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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:16 pm
 


Wife and I recently bought a 2br/1ba cottage that also has a good sized bunkie on the property which sleeps up to 6-8 guests at a time. Bunkie has no power or plumbing but we may electrify it eventually. Previous owners had a composting toilet in there but took it with them unfortunately. Went to the cottage show today and there were several waterless toilet providers, all literally claiming that their shit don't stink but they varied in terms of how their products work and are maintained.

Any CKAers have experience?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:27 pm
 


They have/had one at Diamond Head cabin here years ago. Name escapes me, something Scandinavian. This is a large public cabin with no cleaning staff, yet using it was not unpleasant at all. I think they do better if you vent with a fan. The Diamond one had no electricity so no fan. certainly nothing like an outhouse, and this being some years back probably only have improved. Probably have to make sure you service/clean it as required. I read up on these things when I was looking at putting in a lodge/guiding business, but don't remember much about it, and anyway, as I said, the tech has probably been surpassed by now.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:40 pm
 


Was it called Separett? They claim to be Swedish. That one claimed to be unique in that you don't have to "flush" with sawdust after because their device separates the moisture from the solid waste so waste never ferments. As for venting they say it works sans electricity if you vent to the roof and put a whirlybird on it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:55 pm
 


don't recall the name, but you certainly didn't have to flush with sawdust. my impression was it was one of the leaders in the field at the time. Venting was probably as you say, I just think a fan would do better - maybe a solar powered one is possible?

It's a little hard to judge, because this was a 30+ people cabin, so the bog got a good workout, with people probably not being all that clean, not aiming too closely etc. I was impressed how little it smelled, I would guess in a family situation with people keeping things more clean it wouldn't be bad at all. Other factor tho is this was during winter in the mountains - I've never been to the cabin in the summer. OTOH, seems to me that decomposition would be a lot slower too, and as I say, it wasn't bad at all. It's not going to be at the level of a flush toilet, but what's the alternative? It is certainly a lot better than an outhouse.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:25 am
 


BeaverFever wrote:
Wife and I recently bought a 2br/1ba cottage that also has a good sized bunkie on the property which sleeps up to 6-8 guests at a time. Bunkie has no power or plumbing but we may electrify it eventually. Previous owners had a composting toilet in there but took it with them unfortunately. Went to the cottage show today and there were several waterless toilet providers, all literally claiming that their shit don't stink but they varied in terms of how their products work and are maintained.

Any CKAers have experience?


We installed an Envirolet in our original cottage and it worked quite well. We had a waterless, self-contained unit that was very reliable and virtually odourless.


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