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Old 06-16-2010, 04:23 PM   #11
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I also have a macerater to chew up the poo and spit it out in little poos.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #12
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Sorry but I'm not using human waste in anything I grow, I don't care what temp it gets to.

I like worms too much to throw them into a bucket of my poop. I was doing some worm composting until it got too hot and I cooked them by accident. I am still mourning the loss.
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I was doing some worm composting until it got too hot and I cooked them by accident. I am still mourning the loss.
Oh crap! They must have felt like $hit......
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I was doing some worm composting until it got too hot and I cooked them by accident. I am still mourning the loss.
Oh crap! They must have felt like $hit......
They would have if I stuck them in a bucket of my poop. I was bummed. I'll have to get another batch.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:30 PM   #15
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My curiosity is how much effort is required to acheve this result, and it it worth the effort after everything is done (i.e. less energy required than was put into the recycling effort).
While having a complete humanure composting cycle on board is probably not realistic in terms of space, effort, etc., it's still fun to give it a thought. For the composting part, the effort would be minimal (add to a bin just like regular composting, then leave to cure!). I think the main issue would be dealing with high output levels (that's a whole lotta poop). As we all know, space is limited on a housebus! In a traditional garden I have no doubts it would be worth it, but doing so in a bus remains yet to be seen. And you're completely right that great care needs to be taken to ensure that it's done properly.


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Humanure can have pathogens and be of concern when using it in vegetable gardens, but if it hits the right temp during composting it is just fine. Remember too that urine is 'clean' when it exits your body... drinkable if your fresh water tanks run dry...
Development groups are beginning to use humanure a lot more especially in parts of the world with chronic fertilizer shortages.
As for dumping it... my city has a 'heavy duty' compost facility and will even accept meat/bones etc. It gets hot enough for humanure. When I'm mobile I will probably keep a couple of buckets 'working' in a belly bin... throw in some worms too and have some air holes in the lid. Will have to experiment some. May get too hot for worms. Any one else use worms for composting edibles? They are somewhat sensitive to the heat. Figure the worms can at least get it broken down enough and then can be used on non-edible plants.
Push come to shove... will wrap in plastic and dump in a dumpster and pretend it's dog poo or diapers. Not ideal... but better than throwing yellow colored milk jugs out on the road...
Haha, I will remember that tip. Hopefully we will never have to resort to that! I think it's great that your community has a facility that can accept and compost humanure. Where is that? I would love to compost with worms on board. I've seen it done and it's quite impressive ...


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Sorry but I'm not using human waste in anything I grow, I don't care what temp it gets to.
Do you use steer or chicken manure on your plants? If it's all clean and sterilized, what's the difference?
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Big difference. Cows are herbivores. People are carnivores or omnivores, take your pick. I wouldn't use dog or cat crap either. I'm not telling you not to use it. What ever floats your boat. Where do you think these e-coli outbreaks come from. Animal poop. Two big ones that come to mind. The one with spinach and the one with Odwalla. They didn't pasteurize in the beginning. People died. I don't think it's anything to fool around with.
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I was doing some worm composting until it got too hot and I cooked them by accident. I am still mourning the loss.
Oh crap! They must have felt like $hit......
I needed a good belly laugh today..thanks!
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I was beginning to wonder if anyone was getting my sense of humor...............
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does anyone piss in there inhouse outhouse..... or should the liquid always be seperated from the solid.. i just think i would have a problem not pissing in there... and has anybody used lime in the mix of sawdust or kitty litter its what i used in summer camp when i was a wee lad.. in my layout i planned for a black tank but now im going back to the chemical toilet method....
what about disposable bags would the waste dissolve them???...meh trial and error will have to do....do
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Oh, this is good for a giggle! I am so glad we are using the old Traveler 910 that we salvaged out of an RV. We picked up a holding tank off of CraigsList that had a toilet attached (it will become either replacement or donor parts for the toilet in the Class C). I can just imagine the reaction of the Health Dept if they thought we were using an indoor outhouse! How fast do you think it would take them to jerk our food permits! I've used them in NC and on job sites. No thanks!
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