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Yes, saves water, great idea! 8 32.00%
No, smells like a dead fish, where's my indoor plumbing! 17 68.00%
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Old 18.02.2011, 17:05
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I don't like them at all.

At first I thought there must be some radiation there to kill the smell, and I wasn't too happy putting Percy in a neutron beam. So I was very relieved to find that the urine is heated to kill the smell, and pleased to see it is only 24 volts (Hopefully no misprint there!)

However if we all save water here, the Dutch will have nothing to drink!
On the other hand, using Heineken to flush the toilet would be a good idea, no waste what so ever..

It ends up there one way or the other..
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Old 18.02.2011, 17:12
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At first I thought there must be some radiation there to kill the smell, and I wasn't too happy putting Percy in a neutron beam.
So: Did you get a tinfoil hat for Percy?
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Old 18.02.2011, 17:18
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I don't like them at all.

At first I thought there must be some radiation there to kill the smell, and I wasn't too happy putting Percy in a neutron beam. So I was very relieved to find that the urine is heated to kill the smell, and pleased to see it is only 24 volts (Hopefully no misprint there!)

However if we all save water here, the Dutch will have nothing to drink!
Gosh. All this time and I thought you were one of the percyless types.
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Old 18.02.2011, 18:13
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Let me google that for you. I already mentioned that they have a valve that closes...



I guess the yellow coloring... never mind.
Actually, that yellow is raw sewage, and if the valve doesn't fully close for whatever reason (some garbage or whatever falls in the Urimat) then it's really going to smell. This could be why some Urimat rest-rooms smell fine, and others smell to high-hell.


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So I was very relieved to find that the urine is heated to kill the smell
Heat urine to kill it's smell?
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Old 18.02.2011, 18:37
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Heat urine to kill it's smell?
Here is a test, find a tree that has sun on it( in summer time), do your thing and then wait for about an hour.. it will smell for days !

If anything,heat makes it smell more then less ( spend enough time on campings to know )
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Heat urine to kill it's smell?
I once had the "pleasure" of sitting in a Sauna, when somebody thought it was a splendid Idea to pee on the oven. I have never seen a Sauna get cleared so fast, and never seen so many people get dressed so fast.

Re. the water saving, it may be great for the restaurant owners wallet, but the saving for the environment is so small, its ridicoulos. When I visited McDonalds a few days ago, They wrote they helped save 22M liter of water per year. Switzerland has 7.5M Citizens, so it is a saving of just 3 liters of water per person per year. Not much, when citizens in Switzerland on average consume 160 liters per day.

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Very happy to be female on this occasion!
Yeah? So you like like sittin' on those warm seats?
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Yeah? So you like like sittin' on those warm seats?
Haha! You bad lad(?) you! Got any more insults to add whilst you're at it? . Besides, who said anything about sitting anyways!

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Haha! You bad lad(?) you! Got any more insults to add whilst you're at it? . Besides, who said anything about sitting anyways!
No insult intended. Hence the
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Old 19.02.2011, 20:41
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No insult intended. Hence the
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Actually, that yellow is raw sewage, and if the valve doesn't fully close for whatever reason (some garbage or whatever falls in the Urimat) then it's really going to smell. This could be why some Urimat rest-rooms smell fine, and others smell to high-hell.



Heat urine to kill it's smell?
a) am I the only one who doesn't see a heater on the picture? The electricity is used to magnetically open and close the valve.

b) I do not think that broken Urimats can be blamed for the smell in some restrooms. You know, not all pee actually goes in there and if the one that didn't isn't cleaned often enough - it smells. I'd bet that the restrooms that today smell with the Urimats did in fact smell with the regular pissoirs before as well.
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Old 19.02.2011, 22:34
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Re: Urimat: Good idea?

Actually the urimat system works without electricity:

the new system:
http://urimat.de/cms/cms/front_content.php?idcat=335


the old system:
http://www.ecoprod.co.uk/urimat-wate...ic-siphon-trap
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Re: Urimat: Good idea?

well it's a toilet after all. and i don't go there to savour the air!
We are getting more like the japanese where they have a prerecorded " flushing " sound to cover the sound of the farts etc!
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