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Old 04-09-2016, 22:40   #1
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My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

Here are a couple pictures of the completion head I made last month the only part I had to purchase is the funnel that is my urine diverter. I used a square bucket that laundry soap comes in along with common gallon milk jugs as urine collectors. Click image for larger version

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Re: my 2 dollar diy composting head

Looks much cheaper then a c head lol can you post dimensions? ,

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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

Good job! Only one addition I'd make for that bare wooden seat (steal one from your wife to remain properly cheap)

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Good job! Only one addition I'd make for that bare wooden seat (steal one from your wife to remain properly cheap)

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Get your own tweezers! But I agree, tweezers would be needed.

Newhaul, I like your head. You did a good job. But, think of the ladies!
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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

OK I don't have a picture of it with a proper wood seat. I will be using the one off of the marine head that it is replacing. All of the materials are salvaged off of a demo job I did last spring. The plywood is mahogany 1/4 inch with 1/2 x1 inch sticks in the corners. I used the mockup dimensions for the Boon Jon to get the basic dimensions.
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Good job! Only one addition I'd make for that bare wooden seat (steal one from your wife to remain properly cheap)

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The tweezers came included with my MacGyver kit when I was a wee lad. ( swiss army knife when I was many decades younger)
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This won't work very well without a way to stir it.
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This won't work very well without a way to stir it.
Actually it will work great just start with about 2 inches of peat (or whatever meadium you wish to use) in the bottom and add a hand full after each use to cover the deposit.
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Steal a toilet seat someplace. splinters in the ass might be uncomfortable. Then again many outhouses had a seat like that but they don't pitch. I don't know about the ladies? Good job!
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Nice job. The very best seat material, especially in Northern climes, is cut out of a piece of red or blue styrofoam. Easy to shape, and instantly warm to the cheeks . You can paint it if you wish. Glenn
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Steal a toilet seat someplace. splinters in the ass might be uncomfortable. Then again many outhouses had a seat like that but they don't pitch. I don't know about the ladies? Good job!
First I'm a navy vet so no stranger to pitching deck while doing my bussiness I'm thinking grab handles to keep my cheeks in place
Actually I am going to use the seat off of the marine head this replaces.
Lastly this makes my lil 24 an acceptable live aboard in most of the marinas in my area. ( They have a 15 gallon holding tank requirement per person unless a composting head is installed
Thank you for the compliment on the project.
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Nice job. The very best seat material, especially in Northern climes, is cut out of a piece of red or blue styrofoam. Easy to shape, and instantly warm to the cheeks . You can paint it if you wish. Glenn
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Actually a good idea but I'm more of a cold stainless kind of guy
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Re: My 2 Dollar DIY Composting Head

"Here are a couple pictures of the completion head I made last month the only part I had to purchase is the funnel that is my urine diverter. I used a square bucket that laundry soap comes in along with common gallon milk jugs as urine collectors."



Brilliant ! Over 1000 dollars for some models.
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OK people I have to admit I didn't pay $2 bucks for the funnel it was on sale at Kmart for 49
But two bucks sounds better. Lol
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First I'm a navy vet so no stranger to pitching deck while doing my bussiness I'm thinking grab handles to keep my cheeks in place
Actually I am going to use the seat off of the marine head this replaces.
Lastly this makes my lil 24 an acceptable live aboard in most of the marinas in my area. ( They have a 15 gallon holding tank requirement per person unless a composting head is installed
Thank you for the compliment on the project.
Not only a good job but smart on getting around the requirement.
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