11-17-2012, 07:05 PM
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Inspired by a conversation going on elsewhere, it's an interesting scenario that I hope to never have to experience.

Would you keep using that brush or would the ick factor make you throw it away? Does the price play a part?

If it was clean and the brush cost more than $70, I'd probably save it. I don't know what I'd do i=if either of those two factors was untrue.

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 11-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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(11-17-2012, 07:05 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Inspired by a conversation going on elsewhere, it's an interesting scenario that I hope to never have to experience.

Would you keep using that brush or would the ick factor make you throw it away? Does the price play a part?

If it was clean and the brush cost more than $70, I'd probably save it. I don't know what I'd do i=if either of those two factors was untrue.

Vinegar bath and act like it never happened Wink

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 11-17-2012, 07:12 PM
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trade it Tongue

kidding....clean and keep of course. if it's a $20 brush, toss it and buy a new one.

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 11-17-2012, 07:16 PM
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Clean it and keep it. There are worse things out there.

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 11-17-2012, 07:25 PM
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depends.....did the brush have any "company" ? maybe a quick soak in "tidy bowl" ? maybe I could just hang one of those "potty-mints" on the brush for awhile and....now, an outhouse...that'd be entirely different... ! Smile

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 11-17-2012, 07:30 PM
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No, I would not use the brush again, regardless of toilet water conditions at time of immersion. Irrational perhaps, but I could never look at the 'tainted' brush the same way again, regardless of cost.

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 11-17-2012, 07:38 PM
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If the water was clean I'd sanitize and keep it..if someone left a turtle in the bay then all bets are off..it'd have to be a $200-300+ brush to keep that puppy.

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 11-17-2012, 07:46 PM
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(11-17-2012, 07:30 PM)Agravic Wrote: No, I would not use the brush again, regardless of toilet water conditions at time of immersion. Irrational perhaps, but I could never look at the 'tainted' brush the same way again, regardless of cost.

Call me next time you drop yours, I'll look at the tainted brush for you Biggrin

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 11-17-2012, 07:46 PM
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(11-17-2012, 07:05 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Inspired by a conversation going on elsewhere, it's an interesting scenario that I hope to never have to experience.

Would you keep using that brush or would the ick factor make you throw it away? Does the price play a part?

If it was clean and the brush cost more than $70, I'd probably save it. I don't know what I'd do i=if either of those two factors was untrue.
Hi Lee...if the brush cost $69.99, out it goes !?!? Biggrin

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 11-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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Doesn't matter how much that brush costed il clean it thouroghly and use it again. I get dirty for a living so my nice things, even if it was 2 dollars, I keep.

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 11-17-2012, 07:55 PM
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(11-17-2012, 07:38 PM)Arcadies Wrote: If the water was clean I'd sanitize and keep it..if someone left a turtle in the bay then all bets are off..it'd have to be a $200-300+ brush to keep that puppy.

but turtles are "ecological" and "organic" ! Smile

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 11-17-2012, 08:05 PM
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(11-17-2012, 07:46 PM)OldDog23 Wrote:
(11-17-2012, 07:05 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Inspired by a conversation going on elsewhere, it's an interesting scenario that I hope to never have to experience.

Would you keep using that brush or would the ick factor make you throw it away? Does the price play a part?

If it was clean and the brush cost more than $70, I'd probably save it. I don't know what I'd do i=if either of those two factors was untrue.
Hi Lee...if the brush cost $69.99, out it goes !?!? Biggrin

Probably not. Unless there was something else in the bowl. Then I'd always remember regardless of how sterile I made it. So, I'd probably let it die in peace.

Anyway, I think I need to move any brushes away from that side of the sink....

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 11-17-2012, 08:17 PM
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(11-17-2012, 08:05 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-17-2012, 07:46 PM)OldDog23 Wrote:
(11-17-2012, 07:05 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Inspired by a conversation going on elsewhere, it's an interesting scenario that I hope to never have to experience.

Would you keep using that brush or would the ick factor make you throw it away? Does the price play a part?

If it was clean and the brush cost more than $70, I'd probably save it. I don't know what I'd do i=if either of those two factors was untrue.
Hi Lee...if the brush cost $69.99, out it goes !?!? Biggrin

Probably not. Unless there was something else in the bowl. Then I'd always remember regardless of how sterile I made it. So, I'd probably let it die in peace.

Anyway, I think I need to move any brushes away from that side of the sink....
It actually happened to me ONCE...lucky for me, I had done some "spring cleaning" earlier that day (not ME, the facilities), the brush had the whole "pond" to itself !
now I just "close up shop" before I start shaving ! Glad it wasn't a "tortoise" handle brush...things may have gotten "confusing". Smile

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 11-17-2012, 09:04 PM
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Not to worry, I do not shave on or near the toilet. If mine winds up there it is because I'm pissed about something and and threw it across the room in to it. In that case, I would just flush the darn thing.

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 11-17-2012, 09:07 PM
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That thread you speak of sadly is not the first I have read on the subject. I know at least one other person who had his brush meet the same fate, a M&F in horn that had been flushed and vanished as well...

This is why my brushes are always stored when dry in their own safe cabinet and sit on the opposite side of the counter from the toilet. I also always keep then lid closed anyway so my babies are safe.

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 11-17-2012, 09:33 PM
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I just don't know. I hope I never need to make the decision.

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 11-17-2012, 09:49 PM
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I'd have to say that any brushes that find their way inside the toilet would have to be accepted as a loss because I “wrecked ‘em”

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 11-17-2012, 10:01 PM
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(11-17-2012, 09:49 PM)WmNeumann Wrote: I'd have to say that any brushes that find their way inside the toilet would have to be accepted as a loss because I “wrecked ‘em”

but, Bill..! what about the "5-second" rule ?? Smile

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 11-17-2012, 10:13 PM
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Napalm , use napalm : that disinfects all , trust me. It have other secondary effects , but its the best disinfection you can use...

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 11-17-2012, 10:46 PM
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(11-17-2012, 09:33 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I just don't know. I hope I never need to make the decision.

This, lol mine are on the other side of the room....

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