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View Poll Results: What Head Do You Have And Are You Satisfied With It Poll
<$200 Manual Pump Head ~Satisfied 41 20.10%
<$200 Manual Pump Head ~Unsatisfied 2 0.98%
>$200 Manual Pump Head ~Satisfied 41 20.10%
>$200 Manual Pump Head ~Unsatisfied 2 0.98%
Vacuum Head ~Satisfied 20 9.80%
Vacuum Head ~Unsatisfied 0 0%
Electric Head ~Satisfied 41 20.10%
Electric Head ~Unsatisfied 6 2.94%
Composting Style Head ~Satisfied 34 16.67%
Composting Style Head ~Unsatisfied 1 0.49%
Bucket And Chuck It ~Satisfied 4 1.96%
Bucket And Chuck It ~Unsatisfied 0 0%
Other...? 6 2.94%
Porti Potties! Duh! ~Satisfied 4 1.96%
Porti Potties! Duh! ~Unsatisfied 2 0.98%
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Old 16-01-2014, 15:42   #136
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Re: Head Poll -What Do You Have, satisfied?

Yep, it would be great if the marinas with pump out facilities would include a simple compost bin designated for desiccating heads. If you are not a liveaboard, you can just finish the compost process by burying it in the corner of your back yard.

We will store the desiccated product in a vented 5gal bucket, I am finding just how little uh er content we actually make.

Example- So starting with a gallon of cocotek peat, I add about a half gallon of peat during the batch cycle. I end up with about 1 1/2 gallons of content to dispose. So a 5gallon "finish composting" bucket should last us 6months or so. When it is fully composted (1-2 months) I'll take the bucket to the landfill or a friends unused piece of land.

So much easier then pumping out every 9 days and living with that gawd awful smell. Not saying all wet heads are smelly, our was, mainly because of the holding tank design. Fixing that design may still be in our future if this dry head experiment doesn't work out, so far we are very happy.

If you think I think about poo way too much it is because I'm very sensitive to smells and am a tiny bit germaphobe. Installing this head has had a real impact on the happiness of my nose and the feeling that I live in a clean space.
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