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9-ply Toilet Paper

9-ply revisited for RayfordSteele
 
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Lets say that I unroll 2 feet of your average stock 3-ply. I would than proceed to fold it approximately 3 or 4 times resulting in a final piece that’s 9-12 ply’s thick!

I don’t know about anybody else but this leads me to think that toilet tissue companies are pushing the "length" factor of a roll when really they could cut down on length and just make thicker toilet paper you don’t have to fold

That’s right folks, 9-ply. Imagine never having a messy breakthrough ever again. I even thought about slogans for selling, either "your shits our bread and butter" or "we're number 1 in the number 2 business. There’s even a future in it, the idea will explode like razors, its evolution we've gone from a single blade to 4!

FeelinPhine, Nov 07 2003

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       Not too handy for students of the "wad and wipe" method ... but handy for cleaning up puke/blowing nose ... I'm down for this one [+]
Letsbuildafort, Nov 07 2003
  

       Could you not invent a triple-decker toilet-roll dispenser? Three loo rolls encased in a housing, with gubbins to feed them all down to an exit hole at the bottom...might need to staple the sheets after every use.

Which way do you dispense though? Underhand or Overhand?
silverstormer, Nov 07 2003
  

       * New * SOFT-WIPE® TISSUE
1 1500-ply sheet. 4 x 5 in
phundug, Nov 07 2003
  

       sp: "their", "approximately.", "there's", "explode"
RayfordSteele, Nov 07 2003
  

       I don't know about the rest of you, but I find the multi-ply toilet paper to be weaker than the regular, industrial stuff they have out there. I mean, the multi-ply is quilted, meaning that there is *air* between each layer...the result is the thing just crumbles in my, er, hands. Gimmie a regular roll any day. I'm a two-square, fold twice kind of guy.   

       Heh. Seashells. That's awesome, Burns.
Overpanic, Nov 07 2003
  

       how does one use those seashells, I could never figure that out
dickity, Nov 07 2003
  

       You mean to imply that one use a seashell much as the boyscouts are tought to use leafs? ... might this "seashell" idea take a sick and tragic twist?
Letsbuildafort, Nov 07 2003
  

       What I want to know is why this person chose Feelin instead of Pheelin. It just seems so arbitrary.
k_sra, Nov 07 2003
  

       Go out and rent Demolition Man, [fort].   

       The cottonelle ultra I have by my toilet is only 1-ply, but it's thicker and more absorbent than the supermarket brand. Maybe it would be better to have large cotton balls that don't come apart as easily as a standard cotton ball.
Condiment, Nov 07 2003
  

       (Raven) the roll is actually shorter but thicker
FeelinPhine, Nov 13 2003
  

       The toilet jet probaby couldn't disentegrate the toiletpaper before it goes down the drain. You will be calling for plunger boy before you exhausted the first roll.   

       One of my most memorable college quotes comes from a bathroom stall :   

       "man -- this is John Wyane Toilet paper, it's rough, it's tough and it don't take sh** from anyone."
DeusExMachina, Nov 13 2003
  

       The more 'plys' you add and the thicker the toilet paper becomes, the more prone it will be to 'ply separation' on the roll. That is what happens when you attempt to unroll some paper and find that the layers have separated from each other.   

       With a low number of plys, you can decide for yourself how many you actually need by folding. This can be adjusted according to requirement (clean exit vs liquid curry). By denying me this choice and forcing me to use 9ply you are not only limitting my human rights (how dare you!) but also ensuring that everyone will use more paper on average which is bad for the environment. Sorry (-).
dobtabulous, Nov 14 2003
  
      
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