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Old 09-10-2015, 11:57 AM   #141
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When I bought my property in Wisconsin one of the first things I built was an outhouse.
The outhouse is lined in knotty pine , has insulated walls ,electric lights , electric heat ,a skylight , one way glass in the door so you can see out but not in...
We have the best outhouse in the neighborhood!!
Now there's an idea… Many years ago I stayed with a family in the old village of Moenkopi on the Hopi reservation. No indoor plumbing, so a row of community outhouses lined the edge of the mesa with million-dollar views, but, sadly, no windows…
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When it comes to public health and safety, "To each their own" isn't an acceptable answer or attitude.....

I'm done........

i sure hope so. look at traveling with the wynn's youtube channel. Dry waste systems are proven and a good alternative particularly for drycamping.


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I don't think that a single example, and the only one frequently offered, is proof of something being a good alternative.


BTW: How much did the Wynns system cost? Some of the systems with a toilet and two digesters will run close to $3000.
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I use bucket toilets in my camper. Most of my campgrounds do have either distant walking through the woods to the rest rooms flush and or out house types. In the morning when i clean up, I bring my bucket to the rest room and flush. Clean with simple green and add simple green to the bucket for odor control. Works fine for me and I am 71.
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Ha-ha, i remember when i was 21 and pregnant with my first born, a trip to the outhouse was frequent. One night, i went to open the door to run into the house and I was trapped inside the outhouse for quite awhile by a bear grubbing around the outhouse. It was cold in the mountains as it was nearing winter and the animals were fattening up for the last time before winter settled in. i sat down and read the sears catalog plastered on the inside walls with pictures of walleye from fishing and sports magazines till i was dizzy!! then the bear finally got bored and left, i then made my way back to the wood stove to warm up. I could have used a sawdust toilet in those days believe me.
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I don't think that a single example, and the only one frequently offered, is proof of something being a good alternative.


BTW: How much did the Wynns system cost? Some of the systems with a toilet and two digesters will run close to $3000.
Bob, these type of toilets are very popular in the boating world. See a typical discussion here: Nature's Head or Airhead - SailNet Community

None of these people are debating the merits of using this type of toilet, those are self-evident. No through hull fittings, no pumping out needed. They are just trying to decide which of the 3 brands to buy.

I have not priced these out recently but my recollection is --
Nature's Head approx $1000
Air Head approx $1000
C-Head approx $500

What digester? These all work on the same principle. There are two chambers that need to be emptied as needed. One for liquids and one for solids. After use, the solids are mechanically mixed with peat moss or coconut coir. When necessary, the contents of the solid chamber are disposed of, we all hope in a responsible and legal manner.
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And IF this was a boating site the discussion would have some validity. A top of the line Dometic, portable toilet, with a 5 gallon holding tank, is about $130, and it comes with tie-downs and a pump-out fitting if you want to put one on your boat.
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Gee Bob, in your post #77 you said "I'm done". I see 11 more from you since that one. Guess you're not.
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Gee Bob, in your post #77 you said "I'm done". I see 11 more from you since that one. Guess you're not.
I was done with the sawdust and trash can peeps.... It moved sideways to other solutions that are a lot more expensive but don't seem to apply to FGRV'ing anyway.
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That looks exactly like the outdoor bathroom we have at deer camp except ours has a brown toilet seat and is painted blaze orange to comply with Wisconsin deer hunting regulations.
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Even though this is not a boating sight, I believe it's entirely possible that many folks here also have boats. Why is that important or OK Bob? Because the construction of our FG eggs is similar, and we also get many ideas from the boating world for application here. I'm thinking of the 6" deck plates many folks put onto the top of their fresh water tanks for easy cleaning access.

I am grateful for all the diverse backgrounds here and I think it is good to share as knowledge often cross transfers. I've learned a great deal here too about fiberglass and gelcoat. That applies to many boats too, and obviously we don't stop sharing because of it.

All prior and related knowledge welcome in my book. You never know how it might help in the FG Egg world.


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My point was about the prices that boating peeps seem to accept as normal for a loo. ($500-1000?) This site is supposed to be a resource for molded fiberglass Trailer owners, not boat owners.


In my pre-retirement work I removed and replaced access covers from all kinds of tanks, including my own water tanks and never heard them called "Deck Plates" until that term appeared here. Same as my experience in the U.S. NAVY, where the same items on tanks were called access covers and Deck Plates where something found on the deck, not on a tank. The boating world did not invent the concept.


But. I did use marine paint on my Hunter, but that doesn't make it a boat either.
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That looks exactly like the outdoor bathroom we have at deer camp except ours has a brown toilet seat and is painted blaze orange to comply with Wisconsin deer hunting regulations.
Well, since the thread has gone sideways several ways already, I will tell my getting shot on the toilet story. Dad told us about playing cards in a bar back just before he got drafted into WWII. Kind of a rough place I suppose and one of the players got ejected (literally) for some transgression. Drunk and PO'ed he (the ejected player) retrieved a .22 rifle from his truck and walked down the outside wall until he figured he was aligned with the card table inside and began firing through the wall. He had misjudged and instead of hitting any of the card players he managed to shoot an innocent fellow sitting on the toilet!
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