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  1. Hi GD
    Re your self cleaning pipe :
    I’ll be the first to admit that I have no expertise in such matters.But my immediate thought on reading of your conundrum
    was prompted by an experience with leaking atomisers on ecigs .
    Could it be that a partial vacuum had formed in the pipe and by lifting the first manhole you had allowed the air pressure to equalise thus allowing the blockage to flow away ?
    Just a thought , I’ll shut up now .
    PS Good to see you appear to have free access to Twitter again

    • That is a very interesting theory.  However I would discount it on two points.  The first is that there would have been a loud sucking noise and the contents of the manhole would have drained immediately.  The second is that the vacuum would have fed back into the toilet and the water would have been sucked out of the U-bend.

      Regarding the feed –

      Years ago I set up the Twitter link through a yoke called Feedburner, which was taken over by Google at some point.  As a result the URL was shortened by Google and a worked well.  Since they fucked up my link, I dumped Feedburner and now use my own direct ink to Twitter, so they have no further control.  They can go fuck themselves!  😈

  2. My last place in UK had a septic tank, which if fact worked very well. Or at least, it would have done had I not had two teenage daughters dumping god-knows-what down the loo (well actually, God may not have known, but unfortunately I did). This teenage-daughteritis was the cause of regular rodding between the house and the septic tank, a job I was singularly unfond of. I had quite enough shit to deal with in life, without that particular variety adding to it.

    Bloody kids – who'd have 'em…

    The stench should dissipate soon, GD, particularly if you have a bit of a breeze running.

    • There was a very simple solution to this wee problem – get the daughters to rod it.  I'm surprised you didn't think of that yourself.

      The stench problem is no more.  When I did the job, it was sweltering hot in the yard and not even the slightest air movement.  If I had it a match it probably would have blown up half the parish.

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