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Old 11-23-2016, 06:54 PM   #101
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Q: Why do divorces cost so much?

A: Because they are worth it!
Aint that the truth! And no woman is worth prison time!
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:00 AM   #102
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Good deal. Glad you found something that works. But dont be afraid to experiment and mix covers to see if you can improve even more.
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I had a busy stretch. Not feeling well and lots going on. I let my chores get behind and went almost 11 days before emptying my composter. Almost full to the brim and near zero smell!

I am sold on this stuff!!
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:26 AM   #103
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I had a busy stretch. Not feeling well and lots going on. I let my chores get behind and went almost 11 days before emptying my composter. Almost full to the brim and near zero smell!

I am sold on this stuff!!
I looked at the Nature's Bedding website and I see a 4.5 cubic foot package that they call Pine Mini Flakes. Is that what you're using?

They also have a product called Pine Shavings, which appears to have a finer consistency. But I think the smallest they offer that in is 10 cubic feet.
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:07 PM   #104
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I had a busy stretch. Not feeling well and lots going on. I let my chores get behind and went almost 11 days before emptying my composter. Almost full to the brim and near zero smell!

I am sold on this stuff!!
Awesome, awesome awesome !!!! Glad to hear this. We need to spread the word on other sites too that have people wandering what to use before they give up.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:42 PM   #105
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I looked at the Nature's Bedding website and I see a 4.5 cubic foot package that they call Pine Mini Flakes. Is that what you're using?

They also have a product called Pine Shavings, which appears to have a finer consistency. But I think the smallest they offer that in is 10 cubic feet.
I bought the 4.5 cu.ft. Mini Flakes. Less than $10 including tax.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:23 PM   #106
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I lived free at a little house down in the bottoms for 9 years. Water,lights, but no toilet. I used this very comfortably for 9 years.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/10728124?...&wl13=&veh=sem

Get rid of the bowl underneath and use a 5 gal. bucket lined with a 30 gallon bag and the use kitty litter.Change almost daily. Never had a complaint. Might be a problem a bit for a woman but never had a complaint. I had a big funnel and a 50 ft garden hose through the wall and down hill to a patch of Lilacs worked for me. for me. Womens urine in bucket. Guys! Don't even ask. I lived 500 ft off the road and nearest neighbor was a 1/4 mile. I also used this after 4 operations.

This what i will use in my bus.
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:17 PM   #107
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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?
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:41 PM   #108
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Kind of confused why everybody is talking about having to sit down to pee... I've been using a diy bucket composter for a year and its not that hard to get everything in the bucket while you're standing... Maybe its just me, but I don't piss like an unattended firehose waving all over the place willy-nilly, it all goes where I aim it... Some of you guys are over thinking this whole situation... I don't seperate in mine and I empty it about once a week...
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:48 PM   #109
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Kind of confused why everybody is talking about having to sit down to pee... I've been using a diy bucket composter for a year and its not that hard to get everything in the bucket while you're standing... Maybe its just me, but I don't piss like an unattended firehose waving all over the place willy-nilly, it all goes where I aim it... Some of you guys are over thinking this whole situation... I don't seperate in mine and I empty it about once a week...
Hahaha. I should have specified, talking about the urine seperation models. Not the all together ones.

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Old 12-15-2016, 05:09 PM   #110
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I had actually planned on adding a divirter to mine, but honestly I've not found a reason to separate liquids and solids if you're just hucking it in the trash when its full...
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