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Old 10-17-2016, 07:27 AM   #15
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I tried the put it in a jar of water test with Kirkland / Costco brand of TP. Acter a few minutes It did not disintegrate. However many folks here use it and recommend it. So either I did the rest wrong or the test result is irrelevant.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:26 AM   #16
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It's a highly technical process, full of variables:

Temp of the water
Hardness of the water
Altitude of the test
Arm strength of the shaker test person
Container size/shape for test

In order for the test to achieve meaningful results:

Each test should be run in laboratory conditions--70d F; di-ionized water; same jar; same person. Even then, the test person can be subjective as to the strength of the shaking, thus the shaking should be done by a mechanical device that can be controlled precisely as to number/strength of shakes.

After all this testing is done, it has to be repeatable and the subsequent test results have to fall within pre-set parameters that have been predicted by computer modeling.
I believe there are government programs that will grant monies for such testing as described above...

Then, after you read all the compiled results, use what you like best.....

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I tried the put it in a jar of water test with Kirkland / Costco brand of TP. Acter a few minutes It did not disintegrate. However many folks here use it and recommend it. So either I did the rest wrong or the test result is irrelevant.
Testing how well a particular TP breaks down may not be "necessary".
However if the test is important to the person doing the testing it certainly is neither "stupid" or "a waste of time"... (as has been suggested).
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:45 AM   #18
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Slow to break down TP can be a problem if using a mascerator to dump your tank or vacuflush toilets.

The DW once dropped a paper towel down our toilet. The next day, while dumping, the mascerator plugged up and overheated repeatedly.

The Vacuflush vacuum generator needs to pull the paper thru the 2 joker valves, a diaphram and then 2 more joker valves. Long, hard to tear prices of paper can disrupt the process.

We use Scott's single ply TP.
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Ahem...single ply becomes two ply or more during practical use.
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Ahem...single ply becomes two ply or more during practical use.
Yes it does, until it soaks in the fragrant water, below.
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Ok, I'll throw my 7 cents worth in. (Inflation, you know.)

I did the breakdown test with Charmin Ultra Soft and it seemed to work fairly well so we used it. (With plenty of water and Happy Camper)
My tank sensors began to not read accurately even though I do a black tank flush almost every time.

I started using Scott 1000 and the sensors soon started working properly again. And, yes, you have to triple fold it but it still works.

I have also found that the Family Dollar 1250 sheet roll works as well as Scott 1000 and is a little cheaper also.

I miss my Charmin but I'm glad to have my tank sensors working properly again.
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I think this is all about a bunch of crap.
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I think this is all about a bunch of crap.
Indeed. (-:
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Indeed. (-:
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Are you saying that TP, and the discussion of TP for use in a RV, is not important?
(Apparently it IS..... to those who think it is).
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Are you saying that TP, and the discussion of TP for use in a RV, is not important?
(Apparently it IS..... to those who think it is).
I have to assume that some people can't take a joke.
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Thanks for this! we were buying expensive crummy tp. Of course, sometimes you talk to someone that has been rv'ing for years and has never put tp in their tank . .. . and they give you horror stories. So glad to know it's okay

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Anything marked safe for septic tanks is fine. Walmart has 4 rolls for 68 cents.
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