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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:11pm

Post Subject: toilets

regarding toilet waste, I am considering living aboard and wondered if I installed a composting toilet, where does the composted waste eventually go. I have heard something and bucket and chuck it, is this the same thing? Can the waste be buried later of what?


Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:38pm

Post Subject: toilets

As I have doubts about the electrical demand of these things I can only speak from what I have gathered from other users and the vendors info. You are left with a brown, crumbly, "sweet smelling" material that can be used on the assorted plant pots or spread along the hedge line. It may well also be that gentlemen (being better equipped for such things) conduct themselkves in a manner that limits the quantity of liquid deposited there in. My comment about the electrical demand is related to boats that do not have ready access to shoreline or other means of battery charging. However I have heard some glowing reports from users. It seesm it takes a while for new users to work out the quantities of peat/sawdust you have to add from time to time so you end up with the "sweet smelling" waste. Traditionally "bucket and chuck it" refers to the Elsan "bucket" type appliance where you sat over a bucket of excreta mixed with blue. This stuff should be dumped down the special sites, but I know a lot was buried or worse. Tony Brooks

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