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Old 26-12-2015, 21:21   #16
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Re: Inexpensive composting toilet

Forgot to add that the key to success is dry peat, the goal is to desiccate the poo, not compost it. Cocotek peat is the best, trouble free peat I've found and it comes in handy compressed bricks you reconstitute. I simply put one brick in a ziplock, add about three tablespoons of water and let sit overnight.
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Old 26-12-2015, 21:55   #17
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I just can't understand why people want an "inside" outhouse. There's a reason why they are called "out" houses.
Not sure where you are going with that as its obviously going on my boat. How am I supposed to have it outside?

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Old 26-12-2015, 21:57   #18
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We built one and lived aboard for a year then have been cruising for over a year with it. We are very happy with it. Here is our blog https://raindogps34.wordpress.com/head-project/
I need to update the blog but you will get a good idea. When you go to this page the first post will ask you to link to the new page, don't. I haven't done anything with the new page and my darn iPad freezes up every time I try to erase the link grr.
Anyways, If you build a dry head just be sure your pee and poo tanks are removable. If you install a tank that cannot be removed it no longer is a Type III MDS toilet and then your homemade toilet needs to be approved by the coast guard( how that's done I have no idea). We use gallon jugs for the pee collection and a 3.5 gal Rubbermaid bucket for the poo tank. Pretty simple

Ours cost $290 to build but $90 was for the urine separator, you could find one much cheaper ( Amazon sells em).

If you have any questions feel free to pm me here.
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Thank you so much. I was hesitant to build my own because I felt like it go bad really quickly but yours looks really nice. I might have to give it a try.
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Old 26-12-2015, 22:51   #19
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Re: Inexpensive composting toilet

As SMJ said, look at c-head, or better yet, build your own. Ocean Girls example is great.

We used to spend most of the summer sailing Lake Superior. We installed a Natures Head, in part, to ensure we were not limited by our holding tank. Lots of other good reasons to go to a compost system, but not having to worry about pump outs is a major benefit.


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I just can't understand why people want an "inside" outhouse. There's a reason why they are called "out" houses.
Because sane people don't want to carry around 20-30gal of raw sewage in a complex system that will fail sooner or later at the worst possible time.
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