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Old 04-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Anyone here use a composting toilet?

The current blackwater thread got me thinking about composting toilets. They seem like a sensible solution to problems of tank cleaning and conserving water while desert boondocking, although I understand they are not trouble-free and some need an ongoing source of power so the bacteria can digest the crud.

Any success stories out there about your AS composting toilet? Or can we learn from your problems with them?

After a recent trip when we accidentally over-filled our waste water tank and had icky sewage water backing up through the shower floor drain , I thought, "There's gotta be a better system."

Have you got one?

p.s. The 16-foot Bambino has one tank for both gray and black water, and insufficient roof space for a serious solar panel. Plus we can't count on the sun for much of the year in interior BC.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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I got one

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When I remodeled my 21 AS, the toilet, black tank, floors were all shot. So I moved the wc to the side, ėnstalled a natures head. Two years later, no regrets. Take a little getting use to. Coffee filters as targets, saves on cleaning for #2, spray bottle at the ready. I have found that it easily will last a month for #2, the tank with #1, 4/5 days. Small compter fan keeps it fresh. Although when I change the peat moss, That is all I smell.

I would definitely would do it again..

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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Thanks, airjeff-- this looks like the one Nature's Head Composting Toilets - The environmentally sustainable waterless toilet for Your Boat, RV, Cabin, Big Rig, Barn, Workshop, or Yurt! .

It appears to retail for $875. Without getting too detailed, does the liquid/solid separation take care of itself? I've heard of one marine toilet that requires people to pee into a bottle. Hoping this one isn't it...
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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We are planning to make the switch to composting toilet this spring (whenever it decides to show up on Colorado this year - snowing again!) and are considering also the airhead toilet (Air Head Dry Toilet: Marine Composting Toilets - Environmentally Friendly Marine Composting Toilet System) that other AS folks have spoken highly of. Both separate the #1 from #2. And checkout greenrvforlife.com they have a Nature's Head and say it's terrific.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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Yes, it takes care of most of the details with very little fuss. The learning curve is quick.

A few comical incidents, but, no joke intended, everyone seems to have a story or two.

It just does its job with little fuss, I certainly would buy another.

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Thanks!

I guess we could say we've had a "comical incident" when our wastewater tank backed up into the bathroom. Except that it didn't seem so funny at the time.
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Hello , we have had our Airhead composting toilet for nearly 3 years, love it! Check out the difference between Natureshead and Airhead. Changing out the liquids is easier in the Airhead, we think. We have not missed our black tank! We are living full time In our in a boon docking situation in Canada. Just pm if further details needed.
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Thank you!

I will check out their website.
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We have a Nature's head too and it's been easy to deal with. Our trailer had only a black tank, so now the black tank is a gray tank and the composting toilet does it's thing. Yes everyone has to sit to pee, but in the middle of the night, that's not a bad thing.
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.... especially not for the ladies!
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We have a natures head as well. No regrets. My parents put one in their outhouse as well. We highly recommend them.
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So how many of you installed your own (DIY) composting toilet?
I expect to remove the wood box my present toilet sits on.
I expect to keep the black water tank.
I expect to connect the composting vent to the black tank vent pipe.

Any suggestions?
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I just put a 4" threaded ABS plug in the tank, and put the composting toilet where the flush-toilet was. I attached the composting vent to the black tank vent. It's not difficult to install.
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