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Old 12-26-2011, 12:15 AM   #81
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Just don't dump kitty liter in a sewer. It will clog up everything in nothing flat.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #82
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Don't they call it "Kitty" Litter for a reason??
I am all for being resourceful, but... Kitty litter?
Just sayin'...
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #83
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Don't they call it "Kitty" Litter for a reason??
I am all for being resourceful, but... Kitty litter?
Just sayin'...
Hey, the purpose of kitty litter is to deal with excrement in the most effective way possible where plumbing is not being used. It actually works quite well. So long as you "cover up" your business after you're done it really doesn't stink. I may start carrying sawdust in a seperate container to be used for soaking up the pee more effectively without adding weight.

I don't think this toilet design would work very well for fulltime use though - especially for a family. If I were fulltiming and staying at campgrounds/RV parks I would certainly go the black tank route. And I may yet decide to do that in the future, but for now I have a functional toilet for very little investment of time or money.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #84
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Don't they call it "Kitty" Litter for a reason??
I am all for being resourceful, but... Kitty litter?
Just sayin'...
Hey, the purpose of kitty litter is to deal with excrement in the most effective way possible where plumbing is not being used. It actually works quite well. So long as you "cover up" your business after you're done it really doesn't stink. I may start carrying sawdust in a seperate container to be used for soaking up the pee more effectively without adding weight.

I don't think this toilet design would work very well for fulltime use though - especially for a family. If I were fulltiming and staying at campgrounds/RV parks I would certainly go the black tank route. And I may yet decide to do that in the future, but for now I have a functional toilet for very little investment of time or money.
Point made, but I am planning longer trips, and I also may go fulltime (God willing), so I think I will stick with my tank....
Hoping you have a sense of humor, which paw do you use to "cover up" your business? Just joking Dan!
You have some great input on these pages... I still can't even decide if I want to keep my OM windows or go to RV, seems there won't be much diff other than looks.
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Hoping you have a sense of humor, which paw do you use to "cover up" your business? Just joking Dan! ...
The left paw of course!
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #86
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Re: THE ORIENT EXPRESS

That orange silicone sealer on the exhaust ports on the heads won't last more than a few minutes before being burned off.
The exhaust temp is way way higher than that sealer CAN HANDLE.
Spend the money right and your labor by getting the correct exhaust gaskets.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:02 AM   #87
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Greetings from a Noobie. First post

The talk of a sawdust toilet made me chime in here. Hope its not too late for some words of "experience". I drew you a picture ...

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When you build the housing for the bucket, it is important to remember to offset the front wall of it for "heel room". Trust me, when you are negotiating the sitting down and standing up process, you will appreciate being able to get your heels farther back. On the ranch, we had two different outhouses - one with the heel room and one without. Nobody wanted to use the one without - it was just too awkward and uncomfy.

Also, you may want to consider ahead of time just how that bucket will get into and out of that cabinet. A friend had a sawdust toilet in her studio/guest house and had a drop-down front on it with a piano hinge at the floor line. The bottom of the cabinet, inside where the bucket sat, was raised up the same thickness as the hinged door so it was just a "slide in and slide out" rather than a "lift over the lip of the door" to get it out. I spose you could also make it a swinging door, too. She used to laugh about how she figured it would be cool if the bucket sat on a rail system (like a sliding drawer in a pot cupboard or on a desk keyboard shelf) so she didn't have to get down on her knees to get the bucket out. Sometimes wimmen are creative inventors .

The pretty butterfly is for folks who have sensitivities. LOL

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Hope this helps (and makes sense, too),
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Nice cabinet work. Did you glue as well?
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PLEASE REMOVE BUTTERFLY ASAP!!. FORCING HER TO STAND NEXT TO THE ACTION IS CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT!!!.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #90
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haha ya i just changed my oil on my bus this past weekend, $115 oil change!!!! haha well got to do, what you got to do

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