I'm an old male geezer living alone and as a way to conserve water, I've
been wondering if it would be harmful to the pipes it I collected urine
in a bottle and poured it down a sink with running water? Using a large
toilet bowl to flush urine to the sewer seems so extravagant in
water-hungry Southern Calif, yet letting urine stand in the toilet bowl
for any period of time will stain the bowl. I realize that I'm using
water if I used the sink, but the amount would be much smaller than
using the toilet bowl. I feel that with a 'straight' pipe going to the
sewer it should be no problem, but I notice that all drain pipes from a
sink have that "crook" in them for some reason and am wondering if the
urine would 'settle' there in spite of the running water and mess up the
yes, you can save urine in jars and dump it into your sink. However,
the urine will stand in that crook part and as it sours will release
foul smelling gases into your house. That crook is called a trap. It
stays filled with water to prevent sewer gases from coming back into
your house. But dumping urine directly into the trap, you're creating
problems for yourself.
I don't know how you're strapped for cash. But you may want to
consider using a grey-water system that will allow you to flush your
toilet with rainwater instead of city water. That would be a lot more
sanitary. It would cost a little more up front, but you would see
significant savings on your water bill.
Thanks for the replies inspite of the
"ickiness" of the subject. Now relative to the release of foul odors in
the house, I forgot to mention that along with being an old geezer, I
have lost ALL my sense of smell, but it's obvious that when my daughters
and grandkids come for a visit they would sense something. So....OK,
folks.....to relieve all anxiety among the readers, I'll continue to use
I'll also mention that as long as you run water for five seconds after
using your new found urinal, all the urine will flush out of the trap, and
there won't be an odor problem. Just rinse the sink real good, OK?
I have been wondering if you could dump the waterless urnial liquid in a
Or for that matter a jug of scented oil. That becomes your piss toilet.
I love to piss outside myself, just relax..no aiming or nuthin.
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