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    How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    This is where my dogs do their business. It's around the corner part of the backyard. But when I go out to clean up the shit in the shit box lately ive noticed a bad smell. Not 100% urine crazy cat lady smell...but just a really bad smell.

    Could it be the gravel there?

    I've heard pouring vinegar over this entire area would get rid of the smell true/false? Im really wanting to get rid of it...should I start by removing all the gravel?

    What would you do?


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    Re: How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    I dont know...but the shit box looks like a good idea...
    I never saw one before.

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    Re: How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    Is there a solid concrete foundation underneath all that? If not, I would try to give it a good hose down and try to seep some of that grossness out. After I think you should try the vinegar, it's nature and cheap, and it's used as a home remedy to get urine smell out of carpet. Not too sure if this is true, but I do use vinegar to clean out other things and it does take the smell out (everything smells like vinegar for a few hours, but then everything is good after that), so I can see where it can work. It doesn't hurt to try, you can even do a test patch and see if it works before you douse the whole area.

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    Re: How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    I dunno... but here're are some general suggestions:
    1. Can you remove walls to increase air-flow to help dissipate the smells?
    2. I like the vinegar wash idea...
    3. If it's real bad and persistent, could you buy the bacteria/additive that they put into septic tanks?

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    Re: How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    I use powdered or pulverized lime from feed store in yard area.


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    Re: How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    Hey guys I thought Id update this. I got rid of the smell by doing the vinegar + water solution. I bought 20 liters of white vinegar.

    I used a large spray 9 liter spray bucket which I put 3 liters vinegar & 6 liters water per. I did this 3 times over so I used in total 9 liters of vinegar & 18 liters of water totaling 27 liters.

    Surprisingly worked very well, no bad smell coming from the shit-box anymore.

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    Re: How to remove bad smell from "toilet area?"

    That's good to hear! I will make note of this for future reference

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