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    DONNY
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        Can anyone tell if there is a product that can be used in the toilet which enables toilet paper to be flushed away

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        #41061
        Peebee
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            Yes it’s called water  ;D
            Seriously though, if your waste pipes are 4" there should be no trouble, but if they are the old 2", don’t use more than a couple of sheets down at a time.
            It’s too avoid the pipes getting blocked by large wads of paper.

            #41362
            handy harry
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                If you have a cesspit system check if it is full, if so get it emptied, cost around 150 euros, well worth it, as no chemical product will workif its full, 4" or 2". :) :)

                #41592
                latsida
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                    even if you are on Mains drainage, as we are here in Latsida, you can still block the pipes .
                    just go with the flow :D you will soon get used to putting the paper in the bin

                    #41761
                    DONNY
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                        Knew it was a stupid question, but a neighbour of mine insists he uses a product from America but I never get to know the name of it and was only concerned on my visitors behalf .As I have been a visitor to Crete since 1990 and living here almost 4 months I should have known better put it down to old age

                        #41891
                        Del Boy
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                            You won’t have any trouble using paper, like Peebee said if your pipes are 4inches the it’s OK to use paper down the loo, there are some kind of little tea bag looking things to put down once a month that breaks up anything in there.
                            The soakaways they put in new builds here should almost never need emptying, entirely different than a septic tank.

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                            Gavalochori Geezer
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                                If you have a soakaway(generally pierced concrete rings with a concrete cap forming a chamber, with or without a manhole cover) they do seem to last a fair time if the geology/topography is suitable. We are on a hillside of broken limestone and to my knowledge no-one has had a pumpout in 10 years of flushing their bog paper.
                                Regarding the veto on putting paper down a toilet connected to a public sewer, I’ve always felt that the reasoning behind it was more concerned with not alerting the public to where the sewage ends up (maybe the sea!) than the danger of blocking pipes.

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                                limnes
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                                    Donny,

                                    The device to which you are referring is called a masticator – basically an electrically-powered mincing machine – which connects between your toilet basin and the outlet to the sewer. Your local plumbers’ merchant should be able to obtain one for you. I’ve no idea of the price of these things. Also, only use 2-ply toilet paper,not the 3-ply or 4-ply quilted stuff. It’s clearly marked on the packet with a big figure 2.

                                    #42216
                                    Gavalochori Geezer
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                                        I’m sure, Latsida, that your inland village is truly fragrant and an example to us all of sewage treatment at its best. However, some of the more populated and seasonally busy coastal towns either have no apparent treatment plants or visibly under-sized efforts installed 20+ years ago. I get very suspicious of the static flock of seagulls just offshore (Kalives do you recognise yourself?!). And then there are towns with a nasty nif hanging about certain areas (Rethymno/Georgeopolis?). Hopefully Georgeopolis will be getting a sewage works soon – they’ve had a grant for it so fingers crossed.

                                        #42274
                                        Gavalochori Geezer
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                                            Hi Limnes, I think you’ll find that gadget is a macerator. I have had dealings with a few in the UK – they are very efficient if a bit noisy (no nighttime flushing!) – and keep the connections tight, it doesn’t bear thinking about if the outlet pipe came off!

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                                            brian c
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                                                A macerator as gavalochri geezer said is correct, I sell them in the UK, they work on a similar principal to a kitchen sink waste disposal system ..electricaly operated, noisy, efficient and for a single toilet in the Uk, trade cost around £250 ..will pump upto 4mts verticaly and 50mts horizontaly on a 22mm diameter pipe.
                                                Anything else going down the toilet to clear pipes is either acid or chemical based which aint good for the enviroment or anything else …only to be used in emergency blockages.
                                                The most popular macerator sold in europe is called a "saniflo"

                                                http://www.saniflo.co.uk/homeowners/sfa-product-line/adaptable-macerator-and-compact-macerator-for-toilets/
                                                hope that helps ….but I suspect its not really what your looking for :)

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                                                DONNY
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                                                    Many thanks for all your replies will stick to the trusted method of the bin and keep away from blocked pipes

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