Originally Posted by Deezl Smoke
A urinal is a great plan. But since you wont have a flush with water cycle, you will now have 2 liquid units that can smell badly, especially in hot weather. The toilet with separation has a lid, that though is not air tight, does help.
You can, if you wish, set a spray bottle next to them both and spray down the sides of each after use with a water/vinegar mix or something with a fragrance. Just dont get too carried away with the volume of the spray and end up having to empty the containers more often than you wish.
Man, single or not, for whatever reason gets pretty bull headed about standing to pee. Probable because we can. But there is no shame in sitting down to pee. It is much more friendly to the surrounding walls and fixtures that get splashed with urine when standing. The taller you are, the worse it gets.
ok... so, im gonna go ahead and say that me and my two sons don't want to have to sit to pee every time we are in the bus, and some of this depends on the activity, if we are somewhere cold having to get down to enough layers to fully sit is a pain (sorry ladies) instead of just find the necessary part and cinch up the jacket.
But anyway I really like the urinal idea, at first when someone mentioned routing it to the gray water I was grossed out, but hey... If its sterile and is considered 'gray' water then why not... That got me thinking, some of the stores have those no water urinals, tiny vent looking things that let the urine go down but I guess don't let air up? would one of those work?
Or if not then plumb it... Just a small urinal with a tiny sprits of water when you push the button above it, no problem, then route the urine trap from the composting toilet to the gray tank as well. Kind of the best of both worlds, no black tank, composted number 2 and urine is out of site out of mind. I am at the very beginning stage of my build so the sky is the limit and installing a urinal is sounding better and better.... certainly better than telling guests they have to sit down to pee. And I have 10 and 12 year old boys, getting them to carefully aim in a urinal would be way easier than making them sit to pee.
And as long as the urinal is in a location where your head isn't 6 inches from it for sit down jobs then I think it could work well... thoughts?