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Old 23-05-2018, 06:48   #91
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We dump our jug every two to three days, depending on how much beer is being consumed . The NH jugs hold 2.2 gallons.

SURV69, you should take a look at Sun-Mar heads. They donít separate, and use a heater to dehydrate the moisture. They even make a marine/rv version. I looked pretty hard at this offering, but it took too much power, and the marine version is only rated for one to two people, full time.

I knew one boater who had installed one of these Sun-Mars. After a few seasons he swapped it out for a Natureís Head, and was much happier. But Iím sure the Sun-Mars could work in the right circumstances.
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6 gallon urine holding tank. Product is sold as a Portable RV Holding Tank.

I'm just a weekender, so it only needs pumping a couple times each season. I use a small hand pump with the hose routed through an open port.

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We dump our jug every two to three days, depending on how much beer is being consumed . The NH jugs hold 2.2 gallons.

SURV69, you should take a look at Sun-Mar heads. They donít separate, and use a heater to dehydrate the moisture. They even make a marine/rv version. I looked pretty hard at this offering, but it took too much power, and the marine version is only rated for one to two people, full time.

I knew one boater who had installed one of these Sun-Mars. After a few seasons he swapped it out for a Natureís Head, and was much happier. But Iím sure the Sun-Mars could work in the right circumstances.
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very interested on a new install
May I ask the system brand you use and why you selected it,prices between brands (Amazon) seem quite close,however not sure Amazon offers the best price.
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May I ask the system brand you use and why you selected it,prices between brands (Amazon) seem quite close,however not sure Amazon offers the best price.
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David why not build hour own they are easy and I did mine for 2 bucks .
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May I ask the system brand you use and why you selected it,prices between brands (Amazon) seem quite close,however not sure Amazon offers the best price.
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I went with a Natureís Head. It came down to that or Air Head for me. Both basically seem the same (although Iíve never actually used an AH). The NH fit a little better, has slightly larger containers, and was slightly cheaper when I bought.

You should look at C-Head as well. It is somewhat different than these others in that it uses standard containers, and usually runs much cheaper. The negative (for me) was the smaller containers, resulting in more dumps.

Feel free to ask any other questions. Happy to share what Iíve learned.

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Yes, give Newhaulís system a look. His works great, is far cheaper, and I think heís provided the plans. If I were installing one today Iíd definitely look at a DIY option ó theyíre really not very complicated.
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I went with a Natureís Head. It came down to that or Air Head for me. Both basically seem the same (although Iíve never actually used an AH). The NH fit a little better, has slightly larger containers, and was slightly cheaper when I bought.

You should look at C-Head as well. It is somewhat different than these others in that it uses standard containers, and usually runs much cheaper. The negative (for me) was the smaller containers, resulting in more dumps.

Feel free to ask any other questions. Happy to share what Iíve learned.



Yes, give Newhaulís system a look. His works great, is far cheaper, and I think heís provided the plans. If I were installing one today Iíd definitely look at a DIY option ó theyíre really not very complicated.
just checked C-Head
C-Head portable composting toilet system
significant price difference
worth to look into
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I did a search and now know that urine can make a nice battery ... maybe enough battery to run a fan to dry the urine?

I'm also looking at ways to make the chemicals of urine to drop out ... maybe use those purifying tablets.
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I did a search and now know that urine can make a nice battery ... maybe enough battery to run a fan to dry the urine?

I'm also looking at ways to make the chemicals of urine to drop out ... maybe use those purifying tablets.
Why complicate a simple system? The beauty of a composting toilet is its simplicity and the fact that it works beautifully. I think you're coming up with complicated solutions in search of a problem...
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the diagrams are in the thread I linked to and it took me less time than a trip to west marine would to build it . Actually took about 3 hours with cordless tools a drill and skillsaw.
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One of the purported benefits of composting heads is absence of smells, particularly that of head hoses. That makes sense to me.

But what about the fresh deposit? That certainly smells, and all of the composting heads just mix it in with or cover it with some peat or whatever medium youíre using. But itís still a fresh batch of poop, which smells. So whatís the actual Ďduring the businessí or Ďimmediately after the businessí smell is there? Please explain.

With a flushing head the fresh poop is removed, so you donít get that smell. Ventilation and/or a quick spritz of air freshener and you can stay in the same room, wash your hands, and brush your teeth without smelling what youíve just done.

I wish I knew someone in Auckland with a composting head so we could try it. Certainly my experiences with camping toilets and other portable toilets has been smelly and not reassuring that the composting heads have solved the problem. But I really want to replace the direct flush toilet ASAP.
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It's pretty simple. After you've done your "business" you turn the mixing crank and there is no smell. It's the one thing virtually every user of composting toilets can agree on - no smell!
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Iím removing my old manual Jabsco toilet, permeated hoses, leaking Y valves and macerator and installing my new Natureís Head next week. Not looking forward to the removal process, but Iím excited to be rid of the smell that has infused this boat since I bought it 3 years ago. Itís not terrible, and after on the boat for awhile you donít really notice it much, but Itís definitely there. Gets in the towels, clothes.

I hope the smell goes away. I suppose I will have to air out the carpets and other things for awhile.
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It's pretty simple. After you've done your "business" you turn the mixing crank and there is no smell. It's the one thing virtually every user of composting toilets can agree on - no smell!

So before you crank you have to stand back up and then wipe, or wipe while sitting down, whatever, and during that time the fresh deposit is on top and exposed. Isnít that smelly?
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