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Old 02-28-2016, 06:13 AM   #169
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The woman in that video never hooked up the fan either. Maybe that contributed to the odors and moister compost.

Yes, I'm sure there's a short learning curve for new users so a party might be frightening. Think about public restrooms with standard toilets and now ask them to flip levers and pee in the right place.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:04 AM   #170
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Looked at the Separett Villa composting toilet video. This toilet doesn't have the wheel mechanism to mix the feces and paper with the peat moss/coconut fiber. When the reviewer opened the toilet it didn't look like much had composted. Wouldn't the feces just sit on the top of the composting agent and not compost? I can't see how you can safely dispose of the composing bag with this design of toilet.

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Old 02-28-2016, 12:01 PM   #171
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I looked at the C-Heads, but decided against them. Their capacity is about a third of that reported by Nature's Head and Airhead users. Too small to be usable for a family of five.
Yes, I can see that the C-Head might be too small for some, but probably just right for a single person or a couple. I have to say that visually they are much more pleasing to me, I like the teak or mahogany look...
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:04 PM   #172
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Looked at the Separett Villa composting toilet video. This toilet doesn't have the wheel mechanism to mix the feces and paper with the peat moss/coconut fiber. When the reviewer opened the toilet it didn't look like much had composted. Wouldn't the feces just sit on the top of the composting agent and not compost? I can't see how you can safely dispose of the composing bag with this design of toilet.

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The composting takes place outside of the toilet, and it uses no peat moss/coconut fiber, it dries the feces and you can either put it in a compost pile, or leave it in the bin as is for 6 months to compost it. Really very little composting happens inside the other toilets either... if you read the humanure handbook to read how long it takes for things (poop) to compost outside of a compost pile (like in a toilet) you'll realise that it's pretty well not composting at all in the other toilets either. After reading it, I can't see any reason at all to have a stick inside the toilet to stir it anyway, and it's one feature of the other toilets I'm not at all a fan of. (I do like their smaller size though)

As to disposing of it safely, you can either put the bag directly into a compost pile, or remove the entire assembly and put the lid on it, and leave it for 6 months. If you have room for the second, it's probably more sanitary than worrying if you rip a bag on the way to the compost... but at the very least you can still carry the entire bin to the compost and then dump the bag in... compared to some of the emptying videos I've seen of the airhead and nature's head... no bits of cover material flying around as you shake and bang it to empty it seems like it's actually a little less messy. And no clog to ever have to unclog (ever read people who have little ones using too much toilet paper and clogging up the other style? Or dropping in a toy?) Personally, I think without the inner guts to worry about, it's going to be a lot easier to keep clean, and to empty, especially because it has its own bucket to carry the bag in.

What I really wish though, is for them to have made the weekender version with the fan up higher like on the normal one, I really don't know how the fan at the bottom is supposed to be a good idea?? They say it holds the same amount as the regular one, same capacity, but it's only for occassional use, and to me, that's gotta be because it doesn't have the fan in the right spot! Someone still needs to come up with a better version of all of these.
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I have been a big fan of composting toilets for a long time and will definitively put one into my trailer.
Besides Nature's Head and Airhead there is also C-Head, which might be more aesthetically pleasing to some, since they offer them in teak and mahogany besides plain white. http://www.c-head.com
Another feature that interests me a lot on the C-head is their "external urine diverter" or EUD. It is an accessory that comes installed in place of the one gallon urine collection jug. The EUD system is a gravity feed system desinged to divert the urine to a portable jug, fixed tank or drain field outside the toilet housing. The EUD accessory can be incorporated in any of the C-Head models.

So no pee bottles to empty if plumbed into the existing gray tank. I like that idea!
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:11 PM   #174
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Simploo makes a really nice looking toilet, this is the large one, but the smaller version should fit into most tight spaces, it's a much better design I think with the higher fan, and not as many places to catch water if you have a wet bath (like mine). I wish this was available on this side of the pond though, so far it's the nicest I've seen, and also has a urine separator (though I do like the one for the big separett better). How many of us spend so much time looking at toilets?

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:55 PM   #175
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It's been a bit since stepping back into this thread for a couple reasons-

I havnt bothered to look at evidently negative videos on the NH, I dont have time for that, but my experience with it closing in on 1yr is still positive despite any contrary posts to this toilet. I fulltime as one person in the trailer with it. it's vented properly and installed in my tight 22ft '58 shower area. i've jacked it up on 4x4 and plywood making it a very 'adult' height and very comfortable.

I fulltime mostly near my office so it gets maybe 'half or 3/4 time use'. i installed it June 2015 and since have emptied it 2 times, once in october and once again at the beginning of feb (to a friends flower bed). so it seems i'm getting a good long time before the dumps which are not gross or resemble feces, it's compost and earthy. the 2 dumps i've done have taken maybe 10 min each and clean no mess. i have 2 liquid jugs and swap and empty every couple days, not a chore for sure.

not sure the entire process of a sewage black tank( the time it takes to maintain and empty and how hard it is to find facilitys for this in the city limits), but NH gives me a clean odorless and way low maintenance solution.

I entirely endorse the NH and Larry there. I guess i'm not as Sh$*Ty person some might think

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The woman in that video never hooked up the fan either. Maybe that contributed to the odors and moister compost.

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I noticed that also, and my alarm bells went off. We spend most of our time in the eastern half of Texas, much of that near the coast. Fan or no fan, our humidity is so high that no material is ever going to begin to dry out here. Which means that, if I had this loo, I might be looking at trying to dump something the consistency of a stiff pancake batter (which is not going to "dump" at all... maybe it gets scraped out? Ugh). It's not going to be a nice coarse, loose granular derivative like what might form by stirring the same material in the aridity of the Arizona desert. Definitely something to think about.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:19 AM   #177
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Seems like those on here with common sense and can follow instructions have few problems, those that do not, well, deserve the problems they create with their ineptness.
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The composting takes place outside of the toilet, and it uses no peat moss/coconut fiber, it dries the feces and you can either put it in a compost pile, or leave it in the bin as is for 6 months to compost it. Really very little composting happens inside the other toilets either...
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Ah so . . . Grasshopper!

Thank you for the clarity. It always seemed like earlier comments about removing the solid material right after the last deposit were missing the point.

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Ah so . . . Grasshopper!

Thank you for the clarity. It always seemed like earlier comments about removing the solid material right after the last deposit were missing the point.

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Further clarity for you. He was referring to the Separett toilet, not the NH.
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Looks like starter dirt you might get from the store.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:40 PM   #182
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Made you all look at my poop. :P
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