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Just wondering what other contractors do for a jobsite head? If the job runs a few weeks or more & there is no onsite bathroom (HO) then renting a portable unit is a most. Where I feel a little awkward is on those small jobs, a couple of days with one or two guys I feel funny using the ho bathroom, nothing worse then one of your workers or youself stinking up the place! I have been thinking of installing an rv type of head with a holding tank in my trailer & I could empty it whenever needed by just taking the trailer home ( I have a small septic sytem for my RV ) or paying 5$ at any public campground if there is one nearby.Could even add a sink for washing up.
 

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Just wondering what other contractors do for a jobsite head? If the job runs a few weeks or more & there is no onsite bathroom (HO) then renting a portable unit is a most. Where I feel a little awkward is on those small jobs, a couple of days with one or two guys I feel funny using the ho bathroom, nothing worse then one of your workers or youself stinking up the place! I have been thinking of installing an rv type of head with a holding tank in my trailer & I could empty it whenever needed by just taking the trailer home ( I have a small septic sytem for my RV ) or paying 5$ at any public campground if there is one nearby.Could even add a sink for washing up.
#1-- Never poop in a customer's bathroom. If you stank stank stank it up, they will remember you for that! and not hire you back!

just p in a bottle, and poop at the local McDonald's!

unless you sharted. then that's a whole nuther ballgame!
 

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During prep and dust control, I always ask the HO what bathroom they would prefer we use. Then I rosin paper or put carpet protector to that bathroom if needed. Unless you pee on the floor or on the seat, HO's are pretty understanding about that.
With a deuce, as Darwin stated, find the nearest gas station or McDonalds.

I used to work for a couple of guys who would "save it" for the first customers house, and believe me it got old for the HO after a couple days.
 

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That's the simple worst problem in constuction...im a private pooper:laughing:

I will clock out if I have to so I'm comfortable!...I can handle old blue until the guys are walking all around me, throwing rocks, snow balls etc... the trailer thing no. Never, ever with the HOer home!!!!

This plays a large part in my daily logistics:laughing:....
 

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Whats the matter with you wimps, save it for the weekend.:eek:
 

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During prep and dust control, I always ask the HO what bathroom they would prefer we use. Then I rosin paper or put carpet protector to that bathroom if needed. Unless you pee on the floor or on the seat, HO's are pretty understanding about that.
With a deuce, as Darwin stated, find the nearest gas station or McDonalds.

I used to work for a couple of guys who would "save it" for the first customers house, and believe me it got old for the HO after a couple days.
Same as rselectric1: we ask which bath we can use. If they say none (no one ever has) write a C/O for the cost of a blue unit - they'll change their mind.

We also clean that bath at the end - that's what laborers are for! :whistling

We have no White Castles here - man I miss the Chicago area!
 

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Same as rselectric1: we ask which bath we can use. If they say none (no one ever has) write a C/O for the cost of a blue unit - they'll change their mind.

We also clean that bath at the end - that's what laborers are for! :whistling
EXACTLY:thumbsup:
 

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What if it's White Castle? They don't call them sliders for nothing!:w00t:
Easy, save the White Castle for the weekend. :laughing:

Seriously though, I do watch what I eat during the workweek. And drink, for that matter. I could probably count on my fingers the number of times I've had to use a HO's facilities in the last five years--and that, only for #1.

If I have a "cannot be denied" #2 emergency, it's a fast waddle to the truck and then the nearest fast food joint. Fortunately, that's exceedingly rare.

With the magnitude of our intrusion into their homes and personal lives, putting up with our potty needs is something HO's just shouldn't have to deal with.
 

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Just what I thought, no easy solution. I will try the trailer head set up & see how it works, if nothing else it will be good for when we go off roading.
 

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Since you have a trailer here's another option (works in vans too)

1. Procure an empty drywall bucket. (tall buckets are even better, kind of like a Comfort Height)

2. Line that sucker with a heavy duty :)laughing:) contractor trash bag.

3. Have a seat.

4. When your done, twist that sucker up and double or triple it over.

Problem solved.

Been there, done that. Hey, it beats soup in your pants.

Why do you think I have a barrel lock on the INSIDE of my trailer door. :w00t:
 

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We work in commercial 99.9% of our jobs, so this thread is not a problem for us. But, if you look at Cabela's, they have a seat that snaps on a 5 gallon bucket. they also have a chemical from PETT that solidifies pee. I bought the complete package , tent, seat, PETT chemical a couple of years ago for my hunting partners. The ladies love the little tent.
 

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I think you all should at least be AWARE of the osha guidelines in refrence to this subject. Surely you didn't think there weren't rules regarding sanitation on the job.
 

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Since you have a trailer here's another option (works in vans too)

1. Procure an empty drywall bucket. (tall buckets are even better, kind of like a Comfort Height)

2. Line that sucker with a heavy duty :)laughing:) contractor trash bag.

3. Have a seat.

4. When your done, twist that sucker up and double or triple it over.

Problem solved.

Been there, done that. Hey, it beats soup in your pants.

Why do you think I have a barrel lock on the INSIDE of my trailer door. :w00t:
we have done that for years, Just remember to have a can of spray handy,so the help don't make an issue when they need to get some tools.
 

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I have a great story about job site bathrooms.

My plumber was on a job without a working bathroom. It was in a really shady area and did not want to leave his tools behind and leave and he really didn't want to pack everything up just to go to the bathroom so what could he do. He headed to his van, dumped out a box that had plumbing fittings in it and did his buisness. He then grabbed the duct tape and taped the box tight as a drum. He didn't want to leave it in the van to stink things up so he put it outside on the sidewalk. He went back into the building and before he could close the door a punk kid came running down the sidewalk, grabbed the box and ran. I am sure he thought he was getting something he could sell to get high. I can only smile when I think of the look on his face when he finally wrestled that box open to see what he stole :laughing:
 

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I have a great story about job site bathrooms.

My plumber was on a job without a working bathroom. It was in a really shady area and did not want to leave his tools behind and leave and he really didn't want to pack everything up just to go to the bathroom so what could he do. He headed to his van, dumped out a box that had plumbing fittings in it and did his buisness. He then grabbed the duct tape and taped the box tight as a drum. He didn't want to leave it in the van to stink things up so he put it outside on the sidewalk. He went back into the building and before he could close the door a punk kid came running down the sidewalk, grabbed the box and ran. I am sure he thought he was getting something he could sell to get high. I can only smile when I think of the look on his face when he finally wrestled that box open to see what he stole :laughing:
:laughing::laughing:Thats funny.
 

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I used to work for a couple of guys who would "save it" for the first customers house, and believe me it got old for the HO after a couple days.

I had a guy that use to work for me that lived three buildings away from my shop. He would come to work and within ten minutes drop a bomb in my office bathroom. It drove me crazy. He has since been fired and I don't miss him a bit.
 
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