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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:55 pm

biziedizie wrote:Will you be using the new and improved fresh scent :awesome: :poop:


I'm thinking so and if times get tuff I might just have to get a scoop and sort it out...ok ok just kidding about the last bit but I think I'll manage...I did have an idea about vermiculture though just not sure if they would survive on it just to help decomposition a little faster
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Re: Toilets

Postby Wobbly Wheels » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:20 pm

The "Mark I Poopenthrone" worked great with odor-control kitchen trash bags. You tie up the bag when you're done and throw it into the next bag, which gets tied up and thrown into the next bag...it controlled odors and mess, didn't generate a pile of used bags somewhere, limited the amount that could spill if a bag got torn, and 'emptying' was still as easy as tossing a single bag into a dumpster on the way home.

Had I continued using it, I would have added kitty litter to the bag. I only used it once before the missus decided she don't camp (that's one of the reasons for the trailer I'm building:)

Bogo - if you want to check out the Sealand vac flush stuff, I can check with my wholesaler on parts and availability.
Unless you're in Canada I can't help you with price, though I can provide the (CDN) MSRP. They make low-pro tanks with the reservoir & pump assy attached. They are a decent system but, like anything else, they have their drawbacks too.
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Re: Toilets

Postby Bogo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:36 am

On the Sealand stuff, I've gotten prices already.

This youtube video shows the vacuum generator/tank cassette system I wanted to use. It is the black square ended thing with the yellow rectangle on it at the side of the compartment. He talks about it a tiny bit at 1:20.

At a 1:55 into this video you can see the cassette being removed.

Looking at current literature I didn't see it mentioned in the 2013 brochure.
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Re: Toilets

Postby Dirke » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:10 am

bobhenry wrote:Mr. Stinky lived up to his name. Perhaps the portapotty treatment or some scented kitty litter would have helped but thats more to remember to pack and lug around.

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Saw dust works great and if you use enough it won't have an odor. Just put a good amount of sawdust in the bottom of the bucket. After use, cover your business with more sawdust.
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Re: Toilets

Postby bobhenry » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:03 pm

Dirke wrote:
bobhenry wrote:Mr. Stinky lived up to his name. Perhaps the portapotty treatment or some scented kitty litter would have helped but thats more to remember to pack and lug around.

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Saw dust works great and if you use enough it won't have an odor. Just put a good amount of sawdust in the bottom of the bucket. After use, cover your business with more sawdust.


I tend to disagree saw dust doesn't work great ! It was last falls gathering and just a two night stay. We had taken a 7 gallon bucket of pine sawdust and despite the addition of copious amounts of dust after each use Mr. Stinkey still lived up to his name. My thoughts are that the wood fiber act as a wick for the urine and although it absorbs the liquid, it wicks it to the air via capilary action. The reason I mentioned the kitty litter is that it will encapsolate the liquid and if scented would be an added benefit.
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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:43 pm

one of the ideas that I have settled on for my Tiny house is to not have a toilette inside ,
Here is why if I'm camped in a place that has facilities then I'll use them and who wants to have a bucket of (poop) to be hauling around with them so I'll have my out house set up outside of the trailer cabin it will still be on the trailer essentially but on the backdeck
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Re: Toilets

Postby Vindi_andy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:08 am

biziedizie wrote:
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bobhenry wrote:Will that be a gravity flush or are you gonna use a grain auger to "pump" the dust.

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Hahahaha I was thinking of a
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Re: Toilets

Postby GerryS » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:22 am

Anita Rae wrote:We put a casset toilet in our camper and I have to say that I love it. I've only camped twice in the trailer but so far this is one of my favorite additions. On this last trip I took my GD along. She has balance problems from past brain surgery. Having the toilet gave me peace of mind because I didnt have to worry about her tripping on the way to the potty. As a woman traveling alone, it was easy for me to dump and fill. I can't say enough about this thang and yes, we do use it...Not #2...just pee.


How and where do you dispose it? Dumping in the vault is fine, but what abou places that only have standard toilets or waste dumps for RVs?

I hate running at night to shower houses etc, I've been considering a thetford for a while, but don't want to cause more stress by having a stinking mess to clean up..
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Re: Toilets

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:41 am

thats the hole trouble of a porta pot.

WHERE DO YOU DUMP THE CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

some towns frown on dump poop in a normal trash can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and are you going to pack the smelly crap around in your car attracting flyes all day in high summer heat?


not me!!!!!!!!!!!! :?

I use the campground out houses and the rest stops toilets and the wallly world toilets and the gas stations toilets proveided for me for a clean and no mess means to take care of my toilet neccistys while out in puplic!

no flyes in my car and no smells.

I know angie has a nose and she doesn't want to smelly smelly poop all day while we drive!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Toilets

Postby GerryS » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:51 am

I see your point slo, but there are a few places we stay (once twice a year)where for 4 or 5 days there isn't a head close by... No big deal during the day, but a 2am, it stinks having to walk a quarter mile in pitch darkness and old air to take a leak...or dump. Then the better choice may be a portable.

How well do these dump into an rv dump station? Is there any control of the effluent? The campground I have in mind as I write this is very nice and would frown in dumping in their VERY clean shower/restrooms.

Normally you are right....but there are exceptions, and times when zero tolerance isn't the best solution.

So, for the sake of conversation, how we'll do thetford cassettes dump? Can you reasonably hit by hole? I don't want to have a bigger mess than when I started... 10 seconds with a hose cleaning up a little splash isfine, just no s much chasing around...ahem....solids or paper...
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Re: Toilets

Postby 48Rob » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:06 am

Gerry,

A portable toilet will dump just as easily in the 4" hole at a dump station as it will in a pit toilet.
Spills aren't usually a problem, at least from your own, it is the stuff some other RV'ers leave behind...

They can also be dumped in a regular flush toilet at the campground, but it is a practice that won't get you too many friends, as the odor can be rather strong, and even if it isn't, folks will give you some iffy looks...
Best if need be to do so late at night, when the washroom is empty, not when people are standing in line waiting... ;)

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Re: Toilets

Postby GerryS » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58 am

The problem of what is left behind by other campers is a problem is also the explanation why campgrounds look crossways when you carry a cartridge into their clean bath houses....

Most if the places we stay have both, but my favorite vacation getaway only has one bath house and it is far away from the better spots. I think a portable can is on my short list for this years additions....but it sounds like outdoor emptying is definitely the smart money....
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