Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26
  1. #1
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,083
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)

    CO2/compressed gas toilet plunger

    The boys have a tendency to clog the toilet in their shared bath. Usually, I can clear it with applications of copious amounts of drain cleaner and the use of the toilet auger. The standard old plunger is useless.

    Whilst at Home Depot last night on a restock the vat of drainer cleaner trip, I saw a "plunger" that uses small cartridges of compressed gas, like the size a co2 tire inflator for bikes uses. It was $25, which is about the cost of 2 gallons of drain cleaner.

    Anyone used one? Thoughts? Good Tool or gimmick?
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  2. #2
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just use ANFO....that pipe will never clog again.

  3. #3
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    The boys have a tendency to clog the toilet in their shared bath. Usually, I can clear it with applications of copious amounts of drain cleaner and the use of the toilet auger. The standard old plunger is useless.

    Whilst at Home Depot last night on a restock the vat of drainer cleaner trip, I saw a "plunger" that uses small cartridges of compressed gas, like the size a co2 tire inflator for bikes uses. It was $25, which is about the cost of 2 gallons of drain cleaner.

    Anyone used one? Thoughts? Good Tool or gimmick?

    I have heard of them doing damage to older pipes, but have no experience with them.
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

  4. #4
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,083
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Would only use it on toilet, which tends to clog internally, not inside a pipe, so pipe damage is not that big of a concern to me.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  5. #5
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Would only use it on toilet, which tends to clog internally, not inside a pipe, so pipe damage is not that big of a concern to me.
    If you know the clog is internal to the toilet and not in your pipe, then go for it.

    If that doesn't do it, try these.

    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

  6. #6
    50000 Guatts of power 127.0.0.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,001
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    install a bidet. teach kids to use it. pretty easy to wipe a clean bum. less paper waste
    I like fat bikes
    and I cannot lie.

  7. #7
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,083
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Sadly, I live in Texas, land of the slab foundation. Installing new plumbing fixtures is not impossilbe but HIGHLY cost prohibitive.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  8. #8
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,083
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Oh, and I am not sure all the clogs are paper or human waste. I think many are toys with poor choices in places to go swimming.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  9. #9
    Kicked out of the Webelos bluebottle1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    239
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The potential entertainment value alone suggests you should give this a shot.
    ______________________________________________

    Kicked out of the Webelos.

  10. #10
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bluebottle1 View Post
    The potential entertainment value alone suggests you should give this a shot.
    needs to be filmed and placed on you tube.

  11. #11
    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    needs to be filmed and placed on you tube.
    LOL - I agree!!

  12. #12
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why am I suddenly recalling episodes of the Home Improvement show?

    MOAR POWER! ARR ARR ARRR!
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  13. #13
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so are you going to use the small canisters or the big ones?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  14. #14
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He should let me make some for him, and then use those. Have a friend film it (from a safe distance of course).

  15. #15
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You know, there could be a more economical solution involving Texas chili, some sealing tape and a fireplace lighter.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  16. #16
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,083
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    BTW, as my toilet overflows with yuck, my heart overflows with joy that Foo did not turn this thread sexual.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  17. #17
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    BTW, as my toilet overflows with yuck, my heart overflows with joy that Foo did not turn this thread sexual.
    That could be arranged, you know.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  18. #18
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2 g... nvm
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    445
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Worked in body shop for years. We use compressed air for everything. Moved leaves before anyone ever thought of a blower. That said air in = air out. just depends on where out is exactly. I remember plugging all the drains with car tires(cars attached) and hearing something outside. Big mess from vent on cars in parking lot. Not fun well sorta fun cause your dealing with favorite guy things like exploding poop.

  20. #20
    hide not your essence TRACKMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dodge City
    My Bikes
    Airborne,Guerciotti,Jamis,Merckx,Paris Sport,Raleigh,Vitus
    Posts
    156
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    The boys have a tendency to clog the toilet in their shared bath. Usually, I can clear it with applications of copious amounts of drain cleaner and the use of the toilet auger. The standard old plunger is useless.

    Whilst at Home Depot last night on a restock the vat of drainer cleaner trip, I saw a "plunger" that uses small cartridges of compressed gas, like the size a co2 tire inflator for bikes uses. It was $25, which is about the cost of 2 gallons of drain cleaner.

    Anyone used one? Thoughts? Good Tool or gimmick?
    Works it does. BUT.......
    make sure you make good seal ( hold firmly in place)
    cause woo hooo! a wee bit of mess you will have otherwise...
    May you find the joy and peace you long for.
    Life is a journey ... NOT a guided tour.
    .......__O
    .......\<,
    ....( )/ ( )...

  21. #21
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TRACKMAN View Post
    Works it does. BUT.......
    make sure you make good seal ( hold firmly in place)
    cause woo hooo! a wee bit of mess you will have otherwise...
    which is why he needs to film this little escapade. Especially if someone can distract him while he's trying to make sure everything is sealed.

  22. #22
    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '06 K2 Zed 3.0, '09 Novara Buzz V
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I find the mental image of jsharr w/ a Baby Ruth balancing across his nose distasteful.

  23. #23
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,083
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    would it matter if I told you I look like Carl Spackler?
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Middle of the road, NJ
    Posts
    2,154
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TRACKMAN View Post
    Works it does. BUT.......
    make sure you make good seal ( hold firmly in place)
    cause woo hooo! a wee bit of mess you will have otherwise...
    Yes - if not used correctly, they tend to 'back fire'. Do not stand directly over....

  25. #25
    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '06 K2 Zed 3.0, '09 Novara Buzz V
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ that, jsharr, I might find amusing.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •