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2013-10-13 -Short Attention Span Theater-
New York Man Hit by Exploding Toilet
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Posted by Fred 2013-10-13 00:00|| || Front Page|| [336082 views ]  Top

#1 Thats the way I flush my toilet, don't you ?
Posted by Harcourt Prince of the Nebraskans4881 2013-10-13 00:47||   2013-10-13 00:47|| Front Page Top

#2 Shit explodes happens.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-10-13 00:56||   2013-10-13 00:56|| Front Page Top

#3 "toilets are supposed to flush, not explode"

Beans, beans, good for the heart....

Posted by Barbara 2013-10-13 01:03||   2013-10-13 01:03|| Front Page Top

#4 I do so hope the TF Foundation steps up to the porcelain on this one, Kate Smith would want that.
Posted by Shipman 2013-10-13 06:18||   2013-10-13 06:18|| Front Page Top

#5 toilets are supposed to flush, not explode.

Clearly, this fellow has never been around engineering students in a freshman dorm.

Posted by Frozen Al 2013-10-13 12:51||   2013-10-13 12:51|| Front Page Top

#6 High rise buildings do not have one connection to the water. They usually have several floors together as pressure zones. That way your pressure will vary say from 30 psi to say 50 psi. The Code limits pressure to fixtures to 80 psi.

However, if someone is working on the water pipes, and has them emptied, then if they turn on the water all at once, you have a giant air spring, that when going to a toilet water tank, can instantly pressurize it with air, causing the porcelain tank to catastrophically fail.

The same thing can happen to pvc pipes, which produce shrapnel when burst if they are overpressurized with gas.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-10-13 22:09||   2013-10-13 22:09|| Front Page Top

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