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Old 09-09-2019, 08:32 AM   #1
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Pet peeve... handling of sewer hose

Never ceases to amaze me the number of people who install and uninstall the sewer hose with their bare hands. Ugh... I use disposable medical gloves at all times, then wash my hands from the elbows down with a disinfectant soap after Iím done.
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I'd be more afraid of something splashing in my face than getting something on my hands. Are you wearing a face shield also? Do you also wear gloves when you do #2 and handle the TP?
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Never ceases to amaze me the number of people who install and uninstall the sewer hose with their bare hands. Ugh... I use disposable medical gloves at all times, then wash my hands from the elbows down with a disinfectant soap after Iím done.
Good for you. Then Iím assuming you havenít died like the rest of us have.
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Everyone's entitled to their method.

Funny thing, I don't see people running around with Septic pumping tanks wearing surgical gloves. I do see the drivers using a lot of hand sanitizer though. Bet they don't bite their fingernails too.

Amazing how people are so afraid of the sewer hose but don't give a second thought to working in their garden that has been fertilized with various kinds of animal feces. Ditto for changing a baby diaper.

Just rinse it down well and be sure and wash your hands.

FWIW, one encounters as many, if not more, germs when using public restrooms. Ever wonder how many germs are on the door handle, left there by all the people who do their business and then leave without washing hands.
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Good for you. Then Iím assuming you havenít died like the rest of us have.
People who try and live sterile lives probably have more allergies and other issues than those of us who were sent out to play with the animals and dirt.
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Guess you didn't grow up on a farm.
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I've tried many different brands of disposable gloves and every single time they'd break. So I finally went to Menards and got myself a pair of heavy duty PVC-coated work gloves. I keep them with my hoses so I always have them when I dump the tanks.

My problem is that I typically set them to the side and forget to put them on. Haven't died yet.
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While growing up in the country, my dad had several rental propertyís. He had lived through the depression so a dollar was a great deal of money to him. It cost about $15 for the local septic company to come pump a tank. When one of the septic tanks acted up, he would have me dig and remove the lid, then using a bucket, remove any solids and dispose of its contents around some oaks and pecan trees and run a snake through all the lines. Guess what, gloves as we have today were not available from the local hardware store in the 1960ís.
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Ate dirt, drank from garden hose, swam after eating, rode pedal bike for 10k miles...without a helmet, roller skated without knee pads, elbow pads or helmet. 57 years later....still here.
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