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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
I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .
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.
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)
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!)
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