The things you learn......

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Yesterday, after having used, I swear, a half a roll of toilet paper kt came out of the bathroom to announce the toilet was clogged! :hammer: :rolleyes: Go figure.

    She spent time before school trying to take care of the problem .... she'll never use that amount of TP again. I spent a great deal of time trying to take care of the issue.

    I then spent an hour or 2 trying to decide if I could afford a plumber to come out & take care of things. :checkwriter: NOT! :crazy2: :thumbsdown:

    So I googled. It's amazing the things people will share about their digestive tracts & such.

    Having said that, I found a site that offered useful info. Someone recommended that you put a few drops of dishwashing detergent in the toilet & let it sit a few minutes, plunge & flush. They swore it would work. I swore it couldn't hurt.

    IT WORKS! :xmasdancers: :sword:

    husband asked me to get a bottle of detergent to keep in the bathroom vanity & then told me that he was going to start handing kt 10 squares of TP & no more each time she heads to the bathroom. It took some doing but I talked him out of it....had to remind him this could be a medication issue. (More likely I think it's a 13 y/o girl thing - wasn't going there with husband yesterday.)

    If all else fails, don't forget to try the Palmolive ladies. The bathroom smelt wonderful & the toilet shined afterward. :smile:
  2. goldenguru

    goldenguru New Member

    Your post cracked me up. It is amazing what one can find on the web. LOL.

    When my daughter lived home I used to gripe about the amount of TP she used. Because of the cost and because we have a 'touchy' septic field.

    When she got married, she commented on how she had learned to use less TP. :rofl: Tell husband she'll learn when she's spending her own money.
  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Nothing worse than a tissue issue.
  4. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Big Bad Kitty</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nothing worse than a tissue issue. </div></div>


    May I just say that with three women in the house, I should have stock in Charmin?
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> May I just say that with three women in the house, I should have stock in Charmin? </div></div>

    Certainly. You'll be rich. I swear. Adolescent/teen girls keep the company in business. :faint:

    :rofl: :rofl:
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Nothing worse than a tissue issue! LOL

    I was thinking - Your Charmin is alarmin'!!

    Any chance you can keep diaper wipes in there for her and a plastic garbage bag?

    We used that and it helped a lot.
  7. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    We also had this problem mostly with difficult child 1. Wish I had known that trick a couple years ago. I will store it away for future reference.

  8. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

    hey - I have stock in Charmin!!!!
    (I work for the company that makes it, along with a lot of other things).

    Anyway, I grew up with a house that had a septic tank. I know how to not stop up a toilet.
    NL, however, seems to manage to stop it up at least once a month. But he's old enough now that he just goes and gets the "plumber's helper" and fixes it himself.
    Of course, he hasn't figured out if he wouldn't use half a roll of paper he wouldn't have to plung it afterwards.....
  9. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    THANKS!!! This is the most useful piece of information I've read in a long, long time!!! difficult child 1 is notorious for clogging the bowl. I'm going to buy an extra bottle of dishwashing detergent to keep under the vanity in the bathroom. WFEN
  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'll have to remember that. Of course, with easy child it's not a tissue issue but a constipation one-our toilets are always backing up-wish the dish soap would work on that!
  11. Pam R

    Pam R New Member

    DS went through a time where he left the toilet plugged up every time. After a while of unplugging it, we told him it would be $5 every time we had to do it.

    That pretty much took care of him leaving it plugged, but we'd hear him up there with the plunger every time.

    I guess he got tired of that because now he seldom plugs it up, but he must unplug it if we find it like that.

    This whole process probably extended over 2 years. But like everything and DS, after about 100X it slowly starts to sink in.... :hammer:

    Pam R.