Thursday, September 8, 2005

RING AROUND THE TOILET?

I have come to the conclusion that the faint ring that encircles the inside of my toilet bowl is not a hardwater line as I once believed but is in fact the 'max fill' or 'holding capacity' line.  It is a mark of measurement not unlike what you would see on a measuring cup.  Don't believe me?  Go ahead, over fill it... I dare you! 

What they really need to do is to put a length limit warning somewhere.  Either that or make that bend at the bottom of the toilet (the siphon) with less of an angle.  With all the lumberjacks I seem to have in my house we need a toilet that can handle the big logs!  Its not such a wild request, if they can make an elongated seat, why can't they make an elongated siphon?  Come on Kohler, work with me guys!

Ever have a roll of toilet paper fall into the toilet?  Its not so bad when its an 'empty' toilet, but what about one that has been 'used'.  Here's my tip on how to get that roll out.  First of all, there's no real rush to retrieve it because lets face it, no matter how quickly you pull it out, there is no way you can salvage that roll.  Its a goner.  So, let it sit and soak.  In a short time it will become completely saturated.  All you need to do is swirl it around with the toilet brush until all of the paper pulp falls away from the cardboard roll.  Scoop the cardboard out with the brush and discard.  If the toilet is not too full (check your max fill line discribed above) you may flush the toilet. 

If it was a full roll you will have to use the manual flush method.  Get a bucket of water and pour into the toilet bowl.  The toilet should drain from the pressure.  If not, stop pouring in the water and stir your 'punch' again to break up any clumps before trying again.  Works like a charm.  Just becareful not to splash!

12 comments:

cdittric77 said...

That is...both funny...and really gross :)

abell1999 said...

Uhmm...hmm...ahh....thanks Heloise?

Julie

robinngabster said...

LUMBERJACKS AND BIG LOGS!!!!!!!! WHAAAAAAA! LMAO LMAO!!!

mechants said...

I have a helpful hint too! If you're worried about using too much water, get a half gallon milk jug, rinse it out and refill with water. Place it inside your tank. You won't use as much water when flushing that way.

Ari

gdireneoe said...

LOL  TYTY again for giggles...you've been to my house...haven't you? ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

rjet33 said...

ROFLMBO!!!!!  The lumberjack and big log comment cracked me up, Jody.  I'm gonna have to do with you like I do with Amy122389 and make sure I am not eating when I am reading your entries.  Amy's funny entries have caused me to choke a few times, lol.

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rjet33 said...

P.S.  I have three freakin' toilets to clean! :-(

jckfrstross said...

LMAO


Deb

smartchicknc said...

holy cow!!!!  that was awfully graphic....and disgusting.....and hilarious....and true!!!!!  thanks to my 3 year old we frequently have toilet paper casualties at my house....thanks for the helpful tip!!!!!!!

kendra

hestiahomeschool said...

My family watched trainspotting for the first time the other night. I thought of you during the toilet scene.

plieck30 said...

You sure know a lot about plumbing. Wish you had been around when the little white washer attached to the flex hose under my toilet cracked and flooded my whole house. The guys who came to suck the water out sure didn't like my sticky traps either. Paula

cmarlow330 said...

haha lolol hahaha lolol hahahaa