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Old 04-21-2020, 08:08 PM   #1
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Tiny John Incinerating Toilet

Greetings!

I have my first video out in my series on the Tiny John Incinerating Toilet.

Many folks do not know much about the option of incinerating toilets. I'm hoping others will benefit from the info.

I do not own a Skoolie at the moment, but the information presented applies to Skoolies just as much as motorhomes!

Next week I will do a temporary install and test.

https://youtu.be/kPwMjFfAezc

If you have any questions, Ill do my best to get you answers.
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:30 AM   #2
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:56 AM   #3
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What power source is employed for a burn?
Propane does the burning. You have a choice between 12VDC, 120VAC, or 240VAC for powering the fan.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:49 AM   #4
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Cash, apparently - these things are $3300.
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:24 AM   #5
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Cash, apparently - these things are $3300.
WOW! I thought $1000 for a composting toilet and having to carry your poop around in a bag was bad!! I think I'll just stick to hooking up the hose and draining the black tank. Save the propane for keeping my showers hot and my butt warm on a cold day!
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Old 04-22-2020, 10:04 AM   #6
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When I went "off grid" I looked at some incinerating toilets while researching my options. The ones I looked at back then had little paper funnels that you had to put in the bowl before use.

I ultimately went with a composting toilet. I built it for less than $100 including urine diverter and tank.

The $1000 composting are cool but, for me, not cool enough to warrant the extra $900.
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Old 04-22-2020, 10:12 AM   #7
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Cash, apparently - these things are $3300.
The cost is the only bad thing I can attest to so far.

Incolet carries the least expensive incinerating toilets, while Cinderella and some other European brands have the highest price tags.

I happened to purchase my Tiny John refurbished so I got about $1000 off.
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Old 04-22-2020, 10:14 AM   #8
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When I went "off grid" I looked at some incinerating toilets while researching my options. The ones I looked at back then had little paper funnels that you had to put in the bowl before use.

I ultimately went with a composting toilet. I built it for less than $100 including urine diverter and tank.

The $1000 composting are cool but, for me, not cool enough to warrant the extra $900.
Steve, one has to use a wax paper liner everytime it is used.
To save money one can easily make their own liners. I bought 1 box from EcoJohn and will compare their performance with homemade liners.
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One of the biggest challenges I have had with alternative toilets has been guests. Especially children.

My worst plumbing emergencies always seemed to follow having guests.
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Old 04-22-2020, 11:28 AM   #10
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One of the biggest challenges I have had with alternative toilets has been guests. Especially children.

My worst plumbing emergencies always seemed to follow having guests.
I agree. I'm solo so it is much easier to get and use alternative appliances.
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Old 05-02-2020, 01:27 PM   #11
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Here is Part 2 of my incinerating toilet series.

Set-up & installation

https://youtu.be/mpWTkaEU_p8
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:49 PM   #12
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Part 3 is out! This documents the first test. More to come!

https://youtu.be/dCQWrXT4fZM
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:37 PM   #13
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Part 4 is out!
https://youtu.be/w_FuQAYH_38
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:31 PM   #14
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There was a thread here recently regarding at least one popular brand of incinerating toilet (though not this one). The energy use was off the charts. Power source was electric but I figure the nature of the job demands a lot of energy regardless of the fuel. Do you cover how much propane it uses in normal operation? For people like us who focus on off-grid / boondocking they're a hair too resource-intensive.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:48 PM   #15
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There was a thread here recently regarding at least one popular brand of incinerating toilet (though not this one). The energy use was off the charts. Power source was electric but I figure the nature of the job demands a lot of energy regardless of the fuel. Do you cover how much propane it uses in normal operation? For people like us who focus on off-grid / boondocking they're a hair too resource-intensive.
The propane version that I have uses 0.1 pounds for the liquid flush and 0.2 pounds for each waste flush. For a solo person like me, I would be able to last on a 20 pound tank for at least a month.

The DC power used for the fan is very low.

The exact info is in the 1st video of the series.
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:06 PM   #16
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When I went "off grid" I looked at some incinerating toilets while researching my options. The ones I looked at back then had little paper funnels that you had to put in the bowl before use.

I ultimately went with a composting toilet. I built it for less than $100 including urine diverter and tank.

The $1000 composting are cool but, for me, not cool enough to warrant the extra $900.
Sorry to hijack the thread, but my daughter wants a composting toilet in her skoolie. I want to pay the mortgage. Your solution fits the bill... Got a build thread? Plans? Pics? Thanks!
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