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Old 22-10-2015, 14:38   #121
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"A composting head forces a certain intimatcey with your outflows."
As a cat owner, I'm intimately familiar with cat outflows. Why not a human litter box? Oh wait, that's what they call a composting toilet.

It's just a joke! Sheesh, you'd think I'd insulted your anchor.
Or offered you a Coors Light!
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Or offered you a Coors Light!

You can insult my rocna, but calling Coors Light beer is gonna lead to blows ;-)


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But mike it is a bit better than Olympia beer made here in tumwater WA
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Or offered you a Coors Light!
American beer is like having sex in a canoe. ****ing close to water.

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But mike it is a bit better than Olympia beer made here in tumwater WA

Wow Newhaul, you just blew my mind. To learn there is "beer" that's worse than Coors Light is truly incredible. But I thank you, b/c I'm about to head over to Washington state. You saved me a few bucks and a spew on the ground since I like to buy local beer. Olympia is now off the list!


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Re: Going Green Nature Composting toilet

Mike we have some of the best micro brewers in the world here in the Puget sound they export all over the world. Give this a read
https://www.thrillist.com/drink/seat...ttle-breweries
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Mike we have some of the best micro brewers in the world here in the Puget sound they export all over the world. Give this a read

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/seat...ttle-breweries

Thanks! I will make good use of this list.


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I use my own home made arrangement and really like it. I use punga, litter as my carbon source. Last empty after three months off the boat and there was no trace of toilet waste. No smell apart from faint earth smell when lid is off.
I don't know about commercial systems, but the concept and practice is very sound.
What is punga? The only reference I've found is a fern in New Zealand?

What size container do you use to be able to empty every 3 months?

Do you have an air pump on it like the commercial ones?

I'm curious what happens to the newly deposited waste compared to the more decomposed, I would think that it would still smell crappy when cleaning out due to the discharge from the most recent couple of days.
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Wow Newhaul, you just blew my mind. To learn there is "beer" that's worse than Coors Light is truly incredible. But I thank you, b/c I'm about to head over to Washington state. You saved me a few bucks and a spew on the ground since I like to buy local beer. Olympia is now off the list!


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I have reservations that Coors light is actually a beer.............
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The Coors plant is down hill from all the ski resorts.....just sayin
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What is punga? The only reference I've found is a fern in New Zealand?

What size container do you use to be able to empty every 3 months?

Do you have an air pump on it like the commercial ones?

I'm curious what happens to the newly deposited waste compared to the more decomposed, I would think that it would still smell crappy when cleaning out due to the discharge from the most recent couple of days.
This is an interesting article (click link and scroll up): Urine Collection Beats Composting Toilets for Nutrient Recycling - BuildingGreen

I just cleaned the toilet the other day... I'm not say that what I do is right, it's just what I do.

I empty the poo bucket into a 3 gal black bucket with a screen vented Gamma Seal screw lid that I store in a cockpit locker. I believe the screen is important to avoid a fly infestation. I stir in 3 or 4 toilet buckets into the secondary compost bucket before emptying the secondary container's dirt onto a flowerbed. So, the freshest poo that goes on the ground is a few months old.

I store the urine in an airtight 2 gal liquid laundry detergent container jug for a few days before hauling it to shore. I pour the approx 3:1 diluted urine in an out of the way place under bushes or trees.
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I have reservations that Coors light is actually a beer.............
I ask for a pint of water with each pint of microbrew I order. That way I get twice as much liquid for the price of one Coors.
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This is an interesting article (click link and scroll up): Urine Collection Beats Composting Toilets for Nutrient Recycling - BuildingGreen

I just cleaned the toilet the other day... I'm not say that what I do is right, it's just what I do.

I empty the poo bucket into a 3 gal black bucket with a screen vented Gamma Seal screw lid that I store in a cockpit locker. I believe the screen is important to avoid a fly infestation. I stir in 3 or 4 toilet buckets into the secondary compost bucket before emptying the secondary container's dirt onto a flowerbed. So, the freshest poo that goes on the ground is a few months old.

I store the urine in an airtight 2 gal liquid laundry detergent container jug for a few days before hauling it to shore. I pour the approx 3:1 diluted urine in an out of the way place under bushes or trees.
How big is your poo bucket and how often do you change it out on average?
Is it just a single use poo bucket?

Do you need to do anything to encourage air-ation while it ages in the black bucket?

I'm finding I'm poo obsessed, my wife just seriously said she thinks a human litter box is the best approach.
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