Diaper Chute

I guess I couldn’t let my wife steal all the glory so I decided to show off a little.  As we know “It is all about me.” – that’s a little inside joke.  As my wife turns to words for comfort, I turn to building and creating with my hands.   A guy can nest too, right?  If there is one thing you need to know about me it is that I was born with Anosmia;  it means I cannot smell a thing.   Not a rose, popcorn, a slow roasted Texas Brisket or a dead skunk.  Nothing.  It really hasn’t affected my life except of course for my cleanliness.  I like to keep everything as clean as possible to make sure it doesn’t stink.  I have noticed that people who can smell mention that things smell good 5% of the time with bad smells representing an overwhelming 95%.  I presume the world is full of bad smells but this is just an observation.

This brings me to my creation…The Poop Chute.  Who has a poop chute you ask???? Nobody except the Shawvers!  I just cannot believe anyone would allow poop to be in the same place they eat and sleep. It just does not make any sense to me.  I asked many people how they dispose of diapers and the only logical conclusion is a Diaper Genie or Diaper Champ.  These devices were created years ago and I am surprised nobody has come up with something better. Since we are expecting four I did not want to keep emptying these devices all day long to keep the stink away.  I needed something where they all go and I can change once a day.

Below I show how I built my work of art.   I simply used small pet door and a duct which can be purchased at any local hardware store.

This is a small 6X6 pet door purchased for about 20 bucks

                                      I had to bend this duct to the proper shape, pointing downwards.                                                   This is a 10" vent pipe elbow purchased for about 12 bucks  Next, I  cut out an opening in the wall to accommodate the pet door on one side.  On the other, I cut and traced out a 10″ hole to insert the duct into.

This is the door on the inside. You place the diaper in here.

This is the door on the inside of the nursery closet. You place the diaper in here.

This is the duct from the inside of the garage.  The diapers fall out of this chute into a waiting trashcan placed underneath.  I will line the trashcan with charcoal to absorb the odors.  I will simply step out of the car, take out the trash, and Voila!  It’s a nice way to dispose of dirty diapers in a convenient centralized location!

BTW….I also invented a previous product that I used to potty train our puppy while living in an apartment.  We called it The Pooch Patio Potty.  I put a layer of sod in a soil lined box for the puppy to use.   It worked great!  Sasha was able to potty right on the balcony without making a mess and we didn’t have to haul her down three flights of stairs each time she needed to go.  However, someone else later made something similar with Astroturf and now sells them at Bed Bath and Beyond!  My million dollar idea gone in an instant.

George

11 thoughts on “Diaper Chute

  1. George, when Amber mentioned a “poop chute” I thought she was kidding— but this looks great! Too bad our baby room is on the corner of the house and not next to a garage like yours is, ingenious! My hubby will love it! You should patent this with all the free time you will have…!

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    • Ha! It did start out as a joke, but he made the thing acutally work and not look stupid in the nursery. If your nursery is on a corner, maybe you could figure out a way to make it shoot out the side of the house…I really wish we had time to patent and sell it!

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  2. Genius, just genius. It amazing that items people patent and make money off of that others have been doing for years. Great work George.

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    • It is genius. It’s too bad we don’t have the time, energy, and gumption to figure out how in the heck to patent and market these things. I hate for his idea to be stolen…again!

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  3. Love it….so creative. What George isn’t telling is that he has a few more creations……. Maybe he will tell you about them later . I’m sure we will all be amazed as he creates things in fours.

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  4. This is genius! If we weren’t potty training and HOPEFULLY on the verge of being done with diapers, I would totally want one!

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  5. Great idea, but I found that just putting them in the garage is not enough, each diaper needs to be sealed or your whole garage ends up stinking, so there are things called diaper sacks, pretty cheap, basically a scented bag (looks like the ones you put dog poop in) that keep the smell away, but you won’t’ needs those till the babies hit solids, breast milk poop doesn’t stink, formula does a little but not bad, but once they hit solids the smell is awful. I suppose though if you are trying to save money you could always use produce bags though the scented ones help 🙂

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    • That makes sense to me! The dog poop, which is in scented bags makes the garage pretty rank so I am sure a load of diapers will be downright foul!

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