Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby colin54 » 27 Apr 2018, 3:07pm

I was watching a programme about the Leeds-Liverpool canal with Tony Robinson walking from Liverpool

to Parbold.Liverpool used to export it's ' night soil ' by barge for the West Lancs farmers to spread on the

fields.There was a picture of the sewage being hand barrowed off next to the 'Ring o Bells' pub.

Strong stomachs, the chances of a nasty accident looked fairly high.

Respect to people who are in that line of work .

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby mercalia » 27 Jun 2018, 9:06am

seesm like last chance this week to see the FATBERG at the Museum of London until July 1st

seems like it is getting more grotesque

"The lump of congealed fat, oil and wet wipes has begun to "sweat" and change colour - and flies have hatched in it."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44615693

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Jan 2019, 11:09am

Perfectly disgusting, a huge fatberg has been found in Sidmouth Devon reports the Grauniad
How did it migrate from London? :?
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby Cunobelin » 8 Jan 2019, 12:26pm

brynpoeth wrote:Perfectly disgusting, a huge fatberg has been found in Sidmouth Devon reports the Grauniad
How did it migrate from London? :?



They are Sentient.....and use Google Maps

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby mercalia » 8 Jan 2019, 1:11pm

brynpoeth wrote:Perfectly disgusting, a huge fatberg has been found in Sidmouth Devon reports the Grauniad
How did it migrate from London? :?


you found the pics too frightneing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-devon-46795016/the-210ft-fatberg-lurking-in-sidmouth-sewer

cadriff has one also

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-44086067/what-is-in-a-fatberg-aberystwyth-scientists-found-out

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Postby 661-Pete » 26 Feb 2019, 9:36am

Good for a bump. :twisted:

I saw this headline in the dear old Grauniad just now, and was completely taken in at first:
You see, I thought at first it meant, first people to be fined for recklessly flushing wet-wipes down the loo. But that's not what the article is about, at all, at all.

But now: wouldn't it be a Great Idea if people really were penalised for flushing down these wretched things? How? I can think of plenty of toilet-related 'punishments' that could be inflicted, but most of them are of the 'schoolboy-bullying' genre and not really appropriate in our "kind, compassionate" society. ("HAR HAR!")

So what then?

As far as I know, we have no wet-wipes in our household, unless there are a few tucked away in the medicine cabinet which I don't know about, and which never see the light of day. But then we have no occasion for them.
Pete

Et qui rit des curés d'Oc?/De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques./De quelles loques ce turque coin./Et ne d'anes ni rennes,/Ecuries des curés d'Oc. - Louis d'Antin

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby AMMoffat » 26 Feb 2019, 11:35am

How is it that in much of Central and South America, where even toilet paper cannot be flushed down the toilets but instead put in bins, that the local population, and Brits when on our holidays, manage to refrain from flushing the incorrect items down the toilet but we fail to manage it at home?

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby mercalia » 26 Feb 2019, 1:48pm

661-Pete wrote:Good for a bump. :twisted:

I saw this headline in the dear old Grauniad just now, and was completely taken in at first:
You see, I thought at first it meant, first people to be fined for recklessly flushing wet-wipes down the loo. But that's not what the article is about, at all, at all.

But now: wouldn't it be a Great Idea if people really were penalised for flushing down these wretched things? How? I can think of plenty of toilet-related 'punishments' that could be inflicted, but most of them are of the 'schoolboy-bullying' genre and not really appropriate in our "kind, compassionate" society. ("HAR HAR!")

So what then?

As far as I know, we have no wet-wipes in our household, unless there are a few tucked away in the medicine cabinet which I don't know about, and which never see the light of day. But then we have no occasion for them.



but how would it operate? a small camera in the loo pan ( there fore looking up at your backside :shock: ). I suppose would create some jobs for lots of people staring at loos all the day until some AI can do it? :wink:

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby botty » 26 Feb 2019, 9:45pm

Grill over the sewerage outflow from your house should do it. Suitable items would break up and flow through the grill. Unsuitable items will be trapped on YOUR premises and resulting fatberg becomes your responsibility to clear. Simple.

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Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Postby 661-Pete » 27 Feb 2019, 10:02am

Or abandon sewerage, give every household a septic tank. That'll learn 'em to flush sensibly! (Speaking as a septic-tank owner...)

Might not be practical in high-density residential, though....
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Et qui rit des curés d'Oc?/De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques./De quelles loques ce turque coin./Et ne d'anes ni rennes,/Ecuries des curés d'Oc. - Louis d'Antin