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Alternate Restaurant Bathroom Venting

Smells like... meatballs.
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Most restaurant bathrooms have some sort of venting, but it never seems sufficient to vanquish the smell. The meager exhaust fan vents to the outside, drawing from the restaurant proper.

The exhaust fan could draw partially from a small duct connecting the kitchen to the bathroom, overlaying the putrid odor in the next stall over with the pleasant aroma of whatever's cooking before it all gets vented.

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whatrock, Jun 28 2017

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       It wouldn't be that restful either.
wjt, Jun 29 2017
  

       Lord help you if the fan's wired backwards.
RayfordSteele, Jun 29 2017
  

       I have smell sensitivity too. Its not that pleasant, particularly when I come across artificial pheremones. To be honest I think it took me 30 years to slightly recover from using one can of Lynx which I'd now equate with agent orange.   

       I have smell sensitivity too. Its not that pleasant, sometimes people should be taught a lesson.   

       I have smell sensitivity too. Its not that pleasant, but its a recent thing. As a smoker I didn't notice the rancid state of the world that much.
bigsleep, Jun 29 2017
  

       Ugh, Lynx. That stuff is just wrong.
neutrinos_shadow, Jun 30 2017
  

       How much is it societal brain training and how much is not having the equipment to identify all the different complexes of notes?
wjt, Jul 01 2017
  

       [bigsleep] I am convinced that you have smell sensitivity too, and that it isn't pleasant. What I can't figure out is why you stated it three times...?
whatrock, Jul 03 2017
  

       //how much is not having the equipment to identify all the different complexes of notes?//   

       I have tinnitus too.   

       I have no idea how bad that really is but sometimes its almost like me hearing a repeating echo of a sound e.g. a bell or music, but mostly its just a high pitched whine, like the brain pining for the horizontal scan frequency of computer CRT monitors.
bigsleep, Jul 04 2017
  

       I wonder if learning neurons in a baby go through the 'tinnitus' phase?
wjt, Jul 05 2017
  

       I guess neurons do. As far as I can figure white noise and random triggering is part of the learning process.   

       It probably couldn't be called tinnitus though as that tends to have structure beyond the years of a learning brain e.g. a continuous tone. I did a test a few years back with a frequency generator and there are no beat frequencies when mixing my tinnitus with a similar frequency, so the perception of the tinnitus sound is definitely not related to ear damage (which is sometimes the case for tinnitus).
bigsleep, Jul 05 2017
  

       I understood the title, "Alternate Restaurant Bathroom Venting", to mean that the venting of air into the restaurant bathroom (although I too have never been in a restaurant with a bath - maybe it's a new thing) would be from the restaurant next door.
hippo, Jul 05 2017
  

       Apparently the American term 'bathroom' doesn't translate well abroad. Toilet? But in America the toilet is the actual appliance, not the entire room it is located in. Perhaps lavatory.
whatrock, Jul 05 2017
  

       The correct word is 'loo'
hippo, Jul 05 2017
  

       The head of England?
whatrock, Jul 06 2017
  

       I assumed that the venting would alternate, so that half the time the air would be vented from restaurant to bathroom, and half the time from bathroom to restaurant. That way, people bathing would get the scent of steaks and champagne, while people dining would get the scent of bubble bath and soap, but each only half the time.
pocmloc, Jul 07 2017
  

       mmmm, yes, that makes sense
hippo, Jul 07 2017
  

       //The correct word is 'loo'// Agreed. Unless you're terribly upper-class, in which case it's 'bog'; or terribly lower-class (or five), in which case it's 'toilet'.   

       Incidentally, it is noteworthy that there is no common term for a loo which is not actually a euphemism, including the word 'loo'.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 07 2017
  

       Cloakroom, from Latin, Cloaca, sewer.
pocmloc, Jul 08 2017
  

       //Agreed. Unless you're terribly upper-class, in which case it's 'bog'; or terribly lower-class (or five), in which case it's 'toilet'.//   

       The truth of [MB]'s statement made me laugh, but it did make me wonder whether the same applies to 'bog-roll', which I think is standard parlance?
TomP, Jul 09 2017
  

       //Agreed. Unless you're terribly upper-class, in which case it's 'bog'; or terribly lower-class (or five), in which case it's 'toilet'.//   

       The truth of [MB]'s statement made me laugh, but it did make me wonder whether the same applies to 'bog-roll', which I think is standard parlance?
TomP, Jul 09 2017
  

       "Bog roll" is decidedly upper class.   

       In general, it works like this: people who were poor in the 1960s or earlier are keen to be seen as well-spoken, clean and refined. Hence they use "toilet tissue" and "toilet". People who have had money for at least a couple of generations do not have anything to prove except, perhaps, their connection to the earthy rest of humanity, and hence use "bog roll" and "bog" with a sense of irony. People who fall in between those two extremes use "loo paper" and "loo", because "toilet" is clearly below them, and they don't have the inverted snobbery needed to carry off "bog".
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 09 2017
  
      
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