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route67



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Toilets and stuff Reply with quote

I can't remember - is it OK to flush toilet paper down the loo in Chile, or not? I know it isn't in many Central and South American countries, but I'm not sure about here.
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cota



Joined: 19 Jul 2007
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Location: Santiago,CL

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha!
It is o.k.
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Ai



Joined: 02 Jun 2006
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Location: Chile

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a lot of older buildings it's not ok. If you live in an old building, expect the toilet to get clogged easily.
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Insubordination



Joined: 07 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived there for a year but in a poor area in the South. I wasn't allowed and it had to go in a bin beside the toilet. Not pleasant for a woman, I can tell you.
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mike30



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
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Location: Santiago, Chile

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Ai....not everywhere in Santiago is it OK to flush your toilet paper, and you definitely need to be careful not to use too much paper as the toilets here certainly don't flush as well as your one at home will.
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capalito



Joined: 29 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you guys talking about?!?!
Of course you can throw toilet paper into toilets here, unless you are living in a cabin in the middle of the woods, i guess, lol
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Dia



Joined: 09 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, what are you talking about?
Its not the case everywhere, but surely not unheard of. My houses (cabins?) in Vina and Valpo (the woods?) surely haven't been able to manage toilet paper at all.

Better to be on the safe side if there's a bin provided in the bathroom.
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sharkeyv



Joined: 29 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

capalito wrote:
What are you guys talking about?!?!
Of course you can throw toilet paper into toilets here


I've have used many, many bathroom facilities in various offices around Santiago and the vast majority have signs posted asking users not to flush paper down the toilet.

At first I found this really weird and made some enquiries. Turns out that Third World Chile hasn't been able to design a sanitation system yet to cope with a few sheets of toilet paper!! We should be grateful there's electricity here.

I still find it really weird and naturally I ignore all these signs. It's a shame the Romans never made it to Santiago!!
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Lunkey



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are frequent signs to not flush the toilet paper down the toilet, and also they say that if there's a small trash can next to the toilet that that's a sign for you to put the toilet paper there, and not in the toilet.

That being said, I think most toilets can handle their fair share of toilet paper but it has somehow become a bit of a "custom" for people to not put the TP down the drain - better to be safe than sorry perhaps? Sorry but that's my best explanation Confused Laughing
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novia



Joined: 08 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there is a garbage can in the stall or beside the toilet you can be sure you are expected to respect it and use it. The plumbing is different and especially rural areas have septic-like systems. No garbage can-flush it. That simple. I can think of a lot of countries in the world who think we are disgusting for putting paper in the toilet or even using paper at all (they use water or bathe right away). Most households in Chile remove the garbage from the bathroom daily.
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