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Lawsuit over B.C. condo owner's overflowed toilet highlights danger of flushing floss

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Lawsuit over B.C. condo owner's overflowed toilet highlights danger of flushing floss

#1, #2, toilet paper and nothing else! (Not even Kirkland wipes!)

"VANCOUVER -- A legal dispute between neighbours at a B.C. condo building that began with an overflowed toilet highlights one of several reasons people should never flush dental floss.

The case was decided this week in the province's small claims court, which ordered condo owner Robin McLean to pay $1,270 for water damage caused to his downstairs neighbour Xiangfei Kong's home.

McLean's toilet overflowed on July 20, 2020, spilling water that ultimately left Kong with a hefty bill for ceiling repairs.

A plumber later found a blockage eight feet deep in McLean's drain made up of floss and toilet paper, according to an invoice presented to the Civil Resolution Tribunal."
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/lawsuit-over-b-c- ... -1.5453564
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Aug 22, 2009
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How is it not common sense that you shouldn't flush dental floss down the toilet? How stupid are people? Do they think that toilets are some magic portal to another dimension or something?
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VifferFun wrote: How is it not common sense that you shouldn't flush dental floss down the toilet? How stupid are people? Do they think that toilets are some magic portal to another dimension or something?
Well if the extended lore on Pottermore is anything to be believed, that’s how the wizards did it pre-toilets
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Ya, really hate stupid ppl....I can't even...why is floss going down there, was he flossing while doing a #2??
Doesn't everyone have a trashbin near the toilet?
My past condo I've heard stories of similar crap throw in there, there was even some JEANS(!) found in the water reservoir collector thing. Don't ask me how/why.

Like OP said, only human waste and TP. I don't even do those supposed 'flushable' stuff, that's bs and I don't trust them at all.
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The real question is how and why did they let it keep overflowing so much so to cause so much damage lol
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People need to stop treating toilets like trash bins. Even on TV...if I see one more show with someone flushing pills down the toilet...

That said, I had to laugh at this from the article:
Part of his argument was that his son, who "only has six teeth and has never used dental floss," was living in the unit at the time, according to the tribunal's decision.

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