Originally Posted by milkmania
1) so you just divert #1 one direction into a catch tank, honey wagon, etc...
Then you divert #2 to a container under the seat, cover with a layer of sawdust and let it dry/decompose naturally... Correct?
2) hardwood sawdust? Pine sawdust? Hamster bedding sawdust? Horse stall sawdust? Cabinet shop sawdust?
I'm thinking, I have an extra Atwood 12v bilge exhaust for my boat on the shelf...
If I build my commode cabinet right and with the exhaust... I could flip a switch and exhaust any 'fumes' out the top of the bus through a steel covered vent cap.
Perfect illustration of what I have done.
1) Yes. You have it right on. As I don't currently have a compost pile I dispose of the "compost" material in an approved garbage receptacle.
2) I am currently using cabinet sawdust. I have tried coco from the garden store. Some people love it. I didn't. I have heard from others who have used both hardwood and softwood sawdust from a sawmill. It is an the coarse side compared to what I am using but I hear good reports.
One to avoid: Cedar. I would have thought that cedar would be a good choice but I have heard from two others who tried it and found that it was not as absorbent and did not control odor as well.
I had planned on installing an exhaust fan wired to the bathroom light but have found that, so far, it doesn't need it.
Another minor detail. I use small can liners in mine so that the collection bin/bucket stays clean. I have heard from others who do not and they don't have any big issue with a soiled bucket. Some are also lining the bucket with newspaper. I don't think that I am going to try that one.