Talk:Portable classroom

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Bugs?[edit]

The article states that "Depressurization sucks hot, humid air into wall cavities where the moisture can support bugs, mold and rot." The word "bugs" here is ambiguous - it can mean either insects (or specifically true bugs) or bacteria ("germs"). Which is intended? Can we use a more precise term? Rachel Pearce (talk) 21:50, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Additional terminology[edit]

I recall portable classrooms being called 'mobile classrooms' or 'mobiles'. (Not that they were moved; they were standard portacabins). Was this common, or just in our school? If so I'll add it to the 'also colloquially known as' list. --82.70.156.254 (talk) 01:30, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

I recall they were called 'portable classrooms' or simply 'portables' in NSW Australia in 1975. No mention of being called 'demountables' at that time. That came later. Have adjusted text to reflect this. johnr_roberts (talk) 15:00, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Cons of a portable classroom[edit]

It's never a good idea to hold a regular (or grade K-12 class) inside a portable classroom, because:

  • You have to go to that portable classroom to attend class for the entire year, and then you're stuck there until recess/lunchtime/time to go home.
  • The freezing winter means that you have to put on your jacket and your boots just to use the washroom in the main building (Our portables didn't have built-in washrooms).
  • Mould and asbestos can be BIG problems.
  • So is heat in the winter and A/C in the summer.

That's all I can think of now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cindybubbles (talkcontribs) 19:52, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Smart practices[edit]

This is Wikipedia, not WikiHow. Does that section really belong here? I don't think so. 4.238.5.254 (talk) 08:42, 28 March 2012 (UTC)


I don't think so either, but welcome to wikipedia. Either of us could delete it, but to be honest, I just don't care. It's wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.228.6.56 (talk) 07:08, 13 December 2012 (UTC)