whocares

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  1. whocares

    Trump's progress

    Thanks. Yes, when I googled & saw that. Can't access iplayer tho. (In France.) So hope it'll end up on YT!
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    Trump's progress

    Any linky? Do you know what day/time? Is he doing it seriously or in character? I like him as Jonathan Pie! (Not sure what he's like as himself.)
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    Septic Tanks

    So if a crust is normal, how can one tell (by simple) inspection if tank needs to be emptied soon? I was very good re no bleach for past 4 yrs but am starting to use a bit to keep the loo clean. Assume small quantities will not kill off the biome completely? (Shd I start chucking a tablet once a week in to compensate if I want to keep using a bit of bleach?) Talking to other septic tank owners, they all seem to use a bit of bleach for the loos. For other bleaching events (eg clothes, kitchen stuff) easy enough to use a bowl and empty the diluted (spent) bleach somewhere in the garden rather than into the septic tank. But for cleaning the loo, it had to go down to the tank eventually?
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    Septic Tanks

    Coincidentally, we had our septic tank emptied a couple of days ago. Turns out it didn't need emptying but we bought the house 4 yrs ago and had no idea when it was last emptied and what might have been put into it. (Or even what sort of a septic tank we had!) So we paid €165 for someone with a truck to come and suck the solids out and tell us if it was looking OK. He said it all looked fine & was nowhere near full, but good idea to get it emptied from time to time. (Well he would say that I suppose?) All his comments were basically very reassuring ie tank is fine and large enough for the house size, very deeply buried and having a good hill assisted soak-away area. So probably no need to empty again for 3 or more yrs. Maybe never I'm thinking now, as we are quite careful with it and only 2 of us in a largish house? (It might just rot down inside on its own and never get to a dangerously full state?) He filtered the water part of what he sucked out and put that back in as the water contains good microbes? (Don't need to waste any of those!) I think he said that when you look inside, (if you know where the opening hole for emptying it is) if you see a crust, that means it needs emptying. (Does that sound correct?) Otherwise I guess one finds out there's a problem if/when the shit comes out of the loo instead of going down to the tank?! In brief, as far as I can tell, how often you need to empty a septic tank depends on a lot of factors eg the type of tank size of tank versus number of ppl using it what goes down into it (ie shd be only bio waste and degradable loo paper - nothing else and limited or no use of bleach) the degree of digestion achieved (we put a dead mouse down sometimes as apparently that's good, others put a tablet in once a week or whenever) its physical location (ie on the flat or down a steep hill like ours) We still don't know how many litres ours holds. (We forgot to ask.) The chap reckoned we don't have a grease trap. He also couldn't find our ventilation pipes. And there was a mystery valve just outside the house which he didn't understand ie what it was there for. (And of course neither did we!) So the septic tank remains somewhat of an enigma, but as long as it works, no need to worry? Can't ever completely forget that we have a septic tank tho, as there's the occasional whiff of "drains" in the air either outside or inside one of the showers - just to remind us! Ah well, it's the countryside here. (Told to run water down sinks and showers is there's a smell as the water trap has probably evaporated.)
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    Does anyone actually like patterned toilet roll?

    NOT FLUSHABLE THOUGH! Despite the packaging saying it's fine ... it's NOT BIO-DEGRADABLE! (Ask Mr Pin about sewer fat-bergs in London sewers?!) And not many ppl fancy having a little bin next to the loo with load of shitty wipes inside it? OK, see someone has already pointed out the "not flushable" thing but still worth repeating! And no, don't like any patterns on loo paper. (But will buy the cheapest suitable deal - patterned or non-patterned.)
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    Does anyone actually like patterned toilet roll?

    Snap. I think I ended up constipated as a result.
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    moped rider stabbed to death

    Pinkie in Brighton Rock by Graham Greene?!
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    Young people again

    What has that mother managed to produce?!!! (It seems to be a monster of some kind?)
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    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    Blimey. If true that's really scary.
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    I think I'm getting too old for all this...

    That's hilarious! Thanks!
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    I think I'm getting too old for all this...

    Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit fed up Dave. Is it the post Xmas downer? I have no idea what you are talking about re your job, even tho i am ex IT myself, (but from 3 decades ago) so I have no advice. I just hope things will start to look up for you at work soon.
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    I think I'm getting too old for all this...

    And I used to! (Long ago. So I can't understand most of Dave's post!)
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    Should have kept women in the smug ....

    You sir are the winner of the Coronation Street trivia quiz!
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    Should have kept women in the smug ....

    OMG - how did I manage to get that wrong! (I'm so embarrasssed on behalf of myself.) Now let's see if you can also remember what her drinking buddy was called? (I think I know!) What a wonderful wikipedia of useless info we have on here!