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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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composting toilets

we have been thinking about getting one of these for our cabin but im not totally sold yet.

i remember seeing a topic in the hunting camp forum before about these but havnt been able to find it by going back through the pages...

any one have one of these at their camp? my main question is can it hold up over a long weekend of "heavy" use by several "big poopers" if you know what i mean...will 5-10 guys, depending on the wknd, destroy this thing?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 12:26 PM
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You must get the right size unit for "job" The units are sized for the very thing you are asking.

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Re: composting toilets

I have had mine for 11 years now ,it is a sun-mar non-electric. Sun-mar has different types for the situation at hand. I have had as many as 10 people use mine for a weekend with no problem. Make sure you get an inline fan to help keep the moisture down in it. Even though I used mine for years without it. I empty mine about twice a year, not bad , no smell etc. I also take mine out about every 3 years and run water through it to clean it.
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Re: composting toilets

sun-mar is the brand we're looking at...nice to hear positive feedback. thanks caddis

we are thinking about the excel model since we do have elec. at our place
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Re: composting toilets

We recently installed Exel NE used unit and seems to work great. Question is, we started out with regular peat moss. Can this be a problem?
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Read up on NaturesHead. This is the unit we are going with. It is just the wife and myself --- don't know about handling 10 people. Still worth looking at their web site to give u another option. JMO

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If you get the excel electric unit you'll be fine.

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Hey drifter , I dont think regular peat moss will be a problem that is what I us know to get it started but I do have a spray bottle of the spray to get the composting going. I am not sure how close you are to Tionesta by the way ,but the hardware there handles sun-mar products, the units ,the peat, and the starter spray. I know for a while there sun-mar recommended mixing wood chips with the regular peatmoss because the peat moss in stores is so compact. But if you are close to Tionesta check the hardware out.
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been using the sunmar excel electric for about 6 years with some real heavy hitters. no smell, no problems. been using store bought peat moss for year's, no problems. sunmar has products on line to help with composting. best move i made at camp. no more outhouse!
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This is something I am interested also. What do these usually cost?

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