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Leigh

Smells!!!
« on: May 01, 2007 »
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  • After recently staying in three different duplex apartments I could not get over the smell of the drains.  My family and I have spent many an enjoyable holiday in Los Gigantes and have never had this trouble in the past.  Both bathrooms in one place were out of bounds at one stage.

    Are there any plans to eradicate this problem or will it  just be a flash in the pan!! :-\\


    Offline losgiganteskid

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    Re: Smells!!!
    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 »
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  • After recently staying in three different duplex apartments I could not get over the smell of the drains.  My family and I have spent many an enjoyable holiday in Los Gigantes and have never had this trouble in the past.  Both bathrooms in one place were out of bounds at one stage.

    Are there any plans to eradicate this problem or will it  just be a flash in the pan!! :-\\

    More like a smell in the pan !!.  There is often a whiff in and around LG for as long as I can remember - just part of the appeal of the place I suppose.  Guess the sewage system put in years ago struggles to cope with the "^{:<> ./// " - shall we just say the extra loads it now has to cope with.

    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

    sebastian

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    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007 »
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  • PUMPS it all out to that new beach and marina NICE       not

    Offline janey

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    Re: Smells!!!
    « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007 »
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  • sebastian- why are you on this site?  go back onto knobs.unlimited.com

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007 »
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  • Ghod has too much wine and Sebastian also whines too much. They make a good pair.


    sebastian

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    « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007 »
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  • Payney SUCK a LARGE ONE!!!!!

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    Re: Smells!!!
    « Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007 »
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  • now now children
     :)

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007 »
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  • Well he started it Miss.

    NikkiGQ

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    « Reply #8 on: May 04, 2007 »
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  •  In answer to Leighs Question about drains !!!!

    When this area was built they didnt pay too much attention about drains and smells,. The smells are caused when its windy ! ( no pun intended) because the traps open, and the smells come back up !!!

    Ohhh im just getting deeper in here ! a plumber will explain it Leigh.

    It will always smell ! unless the whole original sewerage pipes are dug up ! and re-placed !!!
     :-X :-X :-X

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  • Just out of curiosity what happened to the new sewage station that was promised to replace the old one where Gigansol is now built ? Was there supposed to be some monies set aside as part of the deal to allow planning for Gigansol. Or maybe that was just another rumour.

    Leigh

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  • Thanks for that  Nikki.  I knew you would sniff  out  a good answer. ;)

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    Re: Smells!!!
    « Reply #11 on: May 04, 2007 »
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  • hey sadbastardian,  sorry to hear about the demise of your wife 'rose'

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #12 on: May 05, 2007 »
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  • Janey you can me most unkind at times.

    Seb could conceivably be Rosequote s husband. However, Rose had a son and it is more than likely that Seb is her kid. It would explain his head butting personality.

    I thought Seb liked to act the goat but perhaps he is just doing what comes naturally- he is not acting, he IS the goat.

    Apologies if I am wrong Seb.  If I am right, you can eat my hat.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WQSVSB5BDBBILQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2007/05/04/wrat104.xml

    sebastian

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  • Falsestuff not me no Roses for me

    Yes i like headbutting things but that might be my roots

    Sorry not a bastard either

    But what does this have to do with the smell. Come on get back on track


    Falstaff

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  • Smells it is then Seb.

    Mrs Falstaff considers me something of an expert on the subject (drains and sewers that is) and I always pack a set of rods in my suitcase when we holiday in the canaries, just in case my services are needed.

    There is a basic valve in any domestic systems called an S or U bend which is designed to be permanently filled with water to prevent back seepage of fumes to the  bathroom. In places which are high above sea level which have too great a fall (or inadequate venting systems) S bends can be sucked out by a sudden rush of waste allowing fumes to be leaked to the atmosphere. When this happens the simple solution is to run water to fill up all the S bends in the bathroom (sinks baths and toilets) to reseal the system. If the smell is coming from an outside grid, do the same there.

    The problem can also occur during strong winds (when the water level in the toilet can be seen to rise and fall).

    Incidentally, does anyone have a good remedy for removing stains from computer keyboards?

    Leigh

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    « Reply #15 on: May 05, 2007 »
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  • Mrs Falstaff is a lucky lady :D.  Incidentally what kind of stains ::)?

    sebastian

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    « Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007 »
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  • Me things your talking CRAP(per) Thomas he invented the whole thing Falsestuff

    NikkiGQ

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  • Well Leigh looks like youve come up TRUMPS ! with this one.

    WELL DONE FALSTAFF ! I cant believe no ones ever given that simple solution before !!
    After all the years of telling people the maintenance team will take a look ! I could have told them to run the taps.

    Leigh

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    « Reply #18 on: May 08, 2007 »
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  • Thanks folks for answering my question and not thinking that I'm round the (U) bend. :D
    Top marks (or should that be skid marks) to you Falstaff for your ingenious idea. 8)
    Before I pull the plug on this I have a little joke for you in keeping with this thread:

    A woman goes to her local GP because she is suffering from terrible flatulance. Her doctor tells her to lie on the couch so he can examine her.
    As she climbs up  she passes wind.
    The doctor then picks up a long pole with a hook on one end.
    "Oh! Dr Jones what are you gonna do with that thing"? the worried patient asks.
    "I'm going to open the window, you bloody well stink"? ;D :D ;)