ELI5,. Can someone please explain to me how I’m able to flush a massive butt dart a few inches in diameter without issue but one baby wipe supposedly will summon the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse if I flush it?

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ELI5,. Can someone please explain to me how I’m able to flush a massive butt dart a few inches in diameter without issue but one baby wipe supposedly will summon the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse if I flush it?

In: Chemistry

Poop breaks apart quickly whereas baby wipes take a long time to break down. They’re more likely to clog your pipes than a massive butt dart.

They clump together and create blocks in the sewer system. They also don’t break down so therefore the blocks actually have to be manually removed (fun right?). It’s actually costing cities millions of dollars in tax payer money to fix it
https://globalnews.ca/news/4568526/flushable-baby-wipes-clog-sewer/

Adam Ruins everything covered this topic

The “flushable” wipes dont break down in water so they will cling together and create massive clogs,

it gets worse when it enters the sewer and combines with animal fat(also shouldnt be flushes/drianed in the sink) making massive fatbergs that block up everything.

[Here is the Adam Ruins clips i mentioned](https://youtu.be/TgHVO-RZ8c4)

If you add lots of water to your ‘butt dart’ it will dissipate. Not so with the wipe, which will clump up with other wipes and form a massive ‘berg’ in the sewer system.

Poop and toilet paper dissolve quickly into a sludge that can flow easily through pipes. Baby wipes do not dissolve.

Add water to poop and it’ll break down. Add water to a baby wipe, and it won’t.

Simple as that, really.