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Old 10-13-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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What Magnolia said - and here's another study
Think before you flush or brush | Serendip Studio

The aerosol effect isn't just about your toothbrush, it's about the walls, the doorknobs, the light switch, the sink... you get the picture. No - it isn't a regional preference, it's a sanitation preference.
My toilet has its own room.

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I already explained that rats can't get into the toilet if the house sewer line has a trap.

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Exactly!

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Hopes, seriously, you have a new kitten...you don't want to find Bobbles spinning in the porcelain dog dish..
We close the bathroom doors, but the water depth is so low, Bobbles would be fine if she fell into the bowl.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I had a frog in my toilet, but I think it came down the vent.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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That's true for old plumbing that doesn't have traps to prevent rodents and sewage from getting back into the house. When we replaced our sewer line (100 year old house), we installed a trap at the house. So the lid isn't necessary for our house or houses with newer plumbing.
Rodents do get through sewer traps. It just cuts down on frequency. They mostly follow fresh air but on occasion take a swim through the trap water.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:18 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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I can only speak for myself and my family.

I want a toilet lid. I prefer the toilet seat and lid to be DOWN. I think it looks better and cleaner, whether it really is or not. It looks neater in my opinion. I don't want to look at the bowl that people crap into.

And I've trained my four kids to feel the same way...so our numbers are growing! (We're a prolific lot.)
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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Rodents do get through sewer traps. It just cuts down on frequency. They mostly follow fresh air but on occasion take a swim through the trap water.
Maybe I'm using the wrong word (trap). It's a one way thing. Stuff only goes out. Stuff doesn't go in.

It's similar to this type of apparatus, and it was installed in our main sewer line at the house entrance.

MultiFlap for Toilets - Stop Snakes, Rats and Frogs accessing your property

ETA. I just found out what I'm talking about is called a sewer line non return valve.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Critters can still come down the vent pipes on your house...

I have to keep the lids down, or the furballs would fall in all the time....then lord knows where they would wind up....
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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Critters can still come down the vent pipes on your house...
There are screens to prevent that.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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So I don't drop my toothbrush in!
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Nobody wants to stare into that abyss. PUT IT DOWN.
This.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:46 AM
 
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Personally, I'm a lid up - as someone else mentioned - the bowl doesn't mildew/mold as quickly with the lid up ... but my husband is a lid down.

Minorly irritating, but not the end times.

In general - to each their own.
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