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Old 05-20-2015, 03:04 PM   #961
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Thanks all for the feedback --- Especially those of you who have "been there, done that". The humidity was one of my biggest concerns and there seems to be total agreement that where the sawdust is concerned...drier is better than wetter. I may have to reconsider where said potty will be located, but with so little space to build in it could get tricky. If I could build one light enough to move about conveniently, maybe I could get by with removing it when the space is used as a shower, letting the space dry a bit and putting it back.

My question about venting came from the fact that most factory built composting toilets seem to have their own small fan & vent system built in and wondering if it was really necessary. The bath itself will have a high mounted wall vent & fan to help reduce the interior humidity from the shower. From what I'm hearing/reading, that should be adequate.

Need to get out my grid paper and play "what if" again.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:27 PM   #962
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A simple, albeit not glamorous combo is to build a sturdy 'shelf' and hinged frame (I'm thinking 2x4ish at the wall with a hinge, that is 5 gallon bucket high, and has a toilet seat attached, with hinged front legs that fold down like a card table. the bucket frame (with seat which can be flipped up against the wall during showers when you remove the bucket. You could get fancier and make a recessed closet to hide it in the 'wet wall' too.

You could even build a bucket shelf and sawdust container into that brilliant door idea of yours. If the toilet/5gal bucket is not a permanent fixture, you can make that fancy door a full quarter circle and as big as your shower box.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:53 PM   #963
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More Minor Movement --- Happy Memorial day to all! What a great time to get a little work done. I managed to fab & fit the brackets I needed to mount my new floorboard & doghouse. Also started on the new dash/firewall. Thanks to the engine sitting so far back, my new firewall is where the original dash was located.


This is the raw metal for the firewall/dash. 14 ga. steel...just a trial fit.


Here it is with some angle added that will attach to the rest of the unit.


And here are the angle iron pieces that I had to fab to attach everything else to (the black material around the edge of the opening).

The floor & doghouse are gonna be a bear to fab as they absolutely MUST seal up tight all around to keep out all the stuff that is never supposed to get inside (exhaust, rain, mud, birds, wombats, whatever...)

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Onward!

PS...just looked out my door and there is nearly four feet of water over the road. Been a really wet year so far.
Hey Kalifornia...bring buckets!
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:53 AM   #964
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We use sawdust in a bag, in a bucket. There really is no odor at all. I've read where more and more folks are using them for their "homesteads" as well.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:56 PM   #965
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At the risk of asking for gorey details...what about toilet paper? Does it go "into the mix" as well? Is "RV Tissue" better suited to quickly break down?
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:40 PM   #966
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In the mix...it adds color.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:24 PM   #967
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Have fun! fire walls and tranny humps are a bear, especially if you make them removable
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:35 PM   #968
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Roger that Bansil --- This has been a head scratcher but I think I finally have it more or less figgered out. But to complicate things even more...I have to also build a recess into the dash/firewall next to the doghouse for my pedals that I can also squeeze the new steering into. And right now, I'm not even sure whether the Isuzu NPR steering box & column I have will fit. Oh well...that's what cutting torches and mig welders are for, right?
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:40 PM   #969
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:03 AM   #970
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Plasma cutter?!...oh Lordy...what are these youngsters coming to?

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