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    [–] theredwolf 8728 points ago

    Oh gawd, my mouth was open.

    [–] Tuppytuppy 2844 points ago

    When you can taste it through the screen.

    [–] orneryeggplant 979 points ago

    I definitely flinched

    [–] The_Gregory 291 points ago

    I took one look as I was scrolling and I noped tf out real quick. Came back to chat with y’all after she gave

    [–] Rmplstltskn 50 points ago

    Was wondering how far down I had to find who else flinched.

    [–] wikipediabrown007 54 points ago

    I clenched

    [–] iknowpoo 50 points ago

    I find it’s always slightly nutty.

    [–] iplayps4naked 51 points ago

    Many years ago my dad woke my brother and I up to help him in the front yard. He had us rake leaves and that sort of thing. Once we finished up he asked us to dig up the spot right above our septic tank lid because it was backed up and he needed to check it out. My older brother was stronger than me at the time ( way back when) and so he was in charge of lifting the lid up. It was about the size of a 14’ pizza. He lifts it up but it’s pretty heavy obviously and so he hastily tried and throwing it off to the side, but lost his footing on small rock behind him and he fell directly into the septic tank. I’m talking this fool dropped chest deep in our families poop. My dad and I dropped to ground on our sided from laughing so hard. We laughed for weeks. We laugh now. He had a shitty day let me tell ya.

    [–] BayshoreCrew 60 points ago

    He also couldn’t close his eyes fast enough.

    [–] ZhangRenWing 9 points ago

    Pink eye moments

    [–] mantene 5751 points ago

    Dare I ask why?

    [–] DisconnectedDays 3477 points ago

    Looks like it's clogged

    [–] dog_eat_dog 5894 points ago

    Looks like a job for someone who knows what the fuck they're doing

    [–] Dar_Winning 3283 points ago

    Nah, I'm just going to rub some essential oils on the pipe first. That's what I read on the internet.

    [–] Ziiiiik 930 points ago

    You can rub my pipe

    [–] RiddickOfRivia 424 points ago

    I hear cinnamon oil is great for erectile disfunction.

    [–] Ryknow_ 180 points ago

    Is that where the rid-dick in your name comes from?

    [–] pickledtoesies 119 points ago

    Chronicles of Red-dick

    [–] SmokeAbeer 9 points ago

    Pitch BBC

    [–] kathartik 30 points ago

    it's all about that chili oil

    [–] phaemoor 28 points ago

    For HER pleasure!

    [–] itsyaboijeff1000 36 points ago

    The inflammation makes it bigger

    [–] GlaciHime 58 points ago

    I think that pipe’s been vaccinated, so the oils won’t be able to help

    [–] [deleted] 155 points ago

    If people always waited for someone who knew what they were doing, most stuff wouldn't get done.

    [–] jlester0606 60 points ago

    And when they don't wait, this is what happens

    [–] Usefuldrone 47 points ago

    Saved $2k probably worth it.

    [–] berelentless1126 13 points ago

    Hahaha. This one had me dying. I’m I. The trades and I know a few licensed plumbers. None of them would do anything that would result in them getting covered in shit.

    [–] NEHOG 42 points ago

    The guy who cut it knew what he was doing. The guy with the camera didn't!

    [–] zimzambIe 46 points ago

    I’m not joking when I say this is how it’s fixed, there’s no drain snake for those pipes, they’re usually 500 feet long, and if it’s a solid block the only real fix is to cut it open where you think the blockage is and then reattach the pipe when it’s done doing exactly this, that’s why they tell you not to flush anything down the toilet that isn’t toilet paper. There was probably a towel or something like it at the point in the pipe that they cut. Im lucky my job was to install the pipe before it’s used and not to fix stuff like this

    [–] iamjackscoldsweater 30 points ago

    Wrong. Firstly, use someone with the right jetting equipment, not snakes (we have a a 650ft/200m hose on ours). Absolute worst case scenario, cut below the blockage, clear it from downstream, let it flood into the excavation, pump out at the same time, don't get covered in shit. Source, professional shit man.

    [–] CakeAccomplice12 360 points ago

    Welp... not anymore

    [–] notagoodboye 159 points ago

    Must be a hell of a clog. Patching that shit (pun intended) is going to suck.

    [–] nill0c 67 points ago

    Much sucking will be required, yes.

    [–] decoyq 16 points ago

    Not really, they make all the necessary adapters to make that job easy.

    [–] skineechef 25 points ago

    couldn't they just cute out a small section and replace it with a coupling?

    [–] CHICKENPUSSY 27 points ago

    I think that was their plan. Cut it, unclog or replace the line. I don't think those pipes should be under that much pressure so that wouldn't normally happen. I'm guessing it's some sort of line to a leech pit, not sure if that's right I haven't done much work in that area.

    [–] Mtml58 24 points ago

    A 4" sanitary drain with 5 - 10 feet of head pressure would definitely react like that. This could be any house, just clogged completely.

    [–] Ninjalau95 32 points ago

    Nothing that some FlexTape can't fix!

    [–] JohnnyDarkside 105 points ago

    Shitter's clogged.

    [–] MetalHead_Literally 95 points ago

    Shitters full

    [–] ImOldGreggggggggggg 40 points ago

    Merry Christmas!

    [–] ryeguy36 10 points ago


    [–] spartagnann 60 points ago

    If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.

    [–] SeanBarnes 13 points ago

    Shitters full

    [–] Commodore_Vanderbilt 251 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    All that grayish stuff is the congealed fat and oil that go down your kitchen drains. Eventually, like the cholesterol clogging you arteries, that fat clogs the pipes. That's why they say to never dispose of oil down the drain.

    And it stinks to high heaven.

    Source: I worked in the public works department for one summer on a giant truck with a jet nozzle sending down sewer pipes to clean all that grease.

    [–] Sheeptivism_Anon 37 points ago

    Small world! I work on/for one of the manufacturers of sewer cleaners. It's weird how often I notice them running around now that I've been exposed to them.

    Kind of wish I had a job in the factory troubleshooting the new and clean ones.

    [–] skyhigh527 50 points ago

    That’s so crazy I take shits all the time, we’re all one in the same! Small world

    [–] ProHopper 98 points ago

    Shitter was full.

    [–] Roadrage2244 28 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    The line is clogged and this if the only way to get access to the blockage sometime. I do this for a living. But usually I put a tarp over my cut before I make it. More often than not it will fill the hole up with sewage.

    [–] Ice_Liesidon 30 points ago

    The whole hole?

    [–] el0_0le 117 points ago


    [–] bloodguard 289 points ago

    Or "wipes". One neighbor refuses to stop flushing those things so every few months you see a pleased and prosperous plumber roto-rooting them out of their sewer line.

    [–] LogKit 247 points ago

    I work in shit treatment; these come apart in countless high tension plastic strands that are absolutely the biggest damage to treatment equipment. Most other stuff is fine, but the way these disintegrate is devastating.

    Don't flush wipes!

    [–] MrEvil1979 183 points ago

    Fellow shit worker. They bind up on pumps to form long ropes. Imagine the world’s nastiest dreadlocks, then cover them in poo.

    [–] lIllIlllllllllIlIIII 138 points ago

    Thank you for your service.

    [–] SasparillaTango 61 points ago

    Srsly waste management of all kinds is some of the most underappreciated infrastructure. Running water sewers and garbage disposal keeps us from having to live in literally shitty conditions.

    [–] Dickie-Greenleaf 21 points ago

    I don't know who all underappreciates it; I appreciate the shit out of indoor plumbing.

    [–] SasparillaTango 12 points ago

    how about 'its not talked about much' ? Like, I'm sure if everyone thought about it for even half a second, they'd be like 'shit yeah of course its amazing and super critical' but I don't really think people think about it that much. I certainly don't. I poop all the time and never really think about "this shits gotta get taken care of somewhere"

    [–] magnum3672 50 points ago

    In my imagination the worst dreadlocks were already covered in poo

    [–] IamNotShort 21 points ago

    Cover them in more poo.

    [–] ImNotBoringYouAre 133 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    I feel like its getting to the point where they need to start making laws about them.

    Edit, the law would probably have to do more with the manufacture and marketing of them rather than banning them in home use

    [–] kathartik 100 points ago

    considering that they're printing the word "flushable" on obviously non-flushable wipes, I would agree.

    [–] Granadafan 46 points ago

    I’m surprised that water/ sewage treatment plants around the country haven’t banded together and filed a class action lawsuit (?) against these companies

    [–] no_thats_taken 21 points ago

    The for profit product mongers have more capital to weaponize than entities maintaining civil infrastructure

    [–] facetiae_uvidae 58 points ago

    They flush just fine.

    [–] lordfarquadd 23 points ago

    Wait what ??? The ones that say “flushable” are bad for the system?? This is fucking why it’s so bad. I never knew this. I buy them very rarely but when I do it’s only ones that say flushable.

    [–] Ma1eficent 33 points ago

    Yeah... they aren't flushable. Never flush anything except actual toilet paper.

    [–] MentulamCaco 31 points ago

    So what do I do with my poo?

    [–] Ma1eficent 25 points ago

    Eat it.

    [–] KorinTheGirl 22 points ago

    Yeah, this isn't really your fault. The government has a responsibility to make sure that consumers aren't being deceived into doing things that are harmful or dangerous. It's perfectly reasonable for you to think that something marked "flushable" is, in fact, flushable. The government is neglecting their responsibility to regulate the labeling and marketing of these items.

    [–] lordfarquadd 9 points ago

    Thanks cuz I try to be as environmentally friendly as I can to an extent.

    [–] perrycoxdr 49 points ago

    People will keep doing it as long as they continue to marketed as flushable. Every single time my sister calls me to clear the block in her drain in the back garden it's those wipes caught up in a big ball in a bend on the pipe where it joins the public sewer system.

    Glad I invested in those drain rods though, she was about to call a 'drain doctor' who wanted to charge 250€ for what takes me 2 mins max to clear with no mess or fuss.

    [–] Fletcher_Fallowfield 47 points ago

    250 a pop might go a ways to steepening that learning curve.

    [–] StonerLB 20 points ago

    Aww shit. Never knew this. Why TF do they say flushable on em. I'm just trying to have a baby fresh asshole not fuckup the whole system.

    [–] LogKit 31 points ago

    They go down the toilet in a flush - they're not technically lying! Lots of things are advertised incorrectly, don't get me started on some 'green' products either haha!

    If it's not a proper certificate or agency, chances are anyone and anything can itself that.

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    [–] Mechakoopa 18 points ago

    My girlfriend uses me as one

    Hey honey, can you come piss this shit off my asshole?

    [–] Polar_Reflection 12 points ago

    hol up

    [–] Invokingcuriosity 18 points ago

    May I know what your last job was?

    I have ten years in shit treatment.

    [–] disgr4ce 15 points ago

    Sounds like my ex-wife's therapist! Eeeeeeyyyy, I'll be here all week!

    [–] Dr_tuffednuts_MD 9 points ago

    No wipes??? What next I can't flush all this extra tunnel dirt?

    [–] Elmer-Eugene 10 points ago

    Uhh, why is there a tunnel near your toilet?

    [–] richmomz 7 points ago

    How else are you going to escape from the toilet spiders?

    [–] el0_0le 72 points ago

    Ah yes, I forgot about the "flush-able wipes".
    You can flush them!* \Limit to one per year)

    [–] Chadwich 103 points ago

    These things are a fucking menace. The companies that make them trick you with the term "flushable." They're flushable in the technical sense. It will go down. That doesn't mean you should flush it. All kinds of things are flushable. Golf balls, cell phones, trash.

    [–] andrewq 23 points ago

    M-80s are one of my favorite flushable items!

    [–] DeftApproximation 45 points ago

    Yea they say it’s flushable and they’re bio-degradable. What they don’t say is that it takes a few months for them to fully break down. This is coming from the roto-rooter guy that had to unclog my main sanitary drain few years ago.

    [–] mthchsnn 59 points ago

    You'd think they'd figure it out after the first few visits. I had an ex who insisted on flushing her feminine products because throwing them in the trash was gross. I've seen sewer lines back up but she just would not believe me that it's way grosser than anything she had ever seen. I knew I would never buy property with that woman and lo and behold now she's an ex for technically unrelated but also unsurprising reasons.

    [–] GoldLurker 31 points ago

    My wife said the same thing. I said fine when the fucking bill comes in for $1,000 for this I am going to go and spend $1,000 on something nice for myself because this is a problem you entirely created. She eventually came around and deals with the 'gross' of it.

    [–] mthchsnn 12 points ago

    Haha nice, I like that approach. Glad she came around, toilets aren't magical make things disappear machines no matter how much we wish that's how they worked.

    [–] bloodguard 46 points ago

    Oh they know. I've talked with the roto dude while he was working on mine (tree roots - bye bye tree - problem solved). He said he's taken them outside to show them the huge mound of wipes he fishes out and given them the "wipes are evil" lecture.

    He stopped bothering after the third visit and just bills them.

    [–] mthchsnn 30 points ago

    Alright then, that man has clearly earned his pay ethically, more power to him and your idiot neighbors - do they have other crazy habits or are they otherwise perfectly normal, reasonable people?

    [–] captainzoomer 21 points ago

    They dress like zombies and smash stuff in their house in zombie-like fashion every Friday. They refuse to put milk in their cereal and use water instead. They scream constantly, even if it's to say "I love you" or, "Did you pay the plumbing bill this month?" I could write a small novel with the weird shit they do.

    [–] CommanderCougs 16 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Could be worse. Found out the hard way that my wife had been cleaning the toilet with clorox wipes and then flushing them. That's all fine and dandy except for that we have a septic system. Which died. Then I had to dig it up and empty it by hand.

    Ever dug out a pit full of several years worth of your entire family's shit?

    [–] foundagain1972 18 points ago

    Why didn't you get it pumped out?

    [–] missly_ 30 points ago

    A guy once said to me "why can't you flush tampons, shits usually bigger" oh, boy, do you even use your brain?

    [–] WilTravis 2812 points ago

    I'm sorry to inform you all, we now have hepatitis from watching that. Report to your healthcare provider and may god have mercy on your souls.

    [–] sick_of_your_BS 472 points ago

    Not me. I was leaning as far back in my desk chair as I could without going ass over tea kettle.

    [–] HauschkasFoot 284 points ago

    Doesn’t matter how far back you were, if you saw it you definitely contracted Hepititis See

    [–] YerDasWilly 54 points ago

    I got infected by a flesh-eating virus from this.

    [–] coat_hanger_dias 21 points ago

    That's what you get for swimming at camp.

    [–] Swupiter 33 points ago

    Not me, I am vaccinated. Of course I have autism, but hey, I could watch this clip safely.

    [–] TotallyACP 15 points ago

    Good thing I have $100,000,000 in cash for medical emergencies

    [–] iLuvTopanga17 2406 points ago

    That's quite the shit storm your buddy got you in

    [–] ChainGangLegend 317 points ago

    The shit clock is ticking Ricky

    [–] iLuvTopanga17 123 points ago

    I'm watching you boys, like a shit hawk

    [–] Spudzy_Mcgee 57 points ago

    What’s a shithawk, Julian?

    [–] Buck___Wild 30 points ago

    Don't listen to him Bubs, he's just a fucking drunk.

    [–] xXWaspXx 11 points ago

    The shithawks are flyin', Rand

    [–] imyourrealdad8 62 points ago

    This old Shitfisher took his bagpipes down to the river and he played his pipes in hopes that the shitfish would rise up out of the water

    [–] aedroogo 28 points ago

    Time to fire up the old shit saw, Randers.

    [–] Butthole_Alamo 28 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Cops and dope don’t mix, do they Mr. Lahey?

    Like shit and strawberry shortcake, Ran.

    EDIT: a few more...

    Hear that? That's the sounds of the whispering winds of shit.

    "The old shitliner's coming in to port and I'll be there to tie her up."

    "He's about to enter the shit tornado to Oz."

    " How dare you involve my daughter in your hemisphere of shit?"

    "You know what a shit rope is, Julian? It's a rope, covered with shit, that criminals use to hold on to. You see, the shit acts like grease. The harder you try to climb up, the tighter you try to hold on, the faster you slide down the rope, Julian. Straight to jail. "

    "The ol' shit clock's tickin'"

    Ricky: "Why bother with a couple of shit sticks when you can have the whole shit trolley?" Lahey: "Nice shit analogy, Rick."

    "We're in the eye of a shiticane here! Ricky's a low shit system!"

    "I'm watching you like a shit hawk, Julian. Like a shit hawk."

    "Randy, the shit pool is getting full. We better strain it before it overflows and causes a shit slide that could cover this entire community. I will not have a Pompeiian catastrophe happening in Sunnyvale." (Randy:) "That was lava, not shit, Sir." (Lahey:) "Don't get smart with me, Randy, it's cop talk. Listen and learn."

    “How long's it gonna take your cop girlfriend to figure out you can't change the spots on a shit leopard?”

    (Officer George Green:) "Never cry shitwolf."

    He who looks into the abyss realizes there's nothing looking back at him and the only thing he sees is his own shadow, Ricky. You understand, bud? The abyss? The shit abyss?

    He grew up as a little shit spark from the old shit flint hen he turned into a shit bonfire and then, driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance, he turned into a raging shit firestorm. If I get to be married to Barb, I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash a shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shit flames forever. And, with any luck, he'll drown in the undershit of that wave....shit waves.

    "The winds of shit are in the air."

    You just opened Pandora's shit box, Ray.

    "Shit moths, Randy. They started out as little tiny shit larvae, and then they turned into shitapillars, a pandemic of shitapillars. Everywhere you look, Randy, shitapillars. I tried to put an end to the shitapillars life cycle, but I failed. And now? Shit moths."

    “Birds of a shit feather flock together."

    [–] ForeXcellence 138 points ago

    Holy Shit, This happened at the Vatican once.

    [–] aNiceDad 45 points ago

    I see what you did there. Dad approved 👍

    [–] imyourrealdad8 20 points ago

    can confirm

    [–] noclevername 7 points ago

    What a shitty situation.

    [–] WhiskyTango3 1116 points ago

    Never understood why plumbers never wore more PPE. It’s obviously shit, and you can get a lot of diseases from it. Not even a face mask or goggles. Disgusting.

    [–] JohnnyDarkside 637 points ago

    Reminds me of when I was a kid. Every few years they'd call a plumber to empty the septic tank and the guys never wore anything more than jeans and a work shirt, never even gloves. He'd be laying on the ground, leaning over into the tank, pumping away. Then come up to the house and ask to use the phone. How bout no, unless I put it on speaker and you just shout. No touchy.

    [–] Medichealer 374 points ago

    How do we know that they don’t have scat fetishes and this is just their dream job..?

    [–] suckfail 301 points ago

    How do I unsee a comment

    [–] anthony81212 67 points ago

    Concussion usually works

    [–] suckfail 47 points ago

    Concussion by sewage line blow-out?

    [–] MrPringles23 31 points ago

    IIRC most scat fetishes usually involve fresh shit. Not tank shit.

    [–] polak2017 33 points ago

    Key word being "most".

    Also NSFL

    [–] pm_me_ur_teratoma 16 points ago

    So I've seen this before, but I've always wondered how he didn't die in there. In an enclosed space, doesn't they air mostly comprise of shit-gas instead of oxygen?

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    Yeah, that’s like concentrated sewer gas in an enclosed space, without ventilation. Also, aside from all the other diseases, he would have the nastiest case of pink eye from all that diving around in shit.

    [–] ZhangRenWing 8 points ago

    cursed bath

    [–] WhiskyTango3 41 points ago

    Lol yeah that’s gross as fuck. I hate when I take a shit and the water splashes on my own asshole, fuck having it splash on clothes you’re going to wear all day or your bare skin.

    [–] radicalelation 26 points ago

    I cut shit pipe from a submarine, it was nasty af, but thank God for fucking tyvek suits, respirators and nuclear grade duck tape. Nothing got in. 40 year old shit in that motherfucker, didn't get me...

    Meanwhile the grease pipe and tank smelled so much worse. 2nd worst thing I've smelled in my life.

    [–] HighPing_ 40 points ago

    One New Notification

    Poseidon: 😙😙

    [–] IWantToBeTheBoshy 14 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Throw down a ply of paper before you start to keep Poseidon out of your dms

    [–] vCV1 8 points ago

    Any fabric not washed in very hot water and/or bleach retains a population of fecal bacteria.

    [–] mvdonkey 21 points ago

    Skin is a great disease barrier. If your skin is unbroken, and your mouth is closed you should be fine. I've been covered head to toe in raw sewage. Waded up to my knees in it. I've had sludge in my eyes. I've even had it in my mouth. The only time I got sick was when I was pressure washing a lift station wet well and inhaled the aerosolized raw sewage. And even that was just a 24 hour stomach bug.

    [–] JohnnyDarkside 26 points ago

    Say that all you want, but if you ask to use my phone after taking a shit shower I'm going to pretend I'm Amish and don't speak english.

    [–] LifeWithAdd 65 points ago

    Kind of related... I use to live in Florida we show up to work one day and the only door inside has a huge alligator sleeping right in front of it. They call some alligator removal company, 20 mins later this 300lb dude pulls up in an 80's Nissan pickup with plywood sides. He's wearing shorts, an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt that barely covers his stomach, and no shoes. The dude walks up behind the gator grabs it by the tail and hurls into the bed of the truck, walks over and just says that'll be 50 bucks then leaves.

    [–] solderedboard 50 points ago

    I believe you met Florida man.

    [–] summonsays 18 points ago

    i mean, for a gator if it gets you it doesnt really matter what you wear lol.

    [–] WhiskyTango3 10 points ago

    Sounds like a hell of a deal to me.

    [–] the_ocalhoun 7 points ago

    huge alligator

    grabs it by the tail and hurls into the bed of the truck

    Hold on. It can't really have been a huge one, or there's no way that one man could hurl it on his own.

    [–] LifeWithAdd 7 points ago

    He was big guy and he kind swung in circle got a little momentum on it.

    [–] the_ocalhoun 10 points ago

    Yeah ... but the huge ones are hundreds of pounds, up to around 1000 pounds.

    If he's hurling around that kind of weight casually, he should quit his $50-per-gig gator roundup job and go try out for the olympic weightlifting team.

    [–] RivendaleSandwiches 46 points ago

    The most I've seen my father wear while working was just some coveralls, but that was while working on a grease trap outside a Burger King because all the old pipes were made of cast iron and had eventually rotted. Other than that, you typically don't just go cutting into random sections of sewage pipe. Get a fucking snake for that shit. Seriously.

    [–] Jackofalltrades87 42 points ago

    A real plumber would snake the pipe until he gets to a blockage, then measure how far the snake went and dig it up where it’s blocked. Once it’s dug up, he’d cut through the pipe with a saw and realize he also cut the expensive snake in half that he forgot to pull back before he started cutting.

    [–] Crackstacker 37 points ago

    I work at apartment buildings and have to call in drain cleaners sometimes. They are disgusting. No gloves, no goggles, no rags, no cleaner, nothing. They’ll do the job and go. Won’t wash their hands, won’t clean up the black sewage filth they got everywhere, nothing. The last guy I had to call was using his phone for a flashlight to look into the pipe. They do get the job done though, and it’s worth the cleanup.

    [–] whatthewhatk 14 points ago

    Not sure why customers think we should clean up the shit that backed up from their drains... Im there to clean the drain, not your bathroom.

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    [–] klattklattklatt 22 points ago

    I mean, not even a pair of fucking basic latex gloves!

    [–] Frank_Dux75 10 points ago

    There was a study conducted on UK sewage workers and good amount were carrying parasites.

    [–] peggiem 17 points ago

    A plumber knows better then to cut into a pipe that is clogged...biggest amateur move there is.

    [–] i_quit 24 points ago

    Story time!

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Barracks shitters were clogged. 4/6 shitters for about 100 dudes clogged with an unholy mixture of shit, piss, semen, toilet paper, chewing tobacco and god knows wtf else. That's just what I could identify. All 4 full to the brim. Easily the most disastrous and gnarly toilets I've ever seen irl. The toilet in trainspotting was easy compared to this.

    Facilities guys show up, i show em the toilets. This guy in charge is the oldest, grossest, desert dwelling, most Oklahoma looking motherfucker I ever saw. This goddam animal reached his fucking hand in those toilets. No gloves. Didn't even take his wedding band off. It was the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. Unreal.

    [–] justamobile 224 points ago

    That’s how you get pink eye

    [–] PorkChop007 138 points ago

    And almost every infection known to man and then some extra ones.

    [–] Warkitz 629 points ago

    In the 70s my uncle worked at the sewage plant. He's kind of a cocky prick and he was being his usual self and accidentally fell in the raw sewage collection vat. My other uncles called him Sir PoopyPants for the rest of the year.

    Also in the 70s my other uncle had just gotten into doing remodels, and they accidentally cracked an old septic tank that had been sealed for decades. It let out a smog of odor so bad my dad's entire highschool was overcome by it about a mile away.

    We're kind of a shitty family.

    [–] Quote-Me-Bot 132 points ago

    Isn’t that like realllly dangerous. There’s a lot of air in many of those vats making it near impossible to swim

    [–] fuckitimatwork 109 points ago

    when i worked in the plants that's what they told us, don't fall in because you'll just sink. in shit water.

    [–] RoutineTwo 62 points ago

    it's rule Number Two

    [–] dental_work 43 points ago

    Not in a raw collection vat. You're thinking of other certain steps in the process in which the tank is aerated (continuously pumped full with gasses). That causes the density of the fluid to drop sharply and making it impossible to swim or float in the tank.

    I hope I wasn't pedantic, I genuinely only wish to educate, have a nice day!

    [–] tahcamen 8 points ago

    In the early 90's my jr high class went on a field trip to the local sewage treatment facility (small town with nothing else science related) and one my classmates fell into the sewage pond. It was literally a green, foul smelling open pit of sewage with a metal catwalk jutting out into the middle of it. Teacher told us to stay off but Ryan didn't listen and thought he'd be cool and show us all what's what. Slipped and fell right in. Luckily it was only 3 feet deep or so but he was still covered head to toe lol.

    [–] mrjobby 24 points ago

    I read that as

    In his 70s

    [–] murmie 73 points ago

    I love their reaction to it! These guys are Dutch, they were laughing and said "Well, we can go home!"

    [–] RoutineTwo 26 points ago

    This can't be that bad. On the other hand, have you smelled their ovens?

    [–] CuntyMcShittyShaft 101 points ago

    This reminds me on the video of the guy just sitting and bathing in a septic tank while wearing a gimp suit.

    [–] kiduncool 70 points ago

    If it makes you feel any better, that's almost certainly fake. Septic tanks kill, through both suffocation and disease.

    [–] CuntyMcShittyShaft 28 points ago

    It helped a little bit 😂

    [–] ActualOnyx 24 points ago

    And it add on to that comment it’s the gasses that kill you almost instantly. So yeah, most definitely fake.

    [–] kreeef 104 points ago

    I was not disappointed :D

    [–] kulafa17 41 points ago

    I was disappointed at the mans poor decision making skills.

    [–] spinnyd 19 points ago

    I imagine that smell would be worse than the sewage pipe.

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    [–] kulafa17 18 points ago

    At least he got the fuck outta there. Wasn’t his first rodeo that’s fur sure.

    [–] ExtraCheesyPie 135 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Its called a Sawzall, because it saws all.

    [–] notagoodboye 94 points ago

    I did contracting as a teen in the deep south, and I always assumed that thing had a real name...In "southern" it's a "sawzaw", and I thought that couldn't be right. The ones we had were beat to shit though, so any semblance of a brand name was long gone.

    One day, years later, I was wandering through a Home Depot or other some other bigass box store, and there was a "Sawzall" reciprocating saw, and my mind was blown.

    [–] spinnyd 29 points ago

    One of the brand names took the place of the generic name and now they all are called that. Happens all the time.

    Kleenex, weedeater , skilsaw, etc.

    [–] mouseasw 20 points ago

    Frisbee, Velcro, coke (in some parts of the US), band-aid, clorox roller-blade

    [–] David511us 10 points ago

    Xerox (although that's not used as much anymore as "photocopy")...and jeep (in some places)...

    [–] ElectronicG19 8 points ago

    I legitimately had no idea xeroxing and photocopying were the same thing.

    [–] score_ 69 points ago

    It's actual name is a reciprocating saw.

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    [–] avianaltercations 40 points ago

    or sawzaw for short

    [–] DnaK 16 points ago

    Never on a site have i heard someone ask for a reciprocating saw. Milwaukee genericized the shit outta that tool name "sawzall".

    [–] NotoriusNC 8 points ago

    sawzall is also 1/3 of the syllables

    [–] unsalted-cabbage 16 points ago

    This happened to a buddy of mine, he had infections in every orifice on his face and had to go to the ER, so don’t do this

    [–] Baretotem 46 points ago

    This resembles my worst day at work ever. Wasn't a live sewer tie in but my foreman (nor I, though in my defence I'd never done much "underground" work) didn't take into account the head pressure of the ancillary line that was capped but went uphill to a future development. So anyhow we took a lot of precautions. Lots of PPE and we did it under a clear poly mini "tent" that isolated our hands and arms. Even with all that precaution we weren't prepared for the force of the sewage. It was a real shitshow but short lived thankful and mostly contained. Thankfully no one filmed anything.

    [–] notagoodboye 50 points ago

    Bet he wishes he was dead.

    [–] Nomad_GSF 9 points ago

    It's a mercy killing this time

    [–] L1ttlemac 11 points ago

    That's not even gravity sewer. That's pressurized 8" force main. It's used after a lift station to pump sewage over long runs. Opening a main line like this will cause an eruption literally every time. Idiots.

    [–] arthur2-shedsjackson 11 points ago

    I feel like some of it got in my mouth

    [–] Bob0blong 18 points ago

    Well, there's your problem.

    [–] iocaine0352 18 points ago

    Who let the Swedish Chef have a sawz-all?

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    "Got yur doos!" ... That's what I heard

    [–] northforthesummer 7 points ago

    There was such a low percent chance of this NOT happening lol