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Old 02-01-2016, 09:32 AM   #29
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It's HUMUS.
All we need is some Pita Bread and we can have a party!

Oh, dang. Where is a second "M" when you need one??
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:59 AM   #30
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Kind of like a cat box ---no thanks
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:32 AM   #31
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We have the exact one with a solar powered exhaust fan in our RV on the river. We only use it a couple of times each month and for almost a year have not had to do anything to it. Have also never had a smell. This is a great option. We also leave the TP in the toilet where it belongs.
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so you need fresh air vent in and exhaust vent out?
12 volt to run fan?
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:47 PM   #33
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Just exhaust vent out and 12v. Fresh air is on the other side of the unit, no need to source it from outside or anything.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:37 PM   #34
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I feel a Cole Porter moment coming on...

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it,
Let's do it (let's fall in love)

Fertilizer is Fertilizer. Well rotted manure as the Brits would say.

For the squeamish, DO NOT visit your local sanitation plant and ask for a tour. You might just find out that well rotted human manure is sold to "agribiz" customers. I'm kinda betting that almost all chemical fertilizer started out as guano or poo... And if you love Tilapia but wonder why you never heard of it 20 years ago. Find out where THAT is sourced from. (They clean up the water after the trout use it in trout farms for starters. And you thought catfish were nasty bottom dwellers.

Oh and last gross thought. Food is just unprocessed.....
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And you thought catfish were nasty bottom dwellers.
And certain politicians, depending on your political affiliation.
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Pete Seeger on compost:
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Malorganite is a fertilizer produced by the Milwaukee waste treatment system. Works better than Miracle Gro. I am betting it is composted treated sewage made into pellets. Available at big box garden centers.
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Anyone who is squeamish about composting toilets should be wearing gloves anytime you handle cash, gas pump handles, grocery cart handles, anything in the public with a button on it, your own cutting board, not to mention that sponge in your kitchen sink...they are all possible sources for fecal matter and/or other contaminants. If you choose not to go with a composting toilet, that is your choice.
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so you need fresh air vent in and exhaust vent out?

12 volt to run fan?

The fan is a tiny one usually seen on a computer chip. It uses 2a over a 24 hour period.
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Is there a toilet size different? I can see from the photos that it is not up against the wall. Is that so you can remove it to clean? Did it take up more or less space in the room?
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Two inches, to the left side of the head (as you face it), is required to slide the bowl off the slip hinge for servicing the base. And 1 1/2 inches is required to lift the bowl to remove the urine collection jug. The unit is 17 ¾ inches wide. It's a big bigger and did take up a bit more space.

But if anything, it is similar to our Thetford that we replaced with our Dometic 310 porcelain.
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Personally speaking, I would not use low temperature generated humanure on crop yielding plants. Thermophilic, high temperature composted, humanure is perfectly safe for almost all applications but that's not how the small composting toilets work.

Having said that, the compost created by these toilets is safe for as long as the people creating the manure in the first place are healthy. If you add illnesses or parasites into the mix, then there would be some cause for concern, but even these tend to die outside a suitable human host within a week or so. There are some exemptions to this, but they are rare.

As we are weekend users, I don't expect to have to empty the toilet more than twice or three times a year. It will get added to the compost bin in our garden that we then use for flowers and decorative plants.
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