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By  jeffw1123  |  4

depend if your using cuty or well water cause well water uses the electricity of your house for the water when my power goes out you get one flush gotta love well water

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  Hot_kid  |  0

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  Eaglestrike117  |  29

You may be the idiot here, as houses with well-water systems cannot flush toilets without power. Much like my own, which just got power back after a 5 day hiatus. Let's just say, IT SMELLED LIKE SHIT.

By  qazaq  |  1

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  t765234  |  10

Actually, depending on you water system, some people can't flush the toilet without power. So I highly doubt it's the education system at fault.

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  The_Troller  |  14

Well since OP said family, I would think the parents are also slightly confused on this. And they were raised at a different time with a different education system.

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  mad_hatter0666  |  22

Our toilet has an electric pump. So that is exactly what happens when the power goes out here. I'm assuming,OP,that if your parents tell you they can't flush the toilet when the power goes out it's not because they haven't been educated on how to properly use one during and outage; it's just that they never informed you of the new type of toilet they bought and the details only were brought up after something like this happened. I don't really think this is either a FYL or YDI moment. You just learned something new.

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  sulitak  |  26

#69 when were you aware of what kind of plumbing system your parents have? and how many FML users do you think are over that age? For me it was 16 (I didn't care before then.) and judging by the general topics I'm going with there being lots of 13 year olds. (an age at which I thought it was gross that we couldn't shower or flush during power outages... when I got older I understood)

By  jeffw1123  |  4

depend if your using cuty or well water cause well water uses the electricity of your house for the water when my power goes out you get one flush gotta love well water

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  shanie123  |  10

Thanks 9 for explaining that... When i read the fml i was thinking umm huh? Bc when the electricity goes off in my house you can't flush the toilet; you get one flush and that's it.... Unless you have water to put in the bowl, there is no more flushing until power is back on

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  ryanto0201  |  9

I honestly didn't know city water didn't need electricity. I'm just used to well water and never had a power outage since I've moved out yet. Either way it can still technically be flushed multiple times I guess.

By  BK871  |  0

The funny thing is, when you're on well water you can't flush the toilet because the pump requires electricity. I know this from personal experience.

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  Almandine  |  7

My grandparents have one and I've been there during a couple of outages. Definitely annoying. Though each toilet has about one flush in the back compartment usually.

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