a poop thread? Please o please o please o please let this be a poop thread!

When I poop I much prefer Shea Butter baby wipes over toilet paper. I have a trash can right by my toilet just so I can throw them away. I only poop every three days or so, so fark TP.

/Yay, poop thread!
 
2016-12-27 2:01:14 AM  

ewiap: I only poop every three days or so, so fark TP.


Good lord.
 
2016-12-27 2:04:40 AM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: If you want to clean mud out of a carpet, do you use a wet towel or a dry towel?


I use a woman.
 
2016-12-27 2:08:23 AM  

Dodger: puffy999: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: If you want to clean mud out of a carpet, do you use a wet towel or a dry towel?

I use a woman.

Consuela from the agency, right?


Isn't she amazing? I mean who knew one could do that with a tongue.
 
2016-12-27 2:09:05 AM  
Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!
 
2016-12-27 2:14:39 AM  
The plumber he said 'never flush a tampoon.'
 
2016-12-27 2:21:40 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm not above wetting a handful of TP to get a better clean, but wipes are just an expensive way to clog your sewer line.


The real kicker is how we've gotten 'water wise' with low-flow toilets and reduced use with laundry and dishwashers. Those are all good things in my opinion, but the result is that sewer pipes expecting a certain water flow now are having higher solid to liquid ratios. I suspect that a greater slope is needed to work effectively. These 'flushable' wipes are probably no big deal in a 60's era world where water runs freely. In today's world of reduced usage (again, a good thing), we get to invent new ways to unclog the entire sewage system of solids.
 
2016-12-27 2:21:45 AM  

haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!


Your handle checks out.

/dyslexic
 
2016-12-27 2:26:15 AM  

puffy999: haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!

Your handle checks out.

/dyslexic


Good God what did I type?? I stopped drinking hours ago!
 
2016-12-27 2:42:10 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: http://imgur.com/gallery/6x2Y5ow


i installed a bum gun years ago and never looked back
 
2016-12-27 2:51:13 AM  

NakedDrummer: VoiceOfReason499: http://imgur.com/gallery/6x2Y5ow

i installed a bum gun years ago and never looked back


An intelligent bidet company would make an associated video game parodying the torpedo attack on the trench/vent port of the Death Star. You can basically fly the bidet through your trench and spray water at the 2-meter wide hole.
 
2016-12-27 3:13:10 AM  

roostercube: wildcardjack: I'm not above wetting a handful of TP to get a better clean, but wipes are just an expensive way to clog your sewer line.

The real kicker is how we've gotten 'water wise' with low-flow toilets and reduced use with laundry and dishwashers. Those are all good things in my opinion, but the result is that sewer pipes expecting a certain water flow now are having higher solid to liquid ratios. I suspect that a greater slope is needed to work effectively. These 'flushable' wipes are probably no big deal in a 60's era world where water runs freely. In today's world of reduced usage (again, a good thing), we get to invent new ways to unclog the entire sewage system of solids.


Video in the article shows how the wet wipe isn't breaking down in a lot of water, this isn't a question of solids or liquids, it's things that don't go past the grills  that protect the treatment equipment...
 
2016-12-27 3:13:59 AM  

dropdfun: Madman drummers bummers: Everything's flushable if you're brave enough.

First barracks I lived in while in the Marine Corps had a toilet that you could flush beer cans, it would eat them with ease. Saved my ass for morning inspection on more than one occasion.


America sneers at Canadian plumbing.
 
2016-12-27 3:29:41 AM  

haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!


Assistance needed at register #2, please. Need assistance with #2.
 
2016-12-27 3:32:29 AM  

haolegirl: puffy999: haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!

Your handle checks out.

/dyslexic

Good God what did I type?? I stopped drinking hours ago!


Well there's your problem.
 
2016-12-27 4:09:36 AM  
Toto toilets for all!

Seriously, how does everyone not see the clear superiority of the modern Japanese super toilet with bidet and hoo-ha washer, handwash station, sometimes even sounds and smells. It's crazy to see how ubiquitous they are in a country where you can *kinda* have nice things.
 
2016-12-27 4:11:34 AM  
They're flushable all right, they're just not dissolvable.
 
2016-12-27 4:39:55 AM  

roostercube: wildcardjack: I'm not above wetting a handful of TP to get a better clean, but wipes are just an expensive way to clog your sewer line.

The real kicker is how we've gotten 'water wise' with low-flow toilets and reduced use with laundry and dishwashers. Those are all good things in my opinion, but the result is that sewer pipes expecting a certain water flow now are having higher solid to liquid ratios. I suspect that a greater slope is needed to work effectively. These 'flushable' wipes are probably no big deal in a 60's era world where water runs freely. In today's world of reduced usage (again, a good thing), we get to invent new ways to unclog the entire sewage system of solids.


TFA says the wipes are clogging filters, so your argument is invalid
 
2016-12-27 4:43:27 AM  

kyuzokai: Toto toilets for all!

Seriously, how does everyone not see the clear superiority of the modern Japanese super toilet with bidet and hoo-ha washer, handwash station, sometimes even sounds and smells. It's crazy to see how ubiquitous they are in a country where you can *kinda* have nice things.


Came here to say this^^^.  The first time you use one is kind of weird, by the third time you're like 'I gotta get one of these'.  They have basic models that just have one nozzle position and a pressure adjustment to really expensive ones that deodorize, have memory settings, oscillating nozzles and heated water and seat. Worth every dime if you're the type who wants that shower clean feeling.

/the way they eat over there could have something to do with the need for extra cleaning too.
 
2016-12-27 5:10:42 AM  

Don Gato: They're flushable all right, they're just not dissolvable.


So they're "flushable" in the same way that a sleeve of golf balls is "flushable."
 
2016-12-27 5:13:34 AM  

relaxitsjustme: kyuzokai: Toto toilets for all!

Seriously, how does everyone not see the clear superiority of the modern Japanese super toilet with bidet and hoo-ha washer, handwash station, sometimes even sounds and smells. It's crazy to see how ubiquitous they are in a country where you can *kinda* have nice things.

Came here to say this^^^.  The first time you use one is kind of weird, by the third time you're like 'I gotta get one of these'.  They have basic models that just have one nozzle position and a pressure adjustment to really expensive ones that deodorize, have memory settings, oscillating nozzles and heated water and seat. Worth every dime if you're the type who wants that shower clean feeling.

/the way they eat over there could have something to do with the need for extra cleaning too.


I think it's just a cultural overcorrection for what used to be considered an acceptable butt-wipe in Japan:

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2016-12-27 6:36:25 AM  
Also, please don't flush used tampons.
 
2016-12-27 6:37:00 AM  
Australia has seriously cracked down on companies claiming that their wipes are flushable (since none of them actually are.)

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-takes-court-action-on-%E2%80%9Cflushable%E2%80%9D-wipes
 
2016-12-27 6:40:45 AM  

puffy999: NakedDrummer: VoiceOfReason499: http://imgur.com/gallery/6x2Y5ow

i installed a bum gun years ago and never looked back

An intelligent bidet company would make an associated video game parodying the torpedo attack on the trench/vent port of the Death Star. You can basically fly the bidet through your trench and spray water at the 2-meter wide hole.


Just as long as you don't leave a rogue one in the bidet.
 
2016-12-27 6:45:06 AM  

Langdon_777: Australia has seriously cracked down on companies claiming that their wipes are flushable (since none of them actually are.)

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-takes-court-action-on-%E2%80%9Cflushable%E2%80%9D-wipes


Actaually there are a few brands that break down like they're supposed to. They feel flimsy and lead to UFiA every now and then but still get the job done.

/have two toddlers, I know my wipes.
 
2016-12-27 6:47:15 AM  

Running Wild: wildcardjack: I'm not above wetting a handful of TP to get a better clean, but wipes are just an expensive way to clog your sewer line.

According to the guy who works IT at my store, it's less to do with getting extra clean than feeling really, really nice on the ass. Though I wouldn't complain if toilet manufacturers put a little dip basin on the side of the tank do exactly what you said.


That's exactly what Trump said when he switched his party affiliation.
 
2016-12-27 6:55:17 AM  

RedRudy: Grinder pumps, the more the merrier.


Screw that.  Call your JWC rep and get a bunch of muffin monsters.  They also have cooler calendars than most of the pump companies.

My favorite is still when the engineer specs regular pumps, no muffin monster, variable speed.  Inevitably to maintain a level with a PID loop.  I swear some of these PEs are either ex sewer guys looking to keep their buddies employed, or got their PE from a cracker jack box.  Best was when we put in a thing to spin the pumps at 60Hz and pump down to the off level, after X minutes of run time.  Customer decided to remove that because 'he couldn't understand why you'd do that'.  Yes, municipal sewer department...
 
2016-12-27 7:46:48 AM  

wax_on: Langdon_777: Australia has seriously cracked down on companies claiming that their wipes are flushable (since none of them actually are.)

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-takes-court-action-on-%E2%80%9Cflushable%E2%80%9D-wipes

Actaually there are a few brands that break down like they're supposed to. They feel flimsy and lead to UFiA every now and then but still get the job done.

/have two toddlers, I know my wipes.


Yep... the actual flushable ones are very thin. Been using the CVS brand for years with no problems at all, as far as I know, anyway. : )
 
2016-12-27 8:06:28 AM  

haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!


How is it. For one of my bathrooms I have one of the expensive powered ones that have the heated seat and fan to dry and all that fun stuff and it's amazing, but I'd like to upgrade the other bathroom in the house as well but I'm not sure I want to spend that kind of money on the upgrade and have been considering one of those add on units. Just wasn't sure how well they worked.
 
2016-12-27 8:27:53 AM  

DrPainMD: The plumber he said 'never flush a tampoon.'


This great information cost me half a weeks pay.

/Thanks a lot, buddy
 
2016-12-27 8:28:45 AM  

kyuzokai: Toto toilets for all!


And your little dog, too.
 
2016-12-27 8:31:10 AM  

Sid_6.7: Halifax, NS would like to kindly remind everyone that flushable wipes aren't so knock it off, eh

FTFY, subby.


"...so knock it off, please."

There, FIFY.
/Halifax isn't the Ottawa-Toronto corridor,eh.
 
2016-12-27 8:32:47 AM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: If you want to clean mud out of a carpet, do you use a wet towel or a dry towel?


If you are likening your ass to carpet, and your poop to mud, might I reccommened a better diet and a razor?
 
2016-12-27 8:33:46 AM  

haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!


I pity your assistant... But go on...
 
2016-12-27 8:37:58 AM  

dropdfun: Madman drummers bummers: Everything's flushable if you're brave enough.

First barracks I lived in while in the Marine Corps had a toilet that you could flush beer cans, it would eat them with ease. Saved my ass for morning inspection on more than one occasion.


Having spent my childhood near Quantico, I always knew the Marines were hardcore, but man... what the hell do they FEED them that they need toilets like that?
 
2016-12-27 8:52:44 AM  

Loki009: haolegirl: Just bought an add-on bidet on Amazon. My sister in-law says she can'take imagine that making her clean. How is smearing shiat all over your assistance with dry paper clean? Wash your shiat!

How is it. For one of my bathrooms I have one of the expensive powered ones that have the heated seat and fan to dry and all that fun stuff and it's amazing, but I'd like to upgrade the other bathroom in the house as well but I'm not sure I want to spend that kind of money on the upgrade and have been considering one of those add on units. Just wasn't sure how well they worked.


I don'the know yet, I literally just bought it. Like about four hours ago on Amazon...although there did seem to be quite a few five star reviews as compared to any of the other models. Nothing fancy, cause getting people to try anything new over here is next to impossible,  but my hope is that eventually i'd  be able to upgrade to something a little fancier.
 
2016-12-27 9:03:22 AM  
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2016-12-27 9:08:13 AM  
In the end the western world is probably just in for another round of sewer infrastructure upgrades.

I wonder how the old Paris sewers handle wipes?
 
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