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Old 04-24-2014, 10:44 AM   #31
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Re: Newbie questions about my build!

Back to the toilet thing...I agree with Nat. The bucket toilet thing might seem gross at first, but check out the Humanure website, or some of the Tiny House websites, and they are becoming really common. I built one for my basement before making one for my bus, just so I could make sure it really didn't smell bad before having it in an enclosed space, and it works just fine. You can build a nice looking box to hold the bucket. I use a mix of pine shavings and peat moss in mine. It's easy enough to try using a bucket toilet inside the house in a closet or basement for awhile to see if it will work for you.

Window screens: I built screens for two of my windows. They have wood frames and fit over the top half of the window inside and are hinged at the bottom, with a latch at the top, so you can fold down the screen, lower the window, then fold the screen back up and latch it. Another option for cheapo temporary screens while parked is to cut a rectangle of mesh fabric and stick it over the window with magnets.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:33 AM   #32
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Thanks Kathy, I will take a look at your build to see if there are photos of the screens!
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:57 AM   #33
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The bucket thing is great. We use sawdust, pine. Your toilet at home smells worse than this does. Like Nat said, we put trash bags in first so its easy to dispose of. If anyone has to do anything serious during the day, we just make a stop. We're always stopping for something or another anyways.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:08 AM   #34
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You guys are almost making me want to consider it haha
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:38 AM   #35
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well here my take on bathrooms, the bucket thing works,(or as I like to call them litter boxes) and is a cheap and easy to do, but for me and my family wasn't going to happen. I put in a nice sea land toilet,makes the just like home feeling. it wasn't no big to deal install, the tank is right below the toilet, have the reg rv drain system, no big deal ,drain black tank then grey, stay hooked up at a camp ground, or boondock, a bathroom with a family is very important, and makes using your home on wheels much more enjoyable. I'm not a big fan of the shower\toilet combo, always seem to have a wet floor when you go to use the bathroom. This is just me thinking out loud and is just what I learned after spending many trips and nites it our bus, and all the other rvs I owned
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I'm glad I didn't waste $1800 on a composting toilet.

I grew up with a out house, so the bucket toilet is fine with me. When ever the wood stove is going, the bagged poop package go's strait into the stove. After about 5 min, the waste is completely incinerated without smell. Incinerating sterilizes all pathogens and germs, and keeps the human waste out of the garbage system.

I'm a guy, so when I can't pee on a tree due to too over population, a urine collection jug is just fine. Works great later for pouring into ant nest's, cop car seats, ect. As long as you dump it daily and rinse the jug out, there is no smell.

Thx to all the folks that have shared their experiences here. This can be a shitty topic, that sometimes folks have a hard time talking about.

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I'm glad I didn't waste $1800 on a composting toilet.

I grew up with a out house, so the bucket toilet is fine with me. When ever the wood stove is going, the bagged poop package go's strait into the stove. After about 5 min, the waste is completely incinerated without smell. Incinerating sterilizes all pathogens and germs, and keeps the human waste out of the garbage system.



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I'm glad I didn't waste $1800 on a composting toilet.

I grew up with a out house, so the bucket toilet is fine with me. When ever the wood stove is going, the bagged poop package go's strait into the stove. After about 5 min, the waste is completely incinerated without smell. Incinerating sterilizes all pathogens and germs, and keeps the human waste out of the garbage system.



Thx to all the folks that have shared their experiences here. This can be a shitty topic, that sometimes folks have a hard time talking about.

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So did we. One small hole, and one big hole.

You realy know you are a tight family when you can both sit and have a **** together.

But hey, 13 people using one outhouse, sometimes double occupancy was necessary.

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When ever the wood stove is going, the bagged poop package go's strait into the stove. After about 5 min, the waste is completely incinerated without smell.

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