Toilets explode in Settegast
A toilet in a Settegast room exploded just an hour and a half after
maintenance had been there to fix it.
David Marrel, a senior math major,
said he flushed his toilet at about
6:45 p.m. causing water to gush out
of the tank.
He said the toilet had not been
flushing earlier, so he called residence hall's maintenance to fix it.
He tried to flush it after they left,
but the first time he tried, the toilet
"I was just flushing it since it
hadn't been working," Marrel said,
"and all of a sudden water was coming out everywhere. It exploded."
Don Sherk, foreman for residence
hall maintenance, said he thinks the
valve had some help. "If you know
anything about a flush valve," he
said, "those things just don't fly off
The third floor of Settegast Hall in
the Quadrangle was flooded with
Students were trying to sweep the
water from the hallway down the
staircase in a desperate attempt to
keep it from flowing into other
When the water started leaking
through the light fixtures into the
second floor, the residents turned
their lights off.-Courtesy The Daily
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