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Old 05-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Dry Flush Toilet?

I came across this yesterday: DryFlush | The Waterless Toilet It looks like a new product. I am perplexed by this and tried to find what the cost would be for bags since being thrifty, I wonder could I afford the bags as they almost look like Mylar. I saw a price on the toilet at another website and it was about $450.00. It is sort of neat in a way. I don't really care to bag our wastes though and put them in the trash can. Maybe I would change my mind if this turned out to be something, well, that I am just not seeing now. It does have a great profile.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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....only if it puts a red ribbon on it. Raz
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You can achieve the same thing with a 5 gallon pail and a box of plastic garbage bags. No electric motor though.
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I also did a bit of research and a three pack of cartridges (15 uses each) was $60 +$15 s/h... So the math says it is $1.66 per use... My wife & i are happy to stick with our biodegradable bags & kitty litter!
(Her idea... So I'm not gonna rock the boat!)
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It reminds me of a diaper genie.
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I think this is a bad idea, except maybe for emergency use (and who could afford it for that?). The manufacturer talks a lot about the waste being gone, all gone. Wrong! It ends up in the landfill! I'd rather my black tank waste get disposed of properly at a dump station.
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I can see that. If it is like the Diaper Genie, waste would include a bag and a plastic spool that will not break down in a land fill. Disposing liquid waste that can be treated seems the greener option.
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The manufacturer talks a lot about the waste being gone, all gone. Wrong! It ends up in the landfill! I'd rather my black tank waste get disposed of properly at a dump station.
I have news for you. Where do you think it goes after the dump station collects it?
It gets transported to a Waste-water Treatment Plant (By either pipeline or tank truck) where the "water" is separated from the "Biomass". (Official Government term for s**t.) The water is purified and returned to a river or the ocean (whichever is closer) and the "Biomass" is collected and loaded onto trucks which takes it to...

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A Landfill!

I know this because I service the truck scales at several southern California Waste-water Treatment plants where they weigh the "Biomass" carrying trucks.
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I have news for you. Where do you think it goes after the dump station collects it?
It gets transported to a Waste-water Treatment Plant (By either pipeline or tank truck) where the "water" is separated from the "Biomass". (Official Government term for s**t.) The water is purified and returned to a river or the ocean (whichever is closer) and the "Biomass" is collected and loaded onto trucks which takes it to...

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A Landfill!

I know this because I service the truck scales at several southern California Waste-water Treatment plants where they weigh the "Biomass" carrying trucks.

Here in Vermont the whole load ends up in a lagoon where it is treated. Then it gets spread on the fields. This makes the grass grow. The grass is then cut for silage. Over the winter the cows eat the silage and produce milk. Some of the milk is turned into cheese, ice cream......... Raz
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Here in Vermont the whole load ends up in a lagoon where it is treated. Then it gets spread on the fields. This makes the grass grow. It is then cut for silage. Over the winter the cows eat the silage and produce milk. Some of the milk is turned into cheese, ice cream......... Raz
Some municipalities have industry which results in heavy metals in the sludge. Not good fertilizer in that case.
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Some municipalities have industry which results in heavy metals in the sludge. Not good fertilizer in that case.
Not here, Ben and Jerry's won't allow it.
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You Go FREDRICK - I sold pipe for johns-Manville pipe division for years water/sewer etc... nice to hear someone with some sense - and the newer plastic bags these days are specifically designed to break down more readily in the environment

refreshing to hear some sense and sensibility - I still cannot spell well

believe it or not poop and pee is good for mother earth - lets just not put it everywhere we possibly can...it makes great soil/dirt...


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I have news for you. Where do you think it goes after the dump station collects it?
It gets transported to a Waste-water Treatment Plant (By either pipeline or tank truck) where the "water" is separated from the "Biomass". (Official Government term for s**t.) The water is purified and returned to a river or the ocean (whichever is closer) and the "Biomass" is collected and loaded onto trucks which takes it to...

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A Landfill!

I know this because I service the truck scales at several southern California Waste-water Treatment plants where they weigh the "Biomass" carrying trucks.
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Look at the video to see how it works. After 15 uses you will have a giant pastic sausage, twisted after each use, to get rid of. For $1.66 a use I can walk to the camps loo and/or empty a better quality porta-potty
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Look at the video to see how it works. After 15 uses you will have a giant pastic sausage, twisted after each use, to get rid of. For $1.66 a use I can walk to the camps loo and/or empty a better quality porta-potty
I agree....sounds like a bunch of crap to me!
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