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12-24-2018 02:31 PM
Starlyte Are you still looking for them plans?
Otherwise there are some other solutions, as, in the case of compost, for it to be free of pathogenes and safe for using, for example, in your veg garden or under fruit trees, it needs at least a year, if not 2 of composting...with some where to stock all the years' olies of compost.
Another solution, for solids, is a solar burning system, where the toilet empties to the south, in a closed solar furnace (obviously with an escape for burning gases), after which, no dangerous pathogens, and useful ash for your garden, without odours, or unpleasant disposal problems.
This was suggested in the earthship books as one toilet solution.
12-22-2018 06:45 AM
Daisy Easy cheap compost toilet system :

big bucket with lid
line with garbage bag
scoop in wood shavings or saw dust for the bottom
another smaller bucket with lid containing woodshavings/sawdust and a scoop

do da business in da bucket, ok if a little pee comes with it
cover with more of the wood stuff
put lid on

When bucket is getting fullish - put in a little pile outside and make fire, burn it. If you are not in a position to burn it outside, and you have a woodstove, put the stuff in your woodstove and burn it. I have a rocket mass heater and sometimes burn the stuff in there. No nasty smell. I've also burned dog poops in there. also no nasty smell.

There's a good article in backwoods home about someone burning horse manure and using it in their vegetable garden, he did a test of 3 different patches, all with same crop, over a period of years, the horse manure patch had the best and highest production.

save the ashes in a container for later "burial" in the garden at planting time, or bury right away with some food scraps where you want to plant stuff like trees, flowers and/or vegetables that don't lie on the ground.

For a straight pee, another bucket or container, add 5 or more parts water and fertilize your garden (bear in mind if you have bladder infection or taking meds, the bacteria or medicine will also need to be taken into consideration). This is comparable to miracle grow, has high nitrogen and some of the other minerals. You can google it.

works for me, especially in winter. In summer I just use the regular toilet.

The garbage bag is really handy, it allows you to close and throw in garbage if needed, or just empty where you want to burn your pile. And saves you having to clean out the bucket after.

If this doesn't meet aesthetic standards, you can Pretty it up however you want.
11-26-2018 03:05 PM
Originally Posted by Eddie_T View Post
Kinda hard to make use of the compost.
It also requires a lot of water to move the solids from place to place.
11-25-2018 11:18 PM
Originally Posted by angerhater View Post
my septic works fine...composts underground...
Kinda hard to make use of the compost.
11-25-2018 01:42 PM
angerhater my septic works fine...composts underground...
11-25-2018 12:40 PM
Gulcher I did find plans in this online Library for anyone else that was looking. A lot of very useful technology papers for 3rd world countries. Or homesteaders/preppers/survivalists.
11-21-2018 10:48 PM
bobthebanjerman You can check out either of these - hope this helps.
11-21-2018 04:40 PM
Originally Posted by ForestBeekeeper View Post
We have used the 5-gallon bucket version for years.
I have seen tons of plans for the 5 gal bucket jobs but as I get older all I need is to bump or drop one and I will be in trouble. Besides becoming a lazy old sh* not knocking the plan just my age and all that goes with that, climbing down steps with a loose cannon fully loaded, on ice and snow. I could end up wearing it.
11-21-2018 04:35 PM
Originally Posted by Wyobuckaroo48 View Post
This far out in the bush we call our composting toilet an "out house"
I hear yah, but comes a time, don't mind in the summer but it gets old fast in the winter.
11-21-2018 04:34 PM
Originally Posted by solar1 View Post
Good question Gulcer, I too, would like to find plans
I did find some sketches on the humanure site, but no detailed plans with measurements.
11-21-2018 03:57 PM
Wyobuckaroo48 This far out in the bush we call our composting toilet an "out house"
11-21-2018 03:38 PM
ForestBeekeeper We have used the 5-gallon bucket version for years.
11-21-2018 02:38 PM
solar1 Good question Gulcer, I too, would like to find plans
11-21-2018 01:05 PM
Anybody Have Plans for DIY Composting Toilet?

Am looking for plans on how to build a full size composting toilet. Not the 5 gal. bucket method. Thanks.

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