Poll: It's bad to flush paper towels down the toilet...

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  1. AsianriceX

    AsianriceX Golden Member

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    As far as I know, paper towels don't break down easily like toilet paper, thus increasing the chance that flushed paper towels could cause a back up in the plumbing. Am I right in this train of thought?

    I ask this because I noticed a few days ago that we've run out of toilet paper in the apartment and tonight I just saw a huge roll of paper towels on top of the reservoir tank. Now, I can't prove that my roommates think paper towels down a toilet is ok, and that they're using it, but... damn.

    If I'm right, it looks like I might have to go make a late night TP run before our toilet explodes.
     
  2. Schadenfreude

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    Make a TP run. And kick your roommates' asses if the toilet clogs.
     
  3. JohnCU

    JohnCU Banned

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    um yea afriend of mine clogged up the apartment's sewer system with that hahaha.
     
  4. deftron

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    after you bust a cap in a kitten...


    just throw the paper towel away in the trash






     
  5. RadioHead84

    RadioHead84 Platinum Member

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    Ok even if he is..the question has to be asked....

    If you have had no TP for the past few days..what HAVE you been using? Leafs from outsdie?

    Simple solution=go buy some TP
     
  6. BigJ

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    Paper towels will bunch and compress, causing tough blockages. Depending on how much PT they throw down there, you may even need a snake to unclog the toilet.

    Toilet paper breaks down as water passes over it, allowing bits and pieces to go down, helping to prevent clogs.
     
  7. Shawn

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    I flush everything down the toilet. Don't worry about it.
     
  8. AsianriceX

    AsianriceX Golden Member

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    Haha, I knew someone would bring that up. I wanted to refrain from diving into my own "personal schedule," but to defend my honor, I will explain.

    I usually do number 2 during the day, so I'm either at class in a university building with plenty of TP to go around, at work in another university building with quality TP, or at my GF's place, and you know the ladies always have TP on hand. Since I'm not usually at home when nature calls, I didn't think it a priority to resupply the stash and assumed someone else would get more.
     
  9. Xyclone

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    My toilet gets fscked up whenever I flush TP down the toilet.
     
  10. Shawn

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    what happens when you poo? :Q
     
  11. RadioHead84

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    You my friend are living on the edge. For you never know the next time you order burritos, or chinease food when, and the Sh!ts come. You would be screwed....

    How do you sleep at night
     
  12. AsianriceX

    AsianriceX Golden Member

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    We can only assume that he has another place for that... or he doesn't poo at all! :Q
     
  13. Xylitol

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    Have a contest with your friend with who clogs up the toilet first
    And make him drink the backwash from teh plumbing :evil:
     
  14. AsianriceX

    AsianriceX Golden Member

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    I'm not allowed to sleep at the moment. Week before finals + Computer Engineering = No Sleep until 5AM.

    Although, you are correct. I am living on the edge and will rectify that soon.