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#1
Greetings Gents,

I guess I never put two and two together--I've read a myriad of articles discussing best ways to protect your toothbrush from fecal matter within the bathroom. Until recently, I have not put any thought into how to protect my shave brushes from the same issue. My brushes are proudly displayed in my bathroom, in an open cabinet. I have not been able to find much information online.

I know it's not a major issue as I'll likely just move the brushes to my vanity with the door shut; however, besides that and regular brush cleaning, does anyone have any other tips for brush protection from bathroom particles?
#2

Veni, vidi, vici
New Vegas
I have to ask, but why is your shaving equipment even in the remotest proximity to the offender? This makes no sense to me.

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Primo
Shaving for 46+ years; enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità...
#3
As long as you don't pee directly on them or drop a deuce on them, you're probably OK.

If you have them on the top of the toilet tank, they are more are risk...especially if you have kids with bad aim.

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#4

Member
Virginia
(11-24-2015, 02:21 PM)primotenore Wrote: I have to ask, but why is your shaving equipment even in the remotest proximity to the offender? This makes no sense to me.

Actually you would be surprised how flushing your toilet with the lid up projects water with who knows what in it all around your bathroom. I saw this on tv a few years back, don't remember the program but they put something in the toilet that would show up to a black light. Flushed the toilet and wow, as I said, you would be surprised. You dont need anything in close proximity, in the bathroom would be close enough.
Bob from Virginia
#5

Member
Virginia
Found it. It was dirty jobs with Mike Rowe, love that guy.

Here's a link to a poor youtube of someone filming their tv during the episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB-l05yiwvY
Bob from Virginia
#6

Member
Austin, TX
(11-24-2015, 02:39 PM)Bruce Wrote: As long as you don't pee directly on them or drop a deuce on them, you're probably OK.

If you have them on the top of the toilet tank, they are more are risk...especially if you have kids with bad aim.

Funniest of the Day Award...

My WC has a door. My rotation brushes by the sink, the rest in a box or boxes under the cabinet. I am subscribing to the ignorance is bliss and choosing to believe there is no risk of sewage contamination. Smile

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Kevin
#7
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 02:48 PM by brucered.)
So now what, we aren't supposed to flush our bowel movements or everything in the bathroom will be contaminated? I'm somewhat of a germaphobe and won't touch another persons Used Soap or Cream, no matter how sought after and even if it was free.

But I'm not worried about flushing my own waste down the toilet, in my own bathroom, in my own house.
#8

Member
Virginia
I subscribe to the "im 40 and it hasn't killed me yet" line of thinking.

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Bob from Virginia
#9
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 05:54 PM by steeleshaves.)
This is another fine example of technology causing us to think about something that has been around and not been killing people for 50 years. People were going to the bathroom around their shave brushes and toothbrushes in 1930,40,50, etc etc.... guess what??? There wasn't a rash of people going to ER rooms because their were traces of poo on their toothbrush or shave brush. In fact, how much more of a problem is ecoli now that there are only a handful of really large meat packers and slaughterhouses in the US. I think eating a bagged salad or a pound of super market beef is a hell of a lot more risky to my health than using the toothbrush in my bathroom or shave brush that is 20 or 30 feet from my toilet. Non issue, overthinking something that isn't a problem in my view.

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#10

Merchant
Central Maine
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 03:24 PM by ShadowsDad.)
I'm sorry, but the fact that this even needs to be asked kinda ticks me off. We have advancements in and the ability for hygiene and folks refuse to be hygienic.

The solution is fairly simple. Put the lid down. That's why it's there in the first place. If it wasn't supposed to be down they wouldn't have lids. Lots of public bathrooms don't have lids. Don't brush teeth there or shave there, and definitely don't store your brushes there.

One needs to make a choice, if the brushes must be out then either get others to lower the lid before flushing, or invite them to defecate and pee outside, that is, without using the plumbing. Maybe dig an outhouse for them? :-) Or get a cabinet and put things away. If there are other solutions I'm not aware of them.

FWIW, mine are in a cabinet with doors that, like the lid on the hopper, are also kept closed unless I'm shaving, and no one is ever dumping while I shave. We flush with the lid closed and always have, but our hopper is a gentle flusher too.

But looking at it another way... for how many years has this been a problem? The only difference now is knowledge of it. Nothing other than that has changed. The solution is still to lower the lid. If it was a real problem I think there would be typhoid and all sorts of other epidemics. Too, I wonder if the hopper in the video was specially selected to spew? Not all hoppers have a violent flushing action but some do. When I originally saw that video I had that same question, but they don't show the toilet action itself. I strongly suspect that the toilet selected is a very violent flusher.

Another thing that ticks me off, because it's so easy to do, is not hand washing after using the indoor plumbing. You know that the unwashed hand is going to open the door and transfer their germs to anyone who comes after. Not hand washing is so third world or stone age.

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