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    What would happen if you threw a lit match into a full privy???

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    it would fall into the s**t and go out. what the frig do you think it would do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    it would fall into the s**t and go out. what the frig do you think it would do?
    Maybe or it would go boom - making for a good show

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrongway_08 View Post
    Maybe or it would go boom - making for a good show
    why would it go boom

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    perhaps the methane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demortor View Post
    perhaps the methane?
    If it were a closed system maybe. Too much venting around the privvies to collect enough methane to ignite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warraghiyagey View Post
    If it were a closed system maybe. Too much venting around the privvies to collect enough methane to ignite.
    How about if the venting was somehow all clogged up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer1 View Post
    How about if the venting was somehow all clogged up?

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    Ummmm. . .huh??

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    I don't think it'd do much, if anything. Even if the vent were to somehow clog, mysteriously or not, there's still this big hole at the top called the seat and I don't think enough methane would build up to make anything go boom.
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    The big hole at the top is the vent I was referring to and I've yet to see a privy that doesn't have one.

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    this sounds like a job for the Myth-Busters.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cape078 View Post
    this sounds like a job for the Myth-Busters.....
    They'd figure out what Wolf said, that the match would go out. Then they'd get bored and pour gasoline in it just to see an explosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warraghiyagey View Post
    Then they'd get bored and pour gasoline in it just to see an explosion.
    Fire, fire, fire!
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    well, if it were full, it would make it smell a little better.

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    It would ...............pppppppaaaaaaaannnzzer
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    it would fall into the s**t and go out. what the frig do you think it would do?
    Well, just because YOU know all that doesn't mean anybody else does. After all, it's not like it's mentioned in the LNT or ESC guidelines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cape078 View Post
    this sounds like a job for the Myth-Busters.....
    They did it already, with a porta-potty. No love on the explosion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    They did it already, with a porta-potty. No love on the explosion!
    Crap.

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    What if there was enough dried toilet paper in there to cach fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer1 View Post
    What if there was enough dried toilet paper in there to cach fire?

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    Then you have a new fire ring for the night.

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