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I see these online at Sage website but only for commercial facilities. This device would prevent diapers, wash clothes, etc. from clogging toilet plumbing.

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We reversed the locks on the bathroom doors, put motion sensors around the house, and got a bedside commode. Sensors alert us toFIL nearing the BR door, and he is escorted and monitored at all toileting. I got tired of cleaning up his 'man-spray' on the floors, walls, toilet and himself multiple times a day. Also, pulling him out of the shower stall each time he fell trying to pull his pants up got old really fast for all of us. I'm much happier escorting him to BR than I was cleaning up the messes. P.S. plumbers recommend nothing but TP go in toilets, even kleenex. TP is the only paper designed for rapid breakdown and hence, less likely to clog pipes. Occasional flushing is probably ok, but daily, multiple flushes of these products just compound the problem.
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BlindFaith: The bedside commode is the safer solution. I can't understand someone putting a diaper in a toilet, but who knows, that could be me in 30 years.
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I still think maggiemarshal's idea on your other post of disabling the flush arm on to toilet. It is the simplest and cheapest solution, all you have to do is unhook the chain, a bit of a PITA but the whole flushing phase will hopefully not last too long.
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To clarify - I want to prevent the MIL with demintia from trying to flush her diaper in the toilet.
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All kinds of thins get thrown into a toilet when there is a person with dementia in the household. Contact your local home improvement company (Lowe's, Home Depot, TrueValue, Ace) and see if they have a device or maybe know where you can get one. If you have a plumbing company you use, ask them. A simple solution would be to put a cardboard cover over the seat - ask a homebuilder who have them in place when showing new model homes.
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I'm sure you're not the one trying to flush stuff down the toilet! I agree to get a bedside commode. For other clogs, like too much toilet paper, you can get a toilet snake (I got one from Mendards) that you can use to unclog smaller clogs from the toilet bowl. It's not a lot of fun, but cheaper than a plumber.
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I was going to say. The "PLUMBER" told me never to flush wipes even if they are advertised as flushable. If your mother is doing this and lives alone, she needs to have a caregiver or be in a nursing home!
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Get a bed side commode. You than will have total compliance as to what gets flushed.
Just an idea.
A less expensive idea.
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I'm thinking th BlindFaith needs to prevent someone with dementia from clogging the drain by attempting to flush diapers, etc.? Can you clarify, BlindFaith? Maybe there are some less expensive ideas, like a potty chair that can be emptied... Wipes should never be flushed, even if they are labeled "flushable". Have you ever seen pictures of sewers clogged by these? They are almost impossible for municipalities to clean up.
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Why would you throw diapers in a toilet? They are way too big for that. Also do you mean wash cloths? I'm guessing you mean something like baby wipes. Those should go down a regular toilet with no problem, but could be disposed of in a plastic bag with the diapers.
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