We have a modern house in Corfu that has large bore toilet pipes which go into a cess pit. We have been using a bin next to the toilet for paper disposal and its not a problem. My questions is can we put paper down the tiolet as I don't think it will block the pipes, or will have an effect on the cess pit?
Answers on the back of postcard please!
Message posted by ecotrails on 03áSeptemberá2008 at 5:12pm - IP Logged
We also have larger bore pipes in a modern villa and were told by the builder that there would be no problem in putting loo paper down the loos. We've been doing this for the last four years without any problems.
Message posted by trisa on 03áSeptemberá2008 at 6:49pm - IP Logged
We also have a new house with large bore pipes. No problems with putting paper down the loo for two years, so far (touch wood!), and we are here all year round and have plenty of visitors in the summer.
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 03áSeptemberá2008 at 9:45pm - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
Allthough our house is very old, all the pipework is of UK standard, we have always put paper down the loo, I used to check the depth in the Vothros,it was never more than a couple of feet deep, have'nt bothered for years, still no problems after 14years.
Modern loo paper is useually degradable anyway.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 03áSeptemberá2008 at 10:57pm - IP Logged
Although we have only put paper down our Loo for 6 years it has never been more than a few inches deep. I asked our Greek neighbours and they want to know why we put the paper in a little bucket. They always ask 'Is it what you do in England???' They have put the paper down the Loo for over 20 years now and never had a problem. They seem to think its an English thing and often laugh and ask why we do it.
Is it a cesspit or is it a soakaway? If is is not in a village and has lots of land around it then it is probably a soakaway (Vothros) and you can put anything you want down it forever.
Message posted by Buxworth on 04áSeptemberá2008 at 10:51am - IP Logged
Thanks for all your encouraging replies, will try putting paper down from now on. Neal
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 04áSeptemberá2008 at 12:02pm - IP Logged
The soft loo paper of today is that quick in dissolving to pulp...It is far quicker than the solids that you put down the loo...So i would not see a problem if it even went down a small bore hole...As they use plastic pipes on new builds it is that smooth for any paper to attach it self...Unlike the pottery pipework of yesterday that was cemented in where paper would build up if caught up on cement from the joints in the pottery...
(Ex plumber by trade)..... ...Chris
P.S.That excludes putting razor blades (Cooking oil)ends of loo paper rolls or sanitary towels down the loo..Or any thing that easy for the lady of the house that cares to throw down down the loo while doing her self up to go out(lol)Then you are asking for trouble...(Common sense)...I know we do it back in England...It's me that gets called out to unblock them...At (ú!!!How much.O.M.G) Back in England
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