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DandeeRose
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Alicia
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Posted - Feb 18 2016 :  06:18:56 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message
I just don't think I can... Keep in mind we have a family of 5!!

Ok ladies! Let me have it straight! The good, bad, and ugly of composting toilets if you have/ had one! I am talking about in your house, purchased composting toilets. GO!

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Patty
Norwich NY
USA
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Posted - May 30 2017 :  3:53:51 PM  Show Profile
Well, this is a bit late but I'll bite. :)
We have an outhouse so a composting toilet would be a definite step up. I used to stay at a cabin in Maine that had one and it wasn't bad at all. No smell. Look down the hole and all you see is a bit of sawdust-looking material. I never had to empty it but I am willing to bet it is a bit less gross than taking the sh*t shovel we use to move the poo around and settle down further in our outhouse hole.

It's amazing what can become normal. :)

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Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
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Posted - May 31 2017 :  3:59:00 PM  Show Profile
In my boat search I have researched this a lot.
IMO, I plan to do a DIY C-head type toilet. You can read about them here http://www.c-head.com/FAQ.html
This is a DIY kit http://www.ecovita.net/privy.html

https://compostingtoiletsusa.com/urine-diverting-toilets/


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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
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Posted - Jul 29 2017 :  09:30:09 AM  Show Profile
I want one so bad, but DH just thinks it's disgusting. Would love to hear others continue to chime in....

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hudsonsinaf
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Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
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Posted - Jul 29 2017 :  4:48:10 PM  Show Profile
The goat farm we volunteered on in South Carolina had one and I loved it!! She kept toilet paper in a coffee can with a lid to keep in clean, and a bucket was in there with lots of leaves when you were done, to cover it with. She used it primarily for her farm tours... But one day I would love to have one! We don't have any trees, so I'm not sure how that aspect would work...

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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Hoosick Falls NY
USA
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Posted - Sep 01 2017 :  04:31:29 AM  Show Profile
I plan on getting a van eventually, and want to get a portable toilet, but am undecided on which type I'd rather deal with.

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