Hello all, i came across these forums this past summer through Paul's rocket-stove videos (fantastic! thanks for sharing) Ive gleaned a lot since then ! great place ya got here.time i stopped lurking and contribute
anyhow,this subject isn't exactly what i envisioned my first posting here might be ops:. but thought this was an interesting idea so... hope this is the right category,they're certainly "stacking functions",literally...
so i started some flax/mung sprouts today,in mason jars as usual.i sometimes forget to rinse them every day ,then i wondered if there might be some DIY auto-sprouters on youtube etc, so a 2 second search took me to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9euNEw6XUs the 1 video response there is also worth watching(its short) both are a bit crudely made,but the idea seems good(and hey,they work right)
i thought maybe a little fish-tank or plastic storage container on top(instead of soda bottles) with shelf/trays inside and a lid,would be even better? similar to this design http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY2Ezu5GYMo
then, what if the toilets reservoir were itself the sprouter (designed to be in the first place,a new product..or a retrofit) shouldn't be hard at all, apparently they already make [font=Verdana]fish tank-toilets[/font] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6SjcwBMdrI though finding enough people to eat food from their toilet could be a sales challenge
what do you think? ideas?, concerns? sanitary or otherwise.
the fresh life sprouter from tribest looks cool. but you still have to change the water in the resevoir daily.. both it and the youtube one i pointed to have to be plugged in. is why i really dug the tidy-bowl sprouter.i would just enclose/refine it a bit more