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Look, I know this is gross but just HOW do you get a, ahem, floater to go down?!?

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Enid · 25/07/2006 09:55

Because they keep appearing in my downstairs loo. Have flushed this baby about four times but no luck.

I am NOT scooping it out.

Short of insisting dd2 only EVER goes upstairs to do a poo, is there a failsafe method?

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anthonykiedisbitontheside · 25/07/2006 09:57

sorry no advice but am pmsl.

Frizbe · 25/07/2006 09:58

PMSL too, can you weight it down with tissue??

Enid · 25/07/2006 09:58

I have peopel coming round in half an hour!!! have bashed it with loo brush

its a persistent little bugger

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Tommy · 25/07/2006 09:58

get a bucket of water and throw that down the loo - it should take the floater with it......

(here speaks the voice of experience - how do such big ppos come out of such small people? )

foxinsocks · 25/07/2006 09:59

yes you have to swamp it with loo paper

alexsmum · 25/07/2006 10:00

open the lid of your cistern and add extra water-as much as you can without an overflow.then it will provide a super flush and hopefully get rid of it.
otherwise try and break it into pieces with loo brush.if you can it will help it flush.

now forget that i ever posted this.

emkana · 25/07/2006 10:00

second the bucket idea

sobernow · 25/07/2006 10:00

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Enid · 25/07/2006 10:01

cant do the loo roll have tried that it blocks the loo

will try water

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Enid · 25/07/2006 10:01

its like a babies arm

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moondog · 25/07/2006 10:01

Break it up with a stout twig.

alexsmum · 25/07/2006 10:02


Gillian76 · 25/07/2006 10:02

Get DD to scoop it out?

Sorry, am really smiling at this!

foxinsocks · 25/07/2006 10:03

if you do the bucket thing, you have to get momentum going when you throw the water in (our loo stopped flushing a while back and we had to do this!!) - aim for the back/bottom of the loo and hopefully, the momentum of the water will carry it out!

Enid · 25/07/2006 10:05

fab its gone at last

poured bucket AND flushed at the same time


have lit diptyque candle and am trying to put whole sorry episode behind me

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Gillian76 · 25/07/2006 10:05

Great news Enid! Hope you enjoy your visit

Turquoise · 25/07/2006 10:07

Threads like these are why I love mumsnet. (I know that was crap grammar.)

leander · 25/07/2006 10:08


Frizbe · 25/07/2006 10:08

PMSL at sobernow's dd2

misdee · 25/07/2006 10:15


it was the baby arm comment that got me

anorak · 25/07/2006 10:34

For future reference, speaking as an ex-landlady and veteran of unflushable logs:

1 don't use your loo brush to break it up - you'll have to clean it afterwards. Use a stick that you can wrap in a carrier bag and throw away after.

2 Very hot water can be effective at breaking up the floater. Make sure it's not boiling and pour it into the water over the turd rather than down the sides of the pan as you don't want the pan to crack.

I'll use this as my specialist subject when I go on Mastermind I think.

dinosaur · 25/07/2006 10:35

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Issymum · 25/07/2006 10:38

DH, who is an engineer, claims that the best way to do this is to put plenty of loo paper on top of said article. Allow loo paper to get fully soaked. It will then wrap itself around the article, increasing its drag co-efficient and will flush away.

Extensive trials conducted in the Issymum household suggest that DH's hypothesis is correct.

Shall I post this on the 'Daily Tips' section of the Home Page?

Issymum · 25/07/2006 10:39

Sorry - I've just seen the loo paper-blockage bit. You don't need a lot of loo paper, just enough to increase the drag!

BettySpaghetti · 25/07/2006 10:42

Is your DD quite petite Enid? I ask because my DD is a tiny 6 yr old but when she forgets to flush the result is shocking -DP usually comes out of the bathroom saying "Quick, check DD hasn't lost any of her arms or legs!"

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