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Old 08-04-2010, 03:40 PM  
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Here ya go, Steve.

Architectural drawings for a skid mounted delux outhouse that seats two comfortably.



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Old 08-04-2010, 05:43 PM  
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Thank-you Nestor for getting us back on track. I hate to see a serious topic turned into something that the original poster couldn't recognize with a seeing eye dog. Good to see somebody stepped up and helped a fellow DIYer find a solution to a simple problem.


....and just when do you think that you will have that time machine operational, this guessing at the lotto numbers is really not turning out well for me



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Yeah, just going a few days into the future to get the winning number might make a big difference in the number you pick.

But, wouldn't that border on "cheating"?

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But, wouldn't that border on "cheating"?
Nestor, are you calling me a politician? But I guess that comes with perks...wheres my Intern with the blue dress?
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Yeah, when you're a politician, not only does everything have to be above board, but it all has to LOOK like it's above board, too.

That's what did in democratic congressman Charlie Rangle. He took a few vacations to the Carribean that were paid for by large companies, and being the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee that makes all the tax laws you guys have to live by, he forgot about hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets that he had until he found out he was being investigated, and then suddenly remembered that he was richer than he thought.

It's kind of a shame. The guy spends 40 years in the public service and would have otherwise been regarded as an upstanding character. He coulda retired and just lived off of speaking engagements or written a few books. Now, he's going to be regarded as the guy who got caught with his fingers in the cookie jar.

He'd have been better off claiming all his assets and income and just getting himself caugh in a wild and crazy sex scandal. Then, at least, people woulda thought "for 80 years old, that Rangle still has a way with the ladies" and people woulda laughed it off as just another feather in Charlie Rangle's hat. Now he's gotta resign as the tax man who made laws requiring everyone else to pay up or else, but cheated on his own taxes.

It reminds me of the early days of the Obama administration when half the people that Barack had asked to serve as advisors in his cabinet respectfully declined because they knew:
1.) they had been paying an illegal Mexican to look after their kid, or
2.) they had been paying an illegal Mexican to look after their landscaping, or
3.) they had been caught cheating on their taxes, or
4.) they had been caught cheating on their wife.
So much for leading by example, eh?

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This is what I had in mind:


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You forgot about the towel rod.

Seriously, one of the things you're probably going to have to spend some time on is how to get hot and cold water, as well as 120 volt power, to the outhouse.

I expect your best bet would be to use PVC supply piping so that if it ever did get cold enough there for the water to freeze, the pipe would expand rather than crack. But, considering the length of buried pipe you'd need to get to the outhouse, it might not even be worthwhile running both hot and cold water to the outhouse. By the time the water ran hot at the outhouse, you'd be finished washing your hands long ago.

Since this out house doesn't have any insulation in it's walls, I presume it won't be heated. Does it ever get cold enough in California for water pipes to freeze and crack like they do all the time here in Manitoba?

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120v is a short run from the box. No hot water. Yes it does get cold enough here to freeze and break pipes but a little insulation on the pipes is sufficient to keep things running. At worst it gets down to about 25°. And yes there will be some insulation in the walls and ceiling. That way in the winter a small portable heater could be used to keep your *** from sticking to the seat.

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Steve, the plans look good, but if I could offer a suggestion, would be to make it 6X6 instead of 4X4. I think it will be a little cramped inside. Then you could install a 3' door, 2' may be a little tight for some folks.

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120v is a short run from the box. No hot water. Yes it does get cold enough here to freeze and break pipes but a little insulation on the pipes is sufficient to keep things running. At worst it gets down to about 25°. And yes there will be some insulation in the walls and ceiling. That way in the winter a small portable heater could be used to keep your *** from sticking to the seat.
Don't forget the bowl and toilet trap will freeze, seen it happen at 30 degrees outside cause the waste line lets cold air up to the toilet from the bottom, so insulate your waste lines also.
PS. don't forget to hang the flystrip....


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