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Plumbing question #5108741 05/18/19 06:57 PM
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My wife flushed her glasses down the toilet! I immediately went outside to the clean out. I put a screen in the pipe. I then poured about 30 gallons of water down the toilet. I used a bucket full of water. I did not catch anything in my screen.

When flushed does the "stuff" go immediately into the septic tank? Or does it slowly move down the pipe with each flush?


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Depends on how long the pipe is to the tank. If it was put in correctly with the figured out amount of slope, yes by the time you got there it was too late. You want the "stuff" to float with the flush water.


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Originally Posted by oldhp
Depends on how long the pipe is to the tank. If it was put in correctly with the figured out amount of slope, yes by the time you got there it was too late. You want the "stuff" to float with the flush water.

About 30 ft


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If they are metal frames you could tie a magnet to some fishing line, open up that tank and go trolling.


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Wire rim glasses will sink.


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Originally Posted by PimTac
If they are metal frames you could tie a magnet to some fishing line, open up that tank and go trolling.


yep go fishing grin2


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My wife wouldn't wear them no matter what.


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Re: Plumbing question [Re: Chris142] #5108766 05/18/19 07:19 PM
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Just go fishing lol.
I wouldn't worry about my germs , it's the other guys germs I have a problem with. LOL

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Try to visualize if the glasses are small enough to get through the trap. The curves are seen on the toilet outside, usually. I think they probably are in the toilet trap. If toilet is removed maybe they can be found.

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Originally Posted by rollinpete
I would my germs don't bother me, it's the other guys germs I have a problem with. LOL

My wife is legally blind with out them! She can't see a thing. Can't drive,can't read etc. If I can find them I would wash them well,spray with lysol, maybe even run them in the dishwasher.


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Some times stuff like that will get stuck in the toilet. You can pull the toilet, and give it a shake or two to see if anything is rattling around. Just back flush it with a water hose until it comes out the way it went in. When my kids were growing up, I had to retrieve various items. One that stands out was a very expensive bottle of perfume.


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Most frames are nonferrous. Probably time an eye exam and new glasses.


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Re: Plumbing question [Re: Chris142] #5108799 05/18/19 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by rollinpete
I would my germs don't bother me, it's the other guys germs I have a problem with. LOL

My wife is legally blind with out them! She can't see a thing. Can't drive,can't read etc. If I can find them I would wash them well,spray with lysol, maybe even run them in the dishwasher.

Exactly now you have to find them.
hmmm


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+2 take the toilet off. You'll need a new wax ring but they're $1.50. And it's as good a time as any to clean and fix the floor underneath.

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