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View Poll Results: What head is best -& can handle 4 persons for 4-5 days with out change or smell
C Head - 10 41.67%
Natures Head 11 45.83%
Air Head 4 16.67%
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Old 22-05-2015, 20:06   #46
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Re: C-Head, Natures Head or Air Head- which is best overall

Well, I guess I'll be signing off this thread now. Too bad it's taken this turn. I'm happy to share what I've learned as a very pleased NH owner. PM me.

As for the silly discussion, from my research I'd say NH and AH are essential the same, with small differences in size, space and cost. CH sets itself apart by using standard bottles, being less expensive, and by being smaller in capacity. I prefer the larger capacity, which to me is an important factor, but CH appears every bit as good as the other two.
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Old 22-05-2015, 20:21   #47
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Well, I guess I'll be signing off this thread now. Too bad it's taken this turn. I'm happy to share what I've learned as a very pleased NH owner. PM me.

As for the silly discussion, from my research I'd say NH and AH are essential the same, with small differences in size, space and cost. CH sets itself apart by using standard bottles, being less expensive, and by being smaller in capacity. I prefer the larger capacity, which to me is an important factor, but CH appears every bit as good as the other two.
Sorry to see you sign of Mike as you are one of the experienced composter users. I think the Airhead and Natureshead are probably matched in quality but to me the Natureshead is a lot more user friendly. I think the C-Head is the same quality as the others but does have a reduced capacity. I wish I could figure out how to post a video I took of dumping the solids from a C-Head. The video was 17 seconds long, that was from opening the head to completing the dumping which makes it ready to load up with the peat moss again. Very user friendly.
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Old 22-05-2015, 20:38   #48
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Re: C-Head, Natures Head or Air Head- which is best overall

You are absolutely right, Mike. This business of "mine is far superior to yours" IS silly. I heartily endorse the right of a purchaser to find his choice satisfactory, but must it be to the denigration of the alternatives? I am just happy there IS a good choice.
Indeed, a larger capacity would be quite worthwhile in some cases, maybe with a larger crew. Going a week or even a month between emptying the main container works fine for just the two of us, and dumping a gallon jug of pee in the next marina toilet has less stink-potential than saving it for several days. I like that, but it's just me. By the same token, I didn't want a larger quantity of solid waste to deal with, when emptying the C-Head turned out to be so effortless. Very different needs, I think.

I agree that the AirHead/NaturesHead model has merits, and further submit that the C-Head also has merits, not entirely overlapping. To flatly claim with no evidence at all that the less expensive, smaller unit is somehow faulty or shoddy seems dishonorable.

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Old 24-05-2015, 07:25   #49
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Re: C-Head, Natures Head or Air Head- which is best overall

Space, size and cost are important factors, face it theses are just buckets with a stir stick. We selected NH because it didn't have a seat. Getting your butt pinched (seat slide) when using on the heal is just not fun. Also the size for us full size people was a factor. We thought it look more rugged also, not much difference.


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