Lou jones: does the tubing at the bottom have holes in it > if not i dont know what
the purpose of the tubing is ?? firstname.lastname@example.org
SirLobsterman: if you're going to only use it a couple times a year, wouldn't it be more
efficient to use a 5 gallon bucket to hold it in and not the whole drum?
seems ridiculous to have to empty such a big thing that's rarely used. I
think having a bucket and emptying it periodically into a composting drum
would be much easier and definitely more sanitary than this set up.
tentamalaska: what is the difference between this and an outhouse? The poo still lands in
the dirt. I fail to see the advantage.
MrArglbargle: Im not sure. Three months? You should build one and let us know :^)
Jen Ju: How often do you empty this? What do you do with the compost?
MrArglbargle: It comes with holes in it.
MrArglbargle: Fixed, Thanks.
FORMETOKNOWONLY: What do you do with it when it's full?
MrArglbargle: I empty it about once a year when I go up to me land. I usually use the
compost as a soil amendment for when I plant a tree. You do want the
compost to sit aside and "rest" for awhile before using it.
NOSHEOL TARSUS: I wish I knew so much more about composting. Thanks.
MrObveous777: if one person were to use it on a daily basis how long would it take to
fill up of course if I had the vent coming out of the roof
MrObveous777: thanks =]
MrArglbargle: An outhouse is often a hole in the ground. Outhouses are illegal in allot
of places in the U.S. because the waste can leach into the water table. A
composting toilet is self contained, it gets the waste to a composted state
that can be used as a soil amendment. (for non edible plants). Many
commercial composting toilets can be used indoors as well.
MrArglbargle: It's used a couple of times a year by four to six people for a few day's. A
five gallon bucket would not be large enough. I have also upgraded the
system and made a new video. Check it out! it works well for my needs.
MsJusticeWarrior: Thank you very much. I've been interested in them for a long time and your
straightforward instructions are the best I've seen.
baddoggie101: Toilet paper smoilet paper, I use a spatula.
MrArglbargle: Yes it does have holes
dead4fun: @Nanaknows60 why? It's been working so far.
MrArglbargle: Usually it's broken down pretty good, when I get there in the spring. I try
to plant a tree every year so I use it as a soil amendment for the tree. No
problems yet. I have also upgraded this to a urine diverting toilet. I made
a new video.
SirLobsterman: read the last part of the comment " I think having a bucket and emptying it
periodically into a composting drum would be much easier and definitely
more sanitary than this set up." it's much easier and cleaner to have the
gvbhdghdf: what if its from a human who doesn't eat meat
theunknownpotter: peat moss, not pete... thanks though!
EasternMerchant: @cherylcholley from what I hear, just dirt itself contains staph infections
if comes into contact with open wounds. Nature can be beautiful, fragrant,
therapeutic, refreshing, but it can be so nasty too hehe From what I
remember in high school biology, flora and fauna both discharge dead old
cells, plantlife seems to thrive with both since the beginning of times.
Cheryl Cholley: People around the world have been using composted "humanure" for centuries,
but it can be used for non-food purposes as well if you want to be extra
safe. Just put it on ornamental vegetation and you never have to worry.
Personally I have so much animal manure, I have no need to use "humanure"
on food-producing crops.
tinker38801: kind of like a cat box..............
Kathleen Ellenberger: Never use human or meat-eating animal's feces for compost! Only plant
eaters like horses, cows, rabbits, chicken manure is safe for gardens and
it has to be old or cool.
s delcano: If you use it only 2x a year, what has been your experience since you`ve
had it installed (2010?) vis-a-vis the length of time it takes to compost,
and to be ready to use?