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Flushless Toilets?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:56 pm

I have seen MANY in Sydney, even in UNSW. But how do they work??? Vacuum pumps?

Not very hygienic........



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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:31 pm

a toilet that doesn't flush. that has got to stink after couple of uses.

can you call it a toilet if it doesn't flush. I would call it a hole.
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:39 pm

i heard Leprechauns take away your waste when you're finished
 
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:59 pm

leprechauns? maybe in Ireland.

What if you are flying through Tazmania?
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:49 am

My roommate thinks our toilet is flushless  Yeah sure
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:59 am

These flushless toilets are only suitable for liquid excretion. Hehe!

Yeah they all stink! How can they do that?
 
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:59 am

My roommate thinks our toilet is flushless


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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:15 am

leprechauns? maybe in Ireland.

What if you are flying through Tazmania?


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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:24 am

There's nothing wrong with using a chemical toilet ever now and then. It makes you appreciate just what Armitage Shanks has done for civilisation.
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:33 am

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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:39 am

They are not chemical toilets. They are only for you to take a piss.

I am sure they are connected to drains. But no flush. Don't know how they work.

Maybe one of the Aussies can explain?
 
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:44 am

What I mean is urinals

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/01/19/1042911270202.html
 
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:44 am

Now this is my kind of topic!!

The "flushless" toilets I have seen actually do flush- continuously. They are only used in urinals because a very very small amount of water is constantly being moved through. I believe they don't have any standing water in the bottom of the urinal either.

I don't know what the purpose of these are, but I have an idea they would be used in locations where sound is an issue (museums, offices, etc) or water pressure or availability is critical.
 
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:51 am

We have them here too, mainly in two forms.

One you dig a hole in the ground, say about six or eight foot deep. Then you construct a shed looking building over the top of it. In that shed you make a bench with an appropriate hole cut into it. When the hole on the ground is filled to a foot or so of the top. You dig new hole somewhere else and then move the shed over it. Then you fill in the rest of the old hole.

The other flushless toilet in wide usage consisting of a 5 gallon plastic bucket lined with a garbage bag and with a toilet seat installed on the top. The "Honey bucket" is very common in villages where city run water and sewer are not available and the permafrost layer prevents a conventional septic system from being installed. For many Alaskan kids emptying the honey bucket is a daily chore.

And the honey buckets are the main reason why opening ANWR is so vital to our state. With the revenue we can subsidize installation of municipal water and sewer systems. But of course the granola crunchers in the lower 48 would rather have their tundra.
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:31 pm

Wonder how they really work.....
 
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:05 am

There called porta-pottys



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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:19 am

But of course the granola crunchers in the lower 48 would rather have their tundra.

feel ya  Sad
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:21 am

Actually, we just like the idea of you AKers having to crap in a bucket.
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:16 am

Most of the Flushless Toilets I've seen are called out houses or a pit in the ground while on a wildnerness trip Smile

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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:32 am

Texan, ROF~~LMAO..... I guess you said it all!!!!!!!!! ha! ha! Thanks for the laugh.... I needed one today!

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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Sat Apr 17, 2004 6:45 am

Flushless and paperless toilet you say....?





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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Sat Apr 17, 2004 10:50 am

haha

C-boy, I bet you have one in every room?
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:37 pm

C-boy.

Reminds me of that post a few weeks back regarding German Toilets.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/502192/
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RE: Flushless Toilets?

Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:19 am

I thought flushless toilets were trees, bushes, or the brick wall in the alley by the bar........

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