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Old 06-09-2015, 07:11 AM   #91
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I wonder if they could be introduced to an open, outdoor poop compost pile...
That is what the business had. It was a large slab where a warehouse used to be. They had piles of waste in different stages of decomposition.
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That is what the business had. It was a large slab where a warehouse used to be. They had piles of waste in different stages of decomposition.
Sorry, I omitted a pertinent piece of information. What I meant was, "I wonder if they could be introduced to an open, outdoor poop compost pile in Canada". Compost produces plenty of heat, but I wonder if it could stave off the winter cold.

I think I'll give it a go, anyhow. If I build an enclosed box and use the leftover 2" rigid foam I have lying around it might do the job.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:43 PM   #93
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depending on where you live , let the sun do your drying, i know of many who use coffee grounds but i don't drink coffee so i use tea grounds. the sun will dry them fast and free.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:37 PM   #94
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Just a thought... If you use a metal pail for your toilet then put a sheet of glass over it with a small hole for evaporation, the sun should desiccate the fruits of your labors making them smaller and easier to store until disposal.
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Why won't this thread DIE!!!
It is leaving me verklempt.



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Old 06-10-2015, 03:25 PM   #97
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:40 PM   #98
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Hola, Well, I guess I will just have to introduce myself on the toilet thread; been watching for a year or two, but after returning from Mexico and a new computer, had to redo my password. I applaud all the entries on this thread, for you are writing about poop in a land which tries to avoid the topic, much less have to deal with their own poop. (Forty percent of the household water use is flushed down the toilet in the US.) When i am in Mexico, I live offgrid, rain catchment, solar power and dry banyo. Sawdust is free, and I bag it into feed bags for a large supply ahead. I use macetas or large ceramic planters, the height of a toilet seat, inside put a plastic bucket with a handle, and atop it all, place a toilet seat. The advantage of this is you can put macetas all over and change those places depending on seasons and shade ; one inside , one outside in the garden. My neighbor has three such macetas on her property. With covering every use with sawdust, there is little odor. It is the pee, ironically, which causes the odor. I dump the bucket every three days or so, rinse it out and place a few scoops of sawdust in the new bucket going into the maceta. That bucket is dumped into a large wire enclosure, which gets covered with not only sawdust but also weeds, grasses, so it is covered with plant matter to compost. The rule of thumb is not to use it for seven years on food growing plants. There is a book called The Humanure Book which goes into the details of temperature, how-to ,etc. The glass is an interesting idea to try, probably resulting in a freeze dried result like the fancy separating toilets accomplish. It is amazing how something so simple can result in a product which costs so much once a way is figured how to make money off it.
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The fact of how much fresh water is flushed into the toilet every year is completely wrong in every way.

IMO

This thread needs to continue. This is a really really important topic involved in bus life.

The members that want to clutter up this thread please take that to a different thread.

Maybe start a thread called "Pictures I make in all my free time". lol

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