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Old 20-01-2014, 22:45   #121
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

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What kind of bags are you using
We are using Wag Bags: WAG BAGŪ | Cleanwaste Products

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Is the bucket oval shaped and set sideways? How many gallons does it hold?
Yes. It is a 3.5 gallon bucket we had on hand that happened to fit.

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3) Since you didn't hinge the black plywood toilet seat/top of the compartment, what is keeping it in place?
Currently nothing, but we are planning to add barrel bolts to hold it in place.

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4) Do you know if spraying a little apple cider vinegar on the pee diverter would kill the pee odor like Simple Solution does?
We have not tried this, but have read others do this and are happy with it. We use Simple Solution Urine Destroyer instead. It completely eliminates all urine odor. Amazing stuff, but a bit more $$ than vinegar.
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Old 21-01-2014, 09:57   #122
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

Thanks for replying.

Can you tell me where you got that bucket or maybe provide a link please? I'm asking because I'm going to need an oval shaped bucket so I'll have enough room in the front for the pee container and I haven't seen one shaped like that before. Also, how did you cap off the spout that your 2.5 gallon container came with?
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Seat in place with lid up.
Congrats OG & RD on a job well done. Thanks for the Pics and explanations too.
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Thanks for replying.

Can you tell me where you got that bucket or maybe provide a link please? I'm asking because I'm going to need an oval shaped bucket so I'll have enough room in the front for the pee container and I haven't seen one shaped like that before. Also, how did you cap off the spout that your 2.5 gallon container came with?
If you need specialty buckets, containers, etc. you might try US Plastics (online)
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

Thanks but I just found a 3 gallon oval pail at Walmart that will fit perfectly and allow room for the same 2.5 gallon pee container they used. United 12 qt Oval Pail, Blue: Other Home Care : Walmart.com
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Hope that by Christmas it will all be done and installed. Be happy to help anyone who's interested in doing the same projected.
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Any update Blueman? Looking forward to seeing your finished project.
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Re: Self Designed Large Capacity Compost Head

We're 22 days in full time with 2 adults on the original head in this thread. I also lived with it full time alone from April through August. So far the only issue I have is the afore mentioned tendency of the wood shavings to wander while trying to cover the poo. I think I'll try the coconut stuff again.

I use plain old black garbage bags, the contents of the poo part are actually VERY light. Any bag would do. The reason we get away with bags is we have no stirrers. The commercial jobs stir the Poo so no bag.

One of the arguments that come up (even in these threads where we've asked for only comments related to people who ARE interested in these heads) is the "Hauling Poo bags ashore" thing. I'll never be able to grasp how some think taking a trash bag to the trash once a month is somehow worse than a pump out. Unless you pay others to pump out, maybe that's it?

Anyway, we are very pleased with our system. It saved me a huge sum of money originally, doesn't require a holding tank and the wasted space that brings, and the plumbing can't break...cause there isn’t any (well, I have a little)
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