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Why Are There No Toilette Exhaust Fans?

I just read a nice tip by a fellow member. Use essential oils in the tissue tube to keep the bathroom nice. I'm sure that would be appreciated, particularly by guests.

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The tip caused a question to come to mind. It's something I've wondered about for decades. Why are there no toilette exhaust fans? I'm serious. Just flip a switch before you alight the throne.

Perhaps you are, or know someone who is, an architect, a remodeler, a contractor, plumber, or electrician. If an exhaust fan is impractical for this application, I would like to know why. We have them for enclosed showers to remove 'steam'. We have them for the kitchen to remove cooking odors. Why not for the toilette.

Here's my reasoning. Toilettes are usually positioned against an outside wall. Between the toilette seat and the toilette bowl is about a half inch space. It is from this space that unpleasantness begins to waft.

An exhaust fan mounted in the wall, immediately below the bottom of the tank would be in the perfect spot to capture this unpleasantness and carry to the outside before it had a chance to permeate the room.

Small, in the wall, exhaust fans are not expensive. Nor would be the installation and wiring in new homes. And maybe not an unreasonable amount for most existing homes. Operating costs would be negligible. Even in interior walls, a stack could be installed to remove the fumes. I see a lot of pros and no cons (except for some existing homes).

So, put on your thinking caps, people. Or ask someone who would know. Why are there no toilette exhaust fans?

Goodbye Glade. Yes! Oh lord, and Air Wick, too. Not to mention an aunt. She struck kitchen matches afterwards. Imagine the scent of sulfur combined with the scent of. No. Forget I mentioned it.

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

This post has me in giggles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

I am forwarding this to my amazing contractor/builder friend because I want to know!

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

Yeah, I know. Some people should carry their own personal exhaust fans around with them.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Heeeeeey, this is not a bad idea! Checking patent ;)

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Giggles? Tears are streaming down my face!

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

I have an exhaust fan in the bathroom of where I live now. I never had one before. I always opened the window, especially after a shower. Moisture + no way to get rid of it = mold and mildew. I even had tiles falling off the shower in our first apartment, which didn't even have a window.

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

You should have counted your blessings, Judy. At least you had a pot. Some people didn't have a pot or a window.

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

I must say you post a great argument here, lol, why not indeed

I also think these would be good to crowd out toilet sounds. I hate going to the loo in someone else's house, usually in the guest bathroom adjacent to all the action, and to know everyone out there is listening to me do my 'business'.

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

I hadn't thought of that. Another 'pro' for the fan.

Thank you!

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

Agreed. My parents have a loud ancient one and I really love that it's so loud for those reasons :)

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Funny conversation, guys! I am reminded of the toilets when I had a layover at the airport in South Korea. There was a "privacy" button in each stall that would make white noise to cover any telltale sounds.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Although this post is interesting and informative it in itself is hilarious as are most of the comments. I really needed to read this earlier in the day when my morning was not really going too well.

Thanks to this post, all that is past and I wish to thank likekinds and all the commenters.

I, fortunately have good exhaust fans but have been many places where I really wish they had been installed - before I got there..

Betty

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Yeah, it would be a little late after you peeled the paint off the ceiling.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Burning a match does reduce the worst of the odour (something about sulfuric acid). According to a plumber friend whose dad is an engineer, far greater numbers of toilets are not built against exterior walls (think "commercial use: hotels, office buildings, restaurants).

And yes, there are toilet fans: https://www.cne  -out-the-stench/

Lastly, if the aromas in your home are beyond tolerable, maybe re-think the menu? Some foods are far worse than others.

(Nice to see men aren't the only scatalogically minded.)

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

The fan spoken of here would have been strictly for the home, (as indicated).

"Burning a match does reduce the worst of the odour". Olfactory sensations are subjective. What one perceives as a 'reduction in odor' may be perceived as a stench by another.

"And yes, there are toilet fans". Well crap my Calvin Klein speedo! This is good to know, even if it does make my idea less than novel or unique.

"Aromas", (your choice of words, not mine)...I agree that from undetectable to gut wrenching can indeed often be attributed to the diet.

Speaking for myself, I am a man and I have no fetishes. I ain't into scat, ogically or otherwise. I take that back, (Oh, no! did Doug actually say that.). Yes, I do take it back. I recently downloaded a wonderful album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Honey, you talk about scat. That duo can lay some heavy scat your way!

Sweedz dezswib doobotzim dibits zaahnzuu! Yeah!

(a tisket, a tasket)

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

And to think, People use to call us 'backwards' just because we were from the country. Heck, we had lots of modern conveniences. How many city folks do you know who had a two story outhouse?

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

I am not sure if I have the dumbs or what. But don't most modern bathrooms have exhaust fans in the ceilings? When you talk about putting one in the toilette, do you mean the commode or the actual room? I went back and re-read this and I am still a bit perplexed.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Bless your heart, honey. Have you tried prayer?

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

Sandi,

If you re read the post once more, you will see that the suggested position for the fan was in the wall behind the commode. (are you with me so far?). Here, just a few inches from your tush, it could capture and disperse to the outside, all those vile, malodorous putrefactions emitted from your bowel, long before they had a chance to rape your nostrils as they arose from the crapper and made their way to the ceiling fan.

In other words, a ceiling fan removes ambient air from the whole room, air already contaminated with your Eau de BM, and air which has already offended your olfactory orifices, whereas this toilet fan, positioned in close proximity to your posterior would probably prevent the largest portion of your poop plumes from ever approaching your nose in the first place.

Does this make scents? I mean sense?

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

I guess that I will just have to add this one to my favorites so I can start my day with a good laugh as everything added just makes the first more hilarious! Thank goodness we have a sense of humor..

Betty

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June 1, 20170 found this helpful

I think we all were on a roll with this one.

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