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Old 12-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #81
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Last night I decided to conduct my own experiment and see what a few different brands would do in a short period of time. I started at 6pm with one cup of water in each container and one single square of each brand. After 12 hours and two shakes (about six inches from the counter) these are the results.
What a great test!!!

Looks to me like charmin is the best at dissolving
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #82
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So far that's what I would conclude as far as breaking down. I will shake one more time before I leave tonight and post final results. My quess, it comes down to several things,
Using enough water to assist the travel to the holding tank.
Not using more than needed.
Using too much of a good thing can be bad in just about any circumstances.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #83
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Good test, bshillam. I think the original thread that mentioned this test a couple of years ago had the wait period of something like a minute before shaking lightly as you did. This simulates the length of time the paper might sit in the bowl before meeting the macerator.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #84
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So nearly 24 hours I shook the containers again twice about six inches from the counter top. I was really surprised to see the two marine tps still had some large pieces holding together, where the normal 2 ply Charmin and Generic was in small little pieces. I have posted the final pictures of my experiment. I would say that the evidence for me is to use what is comfortable but in moderation and make sure to use plenty of water. However I did not let it sit for a minute and then shake to see what the results were. So I will conduct one final test. After all most jam ups will happen a few minutes after use.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #85
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I had lunch in a Mexican restaurant in Houma La. today I had to laugh, remembering this thread, when I read the sign on the wall in English and Spanish
"Please do not flush toilet paper or paper towels down the toilet" next to the toilet was a large metal container with a self closing lid.
Shall I ask them to join the thread and opine??
I have eaten in plenty of Mexican restaurants here and in Mexico this was the worst! Because of the food, not their bathroom.
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Funny...Practical Sailor or someone did a test years ago...or it could have been when I was an RVer and in some article in my readings there that Charmin was the worst at dissolving...

Maybe just time or the economy changed the paper....goes to show how you have to keep up with the times and don't listen to old info....
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #87
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No Toilet Paper Needed

I just read threw this subject thread, ....and had a few good laughs.

But the reason I read always thru it was to see if anyone was going to suggest that toilet paper wasn't really needed..... What you say

Has no one on this forum ever been to Vietnam, or Thailand, or Indonesia ?? In many of locals in these countries there is no toilet paper. In most cases you use water and your hand to wash yourself out. Or very often there is a small hose available next to the 'toilet' to wash yourself out. You then wash your hands thoroughly afterwards, which of course you want to do either case.

I've actually come to the conclusion that it is a MUCH cleaner method of cleaning your backsides. You don't end up with those little clumps of soft paper that often end up stuck there. You always feel as thought you are freshly washed because you are.

So I've got my flak jacket one for this one

BTW here is a primer on using a squat toilet, ..if you are ever in SE Asia, or Africa
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BTW here is a primer on using a squat toilet, ..if you are ever in SE Asia, or Africa
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Note to self: Be sure and strike "tour Africa and SE Asia" from the bucket list!!
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I spent lots of time on agricultural projects in Sudan and Somalia, out in the country there is usually a water bottle next to a "squatter" don't drink the water! it is to wash your hand after you wipe your self with it, LEFT HAND ONLY please!
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Note to self: Be sure and strike "tour Africa and SE Asia" from the bucket list!!
May as well scratch Greece, Turkey, and the entire Middle East. They still have some that are just a piece of porcelain level with the floor with a 4" hole. I never learned to hit that hole. Fast dissolving TP is the least of your problems there.
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You know what they say. . . "Don't squeeze the Charmin". And don't shake a Charmin man's hand either!!
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #92
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Charmin looks the one, but how about a "finger test" to see if the dissolving performance is matched by "on the job" performance.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #93
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Funny...Practical Sailor or someone did a test years ago...or it could have been when I was an RVer and in some article in my readings there that Charmin was the worst at dissolving...

Maybe just time or the economy changed the paper....goes to show how you have to keep up with the times and don't listen to old info....
That was my understanding as well re the Charmin. I wonder if there is a difference between using salt or fresh water?
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For those really concerned with paper clogs try a modified version of the bumper dumper. Hint, the plastic bag is the modification.
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Nice test - but, 12 hrs??!! What did they look like in 30 seconds to 3 minutes for comparison. That's closer to the duration from hitting water in bowl to flush time. I've found from simple hand use that West Marine TP nearly immediatly turns to goosh when slightly wetted for counter or sink wipe. Home TP seems to last notably longer for same usage. Respectfully I say... Even cardboard will become pretty wasted after 12 hrs in water with two shakes to boot!

OPPS - bshillam - Small edit here... I been on a project today and needed to follow the thead since your post (last post on preious page), which is what I refer too in this post! - Carry ON!!
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Note to self: Be sure and strike "tour Africa and SE Asia" from the bucket list!!
When arriving in their amazingly huge new air terminal in Dubai busting for a YKW 2 yrs ago on way to UK, the first toilet cubicle I encountered just had the squat type in it, and I thought OMG, I don't believe it..!
But fortunately a wee Indian guy - one of the many toilet valets they have, pointed out a European type toilet in most of the other cubicles. They even rush in and given it a quick wipe down before and after you use them...most impressive...
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Funny...Practical Sailor or someone did a test years ago...or it could have been when I was an RVer and in some article in my readings there that Charmin was the worst at dissolving...

Maybe just time or the economy changed the paper....goes to show how you have to keep up with the times and don't listen to old info....

so what your saying is Charmin's quality has gone to crap!

I couldn't resist..

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