[bolger] Re: Porta-potties: A Stinky Subject
- This actually happenned to a friend on my dock when I lived in
Charlotte. Someone went potty in Nov. and he didn't visit the boat
again until late Feb.
Anyway, he (after emptying) got a big wash tub, mixed in bleach and hot
water and let the thing soak for a looong time, changing the water
every few days. He then let it sit and air out for about a week. I
think this got rid of the bad smell, but the interior of his catalina
22 had a strong bleach odor. The soaking apparently (he thought) would
get to the little seals, etc that tend to hold odor and that can't be
So what does the shed smell like?
St. Petersburg, Fla.
"david cassidy" <dcassid-@...> wrote:
> Months?!!!!! I've always emptied mine within 24 hours of arrivinghome,
> and it has never carried an oder.for a
> I suppose anything is worth a try (re: ammonia), but it may be time
> new porta-pottie.supposed
> Live and learn.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ernie@... <ernie@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 2:45 AM
> Subject: [bolger] Porta-potties: A Stinky Subject
> After a looong discussion (which I lost) over who was actually
> to empty the porta potty after a trip this summer, I had theunpleasant
> task of emptying a quite fragrant variatal of effluent.of
> Ive got the goop out, but the thing still, well, STINKS. This is the
> first year we used the thing, is this normal, or did we really blow it
> by forgetting it in the shed for a few months? Anyone get smells out
> these things? Ive used ammonia in my car to remove dead fish smell
> (oh, THATS where that other bunker got to). Would this work if left
> to stand in the tank?
> Any advice very much appreciated. Please keep the jibes to 1 per