Anything that says amazing, miracle, As Seen on TV, or endorsed by some
has-been star I steer away from.
Anything available from the BBB, Consumer Reports, etc.?
And at those prices, I'd need a brick & mortar place to bring it to and
dump on their counter for a refund if it didn't work.
Related to some of the posts...
Will a composting toilet handle all water?
No, it can only handle black water (ie toilet waste water). You still
need to deal with grey water.
Envirolet has been sold and used worldwide since 1977. Read some
Warranty info here:
Usually not an issue with local authorities. Here are certifications:
Thanks for those postings, Scott. Some of these outhouses are cute. :)
In other words, as that toilet does not handle grey water, I need a
septic tank after all? What if I dispose of my grey water in the
toilet? Let say, after I did the dishes, I pour the grey water in the
What is the cheapest way to get a septic tank or if there is an
alternative, this alternative.
I am new at this, so have mercy with any silly questions.
your property will need perc tested, septic must be far from well,
lots of rules and regulations figure on spending 10 grand and up,
although it depends on where you live.
any chance your area will be getting sewer service in the future?
Only if the toilet is the only fixture in the building, e.g. a cabin
without indoor plumbing. Otherwise, you still need something to treat
other potentially-hazardous sewage from sinks, showers, laundry, etc.
firstname.lastname@example.org is Joshua Putnam
Here is a cheaper alternative.
1) Get a 5 gallon plastic paint can and stretch a Walmart plastic
bag around the top. They fit really well
2) Lay a toilet seat on top of the rim
4) Twist the Walmart bag around and tie a knot in it. Store
it outside in a hefty bag inside an animal proof can.
5) After a week or so, twist the Hefty bag and throw it in
a dumpster, or garbage can, just before the garbage
pickup if possible...
Now you have solved your poop problem without having to
pay for a septic system or use any running water.
Hint: Do not pee in the Walmart bag. Us a plastic jug
which you can put around your shrubbery. If you
ignore this hint, you will be sorry.
This is a bit more trouble than taking a dump and pushing
a lever, but it works anywhere -- in truck campers, the woods,
cabins, and when you are waiting for a plumber to come to
If you are a city feller who has never crapped in the woods,
this will seem "strange" and "dirty".... It is , the first couple
times till you learn to lean back against a tree and not step
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