Originally Posted by SURV69
Has anyone done it?
Care to share any personal information on what design considerations that the commercial systems don't offer?
I want my system to be based on cheap, readily available 5 gallon buckets and covered over in a wood enclosure ... not that sickly bright white ...
I want my system to be of the dry variety, with small fans and maybe a way to get hot summer air into the system to help in the drying process.
I hope to use a corn-based kitty litter(very lightweight).
I also wonder, if urine ... or some portion of urine can be mixed in, as long as the drying process is adequate ... anything to extend the collection of ALL the waste while in transit.
Let me extend my thanks to anyone who wants to enter into this dirty talk.
working on building my own. one point: the whole idea of the composting head is to separate the urine from the feces. by keeping them separate and taking measures to facilitate drying or the fecal matter, you avoid the build up of the nasty micro-organisms that make sewage stink and waste management such a problem.
in answer to your question: no. you can not mix urine in with the feces.it defeats the purpose.
if, by in transit, you mean on an extended passage
in international waters, why would you care about collecting the urine and storing it for longer term than the usual urine separator would allow? just dump it over the side when it gets full.
however, if you really want to collect ALL of the wastes, pipe the urine from the urine collector to a holding tank
. it won't fill nearly as quickly as one used in a standard head set up and you could pump the contents when you reach port. since urine is a liquid, you wouldn't have to use water
(fresh or outside) to 'flush' the urine down.