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Old 16-09-2016, 07:36   #61
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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

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The Tampa Bay Times reported today that 151 million gallons a sewage was released in the Tampa Bay area due to the effects of Hermine.
This is one of the reason I would like to see separating toilets installed in houses, even the urban kind. That, and for water preservation.
Poop can be landfilled and urine can be composted into rich fertilizer. All without wasting 3-5 gallons of potable water with every flush.
I know, I know, "it will never happen".
But I think this idea has great merit and modern, western, people simply don't know what they don't know. You all are lucky, I have not been awake long enough for a rant, but I truly believe our current system is deeply flawed. Think about it, we (western society) haven't truly explored waste management since before the Romans. We have made improvements to the old system, but maybe the old system was just a poor idea in the first place.
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Old 16-09-2016, 07:42   #62
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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

OK here is a great book that explains and answers so many of the questions and dispells some of the myths that are/have been brought up here and in various threads in the past

https://humanurehandbook.com/downloa...ion_manual.pdf
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This is one of the reason I would like to see separating toilets installed in houses, even the urban kind. That, and for water preservation.
Poop can be landfilled and urine can be composted into rich fertilizer. All without wasting 3-5 gallons of potable water with every flush.
I know, I know, "it will never happen".
But I think this idea has great merit and modern, western, people simply don't know what they don't know. You all are lucky, I have not been awake long enough for a rant, but I truly believe our current system is deeply flawed. Think about it, we (western society) haven't truly explored waste management since before the Romans. We have made improvements to the old system, but maybe the old system was just a poor idea in the first place.
I agree. I'm surprised that progressive California is not pushing this right now considering the historic drought they've been dealing with. I think some kind of incentive similar to solar would be the way to go. The water savings would be massive.
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Old 16-09-2016, 08:54   #64
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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

Yipee! 2 responses, no one laughed!
"Water is life, why 'waste' it?"
Anyone want to talk about tp made from virgin trees?
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Yipee! 2 responses, no one laughed!
"Water is life, why 'waste' it?"
Anyone want to talk about tp made from virgin trees?
I did respond to you and everyone with the humanure book link and wasting fresh water is no joke in most places except here in the pnw we get plenty .
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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

Very Nice Newhaul...
I too built my own. I started with a laundry soap jug and a plastic trash bin as pictured Sedna - Hallberg Rassy 35 : Composting Toilet Part 2 - Pooped again but eventually I settled on a reused garden sprayer tank laying on it's side and a 3 Gal bucket. I bought the cheapest $5 toilet seat they had at home depot. I've settled on Okocat kitty litter because it is cheap, doesn't smell, and I can buy a box just about anywhere. Stir with a large (free) home depot paint stir stick that stores in a plastic bottle. I also keep a plastic laundry jug of kitty litter next to the toilet so users can sprinkle a little over their fresh deposits. Been using it for 2 years.
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