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Post by Nuevo on Wed 29 Aug 2012 - 22:40

trying to be serious here Whistle1 does anyone use biodegradable toilet wipes in their cassette loo ? second question is it okay to use wipes in the cassette loo or is it to be avoided ?

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Post by Dutto on Wed 29 Aug 2012 - 23:05

Ho ho ho!!!

I can answer this one from personal experience!

Bio-degradable means it will "bio-degrade" within a couple of years. Personally, we empty our toilet more often than that.

With regard to actually using "toilet wipes" our good friend Roy from Glasgow has this fetish about needing a nice smelling backside; even though we don't know of anyone who bothers to smell it, including his wife.

Back in 2000 when "toilet wipes" were a novelty Roy and Fiona came to stay for a few days in our caravan. Needless to say I had the job of emptying the loo and discovering that, as Roy's wipes hadn't disintegrated, I had to pull them out of the spout to get the cassette to empty!! (Also, being expert in these matters, I wasn't wearing rubber gloves!)

THEY HAVE BEEN BANNED IN OUR CARAVAN, MOTORHOME AND HOUSE SINCE THAT OCCASION!

At the moment Anglian Water are running a huge campaign to explain that the sewage system cannot cope with wipes; biodegradable or not!

Hope this answers your question. allthumbz

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Post by Nuevo on Wed 29 Aug 2012 - 23:15

its for the wife not me winks you know how it is hugegrins

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Post by Dutto on Wed 29 Aug 2012 - 23:17

Dave,

If your good lady empties the cassette then I fully support their use; and I will bet good money that they are banned within a week! up!
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Post by Nuevo on Wed 29 Aug 2012 - 23:31

no chance of that happening dutto think you can guess who gets that job hugegrins

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Post by Campievanner on Thu 30 Aug 2012 - 20:24

If you ever watch Life of Grime and you see the guys cleaning out the sewers they are always moaning about the problems these cause in main sewers (along with grease) lovely to watch especially if you are having tea at the time.
So I can imagine the problems they would cause in a cassette.
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Post by Dutto on Fri 31 Aug 2012 - 0:22

Campievanner wrote:If you ever watch Life of Grime and you see the guys cleaning out the sewers they are always moaning about the problems these cause in main sewers (along with grease) lovely to watch especially if you are having tea at the time.
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Hi there,

When I lived in Brigg I worked part-time for a local plumber. The gentleman concerned taught me many "tricks of the trade" but his Achilles Heel was any job that involved a blocked toilet or sewer.

Ah happy memories of watching John dry-heaving in time with every shove and pull of the cleaning rods! If ever a man should have chosen a different trade it was him.

For those people who allow the use of "wet-wipes" in their cassette toilets I sincerely hope that they have strong stomachs because I can guarantee that one day you will need to pull them out of the spout by hand!

Enjoy! allthumbz allthumbz

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Post by MrsGrey on Fri 7 Sep 2012 - 19:37

The first time I used the MH on a festival trip I couldn't empty the loo at all! Even the special loo paper was getting stuck. Much flushing out needed with loads of extra water -- leaving it to fester and then trying again. Not a good start... fedup
My friend reminded me that in Spain even with normal loos, people with septic tanks don't put paper (or wipes!) down the loo, but store in a wee lidded bucket-with-a-bag next to it. A thought....
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Post by Dutto on Mon 10 Sep 2012 - 20:17

MrsGrey wrote:............

My friend reminded me that in Spain even with normal loos, people with septic tanks don't put paper (or wipes!) down the loo, but store in a wee lidded bucket-with-a-bag next to it. A thought....

The other thing you should NEVER put down a septic tank system is bleach in ANY of its MANY forms. (i.e. almost every toilet cleaning liquid on the market!) tap_fingers tap_fingers

Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) kills the bugs that digest the stuff in the septic tank; the septic tank then stops working as it should and you have to empty it every year instead of every fifteen to twenty years!

Incidentally, bleach is also banned in "Petal" as we use bio-laundry liquid in our toilet (cassette and flush) and bleach renders the "bio" part of the liquid ineffective.

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Post by MrsGrey on Mon 10 Sep 2012 - 22:40

Oh is bio-laundry liquid as good as/better than the "official" stuff for cassette loos?
Definitely get the point about bleach anyway though I wouldn't have considered using it anyway. Nasty stuff.
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Post by Dutto on Mon 10 Sep 2012 - 23:01

MrsGrey wrote:Oh is bio-laundry liquid as good as/better than the "official" stuff for cassette loos?
Definitely get the point about bleach anyway though I wouldn't have considered using it anyway. Nasty stuff.

Hi there,

We have used bio-laundry liquid sachets (Formil from Lidl are as cheap as we can find) for the cassette and from a bottle (again a tiny drop of Formil from Lidl every other time we top-up the water) in the flush water for nearly a year now and have no complaints.

We stopped using the Thetford "pink" liquid on the basis that it generated a black slime that needed to be wiped off the toilet bowl after flushing and see no reason to return.

Some sites in Germany (and some CL's in the UK that have septic tanks) insist that you use a bio-laundry liquid in your toilet.

Hope this helps.

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Post by JanGlover on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 16:32

We use Andrex Washlets and provided you only use a single thickness ie one sheet at a time, they do not get stuck when you empty the cassette. They are fully biodegradable. Tried and tested!
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Post by MrsGrey on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 16:37

Interesting. What a great conversation this is! hugegrins
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Post by Dutto on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 18:59

JanGlover wrote:We use Andrex Washlets and provided you only use a single thickness ie one sheet at a time, they do not get stuck when you empty the cassette. They are fully biodegradable. Tried and tested!

Hi there,

Never heard of the product so Googled it and got this!!!!!!

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Also, had never heard of Dawn Porter either. (I initially thought she was the toothy/mouthy Cockney hag; but wrong again!) Whistle1

Anyway, despite all the recommendations I see no reason to risk them blocking my cassette. up!

But then again, I am an ancient Boy Scout who has progressed from grass to dock-leaves to newspaper to toilet paper (via the "buff and polish" Izal brand) and now manage quite adequately with whatever Lidl have on offer! allthumbz

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Post by JanGlover on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 20:42

I got kicked out of the Brownies which probably explains a lot! The only use I know for dock leaves is to reduce the pain from stinging nettles. Is there a connection? broomstick
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Post by Dutto on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 22:43

JanGlover wrote:I got kicked out of the Brownies which probably explains a lot! The only use I know for dock leaves is to reduce the pain from stinging nettles. Is there a connection? broomstick

Only if you squat down and the back into the nettles as you are attempting to find some privacy in the gateway to a field!

It happened to my sister once. I was seven years old and she was fifteen. I thought it was hysterically funny at the time; and I still do! lol4 lol4

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