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Old 06-09-2013, 20:54   #31
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An empty adult beverage can works well too. However, it does pay to mark it conspicuously. I once made the mistake referred to. While unappetizing, it wasn't as awful as you'd think. I threw away that toothbrush.

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Oh blue, I don't think I could of recovered from that! It does remind me of a party I was at when I was a teen. My friend took a big gulp of her beer, someone had put out a cigarette in it, yuk!
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:43   #32
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As a sailor, and son of a sailor, I have been known to embellish a tad, prevaricate, and otherwise falsify a story needing some help. I wish I could say that was such a story. But no.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:38   #33
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Wonderful additions to the thread guys!

I hope you'll keep us up to date with pics of the New install. I want to see what the "c-head" parts look like too. I think I'll need to build a small version for a race boat soon.
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Old 08-09-2013, 16:17   #34
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

Will do! Kinda exciting..sad but true
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Built my own for off the grid home. A few notes that are relevant to boats too.

Two basic types: continuos and batch. Most boat systems and my DIY are batch. Larger commercial versions are continuos. With batch you set the contents aside to finish composting. In my case I designed to swap out containers. Set the current one aside to finish for a few months...on a boat of course not so practical unless you return to the same port regularly.

Agitation. As long as the compost pile is areated agitation is not necessary. Mine has a bottom grate and PVC tubes for aeration. Computer cooling fan provides air flow and forced ventilation.

Odor. A properly functioning compost system does not emit waste like odor...just an earthy odor. Mine vents outside so you dont even get the earthy odor.

TP is good for a composting system as is any other compostable material like non meat kitchen scraps.

End result after finishing is rich earth w no sign of original contents (including TP) and no disease pathogens (proven by studies). Safe to use even in your veggie garden.
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Great source of composting head info

http://humanurehandbook.com/
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Urine separation. Debated subject. Mine is non separating, although the bin drains into an ornamental plant sump so any significant liquids are ultimately separated. Very happy plants.

Plants consume any waste liquids so zero waste released into environment.
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New C-head installed today. Haven't futzed with the vent stuff yet because reg readers know my waste whiffs of lavender with a hint of cinnamon. I'm thinking of selling the composted product. PM me if interested.

Free shipping if you live in the Tampa/ St Pete area!
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

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New C-head installed today. Haven't futzed with the vent stuff yet because reg readers know my waste whiffs of lavender with a hint of cinnamon. I'm thinking of selling the composted product. PM me if interested.

Free shipping if you live in the Tampa/ St Pete area!
Please follow up with how the C-head works out for you.
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Yep. Will do. I've followed these threads for awhile. What I know for sure is the wet system is a constant worry, even if it doesn't smell. I just removed a nice head with no holding tank. It really didn't cost me any extra for the C-Head over installing an additional tank. I'm using pet bedding for compost material because I had some but will try the coir/peat stuff next. (Hopefully months in the future.)

El Gato is a real craftsman as many are on here. I'm more of a framing hammer type. The real reason I decided to go to the dry system was several CFers I respect have been using them for YEARS and are still happy with them.
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

Sorry took so long to post the pic of the c head urine diverter, CHead promptly sent it to me, but I was just now able to get it from the post office ( long story)

Anyways, it's quite a beauty very stout and it looks like he glassed most of it.
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

Sure looks like it will do the job. I'd love to do one of those deals where you hand it to a bunch of people and say "what is this?" lol The answers ought to be interesting
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