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Old 01-28-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question Greyhound bus Pit toilet?

I came back from Costa Rica for medical reasons and i rode from Houston to Lafayette La by Greyhound. The bus toilet was just a pit toilet with blue liquid and there was no odor that i could smell. I looked how far down it was and it was a big Oval pipe and it looked about 27" down to the water. I would like o use that set up on another project. With just one or two people using it and with mine i will use a urinal drain for ou in the booneys then this type will last for months IMO.

Can anyone give me any insight on building one? I think i would be way ahead in my case to find a junk bus and get the stainless steel top seat platform.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:47 AM   #2
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The larger the storage container the nastier it will be to empty. I chose the Thetford cassette toilet, same concept but with 5 gallon removable tank to empty.
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The larger the storage container the nastier it will be to empty. I chose the Thetford cassette toilet, same concept but with 5 gallon removable tank to empty.
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Thetford Cassettes have been the standard fitment on European campers (of all types) since forever.

For fitting in an RV you can get one that is accessible from the outside for tank removal and emptying.
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:59 PM   #4
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The larger the storage container the nastier it will be to empty. I chose the Thetford cassette toilet, same concept but with 5 gallon removable tank to empty.
Doug
Agreed. I have read quite a few threads about people saying they hate the black tanks. Since my fall in the stairwell of my B700 last October 27th and being pinned for awhile i am now permanently for life on crutches. For the few times i will need it emptied i will just pay someone to do the nasty work.
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I came back from Costa Rica for medical reasons and i rode from Houston to Lafayette La by Greyhound. The bus toilet was just a pit toilet with blue liquid and there was no odor that i could smell. I looked how far down it was and it was a big Oval pipe and it looked about 27" down to the water. I would like o use that set up on another project. With just one or two people using it and with mine i will use a urinal drain for ou in the booneys then this type will last for months IMO.

Can anyone give me any insight on building one? I think i would be way ahead in my case to find a junk bus and get the stainless steel top seat platform.
Thanks
The pipe at the bottom was probably the drain to empty the holding tank. There should have been another vent pipe or two running out the roof. With the blue sanitary fluid and good air exchange, the toilet won't stink. Keeping the lid closed helps even more with air exchange. They work just like a Portapottys found sitting in fields and parking lots for events.
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The pipe at the bottom was probably the drain to empty the holding tank. There should have been another vent pipe or two running out the roof. With the blue sanitary fluid and good air exchange, the toilet won't stink. Keeping the lid closed helps even more with air exchange. They work just like a Portapottys found sitting in fields and parking lots for events.
Thanks. So simple and once installed pretty much a once per year event for one or two person's using the bus.
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Thanks. So simple and once installed pretty much a once per year event for one or two person's using the bus.

You're welcome.

I'm not sure if I would go that long without an empty and refresh.
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You're welcome.

I'm not sure if I would go that long without an empty and refresh.
When it stinks then it is gone.
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60 gallon tank and a drain valve with a 10 ft hose and a urinal. About $950 for a complete one tat is new unassembled. Install it and don't use the roof. The unit is assembled and then you add the roof. Haven't priced the 60 gallon tank and seat by itself. a smart skoolie guy can do this himself if you have a hard time getting under a us and how to make it not look like a johnny on the spot i have no idea. Sanitary and you get a urinal and a door. Maybe buy a used on but it will surely be nasty! I didn't know that some had drain valves.

https://www.allsafetyproducts.com/po...wter-gray.html
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Dumping black tanks is simply going to far. Yes I've had one, and that led me to choose any other way.

While dumping it's good to wear eye protection and be sure to keep your mouth closed. Occasional splashes, you know?

You could make a vent tube from your black tank and plumb it to a gas lamp. Free light. Not unlike propane, this also has a noticeable odor.
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