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Which way do you hang yours.

Fringe
Mullet
Floor standing
Other
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Voting closes: 28 June, 2021, 09:02:15 am

Author Topic: Loo roll orientation  (Read 1019 times)

Blodwyn Pig

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Loo roll orientation
« on: 29 May, 2021, 09:02:15 am »
Grandson worked out how to fit new loo roll, but ‘apparently’ back to front.. ::-)
So which way . Saw a FB page a while back, someone had an opinion, “ fringes are fine, mullets are not’,!

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #1 on: 29 May, 2021, 09:09:41 am »
You need a 'Whatevs' option as well.

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #2 on: 29 May, 2021, 09:16:17 am »
Cue old joke:


 How many men does it take to replace a loo roll?       




. . .   Nobody knows, it's never been done.

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #3 on: 29 May, 2021, 09:30:37 am »

Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #4 on: 29 May, 2021, 09:43:42 am »
Normally as above with end at the front, but if you have toddlers in the house the other way round, cos they love to unwind the whole roll in one go!

Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #5 on: 29 May, 2021, 09:55:40 am »
Izal also came in boxes in the 'good' old days and there is no nail in that illustration.
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #6 on: 29 May, 2021, 11:07:13 am »
Cue old joke:


 How many men does it take to replace a loo roll?       




. . .   Nobody knows, it's never been done.

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #7 on: 29 May, 2021, 11:32:32 am »
Got a Park Tools toilet roll holder. It rotates to suit the user.

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T42

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #8 on: 29 May, 2021, 11:35:11 am »
Me Da reckoned that there'd be less stress on the holder fixings if you hung it down the back, but I've never bothered to work out the parallelogram of forces thingie.  Anyway, ours hangs down the wall in loving memory.

Anecdottle:  when our daughter's partner has been here we always find the bog roll hanging down the front, as if he had a pathological urge to hang it "properly" and was "correcting" ours.  Then a while back I realized that he wasn't: he was just using so much that he finished whatever was on the roll every visit and put another one in.

The Inlaw Paw, having been in the RN, often quoted the maxim "one up, one down and a polisher".  Modern youth is obviously more prodigal: I read some years ago that according to Kimberly-Clark's statistics, the average American uses 47 sheets a day.
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #9 on: 29 May, 2021, 11:49:10 am »
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #10 on: 29 May, 2021, 12:04:30 pm »
Mullet, because I grew up with a cat who liked to unwind the toilet roll.  In our current house the landlord-quality loo roll holder simply serves as a buffer for an un-started roll, while the in-use roll perches vertically on the end of the radiator, where it's easier to access with your right hand without doing a Dutch Reach.
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #11 on: 29 May, 2021, 12:05:49 pm »
...I read some years ago that according to Kimberly-Clark's statistics, the average American uses 47 sheets a day.

I imagine that was presented with an “and you wouldn’t want to be below average, would you?” sort of tone.

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #12 on: 29 May, 2021, 12:17:33 pm »
The Inlaw Paw, having been in the RN, often quoted the maxim "one up, one down and a polisher".  Modern youth is obviously more prodigal: I read some years ago that according to Kimberly-Clark's statistics, the average American uses 47 sheets a day.

American drainage is built to a different standard. Their pipes are narrower, and they therefore have a different toilet paper standard in order not to block the pipes. Presumably that paper requires more sheets to do the job(bie), which leads one to wonder if the additional mass of disintegrating paper causes blockages anyway.

I can't remember where I learned this. Probably the sewage treatment works and network drainage part of my masters.

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #13 on: 29 May, 2021, 12:24:22 pm »
The thing to do, is get half a dozen rolls of Izal medicated.Unwind about 6ft from each roll and place the ends in the water in the lavatory pan. Unwind the rest of each roll and trail it throughout the house (particularly effective if you trail it down the stairs). Remove the core. Return to the lavatory pan and flush. Point with delight as the crazy flat boas wriggle their way through the house, up the stairs and into the pan. Rinse and repeat. Hours of fun.

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #14 on: 29 May, 2021, 12:25:51 pm »
As this US patent clearly shows, fringe is the way the designer intended.

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« Reply #15 on: 29 May, 2021, 01:50:26 pm »
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #16 on: 29 May, 2021, 02:54:20 pm »
Before I installed a Park holder, my bogroll was suspended on a piece of string hanging from the shower curtain rail with a clothes peg on the end.  Thread string through middle of roll; clothes peg prevents roll from falling off.
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #17 on: 29 May, 2021, 04:53:40 pm »
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #18 on: 29 May, 2021, 04:57:57 pm »
I prefer fringe but the wife prefers mullet.

I once grabbed a sheet off a mullet and there was a spider hiding on the back. I think the fringe is too far from the wall for spiders to make the crossing.
The wife doesn't mind spiders (except the one that bit her in the garden once).
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T42

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #19 on: 29 May, 2021, 05:02:12 pm »
Before I installed a Park holder, my bogroll was suspended on a piece of string hanging from the shower curtain rail with a clothes peg on the end.  Thread string through middle of roll; clothes peg prevents roll from falling off.

Handy if you've eaten dodgy seafood.
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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #20 on: 29 May, 2021, 08:51:39 pm »


Seen once somewhere, a little label above the holder stating:
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Changing the toilet roll does not cause cancer
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #21 on: 29 May, 2021, 09:10:30 pm »
haha! just realised why it should   be a fringe.

when said sheets are ripped off in anger desperation, they usually tear at the centre of the roll, (at widest circumference) and if one has installed a mullet, finding the edge next time, is akin to finding the end of the sellotape, whereas with a fringe, bingo there it is!

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #22 on: 30 May, 2021, 09:54:19 am »
It is easier to tear sheets off one-handed if it is a mullet.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #23 on: 30 May, 2021, 12:45:17 pm »
It is easier to tear sheets off one-handed if it is a mullet.
Ah! Hence the expression “ tearing off a mullet”!

Kim

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Re: Loo roll orientation
« Reply #24 on: 30 May, 2021, 01:08:45 pm »
Can I just say that this 'fringe'/'mullet' terminology is the best thing since lego brick connectors.
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