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Old 11-05-2009, 07:09   #31
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jcmcdowell - Thanks for sharing a different experience. I got about a month use with mine (also two people) before needing to empty it and found emptying new material to be a very different experience from emptying fully composted material.

I wonder if the nicro vent you used vents more efficiently than the standard fan that comes with it. If so, that would explain both of the above mentioned differences.

Just to clarify - The spray bottle with diluted head treatment I mentioned didn't go into the compost.- It was for the urine collection system which could get rather smelly if not treated somehow.
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...into my 3rd year...very satisfied. I prefer solid coconut pith bricks... Home Hardware about $7 for a pack of 5 or 6.... about 1/2 of one reconstitutes sufficiently... seems to overpower any odour. I also use 50/50 white vinegar and water solution sprayed in bowl after every use. I no longer use sugar in the pee container (as per manufacturer recommend) but ad a bit of dish soap. .... Works well ...
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The composting toilets are a great idea. I just don't understand how we are going to get the porpoises, whales, sharks, mahi mahi, red snappers, groupers, and about 100,000 other species to use them.

We tried to get them to use holding tanks, and they persisted in their nasty habits of direct discharge into the seven seas. These creatures are more than politically incorrect; they have total disregard for our oceans. I'm beginning to think there is no hope.
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No problem Dave....according to an article in the New York Times recently we have already wiped out 90% of the majour pooping fish in the ocean unless of course they are all hiding under the North Pacific gyre... a floating mass of human produced garbage bigger than Texas...quite a **** I would say.

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No problem Dave....according to an article in the New York Times recently we have already wiped out 90% of the majour pooping fish in the ocean unless of course they are all hiding under the North Pacific gyre... a floating mass of human produced garbage bigger than Texas...quite a **** I would say.

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As we sailed around the world, there was never a day that we didn't find trash floating in the water. It's everywhere.

In the Tuamoto Archipelago of French Polynesia, the windward side of the atolls are like trash bins catching every kind of non-biodegradable debris imaginable. It was shocking to see.

Holding tanks and composting toilets are a band-aid on the real problem of human pollution and waste. Overboard discharge of human waste is an easy target for lawmakers who don't want to deal with the real problems of human pollution.

In America, our water supply is so polluted with drugs and chemicals that the government is suppressing the truth from the public. People and the pharmaceutical industry flush trillions of pills down the toilet each year, and our water table fills up with drugs. In many places, pure water does not exist. Water is a cocktail laced with dozens of drugs that made it down to the water table.

Discharge of untreated waste into the water is bad. I wish that was the real and most serious problem that faced us. I would take that problem any day over a nation so addicted to chemicals that the water supply is no longer safe.
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Nice reply Dave... thanks...


Just watched a history channel film about what would happen if humans ceased to exist on the planet...fascinating to watch the film makers opinion based on natural re-generation how the earth re-claimed herself over a period of decades. ... homo sapiens... (not)...

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