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The Great '@!## Smells' Myth


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#1 tennentslager

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

As a keen amateur chef of Pakistani curries (I'm from Glasgow) and purveyor of strong ale: feel well qualified to share my field research about this subject.
We have a dry toilet with a laptop fan running in the void that contains the offending matter. But...
There's no smell, not a whiff, nor even a mere waft of a scent.
This goes against traditional thinking and decades of building practice. It's about time that these myths were exposed for good.
First it was thermal mass, then they came for your rising damp...now it's time for smelly shot to tremble

#2 Onoff

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:05 PM

I've just this evening had:

Aliza Chicken
Chicken Dhansak
Pilau Rice
Peshwari Naan
Poppadoms

All washed down with Kingfisher

Quite happy to pop the "resultant" in the post tomorrow morning if you'd like to further test your theories! :lol:

Edited by joiner, 02 April 2016 - 08:37 AM.


#3 Nickfromwales

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:18 PM

Is this research, or now just arse based carnage? :unsure:
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:37 PM

Well I eat all sorts of rubbish washed down with plenty of real ale (Dartmoor Legend tonight, probably one of the finest real ales brewed in this county).....

Only in the last few weeks I've been told (by a local builder) that our septic tank is "one of the best he's smelt". Absolutely no odour at all. I've had a whiff, he's right. That big pool of poo is odour free, not a hint of poo whiff.

Apparently though it's not the quality of my bowls but in fact my wife's complete hate for all things chemical. No bleach or toilet cleaners go down our loo. Only some tree hugging eco friendly something cleaner.

So it seems the answer is let nature do its thing. It's far better at it than any chemical we have at our disposal :D

Edited by joiner, 02 April 2016 - 08:38 AM.
"septic" for "sceptic" !!!!!


#5 Nickfromwales

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:52 PM

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Your builder needs to get out more often. :huh:
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:08 PM

Your builder seems to have a very strange fetish. Sniffing septic tanks is a new one I have to say.

#7 Nickfromwales

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:15 PM

I wonder what he's like around dogs he's never met before
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:25 PM

Or lamp posts???

#9 Onoff

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:29 PM

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He can lick his own b**** though!

Edited by Onoff, 01 April 2016 - 11:05 PM.


#10 Nickfromwales

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:41 PM

Ok, that one needs editing ;)
I knew this would end in tears. :(
Post #9 will self destruct in 5 secs.
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#11 Onoff

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:07 PM

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View PostNickfromwales, on 01 April 2016 - 10:41 PM, said:

Ok, that one needs editing ;)
I knew this would end in tears. :(
Post #9 will self destruct in 5 secs.
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#12 Onoff

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:49 AM

Well, couldn't stand the smell last night. Missus went in with my little 'un. I grabbed a quilt and dossed down on the lounge floor. Worst night EVER! Woke up with a headache, stiff neck and feeling a bit snotty.

Really not in the mood to go damp hunting, climbing on the roof / in the eaves. Waiting for the Neurofen to kick in then onwards and upwards!

EDIT: Note to self: Make sure you post in the right thread! :lol:

Edited by Onoff, 02 April 2016 - 06:50 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 07:27 AM

The molecule that produces the distinctive smell of poo is the same molecule that give many white flowers their perfume

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skatole

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 07:56 AM

View Postdoofaloofa, on 02 April 2016 - 07:27 AM, said:

The molecule that produces the distinctive smell of poo is the same molecule that give many white flowers their perfume

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skatole

I never knew that! The **** you learn on here.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:05 AM

While you are doing your scientific research on s**t smells, can you also examine the urban myth about sticks like s**t to a blanket?

Edited by joiner, 02 April 2016 - 08:40 AM.
"like" for "lie"


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:16 AM

View PostProDave, on 02 April 2016 - 08:05 AM, said:

While you are doing your scientific research on s**t smells, can you also examine the urban myth about sticks like s**t to a blanket?
and whilst your at it its use as a lube too.

Nothing slides like @!## off a shovel.

Edited by joiner, 02 April 2016 - 08:41 AM.
Typo in quote, see post #15


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:29 AM

Having shifted a fair amount of calf poo while "McHeaving" on my aunt's farm (mucking out the animals, and stacking the muck heap), the presence of straw undermines that claim...

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:37 AM

My Gurkha friends have said how back home in the villages in Nepal their Mum would collect the buffalo dung and put it into their biogas "tank" every day. It ensured enough gas to cook the evening meal and light the lamps they did their homework by. I always think as I'm "sitting there" of the wasted resource I'm flushing away!

I think we need to embrace it!

http://journeytofore...hane_nepal.html

Edited by Onoff, 02 April 2016 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:42 AM

Sand and dog @!## mix sticks to my toes :angry:

Edited by SteamyTea, 02 April 2016 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:54 AM

View PostOnoff, on 02 April 2016 - 08:37 AM, said:

My Gurkha friends have said how back home in the villages in Nepal their Mum would collect the buffalo dung and put it into their biogas "tank" every day. It ensured enough gas to cook the evening meal and light the lamps they did their homework by. I always think as I'm "sitting there" of the wasted resource I'm flushing away!

I think we need to embrace it!

http://journeytofore...hane_nepal.html

Wasn't Viking hous doing something like this?