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Old 18-11-2013, 18:50   #61
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And IMHO they are all expensive for a little piece of plastic.
Not sure it matters, but just as an FYI the C-Head diverter if fiberglass, not plastic.
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Old 18-11-2013, 22:15   #62
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Not sure it matters, but just as an FYI the C-Head diverter if fiberglass, not plastic.
True! And if a c-head, NH, Separett, or Air-head would fit in my boat, I'd be smarter to buy one... or have one custom built... but it seems like a simple enough technology to warrant being a DIY project... and I love to fiddle with things and solve problems on a budget. The risk is I fool around and waste money being unsuccessful only to buy the separator in the end

Anyway this is the raw material I hope to reform Amazon.com: Bariatric Durafit Bedpans,Graphite, Qty 1: Health & Personal Care.
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

The guy that started "the $10 to $20 compost toilet" thread at the Sail Far forum a couple years ago used a cheap plastic funnel for a pee diverter on his toilet.
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Old 19-11-2013, 12:37   #64
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The guy that started "the $10 to $20 compost toilet" thread at the Sail Far forum a couple years ago used a cheap plastic funnel for a pee diverter on his toilet.
I looked online and in stores, seems like good options are automotive or beer supply stores for a large 8-10" anti-splash funnels ~$10.
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Old 19-11-2013, 21:28   #65
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You mean "anti-splash" like this funnel here? Amazon.com: 9" Anti-Splash Funnel with Strainer: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 19-11-2013, 22:48   #66
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...and you can check for kidney stones every time.
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Old 20-11-2013, 00:23   #67
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You mean "anti-splash" like this funnel here? Amazon.com: 9" Anti-Splash Funnel with Strainer: Kitchen & Dining
Yes! Seems like the right diameter and depth... though, I think one from an auto parts store might be cheaper (food grade carries a premium) and I assume one would want something with a rim or ears for attachment. I'm becoming compulsive... find myself inspecting detergent containers in the grocery store and recycling bins looking for something that could be re-purposed... I'm still betting on my plastic bedpan when I get to work on it and form it deeper.
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Old 20-11-2013, 06:51   #68
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My dry stuff goes into the dumpster. Any argument on that subject is moot when one compares dried feces with children disposable diapers. Our volume is practically zero compared, and since it's already breaking down it won't last any time in a landfill. God only knows how long pampers last!

As far as consistency, its all basically like dirt, especially when it sits for a couple months. The bottom parts, ie oldest, have no form of the original stool at all. if you wanted to be ultimately proper, you could simply set it aside and let it continue composting like the C-head people recommend.
Fully composted human waste is also free from diseases carrying pathogens...they don't survive the process.

I have composting systems ashore and yes the end product is just like rich dirt...nothing left to remind you of its original form.

The trick aboard I think would be allowing enough time for the composting process to fully finish. Ashore, we set the bins aside to finish for several months before using as a soil additive.
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Has anyone tried adding earthworms to the compost bucket? That should speed up and ensure more complete process.
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Fully composted human waste is also free from diseases carrying pathogens...they don't survive the process.

I have composting systems ashore and yes the end product is just like rich dirt...nothing left to remind you of its original form.

The trick aboard I think would be allowing enough time for the composting process to fully finish. Ashore, we set the bins aside to finish for several months before using as a soil additive.
That is one of the problems on a boat that I have noted is seldom addressed.
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

Yes, therapy, I haven't totally figured how it's gonna go. Right know I'm disposing one month old in trash in a compostable bag. It really looks like dirt, but I know two months is the minimum.

Would be nice if the pump out stations could accommodate the composter folks. Both systems are trying to keep the "no discharge" practice. Pretty cheap to have a composting bin next to the pump out.

They also make composting buckets that you just bury and let nature take over.
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Yes, therapy, I haven't totally figured how it's gonna go. Right know I'm disposing one month old in trash in a compostable bag. It really looks like dirt, but I know two months is the minimum.

Would be nice if the pump out stations could accommodate the composter folks. Both systems are trying to keep the "no discharge" practice. Pretty cheap to have a composting bin next to the pump out.

They also make composting buckets that you just bury and let nature take over.
Compose bin would be awesome! Maybe as we composters reach critical mass they'll do it.

I put the vent and screw lid on a second bucket, but haven't been at it long enough to swap compost... how often do you empty your poop buck into the bags? How do you dispose of your pee?
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

We have jugs for pee, empty in bath house every couple days. I put a table spoon of Raritan CP in jug after each empty, keeps it from stinking.
The poo is about once a month, in a compostable bag to dumpster. This will change once we set up our permanent system. It is a work in progress, figuring out as we go.

We have a port A land fill that I keep meaning to go by and see if they have a section that applies to human waste compost.

Might have to start a writing campaign about adding compost bins near pump out stations
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We have jugs for pee, empty in bath house every couple days. I put a table spoon of Raritan CP in jug after each empty, keeps it from stinking.
The poo is about once a month, in a compostable bag to dumpster. This will change once we set up our permanent system. It is a work in progress, figuring out as we go.

We have a port A land fill that I keep meaning to go by and see if they have a section that applies to human waste compost.

Might have to start a writing campaign about adding compost bins near pump out stations
Nah, the less said the better when dealing w the "authorities".

Ultimately I bought the C Head BECAUSE it doesn't look homebuilt. Inside it's just two buckets. My first go round was with pine shavings. Didn't ever get dry as desired. Trying peat now and installing the vent setup.
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Try cocotek, renewable and less chance for bugs.
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