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Old 09-10-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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compost toilet

Has anyone installed a compost toilet in their airstream? If so what brand and how well does it work?
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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Betsy,

May be a great idea, I considered but don't have the room to add one. Check out these two threads here on the forum.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ons-31011.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...tion-8747.html

There may be other threads on the forum, check out the search feature.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thank you Royce, I am off to check out those threads.
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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Hello,

I am surprised this hasn't caught on. Composting toilets make so much sense, though not the big clumsy ones that store all the waste in one container. What you need is a marine composting toilet like the Airhead ( Air Head Dry Toilet: Marine Composting Toilet with Compact Convenience: Installation ). My brother has this in his boat and it is the bomb! No odors, miniscule battery draw for the dessicating fan. Separation of liquid and solid waste. Months of service. only 15" wide. Clean organic compost in the end. I have mine on order and I can't wait (though the wait is two months because they are in such high demand). Yanking that stinking complicated water flush rv toilet out of my Safari was heavenly. Now my black tank can be used for greywater.

I suspect most people are very leary of things that seem to them to be out of the ordinary. A composting toilet requires interacting with your own waste, the thought of which makes some people squeamish. But I think if most people actually tried a composting toilet they would change their minds.

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Old 10-05-2007, 11:32 PM   #5
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i think you are right in your assessment of peoples reluctance to go a new route, as the the interacting with your own waste???? i can think of nothing worse in that department than black water tanks, specially when they don't work right!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:32 PM   #6
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Adair,

I tried your link but it led to nowhere. Can you double check it please? I'd like to see this one!

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Old 10-06-2007, 01:11 AM   #7
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Adair,

I tried your link but it led to nowhere. Can you double check it please? I'd like to see this one!

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Air Head Dry Toilet: Marine Composting Toilet with Compact Convenience: Installation
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:50 AM   #8
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Although there are no details on the site, they seem to imply that using the separation principle and eliminating need for flush water, would allow using a grey and black tank to greatly increase capacity and reduce the "interaction"

"Air Head Environmental Toilet may be integrated with an existing holding tank system creating holding capacity for both solids and liquids far beyond what many medium and small boat owners are used to. This is because the tanks take on no flushing water and are free to hold just what they need to."

Might take a bit of plumbing.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:41 AM   #9
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Hi Adair
Good link and youre right quite small and good for the older trailers
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I am surprised this hasn't caught on. Composting toilets make so much sense, though not the big clumsy ones that store all the waste in one container. What you need is a marine composting toilet like the Airhead. My brother has this in his boat and it is the bomb! No odors, miniscule battery draw for the dessicating fan. Separation of liquid and solid waste. Months of service. only 15" wide. Clean organic compost in the end. Yanking that stinking complicated water flush rv toilet out of my Safari was heavenly. Now my black tank can be used for greywater.



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Old 10-06-2007, 08:56 AM   #10
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I have a Sun-Mar in my mining shack in SW Colorado. While it is really great, it is on the bulky side and somewhat expensive. I also have a 220v macerator toilet on my boat that is great. The only conventional head is in the Airstream! However, I wouldn't hesitate a minute to install a composting toilet in the AS if it was a bit smaller.
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I tried your link but it led to nowhere. Can you double check it please? I'd like to see this one!

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I just tweaked it, it should work fine now.
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