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Market Village Smell

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:12 pm

I'm sure that I'm not the only person to notice the obnoxious smell that hits you as you leave Market Village. Does anybody know what it is? AFAIK it has been there for many years.

Yesterday morning, we visited MV, and encountered the usual smells as we left.

Yesterday evening, I left the cinema at about 10:30pm - no smell.

This morning again, the evil smell was back.

I can only assume there is some sort of process being run that generates the smell. I'd always thought it was drains, but why would it only smell during the day? I just can't think what it could be other than drains. If it is drains, would that be the same as is discharged at the end of Soi 77?
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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by europtimiste » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Big Boy, The smell must be in your brain.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 pm

Or maybe your nose has expired with age :wink:
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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by 404cameljockey » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:21 pm

LOL. Where? Sitting in your car waiting to get thru the barrier? Walking into the car parking from the mall? Or are you motor bike parking downstairs? I never noticed it.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Blacky » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:21 pm

Could be from the grease removal tank....these bastards give an awful smell if not well maintained. With all these restaurants the grease gotta go somewhere. It always hits me on the way out just before the final gate.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by RCer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:51 pm

If it's the sewage, it will be a stronger smell during the day, especially late afternoon due heat.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:09 pm

Grease removal tanks - never heard of one of those, but it could make sense.

I'm normally there early morning.
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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by hhinner » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:25 pm

Always smells like sewage to me. But usually go out the back way anyway to avoid possible queue.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by hin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Maybe if going out strait away there is still evidence of somthing trailing behind when you went in. But if staying long enuf to see a movie maybe that scent has dissipated..

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by nil » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:22 pm

It's the smell of all the riff raff that go there. Blu Port smells of fresh cut roses.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by mwbrown » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:09 am

I think the sewage tanks are under the parking strip on the north side as you're leaving. Notice all of the manhole covers. When I first arrived almost 5 years ago, that was the area for motorbike parking and the smell was overpowering as you pulled into a spot, jumped off and tried to get into the building while holding your breath.

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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 pm

I drove through at 11:13 this morning, and no obnoxious smell at all. Surely, if it was sewerage, the smell would be there all of the time.
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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Nereus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:28 pm

There is a big difference between sewage smell, and that of tank that contains used cooking oil and all of the scrap bits that go with it.
If it is coming from a "grease" tank as previously mentioned, then it may have been emptied overnight, which will not be the case with "sewage".
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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:33 pm

This is why I asked if it led to Soi 77. Whatever is discharged there is not released all of the time. I've been crossing the little stream there when the gates are released. What is usually a little trickle soon becomes a river, and the smell is similar.
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Re: Market Village Smell

Post by Nereus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:52 pm

I doubt very much if used cooking oil is being released anywhere. It is more than likely that a tank truck similar, or even the same, as the trucks that go around empting septic tanks, is used if it is an oil tank. The stuff can be recycled and used as a fuel, but more likely here it is taken to a pig farm.

Sewage has a sickly, even nauseating, sweet smell. Used oil has a rancid putrefying smell.
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