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How to "protect" a toilet?

Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by Clematis, Aug 29, 2017.

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    Clematis

    Clematis Well-Known Member

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    Anyone discovered some magic to keep a toilet from getting smeared with greasy poop? I have to give my toilet a post-poopular scrub every single morning. Annoying, but this is not something I can do when I travel. I can mask odor with Poo-pourri but it's embarrassing to leave both copious smears and a complete bowl haze in the bathrooms of hotels and friend's homes. A friend and I are traveling in the spring and she wants to share a room as the rates are $500+ a night... but that also means sharing a toilet. Unless I can come up with a solution, this could cost me several thousand dollars. I was thinking of something one poured in before using, like a bit of soap or oil?? Anyone tried anything?

    (Then all I have to worry about is the times it forms a greasy blob that makes it just over the trap and then blocks the pipe requiring prayers and a plunger.)
     
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    harrietvane

    harrietvane Well-Known Member

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    I line it with some toilet paper on the likely strike zone, but our toilets are shaped differently.
     
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    CaitlynR

    CaitlynR Aspiring Wizard

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    How about bringing a Clorox toilet wand (or something similar)? It's small so portable and you use a new scrubber head each time and then throw it away. That way you can clean the bowl out as needed.
     
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    Larra

    Larra Well-Known Member

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    Let your friend use the bathroom first, then when it's your turn, flush twice and for $500+/night let the maid deal with whatever is left. Rest assured they've seen worse.
    Plan B - take me with you!
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    We always use a Clorox toilet wand....It's far more sanitary that normal bowl swishers which get really gross, really fast.
     
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    Marquis Mark

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    You could pack a supply of disposable gloves and baby wipes. After you've committed your crime, you could just put on the gloves and wipe off the nastiness. Then seal the used wipe and gloves in a non-transparent plastic bag and toss them.
     
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    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine

    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine Well-Known Member

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    I use the scrubbing bubbles wand, and I think the whole kit is less than $10. I love it, and for that cheap, you can just leave it behind!
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    Like @harrietvane, home or away, I place a thin nest of t.p. in the bowl first, before applying a liberal spritzing of poo-pourri. This works fairly well. If I'm in a public rest room with disposable seat covers, I use one of those as a bowl liner instead of t.p.
     
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    Clematis

    Clematis Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I used to use the scrubbing bubbles wand with flushable pad many years ago but stopped as with 5 toilets in my house, it was pricey... and then they vanished in stores for a while. (At the time I had a paranoid schizophrenic housekeeper who I discovered was cleaning the toilets with her bare hands while holding 4-5 of these pads -- worked out to a whopping $25 in pads every time she came.)

    I see Walmart sells a box of 28 for $9.06. A lot more reasonable that they used to be.

    Now how to surreptitiously get that long wand from a suitcase to the bathroom? Down my PJ leg?? Haha
     
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    Clematis

    Clematis Well-Known Member

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    The disposable seat liner is a great idea! Nine times out of ten they always fall in the toilet before I sit down anyway.
     
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    Innervision

    Innervision New Member

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    I seriously learn new shit on here everyday. Can't wait to try out all these tips and tricks. There is a vast amount of experience here. Have a great trip and good luck!
     
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    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine

    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine Well-Known Member

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    I am so unsettled by your housekeeper story. Also, you could just hit up a walmart/target/kroger when you get there, and bring it back to the hotel in a paper bag.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    I never knew about this stuff and I'm 12 yrs post-op. Except...WAAAAY back in the day, construction guys could open side doors on their trucks, stand w/back to street, and pee into something...a can maybe...whilst NOT exposing themselves.

    Enter EPA, with concerns about where those bodily fluids were going to be jettisoned. Employees were issued a small portable tent-like shelter and plastic bags tbat contained a powder. Enter the tent-thing, pee into the bag, always easier for the guys, give it just a few seconds, the powder becomes a deodorized gel that is legal to dispose of in trash cans.

    Well, lo! And behold! There are now plastic toilet bowl liners that do the same thing. Seems like they ought to work with poop. I've never seen or tried these, but here:


    With gel... https://www.amazon.com/Carebag-Medi...rd_wg=te1v5&psc=1&refRID=D9Z0PR1RWB2KNSVJY6M9

    No gel... https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Bowl-Biodegradable-Toilet-Liners/dp/B008ILEZJU

     

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