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Old 11-03-2014, 05:14   #226
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Re: Composting Toilet - Nature's Head

To be fair to C-head, the website actually says very dirrectly that it needs emptied more than the competitors. Again, never seen one, but I've read every word on every website.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:46   #227
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I have mentioned this before, I use the old tank vent on my NH and it works great. The air flow is low enough not to get back pressure and no new external anything. Fan is on year 4.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:29   #228
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Thanks for any venting info. Will use any and all info possible. Thank you. Bob
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Old 11-03-2014, 20:19   #229
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To be fair to C-head, the website actually says very dirrectly that it needs emptied more than the competitors. Again, never seen one, but I've read every word on every website.
I'm sure I read that and forgot it. I'm happy to have it.

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Old 11-03-2014, 20:37   #230
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The PO of my boat had installed a Nature's Way head and over the past year the only problem I had was needing to replace the computer fan. I upgraded from a 30mm to a 50mm fan, think it costs around $US3.80, but I did buy the fans in bulk and got five for that price.

I'm thinking of doing the same. How did you install the bigger fan tomfl?


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Mike, why is the bigger fan needed?
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Mike, why is the bigger fan needed?
Hi Bob, I'm wouldn't say there's a need. Some people have done this (according to reports) b/c the slightly larger fan helps dry the pile faster. That's all. Many people use a Nicro solar vent as for the the air flow. I believe those also have the larger fans built in.

The built in fan does the job, but I'm thinking the larger fan might make it easier to hit the target for the amount of absorbing material to use. It does take a little experimenting to get the amount right. It's not a big deal. The bigger fan may just dry things faster and easier.
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Ok, thanks.
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Re: Composting Toilet - Nature's Head

We put the 3" solar vent fan in for our new NH. I liked that it ventilated the compartment 24hrs a day under it's own power.
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I like the solar idea,too. Only placed I have to vent is through the waste pump-out port(which we won't be using anymore!!) and am afraid not enough room for the solar vent. Right along the toe rail and not much else could fit. Thinking the "mushroom"screw down style may be about it. Figure there is a hole already there for waste,so will try that. We have 2 solar vents in both berths, really like them,but just not enough room to hide them I am afraid. Darn good idea.
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Our boat's the same Bob. I would have preferred to use a solar vent, but to do so would require a lot more boat surgery, and the sewage fitting was already there. Path of least resistance I suppose.

So far it works fine for us, but I do have to screw it closed if we get into serious seas. The vent is on the side deck, so a green sea could wash over it. The mushroom is fine for spray and rain, but a big wash of water could flood down the vent and into the NH's tank.
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I like the solar idea,too. Only placed I have to vent is through the waste pump-out port(which we won't be using anymore!!) and am afraid not enough room for the solar vent. Right along the toe rail and not much else could fit. Thinking the "mushroom"screw down style may be about it. Figure there is a hole already there for waste,so will try that. We have 2 solar vents in both berths, really like them,but just not enough room to hide them I am afraid. Darn good idea.
I have the waste plate by the toe rail too. After a lot of measuring and seeing the Nicro specs showing the size at 9" diameter, I decided to go with a mushroom vent. I ordered the vent earlier today and plan to install on the cabin top where I did more measuring to get an idea of what would fit. While I'm not fond of putting a hole in the boat, I am still looking forward to this project so I can have a new head in the boat. I''ll be going with an Airhead in mine. Not sure right now what I'll do about the waste port but it's not in the way of anything so it'll stay for now.
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As for the waste port, I was thinking about replacing the holding tank with another and use port for access for more water tankage. Perhaps a stern mounted fresh water shower is what I was thinking. A little 12v. pump from northern tool or some such place and have a very nice shower. This will wait until we hopefully move south soon, until then, where holding tank was is now more storage space. Either way, win win.
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Re: Composting Toilet - Nature's Head

If we end up installing a composting toilet, I was considering converting the holding tank to gray water for those super protected cruising areas. Has anyone tried this? Or considered it and discarded the idea for some reason?
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I wouldn't have bought a composting toilet but a Natures Head 200 came already installed on a used Hunter we bought over a year ago. My wife and I have used it regularly the entire time and it has performed perfectly. Some liquid gets into the composting section but it eventually evaporates and doesn’t seem to cause a problem. I would highly recommend it.
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