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Old 06-12-14, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yeah ... get a better toilet. The ones here in Australia rarely clog.
everything has to be "green" here now, which means it all sucks.. cars have less hp, toilets don't flush as well, light bulbs are overpriced, HE washers make your clothes smell, etc.. we can thank all the green beans for our crappy stuff..


I was in a hotel this weekend that barely ran any water when you flushed, and the urinals were "water free"

I like the toilets that sound like they're flushing to another dimension because they pull so hard..
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Old 06-12-14, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yeah ... get a better toilet. The ones here in Australia rarely clog.
That is because the Coriolis effect is going in the opposite direction in Oz. I saw this on 'The Simpsons'. so it must be true.
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Old 06-12-14, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
That is because the Coriolis effect is going in the opposite direction in Oz. I saw this on 'The Simpsons'. so it must be true.
Except that ... our toilets don't "swirl".
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Old 06-12-14, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
I had a toilet that clogged all the time. Went to Home Depot and talked to my master plumber buddy Gary. He sold me a Kohler Wellworth toilet. It is dang near clog proof, but my oldest son has one friend who could clog an open manhole. Seriously.
Yep...this. I bought a Wellworth, then went back and bought a second one. I've since given the plunger to Goodwill. JSharr, tell your son's friend to eat some fruit and veggies and fewer hot dogs.
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Old 06-12-14, 09:49 AM
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Ok who gets out the shovel and replaces the pipe to the sewer mains , so the Terlet has no out flow restrictions?
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Old 06-12-14, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
Yep...this. I bought a Wellworth, then went back and bought a second one. I've since given the plunger to Goodwill. JSharr, tell your son's friend to eat some fruit and veggies and fewer hot dogs.
Or some delicious bass.
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Old 06-12-14, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by GHill762 View Post
neat idea, until the adhesive breaks free and you have a hand full of doodee....
I was thinking more until you really have a killer clog and have flushed and have the plastic bulging up and only then realize that there is no escape.

You can't fix without removing the plastic and you cannot remove the plastic without getting crap everywhere.

Based on the demo I do not see how it could be getting more force than a traditional plunger in the hands of someone who knows how to use it.
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Old 06-12-14, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
I was thinking more until you really have a killer clog and have flushed and have the plastic bulging up and only then realize that there is no escape.

You can't fix without removing the plastic and you cannot remove the plastic without getting crap everywhere.

Based on the demo I do not see how it could be getting more force than a traditional plunger in the hands of someone who knows how to use it.
ew.. lol..
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Old 06-12-14, 03:01 PM
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No, this is the best plumbing product.


It completely eliminates urinal splashback.
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Old 06-12-14, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Greg_R View Post
No, this is the best plumbing product.


It completely eliminates urinal splashback.
Ice cubes do the same. And they solve the problem of non-flushers.
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Old 06-12-14, 03:46 PM
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Seems like it would be hard to not touch the underside of the film after removing it too.

I agree with the others, a really good toilet is the best thing. We had cheap toilets that always plugged. Not only that but I suspect the builder used a regular 90 instead of a sweep 90 when the plumbed the house.

Look for toilets with the highest flush power rating. They are great, the ones that are elongated and higher seat make them much more comfortable too. After fighting with ours for years we bought two of the best ones we could afford and have not have to use a plunger since.

I also vote for quarter turn shutoff valves too, there's nothing more exciting then not being able to shut off the water when things get crazy.
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Old 06-12-14, 04:13 PM
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Biggest problem with older houses is probably the small outlet pipe and that's something a different toilet might not solve.
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Old 06-12-14, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
Seems like a good idea unless someone flushes a smashed aluminum can or bathing suit. Or my favorite, a sanitary napkin applicator so the toilet seems to flush OK until you put paper in it.

Sometimes being skilled at using chopsticks is useful for things besides eating rice off of a plate.
Yuck!
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Old 06-14-14, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
Ice cubes do the same. And they solve the problem of non-flushers.
My workplace probably has 100 urinals (spread over multiple buildings). Too many for the ice trick (found in bars).
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Old 06-14-14, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
There's a fine art to these toilet plunger operations that don't necessarily respond well to brute force so much as finesse.
Yup...and the vast majority of people don't have the first clue how to use a plunger properly.....and you need the real thing, not some $1.99 POS.

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