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porta potty's

Post by mustang5 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:58 pm

Does anyone have a placement map of the porta potty's ?

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Post by Eric » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:08 pm

If it holds to last years configuration, they're on every radial between C & D and H & I, as well as a bank on both 3 & 9 between the Esplanade and The Man, and along both 2 & 10 (though those get nasty)
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Post by trilobyte » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:25 pm

My understanding is same great locations, increased service schedule.

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Post by lemur » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:30 pm

i WISH i knew..

they seem to move them about centercamp each year..
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Post by Elliot » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:23 pm

It is sad that few people call them JOTS anymore. Too much turnover to maintain such traditions, I guess.

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Post by lemur » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:47 pm

BUT isnt JOTS just a brand name acronym anyways? we dont want those.

besides, doesnt USS do it now?


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Post by Elliot » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Yes, JOTS stands for the commercial enterprise Johnny On The Spot, which was bought up by United Site Services, the current JOTS vendor. But criminy, doesn't "JOTS" sound much better than "porta-potties"?! Next, will you find a good reason not to howl at the sunset -- another beloved tradition we seem to be losing?

(All said with a smile, mind you.)

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And the commercial business J.O.T.S. no longer exists anyway.

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Post by lemur » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:24 pm

when i was a young lad going to art school... back behind the building there was the place where people smoked their ciggs and the bad kids smoked their reefers.

someone painted a huge thing on the concrete wall that said

TRADITION IS LIFE!!


a little below it.. someone else, put

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Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:17 pm

I think we should call them JATO units just for the hell of it! 8)
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Post by maladroit » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:41 am

We could call them JARTS for that extra whiff of danger.

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Post by dragonpilot » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:43 pm

Men! Carry an empty plastic bottle to pee in when you're out on the playa...or wherever. Way too many wet spots on the playa from a-holes that just can't seem to be bothered to hold it until they get to the outhouse.

Women! Do the same thing...but you'll need extra plumbing (visit Pee Funnel Camp)

All...label the bottle!
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Post by eLPea » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:00 pm

trilobyte wrote:increased service schedule.

Ooooh yeah, that's what I like to hear!

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Post by tatonka » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:06 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Men! Carry an empty plastic bottle to pee in when you're out on the playa...or wherever. Way too many wet spots on the playa from a-holes that just can't seem to be bothered to hold it until they get to the outhouse.

Women! Do the same thing...but you'll need extra plumbing (visit Pee Funnel Camp)

All...label the bottle!
got a 1/2 gallon milk jug that fits in the saddle bag of my bike ,havnt labeled it yet ,and my buddy loves apple juice ,so I better :)
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Post by portaplaya » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:35 pm

Elliot wrote:But criminy, doesn't "JOTS" sound much better than "porta-potties"?!
I think porta-potties sounds just fine.

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Post by Martiansky » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:49 pm

When I first read the thread name I had a totally different thought of what it meant.....
I thought it was about what kind of portable camping type porto-potty people might bring with
in case the playa is wet(ref playa conditions thread) and it's a possiblity that you might not be able to make it to a Blue Porto in your time of "need".

I'm thinking about bringing something just in case!
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Post by otakup0pe » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:20 pm

Elliot wrote:It is sad that few people call them JOTS anymore. Too much turnover to maintain such traditions, I guess.
In a similar vein I was surprised at how many confused looks I got every time I referred to "honey wagons".

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Re: porta potty's

Post by Elliot » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:17 pm

I've seen them with the brand name Honey something. Maybe Honey Pots. Up in the NorthWest, I think. There are untold companies renting these things, many with "cute" names. I'm sticking with JOTS.

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Post by gypsy68 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:30 pm

I grew up calling them "Honey Buckets". Honey Bucket is the name of a porta-potty company here in the NW.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:44 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Women! Do the same thing...but you'll need extra plumbing (visit Pee Funnel Camp)
Careful. There's still time for Pee Funnel Camp to have some sort of an issue and put out a broadcast for distribution space in someone else's camp.

And...

for me, the elephant in the room, those pee funnels kind of suck. They take some rubber tubing and some sort of commercial picnic drinking vessels, put holes in the vessels and use silicon glue (that's a guess) to hold the tubing in place. Okay, fine. But the qc at the funnel making operation is crap!. The tubing isn't near flush with the bottom of the cup. It can be more than an inch above. Meaning, that if you attempt to use it as a pee funnel, you will end up with a picnic cup with an inch and a half of pee in it, and a few drops entering your bottle.
Just go to O'Henry's or whatever Kragen is this week and buy a funnel. Buy two, pack in separate places, so you're sure to find one. Pee Funnel camp works as a source for cups to use at playa bars.
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