Friday, July 24, 2009
If you have PVC plumbing you can flush those "flushable" baby wipes and cleaning wipes. If you have cast iron plumbing, as we do, you can not. Cast iron pipes are apparently rough on the inside and the wipes get hung up on the sides of the pipes. Toilet paper disintegrates before it can accumulate enough to clog the pipe, but the wipes stay stuck. Also, we learned that if you flush your floss down the toilet with your cast iron pipes, you can build up a floss ball big enough to impress the Guiness Book people while you flood your basement in sewage. All these things are good to know. Also, rather expensive to know. I thought I'd give you guys this info for free. I'm generous like that.