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Old 01-06-2017, 04:21 PM   #171
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I believe that they are referred to as a "Dry Toilet" meaning that there is no water involved like a house toilet.
Composting toilet is a term used to sell them to Environmentalists. End of the day, its a dry toilet and what you do with the waste is what makes it compost or not.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:44 PM   #172
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Dry toilet is a much better way of putting it.
I just think its silly to keep the "composting" part in the conversation as its just a fairy tale.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:47 PM   #173
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not for me lol, if you keep your urine out of the mix it actually does compost.
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not for me lol, if you keep your urine out of the mix it actually does compost.
You leave it in there for upwards of a YEAR?
whoa! kudos to you... I'd fill it too fast for it to ever actually even begin to compost.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:58 PM   #175
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totally agreed. A couple we know stealth camp all around the country in a plain cargo van with a camper interior they fashioned. They use a bucket with litter. Works fine for their purposes.
I see zero point in spending $1000 for a fancy litterbox with a clever name.

I also agree to some extent.

I think that my $100 toilet with a comfy seat and urine diverter is WAY better than my $19 toilet that was a lousy seat clipped on top of a bucket.

I think that the Air-Head and similar are notably nicer than my $100 toilet. I would be happy to spend $150 or even $200 on one.

$1000?? Probably not.....
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Mine being a tool box generally used for construction job tools, has been dubbed by my friends as the "job box".
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #177
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All great info. But for myself I still like my tanks. 40 gallon black and 40 gallon gray. Draining is not messy if you do it right. My wife and I can go over 2 weeks between dumping the tanks.
I pull up to sanistation, attach the drain hose, pull the black tank and drain. When that is done, I pull the gray tank, this flushes out the hose. When done properly there is no smell and the outside of the hose doesn't even get wet.
Of course while all of this is going on I am refilling my fresh tanks.
My wife is dumping all the garbage in the bins.
It really is a painless process and relatively clean when done right.
Just my 2cents
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All great info. But for myself I still like my tanks. 40 gallon black and 40 gallon gray. Draining is not messy if you do it right. My wife and I can go over 2 weeks between dumping the tanks.
I pull up to sanistation, attach the drain hose, pull the black tank and drain. When that is done, I pull the gray tank, this flushes out the hose. When done properly there is no smell and the outside of the hose doesn't even get wet.
Of course while all of this is going on I am refilling my fresh tanks.
My wife is dumping all the garbage in the bins.
It really is a painless process and relatively clean when done right.
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All great info. But for myself I still like my tanks. 40 gallon black and 40 gallon gray. Draining is not messy if you do it right. My wife and I can go over 2 weeks between dumping the tanks.
I pull up to sanistation, attach the drain hose, pull the black tank and drain. When that is done, I pull the gray tank, this flushes out the hose. When done properly there is no smell and the outside of the hose doesn't even get wet.
Of course while all of this is going on I am refilling my fresh tanks.
My wife is dumping all the garbage in the bins.
It really is a painless process and relatively clean when done right.
Just my 2cents
And after the black goes to the water plant the liquids and solids are separated and the solids are sold once they've composted. So technically a regular toilet is pretty much as efficient at composting as a dry toilet is.
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