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Old 11-17-2008, 12:23 AM   #41
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Thanks everyone.

I have to use at least 2 sheets of toilet paper...the regular stuff....if it's that paper thin scotts stuff I need like 8 sheets.


Viva is a good strong paper towel.


What is a good brand for select a size paper towels....I looked for some while shopping the other day and couldn;t find any.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:38 AM   #42
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For a while I toyed with a "sanitary index fund" approach to investing as they are products everyone uses and somewhat recession proof. The fund would have holdings like Armitage Shanks, Kohler, American Standard, Kimberly Clark etc.
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:16 AM   #43
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The select-a-size I use is Bounty. I get it at Sam's in a 12 or 15 roll package. Lasts me a long time since I do most of my cleaning/wiping with the white terrycloth wash cloth that you can buy in bulk.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:32 AM   #44
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Well over here water is used. When ever I have to use TP, it hurts for 2-3 days before I get used to it.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #45
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What is a good brand for select a size paper towels....I looked for some while shopping the other day and couldn;t find any.

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We use (and really like) Bounty's select-a-size.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:11 AM   #46
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Thanks Goonie

I tried the select a size and it really does last a lot longer because the sheets are smaller.

I tried cutting a paper towel roll in half and I used a hacksaw....I made kind of a mess out of it.

So is the fishing knife a better way to go for cutting them in half?

I'm all ears for better tools to cut a roll in half with!

Jim
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:20 AM   #47
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Well over here water is used.
Water for me, too. Come on folks, let's try to be civilized --
paper alone won't properly do the job, now will it?

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All this talk of toilet paper. Save money, save trees... Consider "drip dry"
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Water for me, too. Come on folks, let's try to be civilized --
paper alone won't properly do the job, now will it?
So if you smear paint on your hands, your supposed to try to wash it off using the drinking fountain built into the toilet? And besides, who'd want a drinking fountain in their toilet? That sounds disgusting!
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So if you smear paint on your hands, your supposed to try to wash it off using the drinking fountain built into the toilet? And besides, who'd want a drinking fountain in their toilet? That sounds disgusting!
My dogs would love it...
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Thanks Goonie

I tried the select a size and it really does last a lot longer because the sheets are smaller.

I tried cutting a paper towel roll in half and I used a hacksaw....I made kind of a mess out of it.

So is the fishing knife a better way to go for cutting them in half?

I'm all ears for better tools to cut a roll in half with!

Jim
My husband used to use a saw but converted to a very sharp knife. It works beautifully.
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I've had good results using a bread knife with a serrated blade.
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Nevermind.



Memories of the old fish camp out in the swamp when I built my own sewage system.

heh heh heh - tempted to wax eloquent on the life cyle of the human turd - but I won't. Live in the city now - usually buy Northern and don't stint - just wipe away.
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Summer, if there are any women in your household, a recent poll shows a preference for:

http://www.icomefromreykjavik.com/ha...dir/brawny.jpg

Maybe he uses an axe?
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Is it a knife without any "teeth" on it like a fishing knife or more like a steak knife?

Cuppajoe

They changed the Brawny guy! When I was growing up he had a mustache and looked more like a lumberjack.

I wonder why they changed him?

For all I know though they might have changed him back in like 1985 but I'm sure he looked different when I was a little kid.

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Is it a knife without any "teeth" on it like a fishing knife or more like a steak knife?

Cuppajoe

They changed the Brawny guy! When I was growing up he had a mustache and looked more like a lumberjack.

I wonder why they changed him?

For all I know though they might have changed him back in like 1985 but I'm sure he looked different when I was a little kid.

Jim
The Brawny guy fell victim to the metrosexual revolution!
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Is it a knife without any "teeth" on it like a fishing knife or more like a steak knife?


Jim
Nice sharp fillet knife, a tip I got from Al.
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Thanks for the knife idea Martha and Al.

I used a saw and a serrated knife and then a fillet style knife and the fillet style knife worked so much better.

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Does anyone have an estimate of annual cost savings due to cutting paper towel rolls into 1/2's or 1/3's? Inquiring minds want to know.
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We use the select-a-size paper towels for the house and we find a roll lasts a lot longer. At my shop (tattoo shop) good paper towels are a premium commodity. For our work we use Brawny (or target identical brand). I used Bounty for about 12 years until they changed the "recipe", then switched to Viva for about 7 years until they too changed (started to "pill" up--bad for my work!). In a busy week my shop goes through more than 4 8-packs.
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