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Old 02-24-2015, 10:23 AM   #11
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Don't burn poop if you aren't in the middle of the wilderness, like nat. Your neighbors may not like you very much.
My stove burning my poop smells less than a houses sewer vent pipe.

It smells far less than someone in a RV emptying their black water tank.

As long as you have a bed of hot coals, the water in the human matter quickly evaporates. The remaining matter is incinerated to nothing but less than a spoon full of ashes in less than 5 min. The ash now completely sterile mixes with the other ashes in the stove.

How is this any different than buying a incinerating toilet?

Sorry if I sound a bit harsh on this. Being able to safely, cleanly incinerate our wastes is a big part of being able to live without water hookup.

Adding your human waste to water adds the ability for pathogens to grow and multiply. Storing it in tanks with water compounds this problem. Adding a bunch of deadly chemicals to try to reduce the odor is not safe for humans or the environment. Then at the waste treatment plant, more deadly chemicals are added before releasing it back into the fresh water system. Throughout the entire system, the risk of spreading disease and pathogens are present. Fire cures this all.

As I have said before and will many times again. The western world using out fresh water to carry our wastes to our water natural water systems, is the biggest failure of modern technology.

Fresh water will be the most valued resource in the next 50 years. Flushing it down the toilet will not be in man kinds long term future.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:30 AM   #12
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Burning your excrement in anything not really designed for such use is pretty irresponsible if living in close quarters with others. But yeah if Im in the middle of nowhere, I'll pretty much burn anything. No worries. But not everyone is in a position to be burning their poo like you.
I take it from your comment that you don't know how water treatment facilities work, or what fertilizers are often made from.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:40 AM   #13
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burning poop? is this for real?! Tell me more!

Also, from what I've read, I think my stove might work for burning coal as it has a grate and an external air source from beneath, but I'm not sure.

I like the idea of burning what I can, but also being pretty urban I don't want to attract more attention than a chimney sticking out of a van already does...
I need to do a how to on burning coal..........

If you have people around you, and your staying long term, Don't burn coal. Or only burn a few bread loaf size chunks to get you through the night without having to get up in the night.

I have gotten good at keeping my fire hot, with minuscule smell. However, if the coal is wet, the fire burns down to far before reloading, ect, the coal can smell really really bad.

If we had coal stoker stoves, the burn would always be perfect temperature, creating no smell.

One day I hope to build a simple 20 volt dewalt powered coal stoker stove of off grid use. It would be small the stove only 16 inches tall, 12 inches in diameter, and burn all night with constant heat. I just don't have the time and money right now. All resources have to go into my bus build.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #14
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Burning your excrement in anything not really designed for such use is pretty irresponsible if living in close quarters with others. But yeah if Im in the middle of nowhere, I'll pretty much burn anything. No worries. But not everyone is in a position to be burning their poo like you.
I take it from your comment that you don't know how water treatment facilities work, or what fertilizers are often made from.
There are three kinds of people in this world. The sheeple, the wolves, and the sheep dog.
The sheeple don't think for themselves. They only read direction, and do as they are told. They feel this removes them from any accountability in their actions.
The wolf is often the one making the rules and writing the directions. They bend and change the rules for their own personal gain, stepping on the throats of anyone to gain wealth.
The sheep dog is a rare breed. They think beond the norm, always pushing for more knowledge. After all, knowledge is the only way to protect the sheep from the wolf.

We live in a age of physiological warfare. You have to think beond the norm to make it in this world. If you didn't want to think beond, why are you on a skoolie conversion site?

I know how the waste treatment plants here work, I know nothing of where you live.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:44 AM   #15
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Here is a "tiny house" take on burning poo indoors.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:46 AM   #16
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I need to do a how to on burning coal..........

If you have people around you, and your staying long term, Don't burn coal. Or only burn a few bread loaf size chunks to get you through the night without having to get up in the night.

I have gotten good at keeping my fire hot, with minuscule smell. However, if the coal is wet, the fire burns down to far before reloading, ect, the coal can smell really really bad.

If we had coal stoker stoves, the burn would always be perfect temperature, creating no smell.

One day I hope to build a simple 20 volt dewalt powered coal stoker stove of off grid use. It would be small the stove only 16 inches tall, 12 inches in diameter, and burn all night with constant heat. I just don't have the time and money right now. All resources have to go into my bus build.

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I've never even SEEN coal, man.
I'm running my ac right now, its 80f out.
Short shorts weather my friend!
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:20 PM   #17
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I've never even SEEN coal, man.
I'm running my ac right now, its 80f out.
Short shorts weather my friend!
If I got as much good weather as you, my bus would be done.

I can't paint here for 8 months of the year.

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Old 02-24-2015, 12:28 PM   #18
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Radically different places, man.
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Someone in the neighbourhood across from the RV park I live in has a poo burner. I would really like to know who they are and pay them a visit.

I think some people go "nose blind". Like some never smell the cat litter box in their house or RV. I think this when I read about the people who put their poopy TP in the trash can rather than down the RV toilet. And when I use the public bathroom at work. The minute I open the door I know if someone has put poopy TP in the little waste can in the stall. Contrary to what they think, yes their poo REALLY does stink.
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1984 ?????

Well Nat_ster, we'll find out soon enough if burning your poop is illegal or not. Let us know if you get a knock on the door from the department of health.

Ever since I commented on this thread I've been bombarded with "dumpster" advertisements all over my pages here. It's either that or Lornas post on the dumpster locations here in Gainesville.

Don't know...but something triggered this as I have not done a search lately on dumpsters so the only thing I can figure is

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