Train4TradeSkills News: The Case of the Exploding Toilets

A government building in Washington has been bombarded by exploding toilets, leaving two people injured.

The building housing the General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington D.C, has seen two toilets literally explode and injure two people nearby. You certainly don’t expect that when you use a toilet!

Describing what happened, GSA spokesperson Emily Barocas told the media that the tank’s control system malfunctioned, plunging the water level below normal and allowing air to seep into the pipes, where it shouldn’t be because it gets compressed. The air then hit the toilet bowls when they were flushed.

Ms. Barocas said the result was “You get a geyser, which is a recipe for disaster.”

Rarely do you hear of toilets completely exploding, but it seems to be the older the toilet, the higher the risk that it could ever happen.

Plumbers: what do you think about this? Have you ever seen or heard of a toilet exploding? Let us know and comment below or on the Train4TradeSkills Facebook page.


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Posted on September 30, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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