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    I know they smell, but was there any way that the smell was controlled?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    The ones I have seen had a sheet metal duct going from the floor to the roof...not sure it worked so well......

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      A bag of lime.

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        Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
        I know they smell, but was there any way that the smell was controlled?

        when i was a kid in coral harbour on southhampton island in the 70's i recall that the honey buckets were vented and we used to pour "misto-van" in the bucket.

        i don't know if they still make it or if you can even get it where you are gear. "pinesol"?

        seems to me that cleaners with "pine oil" work pretty good for honey buckets, but i don't know about outhouses.

        Vince

        how do you know when the outhouse/honey bucket is full?

        when you sit down your "boys" come in contact with the peak of the pile.

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          Adam , Great Minds think alike ! This is funny, Last night I was downloading Pix. of classic
          outhouses for a project. Maybe someone else will post their favorites. We have one in the Sierras , hot lime does the trick. I leave the door open ,for the beautiful view. My neighbor
          has one also. He was sitting there with the door open and heard a "WOOF" Mr. black Bear
          Was looking in!!!! He just walked off! Art said " I guess I didn't smell very good to eat that
          morning.
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          • #6
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            Here's one for your project, tool.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by TozziWelding View Post
              A bag of lime.
              Yup... around here it was lime also.

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              • #8
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                If you think about porta-potties they do have a vent stack and when visiting relatives out in the country in my younger days (im 60 so that was a loooooong time ago) lime was exactly what was used along with the newest sears catalog to take you mind off the smell.
                Richard

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                • #9
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                  I wonder if it was indoor plumbing that took the stuffing out of Sears or that they stopped sending out their 1000 page catalog years ago to everyone in the USA that ended the reign of outhouses.
                  "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                  John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                    Hold your breath and be as quick as you can!When I was in the service we dug pits and planted the outhouses on them.Lime was used until the smell was so bad it was beyond getting close!HEY!?What is *hot* lime?
                    (And beware next time any of you are in north Africa!)
                    Last edited by Jay Mpls; 11-19-2008, 08:38 PM. Reason: Kant spel

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                      Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
                      Here's one for your project, tool.
                      that is funny.

                      the guy in the background looks scared to sit.

                      is that a puddle of pee?

                      imagine at 106 or so degrees. ppooowwwaaaa!!

                      at least there's a roll of ashwipe.

                      Vince

                      i wonder if it ever plugged up

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
                        Here's one for your project, tool.
                        What a great picture! Love an action shot better
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                          Friend worked in Alaska during the winter. He said the poo froze and built up towers.
                          They took turns knocking them down with a sledge hammer! We're spoiled!
                          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                            Originally posted by Jay Mpls View Post
                            (And beware next time any of you are in north Africa!)
                            What's to beware of in north africa?
                            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                              The latrine pits we dug out were in the No. African desert.
                              So beware of the scorpions.
                              (And Motley Crue)

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