They are well designed for keeping a cool exterior and no significant heating from the pipe to the ceiling. But hey typical of the Internet I googled incenolet and got a youtube video of one being used-
- too much information and another small forum where there was complaints from a person who has used one for eight years.
When the doors stuck open on mine the paper product dropped into that 1200 degree inferno and immediately burst into flame, so for about two seconds I had a fair size fireball waist high right in front of me for two seconds. Something to consider when finishing the inside of the area where the toilet is going to be, nonflammable materials are recommended.
What odor there is is easily taking care of by a couple squirts of fabreeze and indeed it is an unusual smell. But not the first time I had smelled burning fecal matter.
In Vietnam in 1967 we had outhouses that usually were at least a four or six holer not a lot unlike Smittys set up and underneath was a 55 gal. drum ,cut down to about 20 in. and everyday and old Vietnamese man that had been hired by the US government to bring diesel in and burned all the fecal matter. Now that I remember that particular moment in Vietnam so many years ago it occurs to me that the world hasn't just gone crazy this last 10 years, it's been coming on for a long time I think.
But hey I close a house tomorrow things are looking good, after weeks and months of bureaucrats and paperwork every day, the house hunt will come to an end.
I wouldn't call the incinerator high maintenance because it's so easy to disassemble and clean, the doors not closing is the only problem I had and this is the second time. When I googled the incinerator, there were a lot of alternatives.