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Old Jun 19th 2007, 2:48 pm
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I just thought this was funny

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6766657.stm

"A bra and a pair of knickers have been blamed for a flood and road collapse in County Durham.

Northumbrian Water said the underwear was flushed down a toilet and caused a blockage in a sewage pipe in Middleton-St-George, near Darlington."
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So the garments made it down the toilet OK, but then got stuck in the pipe? My toilet couldn't flush a Tic Tac without clogging, where do I get one of these Brit toilets?
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So the garments made it down the toilet OK, but then got stuck in the pipe? My toilet couldn't flush a Tic Tac without clogging, where do I get one of these Brit toilets?
You might know this but current building codes call for low flow (1.5l/flush) toilets and have for about 15 years. If you buy an older house and decide to gut the bathrooms, keep the toilets, the older ones actually flush. Our builder told us he does good buisiness on reselling old toilets.
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So the garments made it down the toilet OK, but then got stuck in the pipe? My toilet couldn't flush a Tic Tac without clogging, where do I get one of these Brit toilets?
Brit toilets have a 4in outlet
against the US 2in ...
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Brit toilets have a 4in outlet
against the US 2in ...
Does this mean that the Brits are more full of.................
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Oh no, the second most contentious topic after healthcare rears its head again
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Does this mean that the Brits are more full of.................
No!! ..they just know how to handle it better ...
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So the garments made it down the toilet OK, but then got stuck in the pipe? My toilet couldn't flush a Tic Tac without clogging, where do I get one of these Brit toilets?
There you go:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...t=perfect+dump

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...t=perfect+dump



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Does this mean that the Brits are more full of.................
Curry.
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I just thought this was funny

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6766657.stm

"A bra and a pair of knickers have been blamed for a flood and road collapse in County Durham.
Someone was getting rid of some evidence.
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So the garments made it down the toilet OK, but then got stuck in the pipe? My toilet couldn't flush a Tic Tac without clogging, where do I get one of these Brit toilets?
Without going into details, how do you dispose of your poo? Do you grind it in the kitchen disposal?
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Without going into details, how do you dispose of your poo? Do you grind it in the kitchen disposal?
He lives out in the woods, 'nuff said.
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Curry.
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Without going into details, how do you dispose of your poo? Do you grind it in the kitchen disposal?
Smush it down the shower grate with my foot.

We don't have a disposal.
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